The Lady Bulldogs move back up to the number 6 spot after winning three games last week in the fifth regular-season edition of the NAIA Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking The Bees received seven first-place votes and 120 total points. The sixth regular-season installment will be released April 5.
Women's Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Throughout the season, 30 women's programs will fight for eight spots in the first-ever invitational tournament May 4-7 in Greenville, S.C. Eight regular season polls will be conducted, as well as a final and postseason poll.
- The ratings committee is comprised of eight raters – two raters per conference/A.I.I./group
- Each conference/A.I.I./group produces a conference rating from which raters will use to compile their national ballot. Only teams represented on the conference rating are eligible for the national ballot.
- Each rater will submit a top 15 ballot, which will be used to produce the Top 10 national rating and a list of other teams receiving votes.
- For additional details on the national rating, please consult the coaches' manual – Men's | Women's
NAIA Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Top 10 Poll – No. 5 (March 29)
SCHOOL (1st place votes)
SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7)
Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
Ave Maria (Fla.)
Robert Morris (Ill.)
Dropped from the Top 10: None.
Receiving Votes: Sienna Heights (Mich.) (37 points), Missouri Valley (32 points), Missouri Baptist (29 points), Point (Ga.) (19 points), Lourdes (Ohio) (7 points), Ottawa (Kan.) (3 points).