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NAIA DI Women's Basketball Coaches' Final Top 25 Poll

March 08, 2017
By Alan Grosbach, NAIA Associate Director of Athletic Communication

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) closes the regular-season as the No. 1 team in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Lions were the unanimous pick, gathering all 10 first-place votes and 250 points.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
• Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
• For the complete ratings calendar, click here.

2016-17 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Final Top 25 Poll (March 8, 2017)

RANK PRVS SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) Record TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (10) 33-0 250
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 31-1 242
3 4 Shawnee State (Ohio) 31-2 234
4 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 30-2 222
T5 6 Oklahoma City 29-2 215
T5 4 Vanguard (Calif.) 27-3 215
7 7 Westmont (Calif.) 27-4 202
8 8 Baker (Kan.) 29-4 193
9 10 Lyon (Ark.) 27-5 187
10 9 Campbellsville (Ky.) 25-6 175
11 12 Montana State-Northern 23-8 171
12 11 Columbia (Mo.) 26-6 163
13 13 Benedictine (Kan.) 25-8 154
14 14 Biola (Calif.) 23-7 143
15 17 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 25-6 133
16 15 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 24-8 128
17 19 The Master’s (Calif.) 22-7 120
18 18 Bethel (Tenn.) 23-10 116
19 16 John Brown (Ark.) 22-8 113
20 21 Central Methodist (Mo.) 23-9 92
21 20 Montana Western 23-8 89
22 23 Loyola (La.) 26-6 77
23 22 Pikeville (Ky.) 21-10 75
24 25 Talladega (Ala.) 22-8 65
25 24 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 22-9 61


Dropped from the Top 25: None

Others receiving votes: Mobile (Ala.) 49; LSU Shreveport (La.) 48; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 35; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 21; William Penn (Iowa) 10; William Woods (Mo.) 9.

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