By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keiser (Fla.) remains at No. 1 in the final edition of the 2017-18 NAIA Men’s Swim and Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Thursday. The Seahawks swept the field with all five first-place votes and 50 points.
Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
-The Seahawks have been the No. 1 team all throughout the 2017-18 regular season. Keiser is on their way to becoming the fifth program to maintain a No. 1 rank for an entire season.
-Loyola (La.) is back in the poll this week at No. 10 after dropping out last week.
-SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the longest active streak in the Top 10 with 33 total appearances. All 33 of those appearances have been in the top five.
-There have been four programs that have been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: former members Oklahoma Baptist, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), California Baptist and Simon Fraser (B.C.). California Baptist accomplished this feat five different times in 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2003-04 seasons.
-Top 10 team ratings will be recommended to the NAIA National Office by a Coaches’ Presidential committee. This committee will conduct the Top 10 rating five times during the season.
-The Committee will consist of five current NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches. The committee will use the most current “top times” as the primary source of ranking.
-For the complete
2017-18 NAIA Men’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 5 (Feb. 15)
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||POINTS|
|1||1||Keiser (Fla.) ||50|
|2||2||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||45|
|3||5||Lindenwood - Belleville (Ill.)||35|
|5||4||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||34|
|6||4||WVU Institute of Technology (W.Va.)||26|
|8||7||College of Idaho||14|
|9||9||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||8|
Receiving Votes: Asbury (Ky.) 3