By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For three weeks in a row now, Keiser (Fla.) remains at No. 1 in the 2018 NAIA Women’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 competed in only one meet since the last poll at the SCAD-Savannah Invitational. Keiser finished second-of-11 teams in the invitational.
- No. 9 Asbury (Ky.) made the jump into this week’s Top 10.
-SCAD Savannah holds the longest active streak in the Top 10 with 31 total appearance. All 31 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 member Oklahoma Baptist, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), California Baptist and Simon Fraser (B.C.). Former member 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 ratings calendar, click here.
2018 NAIA Men’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 3 (Dec. 13)
|Rank||Last||School||[First Place Votes]||Points|
|3||3||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||36|
|5||7||WVU Institute of Technology (W. Va.)||28|
|7||6||College of Idaho||20|
|8||9||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||19|
Also receiving votes: Union (Ky.) 6