Women's Tennis - Georgia Gwinnett College

2020 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 1 (February 12, 2020)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The top 20 teams remained the same in the first regular-season women’s tennis Top 25 of the regular season. Georgia Gwinnett garnered all 14 first-place votes as the season is fully underway for many schools.

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000)

  • Georgia Gwinnett captured the top spot for the 10th consecutive week.
  • Southeastern (Fla.) and Martin Methodist (Tenn.) are the only two teams that made a jump this week, both one spot.
  • No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan has the most wins in the polls this season with an 18-0 record after a big fall season. The Wildcats captured the Crossroads League Tournament Championship for the 28th consecutive time.
  • Tennessee Wesleyan is the lone newcomer this week, in at No. 25.
  • No. 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and No. 5 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) lead all schools with 121-consecutive Top 25 appearances.
  • Former member Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) holds the most No. 1-rankings with 80, and Georgia Gwinnett follows with 39. Georgia Gwinnett is the only active member to be ranked No. 1 for an entire season (2017 & 2019). Auburn Montgomery was wire-to-wire No. 1 in eight seasons, and former member Fresno Pacific (Calif.) did it once, as well.

 

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 rating) 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 appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
  • The frequency of polls occurs bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2017-18 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
  • For the complete rating calendar, click HERE.

 

2020 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 1 (February 12, 2020)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Georgia Gwinnett [14] 3-0 374
2 2 Keiser (Fla.) 4-0 362
3 3 Xavier (La.) 2-0 350
4 4 William Carey (Miss.) 0-0 338
5 5 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 2-1 326
6 6 William Woods (Mo.) 1-2 314
7 7 Middle Georgia State 1-0 302
8 8 Brenau (Ga.) 2-0 290
9 9 Indiana Wesleyan 18-0 277
10 10 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 0-2 267
11 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 0-0 254
12 12 Loyola (La.) 0-4 240
13 13 Union (Ky.) 1-2 230
14 14 Westmont (Calif.) 1-5 216
15 15 LSU Alexandria (La.) 0-0 210
16 16 Georgetown (Ky.) 2-1 193
17 17 Cumberlands (Ky.) 0-2 181
18 18 Mobile (Ala.) 0-0 168
19 19 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 0-1-1 159
20 20 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 1-0 144
21 22 Southeastern (Fla.) 3-1-1 130
22 23 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 0-0 107
23 21 Cumberland (Tenn.) 2-1 96
24 24 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 2-2 95
25 RV Tennessee Wesleyan 2-1 94

Dropped from the Top 25: Marian (Ind.).

Others Receiving Votes: Marian (Ind.) 83, Missouri Valley 53, Campbellsville (Ky.) 43, McPherson (Kan.) 30, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 18, Asbury (Ky.) 15, Ave Maria (Fla.) 9, Northwestern Ohio 6, Coastal Georgia 6, Indiana Tech 3.

 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Tennis Championship

40th ANNUAL WOMEN'S TENNIS 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-16, 2020
Mobile Tennis Center
Mobile, Ala.