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Nebraska still number one

Nebraska still number one

Nashville, TN
March 18, 2015

NASHVILLE, TN---There was a lot of NCAA bowling competition over the past month but when the National Ten Pin Coaches Association (NTCA) conducted its March poll, there were almost no changes in its Top 20.

Nebraska continues to lead the poll by a commanding margin over second-place Fairleigh Dickinson.  The Huskers received 21 of the NTCA’s 22 first-place votes after winning the Greater Ozark Invitational and having a strong performance at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic.

The first seven in March’s poll are identical with the February poll: Nebraska, Fairleigh Dickinson, Arkansas State, Central Missouri, Stephen F. Austin, Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State. The only change in the order came with Wisconsin-Whitewater coming in eighth, changing spots with Maryland-Eastern Shore, now in ninth place. North Carolina A&T held on to the 10th place in the poll. McKendree heads the second 10 with a wide gap to 12th place St. Francis (Pa.)

 

2014-2015 NTCA MARCH POLL

 

 

Season Record

W - L

1st Place Votes

Adjusted Point Standing

Previously Ranked

1.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

85-20

21

640

1

2.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

86-22

1

580

2

3.

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

68-27

 

534

3

4.

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

83-38

 

504

4

5.

Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, TX

73-34

 

442

5

6.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

88-38

 

426

6

7.

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

84-40

 

382

7

8.

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

62-33

 

328

9

9.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

89-42

 

288

8

10.

North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC

 70-38

 

272

10

11.

McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

50-31

 

235

11

12.

St. Francis University, Loretto, PA

74-41

 

167

13

13.

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

53-35

 

156

12

14.

LIU Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

58-46

 

152

15

15.

Saint Francis Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Hieghts, NY

79-50

 

118

14

16.

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

47-60

 

77

17

17.

Delaware State University, Dover, DE

75-48

 

69

20

18.

Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

54-34

 

41

19

19.

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

55-47

 

40

18

20.

UAB, Birmingham AL

60-49

 

39

16

Also receiving points:
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Alma College, Alma, MI; Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Point system:
NTCA voters rank the top 20 teams on their ballot. Each position has a designated point value, ranging from 32 points for first place and one point for twentieth place. Teams are ranked using the adjusted total point standings, after the highest and lowest votes are dropped. The specific point values follow:

                1st place = 32 points, 2nd = 29, 3rd = 27, 4th = 25, 5th = 23, 6th = 21, 7th = 19, 8th = 17, 9th = 15, 10th = 13, 11th = 11, 12th = 9, 13th = 8, 14th = 7, 15th = 6, 16th = 5, 17th = 4, 18th = 3, 19th = 2, 20th = 1.