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NTCA Announces 2014-15 Preseason Poll

NTCA Announces 2014-15 Preseason Poll

 

Nashville, TN
October 1, 2014 

Nebraska Tops Poll

he National Tenpin Coaches Association Announces the 2014-2015 Pre Season Poll

 

NASHVILLE, TN — The University of Nebraska is the National Ten Pin Coaches Association’s choice as the NCAA’s No. 1 bowling team heading into the 201-15 season.

The Huskers, who finished as national runner-up last spring, had 11 of the 23 first place votes and 664 points to poll ahead of second place Arkansas State, who garnered four first place votes and 613 points.

Defending NCAA champion Sam Houston State was third with seven first place ballots (572 points), followed by Vanderbilt, which had the remaining first place vote and 542 points.

Perennial power programs Maryland-Eastern Shore was fifth (524), Central Missouri sixth (456) and Fairleigh Dickinson seventh (444). Wisconsin-Whitewater (360), Stephen F. Austin (315) and St. Francis (Pa.) (272) rounded out the Top 10.

The next five schools are Sacred Heart (182), Kutztown (176), North Carolina A&T (161), LIU Brooklyn (134), and Valparaiso (121).

Rounding out the final five teams in the poll are Mckendree (110), Saint Francis College (65), Alabama State (46), Delaware State (43), and Monmouth (29).

 

2014-2015 NTCA PRESEASON POLL

Rank

Institution, City, State

Season Record

W – L

1st Place Votes

Adjusted Point Standing

Previously Ranked

1.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

0-0

11

664

2

2.

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

0-0

4

613

3

3.

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

0-0

7

572

1

4.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

0-0

1

542

5

5.

University of Maryland Eastern-Shore, Princess Anne, MD

0-0

 

524

4

6.

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

0-0

 

456

7

7.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck NJ

0-0

 

444

8

8.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

0-0

 

360

6

9.

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

0-0

 

315

9

10.

St. Francis University, Loretto, PA

0-0

 

272

10

11.

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 

0-0

 

182

12

12.

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

0-0

 

176

11

13.

North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC

0-0

 

161

13

14.

LIU Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

0-0

 

134

14

15.

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

0-0

 

121

15

16.

McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

0-0

 

110

18

17.

Saint Francis Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Heights, NY

0-0

 

65

16

18.

Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

0-0

 

46

20

19.

Delaware State University, Dover, DE

0-0

 

43

17

20.

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

0-0

 

29

NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also receiving points:

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; UAB, Birmingham, AL; Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

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.