NAIA top 25 and recap for May 8

Results of the final NAIA Coaches’ Poll for the 2009 season, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL WON LOST TOTAL
POINTS
1 1 2 Lubbock Christian 44 6 653
2 2 3 Oklahoma City 48 7 631
3 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 37 11 605
4 4 10 Berry 42 14 586
5 6 4 Southern Polytechnic 48 8 551
6 7 12 Embry-Riddle 41 12 549
7 5 6 Lewis-Clark State 36 13 499
8 T8 5 Campbellsville 35 9 481
9 10 15 Tennessee Wesleyan 43 13 471
10 T8 9 Lee 47 12 451
11 T11 22 Bellevue 39 10 450
12 13 8 British Columbia 37 11 428
13 T11 7 Fresno Pacific 33 18 400
14 14 18 Union (KY) 43 10 376
15 20 24 Lindenwood 43 10 354
16 16 37 Madonna 38 10 308
17 19 20 Malone 44 12 293
18 23 16 Wayland Baptist 40 13 280
19 22 21 LSU-Shreveport 41 14 256
20 RV 11 Biola 34 22 181
21 18 35 William Carey 33 20 174
T22 17 19 Southern Nazarene 37 13 158
T22 RV 65 Savannah College of Art and Design 38 21 158
24 25 42 Saint Xavier 39 13 142
25 RV 46 Kansas Wesleyan 38 15 138

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 22, Point Loma Nazarene 1

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The Sooner Athletic Conference tournament was cancelled due to weather, so the matchup between #1 Lubbock Christian and #2 Oklahoma City didn’t happen. The Chaparrals finished the regular season winning two of three against #18 Wayland Baptist. The Stars swept three games against #22 Southern Nazarene. Both the Chaparrals and the Stars are hosting sectional tournaments next week.

#3 Point Loma Nazarene won the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament.

The Sea Lions remain #1 in Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Their strength of schedule ranking is #3; Concordia-Irvine is #1 in strength of schedule, Lubbock Christian is #25, Oklahoma City is #23, and Berry is #27.

#4 Berry was defeated by #5 Southern Polytechnic in the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. They are hosting a sectional tournament.

#6 Embry-Riddle won the Sun Conference tournament. They are hosting a sectional tournament.

#7 Lewis-Clark State defeated Division I Washington 5-2, and won three of four against Division II Dixie State. The Warriors host Division II Saint Martin’s May 10-12.

#8 Campbellsville won the Mid-South Conference tournament.

#9 Tennessee Wesleyan won the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament, defeating #14 Union (KY) in the final.

#10 Lee was taken out of the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament by #5 Southern Polytechnic. They are hosting a sectional tournament.

The makeup of the sectional tournaments will be released later today.