April 8, 2009


Courtesy of NTCA

Vanderbilt University of Nashville, TN was voted as the No. 1 team for the fourth consecutive national poll, conducted by the National Tenpin Coaches Association. This is the final NTCA poll of the 2008-09 season.

Since the last poll, Vanderbilt (87-19, .821) won the Music City Classic in Smyrna, TN, which was the fifth championship of this season. Their strong season earned the Commodores a place in the NCAA Championship tournament for the fourth straight season, which will be held in Detroit, MI on April 9th through the 11th.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (78-21, .788) maintained its No. 2 ranking. The Huskers were selected to the NCAA Championship field once again after another stellar campaign. Nebraska closed out its season with a second place finish at the Music City Classic.

Fairleigh Dickinson University of Teaneck, NJ (110-27, .803) held on to third place. The Knights had a busy March. FDU won the inaugural Northeast Conference championship in Elmwood Park; finished second at the ECAC Championships in East Brunswick, NJ; and claimed third place at the Music City Classic. The Knights will be joining the Commodores and Huskers in Detroit.

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