NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nebraska is the National Ten Pin Coaches Association’s choice as the NCAA’s No. 1 bowling team heading into the 2014-15 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, which 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 program Maryland-Eastern Shore is fifth (524). Central Missouri is sixth (456) and Fairleigh Dickinson is seventh (444). Wisconsin-Whitewater (360), Stephen F. Austin (315) and St. Francis (Pa.) (272) round 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 (N.Y.) (65), Alabama State (46), Delaware State (43), and Monmouth (29).