The National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) is the voice and leadership
for NCAA Women's Bowling. The NTCA has issued
Coaches' Team Polls for the past 10 seasons, dating back to 2004-2005.
A Media Poll was introduced for the 2011-2012 season. We have now added an
online archive of all past NTCA
Coaches' and NTCA Media NCAA Team Polls. The online archive includes the lists of the ranked
teams, as well as those teams unranked but receiving votes.
The NTCA Coaches originally released two NTCA Coaches' Team Polls in
2004-2005 which were the product of selections by a representative committee
at the NTCA national meetings. These initial polls ranked the top 10 NCAA
women's teams, but did not include the points received or number of first
During the second year, the NTCA Coaches' Team Poll was expanded to include
15 teams and both point totals and the number of first place votes were
included with the published results. An additional team was added in the
third year for a total of 16 ranked teams. From 2007-2008 through the
present, the NTCA Coaches have ranked the top 20 NCAA women's varsity teams.