Softball Team Lands 15th in Latest National Rankings

Softball Team Lands 15th in Latest National Rankings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Powered by an 8-0 week, Humboldt State is ranked No. 1 in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll for the fifth straight week. The top five also saw movement as a streaking Angelo State continued its rise up the poll to No. 2, while an equally red-hot Lenoir-Rhyne came in at No. 5.

HSU received 15 first-place votes and 399 points while Angelo State picked up the final first-place vote and 367 points. 

Inching up one spot to No. 3 is North Georgia (363 points) while Southern Arkansas (347) fell to No. 4 

Lenoir-Rhyne (320), who moved to No. 5 this week, ran its program-record winning streak to 19 games with four wins last week. 

Also dropping one position each in the poll were No. 6 Valdosta State and No. 7 Chico State.

St. Mary's fell five spots to No. 8 following a 2-3 week.

Central Oklahoma stayed put at No. 9 and Southern Indiana climbed six spots to No. 10 after completing an 8-0 week.

West Virginia Wesleayn dropped two spots this week falling from 13th to 15th.

The Lady 'Cats went 12-2 last week on their spring break trip to Florida.

Returning to the poll this week is No. 17 UMSL, while No. 19 Tampa, No. 23 Limestone and No. 25 Shorter make their first appearances of 2017.

Falling out are No. 14 UAH, No. 20 Lubbock Christian, No. 21 North Alabama and No. 25 Southern New Hampshire.

The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records reflect games played through Sunday, March 12.

2017 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll
Week 5 | March 15, 2017

1

Humboldt State (15)

399

20-1

1

2

Angelo State (1)

367

24-1

8

3

North Georgia

363

22-6

4

4

Southern Arkansas

347

19-3

2

5

Lenoir-Rhyne

320

25-2

7

6

Valdosta State

313

21-6

5

7

Chico State

303

15-2

6

8

St. Mary's

300

19-6

3

9

Central Oklahoma

255

11-3

9

10

Southern Indiana

249

17-3

16

11

Saint Leo

247

21-6

10

12

West Texas A&M

237

22-4

11

13

Dixie State

191

20-5

12

14

Pfeiffer

178

22-2

15

15

West Virginia Wesleyan

177

12-2

13

16

Harding

168

19-3

17

17

UMSL

125

18-6

RV

18

Missouri Western

97

18-4

23

19

Tampa

91

19-4

RV

20

Indianapolis

80

13-5

19

21

CSU Monterey Bay

73

15-4

24

22

Caldwell

62

4-3

18

23

Limestone

59

21-3

RV

24

Wayne State (Mich.)

49

14-5

22

25

Shorter

33

19-9

RV

Dropped Out: No. 14 UAH, No. 20 Lubbock Christian, No. 21 North Alabama, No. 25 Southern New Hampshire.

New to Poll: No. 17 UMSL, No. 19 Tampa, No. 23 Limestone, No. 25 Shorter

Receiving Votes:  Southern New Hampshire (28), Cameron (27), Minnesota State (18), West Chester (16), Lubbock Christian (9), UAH (8), Coker (5), LIU Post (4), Saginaw Valley State (2).

The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records reflect games played through Sunday, March 12.