Softball Team Moves Up One Spot Nationally to No. 12

Softball Team Moves Up One Spot Nationally to No. 12

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Angelo State is the unanimous No. 1 in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, strengthening its hold one week after achieving the top ranking for the first time in five years.

The Rambelles (35-2) received 16 first-place votes and 400 points after putting together five wins last week. 

An idle Humboldt State moved up two spots to No. 2, while St. Mary's, Pfeiffer and Saint Leo round out the top five.

No. 6 Harding (29-3) is riding a 21-game winning streak after four more wins on the road at Southern Nazarene. Chico State stood pat at No. 7. No. 8 Southern Arkansas and No. 9 Valdosta State fell out of the top five, each suffering two defeats in conference series. Southern Indiana and West Texas A&M return to the top 10, tying for the 10th spot.

West Virginia Wesleyan edged closer to the top 10 this week as the moved up one spot from 13th to 12th.

Wesleyan went 7-1 last week posting four shutouts. The Lady 'Cats are 19-3 overall.

Making the biggest moves were Armstrong State and Adelphi, coming in at No. 13 and 23, respectively, both returning to the polls since falling out on March 1. North Georgia tumbled 15 spots to No. 17.

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 26.

2017 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll

Week 7 | March 29, 2017

1 

Angelo State

400

35-2

1

2

Humboldt State

377

21-4

4

3

St. Mary's

347

25-6

6

4

Pfeiffer

343

29-3

9

5

Saint Leo

331

25-7

8

6

Harding

314

29-3

11

7

Chico State

279

18-5

7

8

Southern Arkansas

262

27-5

3

9

Valdosta State

254

25-8

5

10

Southern Indiana

250

24-6

14

 

West Texas A&M

250

26-6

12

12

West Virginia Wesleyan

243

19-3

13

13

Armstrong State

206

23-6

 

14

Indianapolis

189

25-7

10

15

Cal State Monterey Bay

166

23-4

18

16

Tampa

155

23-6

17

17

North Georgia

141

29-9

2

18

Wayne State (Mich.)

122

21-5

19

19

Dixie State

118

30-8

20

20

Lenoir-Rhyne

84

30-7

15

21

Minnesota State

81

22-4

23

22

Colorado Mesa

73

24-4

24

23

Adelphi

33

12-8-1

 

24

Limestone

30

30-6

22

25

California Baptist

28

24-7

RV

 

Dropped Out: No. 16 Central Oklahoma, No. 21 Southern New Hampshire, No. 25 Missouri-St. Louis

New to Poll: New to Poll: No. 13 Armstrong State, No. 23 Adelphi, No. 25 California Baptist

Receiving Votes:  UAH (26) Missouri Western (23), West Chester (23), Caldwell (22), Saginaw Valley State (6), Central Oklahoma (4), Southern New Hampshire (4), Lubbock Christian (3), North Alabama (2), UMSL (1).

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 26.