Softball Team Lands Eighth In Latest NFCA Rankings

Softball Team Lands Eighth In Latest NFCA Rankings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A red-hot Angelo State squad was voted the unanimous No. 1 team in this week's NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. Receiving all 16 first-place votes and 400 points, the Rambelles (49-4) have won 14 straight and 45 of their last 48 to earn their second unanimous No. 1 ranking this season.

Remaining at No. 2, Harding improved to 45-5 with a 3-1 week. North Georgia leapfrogged from No. 9 to No. 3 as it claimed the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship last weekend.

Cal State Monterey Bay took three-of-four from then-No. 15 Chico State in California Collegiate Athletic Association play to grab the No. 4 ranking, its highest ranking of 2017. Southern Indiana remained at No. 5. Pfeiffer dropped two spots to No. 6 while West Texas A&M fell one position to No. 7.

West Virginia Wesleyan moved into the No. 8 ranking. The Lady Bobcats (36-6) are riding an 11-game winning streak as they picked up six more wins last week, the final four on the road in Mountain East Conference play.

Humboldt State fell to No. 9 after suffering a 1-3 CCAA series defeat at Sonoma State. Minnesota State entered the top-10 for the first time this season. The 10th-ranked Mavericks (44-6) collected six wins in Northern Sun play to extend their winning streak to 14 games.

University of New Haven makes its first appearance in the top-25 at No. 23, while No. 24 Dixie State returns after a one-week absence.

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, April 23.

2017 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll
Week 11 | April 26, 2017

Rank

Team (First place votes)

Points

2017 Record

Last Week

1

Angelo State (16)

400

49-4

1

2

Harding

381

45-5

2

3

North Georgia

356

44-10

8

4

Cal State Monterey Bay

343

41-8

7

5

Southern Indiana

328

39-9

5

6

Pfeiffer

319

40-4

4

7

West Texas A&M

306

37-9

6

8

West Virginia Wesleyan

286

36-6

10

9

Humboldt State

270

33-11

3

10

Minnesota State

267

44-6

11

11

Colorado Mesa

237

38-6

12

12

West Florida

201

36-12

25

13

Lenoir-Rhyne

184

44-9

16

14

Southern Arkansas

174

38-12

14

14

Saint Leo

174

35-12

9

16

Caldwell

158

36-14

17

17

California Baptist

151

36-11

13

18

UAH

143

34-11

18

19

St. Mary's

113

37-12

19

20

West Chester

100

35-9

20

21

Central Oklahoma

69

41-9

22

22

Saginaw Valley State

66

27-12

21

23

New Haven

36

28-10

RV

24

Dixie State

33

37-12

RV

25

Wayne State (Mich.)

30

34-12

24

Dropped Out:  No. 15 Chico State, No. 23 Tampa

New to Poll: No. 23 New Haven, No. 24 Dixie State

Receiving Votes:  Armstrong State (26), Adelphi (16), North Alabama (11), Central Washington (9), Pittsburg State (4), Tampa (4), Charleston (3), UMSL (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, April 23.