NFCA DIVISION II POLL
February 16 2011
Valdosta Holds On To No. 1 In First Regular Season NFCA Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll
02/16/11 – NFCA Release
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Blazers of Valdosta State went 2-0 in the first two weeks of play to hold on to their No. 1 ranking in the first regular season NFCA Division II Top 25 poll of 2011, the Association announced on Wednesday.
Valdosta garnered 11 of 16 first-place votes, while the other five were given to second-ranked North Georgia. The Saints have also opened the season undefeated and currently stand at 8-0. Jumping from eighth to third this week was Angelo State, who has a 9-0 record out of the gate.
Rounding out the top five was Hawaii Pacific (4-2) who fell from third to fourth and Bloomsburg (0-0) who dropped one spot, from fourth to fifth.
Joining the poll this week was UC San Diego who went from not receiving any votes in the preseason poll to 11th this week after a 9-1 start. Also making their 2011 poll debuts this week were Augustana (SD) at 15th, Kutztown (4-0) at 17th and Western Washington (5-0) at 23rd.
Falling out of the rankings this week were No. 14 Grand Canyon (6-4), No. 15 Metro St. (1-1), No. 21 New Haven (0-0) and No. 25 Central Washington (2-3).
The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions.
|NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll – Week #1 (Feb. 16)|
|The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records as of Feb. 13, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.|
|1||Valdosta St. (11)||2-0||395||1|
|2||North Georgia (5)||8-0||388||2|
|6||Wayne St. (MI)||0-0||299||5|
|7||West Texas A&M||3-1||273||6|
|10||Wayne St. (NE)||0-0||231||7|
|11||UC San Diego||9-1||180||NR|
|Others receiving votes:
Lewis 64, New Haven 26, Sonoma St. 26, Francis Marion 22, West Florida 18, Saginaw Valley 17, St. Mary’s (TX) 11, Adams St. 8, Flagler 7, Southern Connecticut 7, Grand Canyon 6, Metro St. 5, Indiana (PA) 4, Caldwell 1
No. 14 Grand Canyon, No. 15 Metro St., No. 21 New Haven, No. 25 Central Washington