3-14-2012 NFCA Division II Poll

North Georgia Takes Over No. 1 In Latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll
March 14, 2012

 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After topping former No. 1 Alabama Huntsville twice last week, North Georgia ascended to the top of the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll for the first time this season, the Association announced on Wednesday.

The Saints (26-4) received 14 of 16 first place votes this week to top the poll for the first time since May 12, 2010. Angelo State (22-3) followed North Georgia in second and received the remaining two first-place votes. Valdosta State (13-2) moved up one spot to third this week, while Cal State Monterey Bay (20-4) jumped two spots from sixth to fourth. Alabama-Huntsville (16-5) rounded out this week’s top five, falling from first to fifth.

Indiana (Pa.) (3-4-1), C.W. Post (4-6), Sonoma State (17-8) and Lenoir-Rhyne (22-9) all fell from the rankings this week, making way for one team returning to the poll and three teams making their 2012 debut. Kutztown (13-1) checked into the poll for the first time this season at No. 12, while Minnesota State Mankato (17-4) returned to the fray for the first time since the preseason rankings at No. 16. Central Oklahoma (19-3) followed closely behind Minnesota State Mankato at No. 17, while Southern Connecticut State used a 6-0 start to make its debut at No. 22.

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. Current 2012 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

 

Rank

Team

2012

Record

Totals

Previous Ranking

1

North Georgia (14)

26-4

393

2

2

Angelo St. (2)

22-3

379

3

3

Valdosta St.

13-2

354

4

4

Cal St. Mont. Bay

20-4

338

6

5

Ala.-Huntsville

16-5

323

1

6

Indianapolis

14-1

316

7

7

Winona St.

18-1

283

12

8

Barry

22-5

258

11

9

Cal St. Chico

18-5

254

9

10

Mo. Western St.

19-4

238

13

11

Armstrong Atlantic

26-7

226

8

12

Kutztown

13-1

217

RV

13

Rollins

20-4

163

18

14

Bloomsburg

10-2

157

17

15

Grand Valley St.

12-1

151

21

16

Minn. St. Mankato

17-4

145

RV

17

Central Oklahoma

19-3

132

RV

18

Cal St. Dom. Hills

25-6

129

5

19

Tampa

21-3

120

20

19

West Texas A&M

15-7

120

14

21

UC San Diego

20-8

110

22

22

Southern Conn. St.

6-0

101

NR

23

Augustana (SD)

10-3

93

15

24

Abilene Christian

15-4

50

19

25

Columbus St.

19-9

45

24

 

Dropped Out: No. 10 Indiana (PA), No. 16 C.W. Post, No. 23 Sonoma St., No. 25 Lenoir Rhyne

 

Others Receiving Votes: California (PA) 21, Flagler 16, Mass.-Lowell 16, Tiffin 12, Tarleton St. 10, C.W. Post 9, Sonoma St. 7, Concordia-St. Paul 5, West Virginia Wesleyan 5, Florida Southern 1, Lenoir-Rhyne 1, Montana St. Billings 1, Texas Woman’s 1

 

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