3-28-2012 NFCA Division II Poll

Valdosta State Becomes Newest No. 1 In NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll
March 28, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Valdosta State became the fourth team in four weeks to sit atop the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll on Wednesday when the Association released its latest edition of the rankings.

The Blazers (25-2) received 11 of 16 first place votes this week to take over the poll’s top spot for the first time since Feb. 23, 2011. Indianapolis (26-1) jumped up two spots to second, while Winona State (23-2) also moved up two places to third. Barry (28-5) went from sixth to fourth in the latest poll, while previous No. 1 Angelo State (26-5) fell to fifth. Indianapolis and Angelo State each received two first-place votes this week, while ninth-ranked Cal State Dominguez Hills (31-6) received one.

After just one week in the rankings, previous No. 25 California (Pa.) was the only team to fall out of the rankings this week. After sweeping a doubleheader with then ninth-ranked Missouri Western State (25-6), Emporia State (19-7) joined the poll for the first time this season at No. 25.

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

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Valdosta St. (11)

25-2

388

2

2

Indianapolis (2)

26-1

375

4

3

Winona St.

23-2

340

5

4

Barry

28-5

326

6

5

Angelo St. (2)

26-5

320

1

6

Central Oklahoma

27-3

302

12

6

Kutztown

24-1

292

8

8

North Georgia

31-7

258

3

9

Cal St. Dom. Hills (1)

31-6

245

15

10

Armstrong Atlantic

31-8

236

16

11

Cal St. Chico

22-7

223

6

12

Tampa

26-4

211

17

13

Minn. St. Mankato

23-6

204

13

14

Grand Valley St.

22-4

175

18

15

Augusta St.

27-7

167

20

16

Cal St. Mont. Bay

23-7

162

19

17

Rollins

24-6

153

11

18

Ala.-Huntsville

24-9

144

10

19

West Texas A&M

22-10

119

23

20

UC San Diego

26-10

112

14

21

Mo. Western St.

25-6

106

9

22

Southern Conn. St.

17-3

96

21

23

Augustana (SD)

23-4

91

22

24

Bloomsburg

16-6

56

24

25

Emporia St.

19-7

38

RV

 

Dropped Out: No. 25 California (PA)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Lenoir-Rhyne 26, Ashland 19, California (PA) 19, Flagler 10, Montana St.-Billings 10, Molloy 6, Columbus St. 5, Grand Canyon 3, Florida Southern 2

 

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