3-31-10 NFCA DII Weekly Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

North Georgia Tops NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll for 5th Straight Week

March 31, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the fifth consecutive week, the North Georgia Saints are the top team in the nation according to the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 poll released on Wednesday.  The Saints once again garnered all 16 first-place votes in the poll, a feat they have now accomplished four times this season,

The rest of the top five experienced quite a shakeup with two teams dropping out and two teams moving in.  Valdosta St., went from fourth to second, while Midwestern St. jumped up four spots to move from seventh to third.  Wayne St. (MI) moved from fifth to fourth this week and Alabama-Huntsville rounded out the first five spots by moving from sixth to fifth.

Falling out of the top five this week were Angelo St., who went from second to eighth and Hawaii Pacific who fell from third to sixth.

Central Washington made its Top 25 debut this week at No. 19 after not receiving any votes last week.  Also new to the poll this week were No. 20 Molloy, No. 22 West Chester, No. 23 Augustana (SD). 

Leaving the rankings this week were No. 17 C.W. Post, No. 21 Kutztown, No. 22 West Texas A&M and No. 24 Wayne St. (NE). 

The NFCA Division II Top 25 is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records as of March 28 are shown. First-place votes are in parentheses.

The next NFCA Division II Top 25 poll will be released on Wednesday, April 6.

 

RANK TEAM RECORD TOTALS LAST POLL
1 North Georgia (16) 31-0 400 1
2 Valdosta St. 21-3 375 4
3 Midwestern St. 30-4 360 7
4 Wayne St. (MI) 22-7 342 5
5 Alabama-Huntsville 24-5 293 6
6 Hawaii Pacific 30-3 290 3
7 Winona St. 14-2 280 9
8 Angelo St. 30-4 276 2
9 Bloomsburg 23-3 264 12
10 Metro St. 21-2 260 8
11 Lenoir-Ryne 33-5 226 16
12 Sonoma St. 27-8 223 14
13 Indiana (PA) 20-3 199 11
14 Saginaw Valley 13-2 178 13
15 New Haven 14-2 173 24
16 Augusta St. 30-10 163 10
17 Rollins 26-4 143 23
18 Emporia St. 20-7 135 20
19 Central Washington 18-8 93 NR
20 Molloy 14-4 71 RV
21 West Florida 27-6 66 15
22 West Chester 20-6 61 NR
23 Augustana (SD) 16-5 58 RV
24 Wingate 26-6 55 19
25 Grand Canyon 31-6 47 18

 

 Others Receiving Votes: West Texas A&M 40, Kutztown 31, Indianapolis 19, Arkansas-Monticello 17, St. Mary’s (TX) 17, Francis Marion 13, Minnesota St.-Mankato 7, UC San Diego 7, Wayne St. (NE) 6, C.W. Post 3, Southern Connecticut 3, Central Oklahoma 2, West Virginia Wesleyan 2, Lewis 2

Dropped Out: No. 17 C.W. Post, No. 21 Kutztown, No. 22 West Texas A&M and No. 25 Wayne St. (NE)

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