3-8-2012 NFCA DII Poll

National Fastpitch Coaches Association                                                   

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Despite First Losses, Alabama-Huntsville Holds On Top Spot NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll
March 7, 2012

 STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite suffering its first two losses of the season last week, Alabama-Huntsville topped the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll for the third straight edition, the Association announced on Wednesday.

The Chargers (13-2) received nine of 16 first-place votes this week finished 10 points ahead of No. 2 North Georgia (19-3).  The Saint received four first-place votes in the latest poll and moved up two spots from fourth to second.  Angelo State (17-3) moved up five spots from eighth to third, while Valdosta State (11-2) jumped one spot to fourth.

The week’s biggest gain in the poll came from Cal State Dominguez Hills (24-3), which received two first-place votes and jumped from 16th to fifth. The remaining 16 first-place votes on the week went to Winona State (10-1), which finished the vote in 12th.

Sonoma State (16-5) and Columbus State (17-7) both made their 2012 poll debuts at 23rd and 24th, respectively, while last week’s No. 14 Saginaw Valley (4-4) and No. 23 Flagler (18-7) fell out of the rankings.

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

Ala.-Huntsville (9)

13-2

392

1

2

North Georgia (4)

19-3

382

4

3

Angelo St.

17-3

346

8

4

Valdosta St.

11-2

320

5

5

Cal St. Dom. Hills (2)

24-3

279

16

6

Cal St. Mont. Bay

18-4

278

10

7

Indianapolis

10-1

273

11

8

Armstrong Atlantic

21-4

269

6

9

Cal St. Chico

15-4

248

3

10

Indiana (PA)

0-0

239

9

11

Barry

18-4

227

13

12

Winona St. (1)

10-1

222

17

13

Missouri West. St.

14-3

208

15

14

West Texas A&M

11-6

205

2

15

Augustana (SD)

8-3

195

7

16

C.W. Post

2-2

194

12

17

Bloomsburg

6-0

133

18

18

Rollins

17-4

121

19

19

Abilene Christian

14-3

110

25

20

Tampa

18-3

106

21

21

Grand Valley St.

5-0

74

24

22

UC San Diego

15-7

59

20

23

Sonoma St.

16-5

55

RV

24

Columbus St.

17-7

48

NR

25

Lenoir-Rhyne

18-5

44

22

 

Dropped Out: No. 14 Saginaw Valley, No. 23 Flagler

 

Others Receiving Votes: Saginaw Valley 34, West Virginia Wesleyan 25, Flagler 23, Kutztown 18, Central Oklahoma 16, Colorado Mesa 16, Tiffin 13, Merrimack 12, Minnesota St. Mankato 5, Texas Woman’s 4, Grand Canyon 3, Tarleton St. 3, Dowling 1

 

 

 

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