4-4-2012 NFCA Division II Poll

Valdosta State Stays On Top In Latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll
April 4, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the first time in over a month, the same team has topped the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll for a second consecutive week. Valdosta State (32-2) received 14 of 16 first-place votes in the latest edition of the poll to bring stability to the rankings after four weeks of fluctuation at the top.

In the rest of the top five, Indianapolis (33-1) stayed at second this week, while Winona State (28-2) held tight at third. Central Oklahoma (31-3) vaulted up two spots from sixth to fourth, while Kutztown (31-1) also jumped up two spots to round out the top five in fifth.

Indianapolis received one of the two remaining first-place votes this week, while No. 9 Cal State Monterey Bay (29-8) received the other. The Otters catapulted from 16th to ninth in the latest poll after winning last weekend’s annual Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif.

Two teams dropped from the rankings this week, making way for two new teams to join the fray. Last week’s No. 20 UC San Diego and No. 24 Bloomsburg both fell from the poll for the first time this season, while Lenoir-Rhyne and California (Pa.) returned to the rankings at 23rd and 25th, respectively.

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. (14)

32-2

397

1

2

Indianapolis (1)

33-1

376

2

3

Winona St.

28-2

357

3

4

Central Oklahoma

31-3

336

6

5

Kutztown

31-1

324

7

6

Barry

31-7

280

4

7

Armstrong

35-8

277

10

8

Tampa

28-5

266

12

9

Cal St. Mont. Bay (1)

29-8

236

16

10

Cal St. Dom. Hills

36-8

224

9

11

Minn. St. Mankato

31-5

217

13

12

Angelo St.

29-7

214

5

13

North Georgia

31-7

190

8

14

Grand Valley St.

27-5

179

14

15

Cal St. Chico

25-11

161

11

16

Rollins

29-6

142

17

17

Mo. Western St.

29-6

135

21

18

Southern Conn. St.

22-3

133

22

19

Augusta St.

28-8

116

15

20

Emporia St.

23-7

111

25

21

Ala.-Huntsville

27-10

107

18

22

Augustana (SD)

31-5

84

23

23

Lenoir-Rhyne

35-10

81

RV

24

West Texas A&M

23-14

53

19

25

California (PA)

23-5

48

RV

 

Dropped Out: No. 20 UC San Diego, No. 24 Bloomsburg

 

Others Receiving Votes: Bloomsburg 39. UC San Diego, 26, Ashland 23, Molloy 20, Sonoma St. 17, Flagler 12, Grand Canyon 9, St. Joseph’s (IN) 4, Florida Southern 2, Tarleton St. 2, West Virginia Wesleyan 2.

 

 

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