4-7-10 NFCA DII Poll

North Georgia Unanimous No 1 in NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll Again
04/07/10 – NFCA Release

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the fifth week in a row, North Georgia garnered all 16 first-place votes in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 poll and has now earned the No. 1 ranking in each of the seven regular-season polls thus far in the season.

Valdosta State held onto the No. 2 spot for the second straight week, while Hawaii Pacific assumed the third spot for the second time this season by jumping from sixth to third. Also making a big move this week was Metro State, who shot up six spots from No. 10 to No. 4. Midwestern State rounded out the top five this week by falling from third to fifth.

Five teams left the poll this week, making way for two teams returning to the fray and three teams joining the Top 25 for the first time this season.

After a one-week absence, both West Texas A&M and C.W. Post made their returns to the rankings at Nos. 18 and 21, respectively. Premiering in the poll this week were Lewis who came in at 20th and Arkansas-Monticello and Minnesota St. Mankato who tied at 24th.

Falling out of the poll this week were No. 19 Central Washington, No. 20 Molloy, No. 21 West Florida, No. 24 Wingate, No. 25 Grand Canyon

The NFCA Division II Top 25 is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions.

NFCA Division II Top 25 – Week #5 (April 7)
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 April 4 are shown. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
1 North Georgia (16) 35-0 400 1
2 Valdosta St. 25-3 383 2
3 Hawaii Pacific 33-4 343 6
4 Metro St. 24-3 313 10
5 Midwestern St. 34-6 300 3
6 Bloomsburg 29-3 296 9
7 Emporia St. 28-7 283 18
8 Lenoir-Rhyne 37-5 275 11
9 Saginaw Valley 18-2 250 14
10 Rollins 29-4 245 17
11 Alabama-Huntsville 26-7 224 5
12 Sonoma St. 31-8 220 12
13 Indiana (PA) 24-3 197 13
14 New Haven 18-2 191 15
15 Winona St. 18-6 172 7
16 Wayne St. (MI) 26-7 160 4
17 Angelo St. 31-6 141 8
18 West Texas A&M 30-13 106 NR
19 Augusta St. 34-12 103 16
20 Lewis 18-6 100 NR
21 C.W. Post 20-6 74 NR
22 West Chester 25-7 56 22
23 Augustana (SD) 20-5 50 23
24 Minnesota St. Mankatao 15-5 43 NR
24 Arkansas-Monticello 37-6 43 NR
Others receiving votes:
UC San Diego 36, Wingate 33, Molloy 31, Ashland 30, Carson-Newman 28, West Florida 20, Grand Canyon 16, Francis Marion 10 Central Oklahoma 9, West Virginia Wesleyan 9, Kutztown 6, Central Washington 2, Wayne St. (NE) 1, Georgian Court 1
Dropped out:
No. 19 Central Washington, No. 20 Molloy, No. 21 West Florida, No. 24 Wingate, No. 25 Grand Canyon

The next NFCA Division II Top 25 poll will be released on Wednesday, April 14.

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