5-23-2012 Final NFCA DII Poll

Valdosta State Closes Out Regular Season On Top Of NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll

May 23, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The 2012 Division II national champion Valdosta State (58-5) received all 16 first-place votes to close out the 2012 season on top of the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll, the Association announced on Wednesday.

National semi-finalist Central Oklahoma (46-8) finished the voting in second, while national runner-up UC San Diego (45-23) and the other national semi-finalist Kutztown (52-7) ended the season tied for third. Rounding out the final top five of 2012 was another National Championship participant, Augustana (SD) (53-12), in fifth.

Despite qualifying for a regional, former No. 20 Missouri Western State (42-13), No. 21 Cal State Chico (35-18), No. 22 Alabama-Huntsville (42-16) and No. 23 California (PA) (33-10) all fell from the final rankings of the season.

The first of four new teams in the poll were National Championship participants St. Joseph’s (IN) (40-21) and Flagler (39-20), which joined the fray at seventh and eighth, respectively. After a super regional appearance in the South region, Florida Southern (39-17) also moved into the poll at 18th. Rounding out the four additions to the final poll was another super regional participant, West Virginia Wesleyan (43-14), at 23rd.

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. Final 2012 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

 

Rank

Team

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Valdosta St. (16)

58-5

400

1

2

Central Oklahoma

46-8

370

2

3

UC San Diego

45-23

360

24

3

Kutztown

52-7

360

3

5

Augustana (SD)

53-12

301

16

6

Southern Conn. St.

43-13

296

18

7

St. Joseph’s (IN)

40-21

272

NR

8

Flagler

39-20

265

NR

9

Angelo St.

48-11

252

8

10

North Georgia

49-10

240

11

11

Cal St. Dom. Hills

45-15

233

10

12

Tampa

37-8

183

5

13

Minn. St. Mankato

49-10

172

6

14

Indianapolis

50-9

166

4

15

Rollins

43-11

151

14

16

Cal St. Mont. Bay

46-14

146

7

17

Armstrong

45-11

136

9

18

Florida Southern

39-17

124

NR

19

Winona St.

44-12

116

15

20

Lenoir-Rhyne

48-13

104

12

21

Emporia St.

42-11

100

17

22

Barry

40-11

79

13

23

West Va. Wesleyan

43-14

69

RV

24

Molloy

47-13

65

25

25

Grand Valley St.

45-15

34

19

 

Dropped Out: No. 20 Missouri Western St., No. 21 Cal St. Chico, No. 22 Alabama-Huntsville, No. 23 California (PA)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri Western St. 27, Northern Kentucky 25, Alabama-Huntsville 22, Dixie St. 22, Cal St. Chico 21, Concordia-St. Paul 21, California (PA) 13, Augusta St. 9, Ashland 6, seven others received votes, but only appeared on one ballot.

 

Valdosta State Closes Out Regular Season On Top Of NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll

May 23, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The 2012 Division II national champion Valdosta State (58-5) received all 16 first-place votes to close out the 2012 season on top of the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll, the Association announced on Wednesday.

National semi-finalist Central Oklahoma (46-8) finished the voting in second, while national runner-up UC San Diego (45-23) and the other national semi-finalist Kutztown (52-7) ended the season tied for third. Rounding out the final top five of 2012 was another National Championship participant, Augustana (SD) (53-12), in fifth.

Despite qualifying for a regional, former No. 20 Missouri Western State (42-13), No. 21 Cal State Chico (35-18), No. 22 Alabama-Huntsville (42-16) and No. 23 California (PA) (33-10) all fell from the final rankings of the season.

The first of four new teams in the poll were National Championship participants St. Joseph’s (IN) (40-21) and Flagler (39-20), which joined the fray at seventh and eighth, respectively. After a super regional appearance in the South region, Florida Southern (39-17) also moved into the poll at 18th. Rounding out the four additions to the final poll was another super regional participant, West Virginia Wesleyan (43-14), at 23rd.

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. Final 2012 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

 

Rank

Team

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Valdosta St. (16)

58-5

400

1

2

Central Oklahoma

46-8

370

2

3

UC San Diego

45-23

360

24

3

Kutztown

52-7

360

3

5

Augustana (SD)

53-12

301

16

6

Southern Conn. St.

43-13

296

18

7

St. Joseph’s (IN)

40-21

272

NR

8

Flagler

39-20

265

NR

9

Angelo St.

48-11

252

8

10

North Georgia

49-10

240

11

11

Cal St. Dom. Hills

45-15

233

10

12

Tampa

37-8

183

5

13

Minn. St. Mankato

49-10

172

6

14

Indianapolis

50-9

166

4

15

Rollins

43-11

151

14

16

Cal St. Mont. Bay

46-14

146

7

17

Armstrong

45-11

136

9

18

Florida Southern

39-17

124

NR

19

Winona St.

44-12

116

15

20

Lenoir-Rhyne

48-13

104

12

21

Emporia St.

42-11

100

17

22

Barry

40-11

79

13

23

West Va. Wesleyan

43-14

69

RV

24

Molloy

47-13

65

25

25

Grand Valley St.

45-15

34

19

 

Dropped Out: No. 20 Missouri Western St., No. 21 Cal St. Chico, No. 22 Alabama-Huntsville, No. 23 California (PA)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri Western St. 27, Northern Kentucky 25, Alabama-Huntsville 22, Dixie St. 22, Cal St. Chico 21, Concordia-St. Paul 21, California (PA) 13, Augusta St. 9, Ashland 6, seven others received votes, but only appeared on one ballot.

 

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