5-4-2011 NFCA Division II Poll

Alabama-Huntsville Tops NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll for Sixth Straight Week
May 4, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the sixth consecutive week, Alabama-Huntsville is the No. 1 softball team in the nation, according to the latest edition of the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll released by the Association on Wednesday.

The Chargers (38-2-1) tallied all 16 first-place votes in the latest edition of the rankings for the second week in a row and for the third time this season. Following UAH this week was North Georgia (47-9) and Midwestern St. (44-8), who came in at second and third, respectively, for the third consecutive week.     

The only change in the newest top five was at final two positions where Rollins (45-2) dropped one spot to fifth, allowing Valdosta State (35-8) to move up to fourth.Western Washington (34-12) was the only team to drop out of the poll this week, leaving the rankings for the first time since entering the fray during the first regular-season poll.  Re-entering to the poll this week was Tiffin, who returned to the rankings after sitting out last week’s edition.

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. Records as of May 3, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 Ala.-Huntsville (16) 38-2-1 400 1
2 North Georgia 47-9 370 2
3 Midwestern St. 44-8 340 3
4 Valdosta St. 35-8 336 5
5 Rollins 45-2 333 4
6 Lenoir-Rhyne 41-8 300 6
7 Dowling 40-4 287 9
8 Augustana (SD) 41-7 268 10
9 Hawai‘i Pacific 37-10 241 15
10 Bloomsburg 30-7 240 11
11 Indiana (PA) 33-6 237 17
12 Tampa 38-7 211 14
13 Minn. St. Mankato 41-10 207 16
14 Indianapolis 33-10-1 174 19
15 Emporia St. 37-12 157 18
16 UC San Diego 36-13 156 8
17 West Texas A&M 40-14 135 22
18 Angelo St. 40-10 134 13
19 Winona St. 34-9 125 12
20 West Va. Wesleyan 46-6 112 20
21 Nebraska Omaha 39-9 103 7
22 C.W. Post 36-12 61 24
23 Tiffin 35-12 57 RV
24 Flagler 40-16 52 23
25 Lewis 30-11 30 21

 

Dropped Out: No. 25 Western Washington

 

Others Receiving Votes: Wayne St. (NE) 26, Molloy 17, Sonoma St. 17, Western Washington 16, Barry 15, Kutztown 12, Missouri Western St. 12, California (PA) 7, Southeastern Oklahoma St. 5, Armstrong Atlantic St. 4, Dixie St. 2, Missouri Southern St. 1

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