NFCA Division II Poll: 3/3/10

National Fastpitch Coaches Association


North Georgia Edges Out Top Spot in First Regular-Season NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll

March 3, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Carrying a perfect 13-0 record through the first month of play, North Georgia overtook preseason No. 1 Alabama-Huntsville by just two points to become the top team in the nation in the first 2010 regular-season NFCA Division II Top 25 poll.

Alabama-Huntsville fell just one spot from the preseason rankings to No. 2, while Angelo St., skyrocketed from No. 19 to No. 3.  Valdosta St., moved up two spots to No. 6 and Wayne St. (MI) went from 20th to fifth to round out the top five.

The first regular-season poll had its fair share of shake-ups as nine teams fell from the rankings and were replaced by four teams from the receiving votes column and five teams totally new to the poll.

The NFCA Division II Top 25 is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. 2010 records are shown. First-place votes are in parentheses.

The next NFCA Division II Top 25 poll will be released on Wednesday, March 10.

RANK TEAM RECORD TOTALS LAST POLL
1 North Georgia (11) 13-0 391 2
2 Alabama-Huntsville (5) 8-1 389 1
3 Angelo St. 15-2 344 19
4 Valdosta St. 8-0 330 6
5 Wayne St. (MI) 11-2 310 20
6 Winona St. 0-0 293 3
7 Grand Canyon 13-1 267 NR
8 Le Moyne 0-0 246 7
9 Kutztown 9-3 243 14
10 Wingate 15-1 234 NR
11 Metro St. 7-1 223 16
12 Central Oklahoma 7-1 205 NR
13 Saginaw Valley 0-0 184 10
14 Nova Southeastern 11-5 158 15
15 California (PA) 0-0 148 9
16 Bloomsburg 4-0 127 RV
17 Cal St. Monterey Bay 9-3 120 RV
18 C.W. Post 0-0 118 18
19 Augusta St. 13-3 113 NR
20 Hawaii Pacific 10-0 102 RV
21 Midwestern St. 9-3 101 RV
22 Wayne St. (NE) 3-1 90 21
23 West Texas A&M 13-6 71 22
24 S.C. Aiken 10-4 64 13
25 West Florida 11-2 58

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