Softball Team Moves Up to 12th in the Nation

Softball Team Moves Up to 12th in the Nation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a week that saw a lot of movement, West Texas A&M and Indianapolis remained constant as the top two teams in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced by the Association on Wednesday morning.

The Lady Buffs (31-1) had their 30-game unbeaten start to the season ended in game one of their Lone Star series at Texas A&M University-Commerce (4-6), but rebounded to defeat the Lions (5-2, 8-6, 11-4) in the next three contests. With its 5-1 on week, which included a pair of non-conference wins at St. Edwards (1-0, 5-2), WT received 12 first-place votes and 396 points.

The Greyhounds (23-0) improved on their undefeated start with six road victories last week, sweeping a midweek twinbill at Walsh (2-0, 9-4) and both their Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) doubleheaders against Missouri S&T (10-0, 11-1) and Drury (13-0, 21 in 11 inn.). Indianapolis picked up four first-place votes (388 points) and is the only undefeated team remaining across the NFCA's three NCAA Top-25 polls.

West Virginia Wesleyan moved up one spot to 12th in the nation.

The Lady Bobcats are currently 23-3 on the season. (They records in the poll only reflect games played through March 20).

They are the only team from the Mountain East Conference in the national rankings.

The NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records reflect games played through March 20.

 

2016 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll

Regular Season (Week 5) | March 23, 2016

Rank

1

Team

West Texas A&M (12)

Points

396

2016 Record

33-1

Last Poll

1

2

Indianapolis (4)

388

23-0

2

3

Humboldt State

360

20-2-1

4

4

Arkansas Tech

344

25-2

5

4

North Alabama

344

32-4

6

6

Missouri-St. Louis

314

27-2

7

7

Saint Leo

307

26-1

9

8

North Georgia

282

30-5

11

9

St. Mary's

275

26-5

9

10

UAH

260

27-6

3

11

California Baptist

245

24-6

12

12

West Virginia Wesleyan

217

23-3

13

13

California (Pa.)

199

13-1

14

14

Dixie State

195

23-7

15

15

Winona State

177

18-5

16

16

Northwest Missouri

118

21-7

19

17

West Chester

110

21-3

18

18

Wayne State (Mich.)

102

21-4

22

19

Young Harris

82

21-9

RV

20

Southern New Hampshire

75

7-5

20

21

Delta State

71

27-7

RV

22

Armstrong State

64

20-8

 

23

Chico State

45

17-9

23

23

Texas Woman's

45

20-10

 

25

UC San Diego

29

17-7

25

 

Dropped Out: No. 8 Georgia College, No. 17 Caldwell, No. 21 Angelo State, No. 24 Florida Tech

New To Poll: No. 19 Young Harris, No. 21 Delta State, No. 22 Armstrong State, No. t-23 Texas Woman's

Receiving Votes: Georgia College (26), Florida Tech (24), Missouri Western (22), LIU Post (16), New Haven (14), Angelo State 14, Southern Indiana 12, Grand Valley State 10, Southern Arkansas (6), Rollins (4), Valdosta State (4), Pittsburg State (3), Lenoir Rhyne (1)