Lady 'Cats Jump Up to 16th in National Ranking

Lady 'Cats Jump Up to 16th in National Ranking

LOUISVILLE – Indianapolis, West Texas A&M, Humboldt State and Saint Leo continued their tight grips on the top four spots, while California (Pa.) returned to the top-10 in this week's NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced by the Association on Wednesday morning.

Eight of the previous top-10 programs put forth unblemished weeks with then-No. 5 Arkansas Tech's 2-2 outing and then-No. 10 St. Mary's 4-1 mark, allowing for some movement between No. 5 and No. 10. The top-ranked Greyhounds (38-1) swept a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) doubleheaders on the road and received 12 first-place votes (396 points).

The No. 2 Lady Buffs (44-2) picked up the final four first-place votes (388 points) with a four-game Lone Star Conference (LSC) sweep of East New Mexico, while the third-ranked Jacks (35-3-1) and fourth-ranked Lions (34-1) also swept their respective conference series over the weekend. West Texas A&M's four league wins clinched the LSC's regular season title for the third straight season.

West Virginia Wesleyan moved up three spots from 19th to 16th this week.

The Lady 'Cats are 35-5 on the season and the only Mountain East Conference team 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 April 10

 

2016 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll
Regular Season (Week 8) | April 13, 2016

Rank

Team

Totals

2016 Record

Last Poll

1

Indianapolis (12)

396

38-1

1

2

West Texas A&M (4)

388

44-2

2

3

Humboldt State

363

35-3-1

3

4

Saint Leo

354

34-1

4

5

North Alabama

329

40-5

6

6

North Georgia

321

43-6

7

7

Arkansas Tech

300

38-5

5

8

Missouri-St. Louis

295

41-4

8

9

California Baptist

273

34-6

9

10

California (Pa.)

248

21-1

11

11

St. Mary's

220

34-9

10

12

West Chester

206

31-3

15

13

Wayne State (Mich.)

202

29-4

14

14

Armstrong State

175

30-10

17

15

Missouri Western

169

34-10

18

16

West Virginia Wesleyan

144

35-5

19

17

Rollins

132

32-7-1

RV

18

Chico State

127

30-10

24

19

Caldwell

108

18-10

21

20

Southern Arkansas

87

33-6

23

21

Delta State

72

33-12

20

22

LIU Post

56

22-7-1

RV

23

Colorado Mesa

53

28-7

RV

24

Lenoir-Rhyne

46

35-9

RV

25

UAH

35

33-12

12

 

Dropped Out: No. 13 Dixie State, No. 16 Young Harris, No. 22 Cameron, No. 25 Southern New Hampshire

 

New To Poll: No. 17 Rollins, No. 22 LIU Post, No. 23 Colorado Mesa, No. 24 Lenoir-Rhyne


Receiving Votes: Azusa Pacific (31), Northwest Missouri State (18), Dixie State (17), Cameron (11), Adelphi (8), Grand Valley State (8), Catawba (4), Valdosta State (3), West Florida (1).