STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite suffering its first two losses of the season last week, Alabama-Huntsville topped the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll for the third straight edition, the Association announced on Wednesday.
The Chargers (13-2) received nine of 16 first-place votes this week finished 10 points ahead of No. 2 North Georgia (19-3). The Saint received four first-place votes in the latest poll and moved up two spots from fourth to second. Angelo State (17-3) moved up five spots from eighth to third, while Valdosta State (11-2) jumped one spot to fourth.
The week’s biggest gain in the poll came from Cal State Dominguez Hills (24-3), which received two first-place votes and jumped from 16th to fifth. The remaining 16 first-place votes on the week went to Winona State (10-1), which finished the vote in 12th.
Sonoma State (16-5) and Columbus State (17-7) both made their 2012 poll debuts at 23rd and 24th, respectively, while last week’s No. 14 Saginaw Valley (4-4) and No. 23 Flagler (18-7) fell out of the rankings.
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.