STARKVILLE, Miss. – Valdosta State garnered nine of 16 first place votes to remain the No. 1 team in the nation in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Wednesday.
The Blazers (2-0) held on to the top spot, despite being idle on the week. However, No. 2 Angelo State is closing the gap, as it finished just seven points behind Valdosta in the voting this week.
No. 3 North Georgia (13-2) fell to third this week after losing its first two games of the season, while Alabama Huntsville (6-0) and Hawaii Pacific (8-2) rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth, respectively.
A trio of unbeaten teams moved into the rankings this week, led by Indianapolis who opened the season with a 6-0 weekend including wins over then No. 6 Wayne State (MI) and No. 19 Arkansas-Monticello. Also joining the fray in the second regular season edition of the poll was Winona St. (4-0) at No. 11 and Flagler (16-0) at No. 22.
Making their respective exits from the poll were last week’s No. 21 Armstrong Atlantic, No. 24 Mesa St. and No. 25 Emporia St.
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.
To view the entire poll, click here.