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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angelo State maintained the No. 1 ranking in this week’s NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. Receiving 14 first-place votes, the Rambelles (44-4) have now been number one four times this season.

Angelo picked up three road wins at Lone Star Conference foe Texas Permian Basin. The Rambelles knocked off the Falcons, 6-0, 7-5 and 13-3 to extend their winning streak to nine games and have now won 40 of their last 43 contests.

Harding climbed another spot to No. 2 after a crucial four-game Great American Conference sweep of then-No. 7 Southern Arkansas. The closely contested series saw the Bison (42-4) defeat the Lady Muleriders (35-11) by a total of eight runs, which included a pair of one-run victories (2-1, 1-0), along with 4-0 and 3-1 triumphs. Following the defeats, SAU dropped out of the top-10 for the first time this season.

Humboldt grabbed the No. 3 position, while Pfeiffer slipped to No. 4. The Jacks (32-8) split a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) twinbill with then-No. 13 Chico State before sweeping a four-game CCAA series from Cal State San Marcos. The Falcons (36-4) split a Conference Carolina’s doubleheader with North Greenville (0-7, 6-3).

Southern Indiana (38-8) moved to No. 5 from No. 8 after it topped Wisconsin Parkside and Lewis in a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheaders.

West Texas A&M stood tall at No. 6 following a Lone Star series win over RV Cameron. The Lady Buffs (34-7) rebounded from a tough 13-12 defeat with two dominating run-rule victories over the Aggies (12-2, 16-1).

Cal State Monterey Bay enjoyed a 6-0 week, picking up six CCAA road victories to jump from No. 10 to No. 7. The Otters (38-7) knocked off Stanislaus State twice (8-0, 6-4) and San Francisco State four times (8-0, 5-4, 6-3, 6-3).

Peach Belt regular season champion North Georgia (40-10) grabbed the No. 8 spot following a 5-1 week in league play. Saint Leo (34-10) fell five positions after being swept at home by then-No. 25 Tampa (27-8) in Sunshine State Conference action. West Virginia Wesleyan (30-6) rounds out the top-10 after going 5-1 in Mountain East Conference competition.

No. 22 Central Oklahoma (38-8) and No. 24 Wayne State (Mich.) (32-10) return to the top-25, while No. 25 West Florida (35-11) makes its first appearance of 2017.

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

                                                                                                    

2017 NFCA Division II Softball Coaches Poll
Week 10 | April 19, 2017

1 Angelo State (14) 398 44-4 1
2 Harding (2) 386 42-4 3
3 Humboldt State 356 32-8 5
4 Pfeiffer 349 36-4 2
5 Southern Indiana 330 38-8 8
6 West Texas A&M 315 34-7 6
7 Cal State Monterey Bay 294 38-7 10
8 North Georgia 282 40-10 9
9 Saint Leo 265 34-10 4
10 West Virginia Wesleyan 249 30-6 12
11 Minnesota State 248 38-6 14
12 Colorado Mesa 199 35-5 11
13 California Baptist 197 35-8 17
14 Southern Arkansas 160 35-11 7
15 Chico State 141 31-10 13
16 Lenoir-Rhyne 137 41-8 24
17 Caldwell 135 27-10 20
17 UAH 135 32-13 16
19 St. Mary's 114 34-10 14
20 West Chester 98 32-8 21
21 Saginaw Valley State 96 25-10 23
22 Central Oklahoma 49 38-8 RV
23 Tampa 44 27-8 25
24 Wayne State (Mich.) 41 32-10 RV
25 West Florida 39 35-11 RV

 

Dropped Out:  No. 18 Limestone, No. 19 Valdosta State, No. 22 Dixie State

New to Poll: No. 22 Central Oklahoma, No. 24 Wayne State (Mich.), No. 25 West Florida

Receiving Votes:  Armstrong State (36), Dixie State (35), New Haven (24), Adelphi (21), Mississippi College (8), Limestone (8), Central Washington (7), Pittsburg State (2), Charleston (2).

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

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