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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Colorado Mesa continued its undefeated start and the top three teams remained the same in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Mavericks (30-0) collected 14 first-place votes and 398 points, followed by No. 2 North Georgia (2 / 386) and No. 3 Chico State (368).

CMU, who joined the 30-win ranks, swept a fifth Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series to improve its league-best mark to 20-0.

UNG’s pitching staff posted four shutouts in a pair of Peach Belt Conference doubleheader sweeps to extend the NightHawks (36-1) winning streak to 13 games. The Wildcats (31-3) also reached the 30-win plateau over the weekend, posting a 5-0 mark at the Tournament of Champions.

With previous-No. 4 North Alabama slipping up in Gulf South Conference play, Angelo State, Dixie State and red-hot Palm Beach Atlantic moved up in the top-10. The Rambelles (29-4), Trailblazers (22-2) and Lady Muleriders (29-3) each inched up one spot to No. 4, 5 and 6 respectively, while the Sailfish (22-2) leaped from No. 10 to No. 7.

With conference sweeps, Southern Arkansas and Palm Beach Atlantic ran their winning streaks to 10 and 19 games, respectively. Angelo State took two of three on the road from Lone Star Conference foe Texas Woman’s. Dixie State was idle.

No. 8 and idle Winona State (21-3) and No. 9 Texas A&M University-Commerce stayed did not move, while the previously-mentioned Lions (24-4), dropped two of three at home to Mississippi College and fell to No. 10.

University of Alabama in Huntsville and McKendree join the poll at No. 22 and 25, respectively. No. 20 Saint Leo and No. 24 Valdosta State exited the poll.

The 2018 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 March 25, 2018.

2018 NFCA Division II
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 28 (Week 6)

Rank

Team

Points

Record

Previous

1

Colorado Mesa (14)

398

30-0

1

2

North Georgia (2)

386

36-1

2

3

Chico State

368

31-3

3

4

Angelo State

336

29-4

5

5

Dixie State

323

22-2

6

6

Southern Arkansas

314

29-3

7

7

Palm Beach Atlantic

295

22-2

10

8

Winona State

285

21-3

8

9

Texas A&M Commerce

278

28-3

9

10

North Alabama

254

24-4

4

11

Indianapolis

248

25-5

12

12

Lenoir-Rhyne

211

26-5

11

13

Minnesota State

192

19-5

14

14

West Texas A&M

191

26-5

15

15

Grand Valley State

164

19-5

18

16

Harding

155

23-7

17

17

West Florida

137

18-11

16

18

UC San Diego

107

20-7

22

19

Queens (N.C.)

91

27-5

21

20

Tarleton State

88

30-6

25

21

Southern New Hampshire

85

17-3

19

22

UAH

79

23-7

RV

23

Sonoma State

64

21-10

13

24

California Baptist

40

21-4

23

25

McKendree

32

22-7

 

 

 New to Poll: No. 22 University of Alabama in Huntsville, No. 25 McKendree

Dropped Out: No. 20 Saint Leo (25-10), No. 24 Valdosta State (26-8)

Receiving Votes: Saint Leo (27), Valdosta State (17), Anderson (10), Augustana (9), Colorado Christian (5), Embry-Riddle (5), UVa Wise (5), Concordia Irvine (1).

The 2018 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the eight NCAA regionals. Records reflect games played through March 25, 2018.

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