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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Central Oklahoma captured the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) title and strengthened its hold on No. 1 ranking in this week’s NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.The Bronchos (41-5) collected 13 first-place votes and 394 points. No. 2 West Florida and No. 3 Texas A&M Kingsville received one and two first-place votes, respectively.

 

UCO wrapped up regular-season play with a 3-1 showing, sweeping Missouri Southern and splitting at Pittsburg State and will head into the MIAA tournament as the top seed. It marked the third regular-season title in six years.

The Argonauts (43-8) and Javelinas (41-8) closed out their regular seasons posting 4-1 and 5-0 weeks. After splitting a non-conference twinbill versus Florida Southern, UWF swept Gulf South foe West Alabama to secure its first GSC regular-season crown since 2006. Texas A&M-Kingsville recorded five wins on the road, including a three-game Lone Star Conference (LSC) sweep of Texas Permian Basin to capture the program’s first LSC regular-season title.

No. 4 Florida Tech and No. 5 North Georgia flip flopped position as both programs captured their respective league’s regular season crowns. The Panthers (39-10) took home their first-ever Sunshine State Conference championship and the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid, while the NightHawks (39-11) won their sixth straight Peach Belt title.

No. 6 Winona State and No. 7 Texas A&M-University Commerce each improved one spot. The Warriors (45-5) are the hottest team in Division II, ending the regular season on a program-record 30-game winning streak. Winona State did not lose in April and went undefeated through Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play to take home its second straight NSIC regular-season championship.

The Lions (37-11) took two-of-three at RV Cameron and will be the No. 2 seed in the Lone Star Conference’s single-elimination postseason tournament.

Grand Valley State moved up two spots to No. 8, while West Texas A&M dropped three positions to No. 9. The Lakers (40-8) claimed its third straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season title by sweeping Ferris State and Northwood in GLIAC doubleheaders. The Lady Buffs (31-12) dropped two-of-three to then-No. 19 Tarleton State and will be the third seed at the LSC tournament.

PacWest regular-season champs Concordia Irvine pushed its winning streak to 15 games. The Eagles (44-6) wrapped up their regular season with four league wins to earn its second straight PacWest crown and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

No. 20 LIU Post, No. 23 Carson-Newman and No. 24 Saint Anselm enter the poll this week, while then-No. 17 Southern New Hampshire, then-No. 21 Georgian Court, then-No. 24 Lincoln Memoria and then-No. 25 Shepherd fall out.

Following this weekend’s conference tournament play, the NCAA Division II Softball Selection Show will be held Monday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET on NCAA.com

The 2019 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 April 28, 2019.

 

2019 NFCA Division II
Top 25 Coaches Poll – May 1 (Week 11)

Rank

School

Totals

2019 Record

Previous Week

1

Central Oklahoma (13)

394

41-5

1

2

West Florida (1)

382

43-8

2

3

Texas A&M Kingsville (2)

370

41-8

3

4

Florida Tech

347

39-10

5

5

North Georgia

341

39-11

4

6

Winona State

321

45-5

7

7

Texas A&M-Commerce

300

37-11

8

8

Grand Valley State

288

40-8

10

9

West Texas A&M

260

31-12

6

10

Concordia Irvine

254

44-6

12

11

Colorado Mesa

234

42-7

11

12

Indianapolis

211

42-12

13

13

UC San Diego

196

31-12

9

14

Arkansas Tech

195

41-13

18

15

UAH

175

37-13

16

16

Augustana

167

47-8

14

17

Southern Arkansas

129

45-10

19

18

Valdosta State

125

33-14

15

19

Tarleton State

115

38-12

19

20

LIU Post

79

44-8

RV

21

Chico State

69

29-13

23

22

Southern Indiana

58

33-17

22

23

Carson-Newman

54

28-10

RV

24

Saint Anselm

37

35-8

RV

25

Mississippi College

35

38-12

25

 

New to Poll: No. 20 LIU Post, No. 23 Carson-Newman, No. 24 Saint Anselm

Dropped Out: No. 17 Southern New Hampshire, No. 21 Georgian Court, No. 24, Lincoln Memorial, No. 25 Shepherd

Receiving Votes: Lincoln Memorial (27), Georgian Court (12), Missouri Western (8), Cameron (6), San Francisco State (4), UMSL (3), Southern New Hampshire (2), Tampa (2).

The 2019 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the NCAA’s eight regions. Records reflect games played through April 28.

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