Scrapyard Hotels 4 Teams New Balance Netting Professionals Diamond Easton USSSA Pocket Radar Triple Crown Turface

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – West Florida rose to No. 1 for the first time since 2005 in the 2019 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Argonauts (31-4), who won four games on the road last week, edged out Central Oklahoma by four points, capturing eight first-place votes and 385 points. UWF is the seventh consecutive new No. 1 this season.

The Bronchos (26-2) received five first-place votes and 381 points. North Georgia, last week’s No. 1, took home the final three first-place nods and 379 points. No. 4 Southern Arkansas and No. 5 Concordia Irvine improved in their respective rankings to round out the top five

New to the poll this week are Wingate (24-8) at No. 23 and Georgian Court at No. 25. No. 9 Carson-Newman (14-5) and No. 25 Western Oregon dropped out. It is the first time since March 17, 2010 the Lions are ranked.

UCO had its 20-game winning streak snapped by new-No. 14 Augustana at the HY-VEE Softball Classic in St. Joseph, Mo., but did bounce back with wins over No. 22 Winona State and Northern State. In their only action of the week, the NightHawks (27-7) split at Young Harris in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader.

The Muleriders (26-6) swept Southeastern Oklahoma State in a Great American Conference four-game series, while the Eagles (22-3) also swept a four-game conference series, topping Chaminade in PacWest play.

Texas A&M-Kingsville rose five spots to No. 6. The Javelinas (26-4) swept Eastern New Mexico over a three-game Lone Star Conference series. 

No. 7 Grand Valley State and No. 8 University of Alabama in Huntsville moved up one and two spots, respectively. The Lakers (19-3) swept then-No. 15 Wayne State before splitting with RV Ashland in Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition. The game-one defeat, a 4-3 12-inning affair, snapped Grand Valley’s 12-game winning streak. 

The Chargers (26-8) posted a 4-1 week. UAH swept Young Harris in a mid-week twinbill before taking two-of-three from then-No. 13 Valdosta State in a Gulf South Conference series.

West Texas A&M (23-8) slipped three spots to No. 9 after dropping two-of-three on the road against Lone Star foe Cameron. Florida Tech (26-7) returned to the top-10 following a three-game Sunshine State Conference sweep of Barry. 

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 March 24, 2019. 

 

2019 NFCA Division II
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 27 (Week 6)

Rank

School

Totals

2019 Record

Previous Week

1

West Florida (8)

385

31-4

3

2

Central Oklahoma (5)

381

26-2

2

3

North Georgia (3)

379

27-7

1

4

Southern Arkansas

341

26-6

5

5

Concordia Irvine

320

23-3

7

6

Texas A&M-Kingsville

311

26-4

11

7

Grand Valley State

310

19-3

8

8

UAH

295

26-8

10

9

West Texas A&M

260

23-8

6

10

Florida Tech

253

26-7

12

11

UC San Diego

247

20-6

16

12

Texas A&M-Commerce

217

25-9

14

13

Chico State

187

18-7

4

14

Augustana

173

20-5

17

15

Colorado Mesa

167

23-6

18

16

Valdosta State

163

20-9

13

17

Wayne State University

153

19-6

15

18

Southern New Hampshire

140

16-4

19

19

Lincoln Memorial

135

26-6

23

20

Indianapolis

98

22-8

20

21

Wingate

55

24-8

RV

22

Mississippi College

53

23-8

21

22

Winona State

53

15-5

22

24

Angelo State

44

24-10

24

25

Georgian Court

33

20-5

RV

New to Poll: No. 21 Wingate, No. 25 Georgian Court

Dropped Out: No. 9 Carson-Newman, No. 25 Western Oregon

Receiving Votes: Carson-Newman (19), Tarleton State (15), Ashland (6), Arkansas-Monticello (2), Hawai’i Hilo (2), Rollins (2), Central Washington (1).

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 March 24.

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

Blast Clell Wade MaxPreps BlueStar Bownet

For Those Who Know Even
Days Off Are Days On.

Learn About The Perks And Join NFCA Today.

Benefits Join Today