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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – West Florida was nearly the unanimous No. 1 as the top six teams remained steady in this week’s 2019 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Argonauts (36-5) captured 15 of the 16 first-place votes and 399 points after sweeping Union in a three-game Gulf South Conference series. 

No. 2 Central Oklahoma earned the other first-place vote and 381 points The Bronchos (31-3) posted five wins in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association road action last week. They swept twinbills from Nebraska-Kearny and Northeastern State and split at Fort Hays State.

No. 3 North Georgia, No. 4 Southern Arkansas and No. 5 Texas A&M University-Kingsville went undefeated in conference play, while No. 6 Grand Valley State was 5-1. The NightHawks (34-8) won both ends of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern State. The Muleriders (35-6) and Javelinas (31-5) swept Southern Nazarene and Western New Mexico, respectively. Southern Arkansas ran its winning streak to 17 games, while TAMUK’s pitching staff twirled three shutouts.

The Lakers (26-4) sandwiched Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader sweeps of Northwood and Ferris State around a split with Saginaw Valley State.

Lone Star Conference foes West Texas A&M and Texas A&M University-Commerce each maneuvered up two spots to No. 7 and 8. The Lady Buffs (27-10) and Lions (33-9) swept league series from Eastern New Mexico and Texas Woman’s, respectively.

UC San Diego (26-7) split a weather-shortened California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) series with California State University, East Bay. 

No. 10 Florida Tech returned to the top-10 following a short absence. The Panthers (30-10) picked up a key Sunshine State Conference series win on the road at then-No. 24 Rollins. 

No. 20 Georgia College and No. 22 Sonoma State make their first appearances of the season in the top-25. The red-hot Bobcats (31-10) have reeled off 14 consecutive victories, including a pair of doubleheader sweeps of Emmanuel and Lander last week. The Seawolves (24-10) took three-of-four at Cal State San Marcos in CCAA play. The defeat in the series finale snapped a 14-game winning streak.

No. 25 Southern Indiana returns after starting the season as the preseason favorite. The Screaming Eagles (25-13) have won six straight and nine of their last 10 contests.

Making way for the three newcomers by dropping out of the poll were No. 13 Chico State, No. 18 Lincoln Memorial and No. 20 Wayne State (Mich.).

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 7, 2019.

 

2019 NFCA Division II
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 10 (Week 8)

Rank

School

Totals

2019 Record

Previous Week

1

West Florida (15)

399

36-5

1

2

Central Oklahoma (1)

381

31-3

2

3

North Georgia

365

34-8

3

4

Southern Arkansas

349

35-6

4

5

Texas A&M Kingsville

338

31-5

5

6

Grand Valley State

318

26-4

6

7

West Texas A&M

298

27-10

9

8

Texas A&M-Commerce

273

33-9

10

9

UC San Diego

268

26-7

8

10

Florida Tech

256

30-10

11

11

Augustana

245

32-5

12

12

Colorado Mesa

209

31-6

14

13

Southern New Hampshire

207

27-4

16

14

UAH

190

31-11

7

15

Concordia Irvine

178

29-6

15

16

Indianapolis

146

30-10

17

17

Winona State

135

27-5

21

18

Georgian Court

116

30-5

22

19

Valdosta State

111

27-12

19

20

Georgia College

86

31-10

RV

21

Tarleton State

78

30-9

23

22

Sonoma State

55

24-10

RV

23

Rollins

41

33-7

24

24

Shepherd

37

26-6

25

25

Southern Indiana

34

25-13

NR

 

New to Poll: No. 20 Georgia College, No. 22 Sonoma State, No. 25 Southern Indiana.

Dropped Out: No. 13 Chico State, No. 18 Lincoln Memorial, No. 20 Wayne State (Mich.).

Receiving Votes: Chico State (24), Coker (21), Arkansas Tech (14), Lincoln Memorial (9), Mississippi College (9), LIU Post (4), Ohio Dominican (3), Oklahoma Christian (2), Columbus State (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 April 7.

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