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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  West Florida and Central Oklahoma went undefeated in conference play and continued their respective holds on the No. 1 and 2 spots in this week’s 2019 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Argonauts (39-5) enter their fourth week atop the poll, while the Bronchos (35-3) have held on to the No. 2 ranking for five consecutive weeks. 

UWF, which received 15 first-place votes and 399 points, swept Lee in Gulf South Conference play and now own a five-game lead over No. 18 UAH and five-and-a-half over RV Mississippi College. The Argos have an opportunity to sew up the regular season title this weekend as they head to Huntsville, Ala. for a clash with the second-place Chargers (33-12).

UCO grabbed the final first-place vote and 382 points. The Bronchos swept a pair of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheaders from Central Missouri and Southwest Baptist, improving to 17-1 in league play. The MIAA leaders are four games up in the loss column with four doubleheaders remaining on their schedule.

The rest of the top-10 saw movement and two teams – No. 7 Winona State and No. 9 Indianapolis - joined for the first time this season, catapulting ten and nine spots, respectively. The Warriors (31-5) entered this week on a 16-game winning streak after posting doubleheader sweeps of then-No. 12 Augustana and Minnesota-Crookston. The Greyhounds (36-10) have won nine straight and 16-of-their last 18 contests following a 6-0 week.

Despite going 2-3 last week, Texas A&M University-Kingsville shifted up to No. 3. The Javelinas (33-8) split a twinbill against Texas A&M International before dropping two-of-three in Lone Star Conference play at Angelo State.

No. 4 North Georgia slipped one position after being swept on the road by Flagler in Peach Belt Conference play. Florida Tech leaped to No. 5. The Panthers (33-10) swept Nova Southeastern and have won six-of-their-last seven.

Idle West Texas A&M moved up to No. 6 and Texas A&M University-Commerce remained at No. 8 following a Lone Star series win against then-No. 21 Tarleton State. UC San Diego dropped a non-conference doubleheader to Azusa Pacific and fell to No. 10.

Southern Arkansas plummeted seven spots to No. 11 after a 2-2 week, which saw its 17-game winning streak snapped by new-No. 24 Arkansas Tech. The Muleriders (37-8) fell out of the top-10 for the first time since Feb. 28, 2018.

Also falling out of the top-10 was then-No. 6 Grand Valley State, which fell to No. 15 after a 3-3 week in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

Joining the top-25 this week are No. 24 Arkansas Tech and No. 25 Chico State, while No. 22 Sonoma State and No. 23 Rollins dropped out.

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 14, 2019.

 

2019 NFCA Division II
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 17 (Week 9)

Rank

School

Totals

2019 Record

Previous Week

1

West Florida (15)

399

39-5

1

2

Central Oklahoma (1)

382

35-3

2

3

Texas A&M Kingsville

342

33-8

5

4

North Georgia

341

34-10

3

5

Florida Tech

339

33-10

10

6

West Texas A&M

314

27-10

7

7

Winona State

295

31-5

17

8

Texas A&M-Commerce

274

35-10

8

9

Indianapolis

260

36-10

16

10

UC San Diego

254

26-9

9

11

Southern Arkansas

250

37-8

4

12

Colorado Mesa

222

35-6

12

13

Southern New Hampshire

198

32-6

13

14

Concordia Irvine

187

33-6

15

15

Grand Valley State

183

29-7

6

16

Valdosta State

160

30-12

19

17

Augustana

149

34-7

11

18

UAH

123

33-12

14

19

Georgian Court

120

36-5

18

20

Shepherd

69

30-6

24

21

Southern Indiana

66

30-14

25

22

Tarleton State

60

31-11

21

23

Georgia College

51

31-12

20

24

Arkansas Tech

43

31-13

RV

25

Chico State

41

26-12

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 24 Arkansas Tech, No. 25 Chico State.

Dropped Out: No. 22 Sonoma State, No. 23 Rollins.

Receiving Votes: Mississippi College (35), Lincoln Memorial (16), LIU Post (15), Sonoma State (7), Rollins (3), Carson-Newman (1), Missouri Western (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 14.

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