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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In this week’s 2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, there was plenty of movement and three programs made their 2021 debuts. Southern Arkansas (2-0), which is scheduled to return to play this afternoon after a five-and-a-half-week layoff, remains No. 1 with 13 first-place votes and 395 points.

Joining the top 25 are No. 22 Colorado Mesa, No. 23 West Florida and No. 25 Central Oklahoma. The Mavericks are off to an 8-0 start, following back-to-back Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series sweeps of then-RV Metro State and Colorado Mines. The Argonauts (12-5) swept a three-game Gulf South Conference (GSC) series from Mississippi College and have won seven-of-their last eight. The Bronchos (7-3) were idle last week.

Outside of No. 1 Southern Arkansas, No. 2 North Georgia and No. 12 Rogers State, there was shifting amongst the rest of the ranked programs. No. 3 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 5 Valdosta State, No. 6 Lincoln Memorial and No. 8 UT-Tyler moved their way up the top 10, while Oklahoma Christian returned at No. 10.

The Lions (10-4) swept three doubleheaders last week, including top-25 matchups with then-No. 16 Rogers State (played March 1 prior to poll) and then-No. 17 West Texas A&M. The Blazers (10-2) took two-of-three on the road from Montevallo in a GSC matchup. The defeat in the final game of the series, snapped VSU’s 10-game win streak.

The sixth-ranked Railsplitters (14-1), who entered the week tied for the most wins in NCAA DII, split a South Atlantic Conference twinbill at Catawba and swept UVA Wise in non-conference action. The Patriots (10-4) opened Lone Star Conference play, sweeping doubleheaders from West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico.

The 2021 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 7. In 2021, universities that are not competing will not be eligible for the poll.  

 

2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
March 10 (Week 4)

Rank

School

Points

2021 Record

Last Poll

1

Southern Arkansas (13)

395

2-0

1

2

North Georgia (2)

386

12-0

2

3

Texas A&M-Commerce (1)

361

10-4

5

4

Augustana

356

4-2

3

5

Valdosta State

323

10-2

9

6

Lincoln Memorial

299

14-1

8

7

Rollins

295

0-0

6

8

UT Tyler

294

10-4

10

9

Concordia Irvine

289

4-1

7

10

Oklahoma Christian

258

12-2

11

11

Saint Leo

235

3-1

4

12

Rogers State

220

6-2

12

13

UAH

199

9-3

14

14

Indianapolis

185

5-1

17

15

Winona State

171

4-0

16

16

Saint Anselm

158

0-0

15

17

Young Harris

157

11-4

13

18

Texas A&M-Kingsville

144

9-1

19

19

West Texas A&M

97

12-4

17

20

Grand Valley State

71

6-2

21

21

West Chester

64

0-0

22

22

Colorado Mesa 

50

8-0

RV

23

West Florida

48

12-5

RV

24

Angelo State

37

9-6

23

25

Central Oklahoma

19

7-3

RV

Dropped Out: No. 20 Lenoir-Rhyne, No. 24 Tampa, No. 25 Lubbock Christian

Receiving Votes: St. Cloud State (18), Trevecca Nazarene (16), Saginaw Valley State (12), Lubbock Christian (10), Tampa (9), Western Washington (8), Anderson (7), Auburn University at Montgomery (4), Minnesota State (3), Lenoir-Rhyne (2).

The 2021 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 7.

2021 NFCA DII Top 25 Committee

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