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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following a 4-0 week and two top-20 wins, Augustana is the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s NFCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Vikings (21-3) knocked off then-No. 20 Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul in their first home games of 2021.

Tenth-ranked Oklahoma Christian returned to the top-10, while No. 23 Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) and No. 25 Northwest Nazarene made their NFCA ranking debuts. The Eagles (27-5) captured four Lone Star Conference (LSC) victories with sweeps of Eastern New Mexico and then-No. 10 West Texas A&M.

The Warhawks (26-5) are on a six-game win streak, highlighted by a pair of wins at then-No. 1 North Georgia on April 6. NNU improved to 22-8 on the season following a 4-2 road swing in California. The Nighthawks earned splits versus then-No. 14 Concordia Irvine and Academy of Art and swept two contests from Dominican University.

The top 10 did see some shifting amongst its inhabitants. Valdosta State elevated to No. 2, North Georgia and UT Tyler are tied at No. 3, and Indianapolis continued its rise with a jump to No. 5. The Blazers (25-3) and the fifth-ranked Greyhounds extended their respective win streaks to 14 and 18 games with undefeated showings in conference play. 

The NightHawks (22-4) rebounded from their losses to AUM with sweeps of Emmanuel and Georgia Southwestern. The Patriots (25-5) went undefeated on the road in LSC play, taking doubleheaders from then-No. 12 Texas A&M-Kingsville and RV Texas A&M International. 

Texas A&M University-Commerce (21-8) dropped to No. 6 after it split with A&M-Kingsville and TAMIU in a pair of LSC twinbills on the road. No. 7 Lincoln Memorial (29-4) collected four more South Atlantic Conference triumphs, while No. 9 Young Harris split at home with then-No. 15 UAH. 

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 April 11. In 2021, universities that are not competing will not be eligible for the poll.  

 

2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
April 14 (Week 9)

Rank

School

Points

2021 Record

Last Poll

1

Augustana (16)

400

21-3

1

2

Valdosta State

380

25-3

3

t3

North Georgia

358

22-4

2

t3

UT Tyler

358

25-5

5

5

Indianapolis

328

25-2

7

6

Texas A&M-Commerce

311

23-10

4

7

Lincoln Memorial

306

29-4

8

8

Rollins

294

10-1

6

9

Young Harris

271

22-7

9

10

Oklahoma Christian

255

27-5

13

11

Concordia Irvine

239

17-8

14

12

West Texas A&M

204

24-10

10

13

UAH

184

21-8

15

t14

Grand Valley State

177

23-5

17

t14

Saint Anselm

177

12-2

16

16

Central Oklahoma

173

24-8

18

17

Texas A&M-Kingsville

159

22-9

12

18

Minnesota State

125

17-6

20

19

Colorado Mesa 

108

23-1

19

20

West Florida

96

24-10

21

21

Winona State

84

19-6

11

22

Southern Arkansas

59

18-6

24

23

Auburn Montgomery

44

26-5

RV

24

Rogers State

30

21-11

22

25

Northwest Nazarene

23

22-8

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 23 Auburn Montgomery, No. 25 Northwest Nazarene

Dropped Out: No. 23 Kutztown, No. 25 Saint Leo

Receiving Votes: Shepherd (20), Lubbock Christian (14), Western Washington (8), Saint Leo (4), Texas A&M International (4), Trevecca Nazarene (4), Biola (1), Georgian Court (1), Kutztown (1).

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 April 11.

2021 NFCA DII Top 25 Committee

 

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