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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Augustana rose to No. 1 in this week’s NFCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Vikings, coming off a 7-1 week, received 10 out of a possible 16 first-place votes and 389 points. 

The three programs – No. 2 North Georgia (4), No. 3 Valdosta State (1) and No. 4 Texas A&M University-Commerce (1) – immediately behind Augustana also received at least one first-place nod apiece.

The Vikings (17-3), who were tied for second last week, swept Central Missouri in non-conference action before posting a 5-1 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. On the road, Augustana swept Wayne State College and Minnesota Duluth, while splitting with St. Cloud State. The Vikings, who had their 11-game win streak snapped, have won 14 of their last 15.

Amongst the rest of the top 10, which welcomes Young Harris at No. 9, only No. 3 Valdosta State and No. 7 Indianapolis enjoyed undefeated weeks. The Blazers (22-3) climbed one more spot following a Gulf South Conference (GSC) series sweep at Delta State, while the Greyhounds (21-2) moved up two positions and reached the 20-win plateau after taking Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheaders from Southern Indiana and University of Missouri St. Louis. Both VSU and UIndy enter the week on double-digit win streaks at 11 and 14 games, respectively.

The second-ranked NightHawks (18-2) suffered their first two defeats of 2021. Previous No. 1 UNG swept Augusta at home before splitting a pair of twinbills on the road versus Newberry and Young Harris. Along with a victory over North Georgia, the ninth-ranked Mountain Lions (21-6) came away with another top-10 win, taking one-of-two from No. 8 Lincoln Memorial. 

A&M-Commerce (21-8) slipped to No. 4 after it suffered a doubleheader sweep at then-No. 12 Rogers State. Fellow Lone Star Conference (LSC) programs – No. 5 UT Tyler and No. 10 West Texas A&M – were idle. 

No. 6 Rollins (10-1) stayed steady at No. 6 and No. 8 Lincoln Memorial (25-4) dropped one spot to No. 8. The Tars took two-of-three from then-No. 23 Saint Leo in Sunshine State Conference play, while the Railsplitters’ only action was a road split against Young Harris.

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

 

2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
April 7 (Week 8)

Rank

School

Points

2021 Record

Last Poll

1

Augustana (10)

389

17-3

t2

2

North Georgia (4)

383

18-2

1

3

Valdosta State (1)

365

22-3

4

4

Texas A&M-Commerce (1)

351

21-8

t2

5

UT Tyler

331

21-5

5

6

Rollins

315

10-1

6

7

Indianapolis

307

21-2

9

8

Lincoln Memorial

303

25-4

7

9

Young Harris

264

21-6

11

10

West Texas A&M

261

21-7

10

11

Winona State

239

16-3

13

12

Texas A&M-Kingsville

220

21-6

12

13

Oklahoma Christian

190

23-5

14

14

Concordia Irvine

174

12-7

8

15

UAH

172

20-7

t17

16

Saint Anselm

153

5-1

16

17

Grand Valley State

145

16-4

15

18

Central Oklahoma

134

21-7

t17

19

Colorado Mesa 

110

19-1

19

20

Minnesota State

95

13-4

20

21

West Florida

83

21-10

22

22

Rogers State

62

18-10

21

23

Kutztown

40

18-4

24

24

Southern Arkansas

32

13-6

25

25

Saint Leo

26

13-6

23

 

New to Poll: None.

Dropped Out: None.

Receiving Votes: Western Washington (15), Lubbock Christian (13), Texas A&M International (10), Biola (9), Auburn Montgomery (3), Southeastern Oklahoma State (3), Northwest Nazarene (2), Anderson (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 4.

2021 NFCA DII Top 25 Committee

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