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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Augustana enters its sixth straight week at No. 1 in the NFCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll.  The Vikings (40-4) swept their final two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheaders to claim the league’s regular-season title. This is the final poll of the regular season. The final national rankings will be announced following the NCAA Division II National Championship on June 9.

With two wins each over then-No. 20 Winona State and Upper Iowa, Augustana captured its fourth NSIC title, first since 2015. The Vikings enter the tournament as the top seed and open play on May 13.

Regular-season Peach Belt Conference champions and No. 2 North Georgia reached the league’s title game with a 6-1 win over Columbus State University, setting up a date with No. 8 Young Harris, 7-4 winner over UNC Pembroke.

Auburn-Montgomery moved into the third spot following it first Gulf South Conference Tournament title. The Warhawks (39-5) went undefeated over four games to earn the Gulf South automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

No. 4 Oklahoma Christian wrapped up its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of then No. 2 UT-Tyler. No. 7 Indianapolis won five elimination games to capture the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship, earning the league’s automatic NCAA bid.

No. 9 Valdosta State and No. 10 Texas A&M University-Commerce round out the top 10. The Blazers (34-8) went 2-2 in the GSC Tournament as the top seed, while the Lions (28-15) went 3-1 in Lone Star Conference (LSC) play to close out the regular season.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Christian, 10th-ranked A&M-Commerce, 12th-ranked West Texas A&M and 20th-ranked Angelo State are part of the 10-team field for the 2021 LSC Tournament hosted by the No. 4 Eagles.

Other ranked programs looking for their league’s automatic NCAA berth are No. 11 Concordia Irvine (PacWest), No. 13 Grand Valley State (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), No. 14 Central Oklahoma (Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association), No. 15 Colorado Mesa (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), No. 17 Minnesota State (NSIC), No. 18 Saint Anselm (Northeast-10), No. 21 Rollins (Sunshine State Conference), No. 22 Georgian Court (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) and Winona State (NSIC).

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 May 9. In 2021, universities that are not competing will not be eligible for the poll.  

 

2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
May 12 (Week 13)

Rank

School

Points

2021 Record

Last Poll

1

Augustana (16)

400

40-4

1

2

North Georgia

380

36-5

3

3

Auburn Montgomery

361

39-5

4

4

Oklahoma Christian

354

36-6

6

5

Lincoln Memorial

327

36-6

5

6

UT Tyler

313

33-7

2

7

Indianapolis

311

43-6

7

8

Young Harris

273

31-9

10

9

Valdosta State

268

34-8

8

10

Texas A&M-Commerce

260

28-15

12

11

Concordia Irvine

246

26-11

11

12

West Texas A&M

220

32-10

9

13

Grand Valley State

209

37-7

13

14

Central Oklahoma

191

34-10

15

15

Colorado Mesa 

163

34-2

16

16

UAH

153

31-12

14

17

Minnesota State

150

34-7

17

18

Saint Anselm

147

27-4

18

19

Southern Arkansas

103

26-7

22

20

Angelo State

80

31-11

21

21

Rollins

75

19-2

23

22

Georgian Court

63

33-4

24

23

Winona State

56

33-10

20

24

Biola

35

19-13

25

25

Kutztown

24

31-11

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 25 Kutztown

Dropped Out: No. 19 West Florida

Receiving Votes: Tampa (14), Northwest Nazarene (12), Central Missouri (4), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (4), West Florida (2), Rogers State (1), West Liberty (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 May 9.

2021 NFCA DII Top 25 Committee

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