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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Augustana tightened its hold on No. 1 in this week’s NFCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll.  The Vikings (36-4), coming off two doubleheader sweeps, enter their fifth week on top of the rankings and are unanimous for the second time this season.

Valdosta State (32-6), which had been No. 2 the last three weeks, fell to No. 8 after being swept on the road by No. 14 UAH (30-10), which moved up four spots after the Gulf South Conference (GSC) series sweep. That made the way for UT Tyler and North Georgia to inch up one position each to No. 2 and 3, respectively, while Auburn Montgomery continued its ascent up the poll to No. 4. 

The Patriots (33-5) picked up two big Lone Star Conference wins over then-No. 9 Texas A&M-University-Commerce and the NightHawks (35-5) swept Columbus State in Peach Belt Conference action. Both twinbill sweeps clinched their conference regular-season titles, the first for UT Tyler and the seventh straight for UNG. AUM (35-5) ran its win streak to 15 games following a three-game GSC sweep at West Alabama.

Idle and No. 5 Lincoln Memorial and No. 9 West Texas A&M were the only other programs to improve on their top-10 rankings. The ninth-ranked Lady Buffs (32-10) received back-to-back perfect games from Kyra Lair and Emilee Wilson to sweep rival Easton New Mexico and improve to 32-10.

Entering the poll for the first time in 2021 is Georgian Court at No. 24. The Lions (32-4), who went 10-0 last week, were last ranked for five weeks in 2019. 

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

 

2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
May 5 (Week 12)

Rank

School

Points

2021 Record

Last Poll

1

Augustana (16)

400

36-4

1

2

UT Tyler

382

33-5

3

3

North Georgia

370

35-5

4

4

Auburn Montgomery

341

35-5

11

5

Lincoln Memorial

319

36-6

7

6

Oklahoma Christian

305

34-6

6

7

Indianapolis

301

37-5

5

8

Valdosta State

288

32-6

2

9

West Texas A&M

275

32-10

10

10

Young Harris

264

30-9

8

11

Concordia Irvine

246

26-11

12

12

Texas A&M-Commerce

213

25-14

9

13

Grand Valley State

203

35-7

14

14

UAH

191

30-10

18

15

Central Oklahoma

177

32-10

13

16

Colorado Mesa 

173

34-2

16

17

Minnesota State

136

30-7

17

18

Saint Anselm

124

24-4

19

19

West Florida

106

30-12

22

20

Winona State

91

31-8

20

21

Angelo State

71

31-11

23

22

Southern Arkansas

68

23-7

21

23

Rollins

64

16-2

15

24

Georgian Court

29

32-4

RV

25

Biola

26

19-13

24

 

New to Poll: No. 24 Georgian Court

Dropped Out: t-No. 25 Northwest Nazarene, t-No. 25 Texas A&M-Kingsville

Receiving Votes: Northwest Nazarene (14), Kutztown (11), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (7), Central Missouri (4), Shepherd (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 2.

2021 NFCA DII Top 25 Committee

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