Wilson USA Softball Netting Professionals Pocket Radar Easton Traveling Teams Triple Crown kris caldwell, edward jones, nfca official sponsor, financial advisor Legacy Event Management Schutt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Texas Lutheran finished the season as the unanimous No. 1 in the NFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll after winning its first NCAA Division III national championship last week.

The (40-8) Bulldogs were undefeated in five games at the NCAA championship finals site in Tyler, Texas, and swept Emory 12-4 and 6-1 in the best-of-three championship series last Monday.

Emory (39-14), meanwhile, finished second in the rankings after finishing second nationally. The Eagles suffered their only two losses at the finals site on the final day to Texas Lutheran.

The six other NCAA championship finals teams all made the top eight, with third-place national finishers Eastern Connecticut State (36-13) and Trine (37-8) ranked third and fourth; fifth-place finishers Williams (39-7) and Illinois Wesleyan (39-10) at fifth and sixth; and seventh-place finishers St. Thomas (43-7) and Randolph-Macon (30-17) at seventh and eighth, respectively.

Linfield (39-8-1) and Lynchburg (37-15), who lost to the two national finalists in the NCAA super regionals, complete the top 10, followed by two-time national champion Virginia Wesleyan (42-6), which was upset by Lynchburg in the NCAA regionals.

The NFCA Division III Top 25 Poll is selected by eight NCAA Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions. Final 2019 records are listed, with first-place votes in parentheses.

NFCA Division III Top 25 Poll – June 3, 2019

Rank

Team

2019 Record

Points

Previous

1

Texas Lutheran (8)

40-8

200

8

2

Emory

39-14

192

18

3

Eastern Connecticut State

36-13

184

NR

4

Trine

37-8

176

19

5

Williams

39-7

168

4

6

Illinois Wesleyan

39-10

160

7

7

St. Thomas (Minn.)

43-7

152

3

8

Randolph-Macon

30-17

144

RV

9

Linfield

39-8-1

136

5

10

Lynchburg

37-15

128

17

11

Virginia Wesleyan

42-6

114

1

12

East Texas Baptist

39-6

113

2

13

Rowan

33-15

96

23

14

Birmingham-Southern

35-7

90

6

15

Christopher Newport

37-9

78

11

16

Ithaca

28-9-1

62

10

17

Thomas More

34-11

54

12

18

Geneseo

37-13

52

RV

19

Carthage

30-16

49

NR

20

The College of New Jersey

33-8

47

9

21

Central (Iowa)

27-10

39

15

22

Mary Hardin-Baylor

28-16

34

22

23

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

30-12-1

32

NR

24

Tufts

32-10

24

20

25

DePauw

33-14

19

16

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin-La Crosse 16, Arcadia 12, Southwestern 12, Cortland 7, Manhattanville 5, Coe 3, and Lake Forest 2.

Dropped out: Calvin, Endicott, Kean, and Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

* NOTE: Texas-Tyler is reclassifying to NCAA Division II, and Pfeiffer continues the process of going from Division II to Division III. Neither were eligible for the NCAA Division III Championship.

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

Clell Wade Bownet BlueStar Blast MaxPreps

For Those Who Know Even
Days Off Are Days On.

Learn About The Perks And Join NFCA Today.

Benefits Join Today