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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top two teams were unchanged and the top 10 was reconfigured, but contained the same teams, in this week’s NFCA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Top-ranked Salisbury (26-2) will end its 11-day break with a doubleheader Wednesday at Stevenson that kicks off a six-game week, while No. 2 Christopher Newport (15-3) extended its win streak to eight with a sweep of Bridgewater. The defending champion Captains have six games themselves — three straight road twinbills — starting today at William Peace.

Texas Lutheran (27-3) is the new No. 3 team after a three-game sweep of Southwestern, and Berry (27-4) moved up to fourth following its sweep of then-No. 13 Birmingham-Southern (22-7). Trine (19-3) dropped two places to fifth after splitting with Muskingum last Thursday.

Randolph-Macon (21-5) moved up to No. 9 after its top-10 sweep of Virginia Wesleyan, while those two losses dropped the (21-7) Marlins from sixth to 10th.

Elsewhere, Saint Benedict (13-1) finally got back on the field for the first time since March 11 — and for the first time at home — with doubleheader sweeps of St. Olaf and Augsburg to run its weather-paused win streak to 11. And Mary Hardin-Baylor (18-9) gained three spots to 19th after a ranked sweep of then-No. 19 Hardin-Simmons.

The NFCA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll is selected by 10 NCAA Division III head coaches representing the 10 NCAA regions. Current 2023 records are listed, with first-place votes in parentheses. Weekly polls continue through May 16. A final poll will be released on June 13 following completion of the national championship.

NFCA Division III Top 25 Softball Coaches Poll

Rank

Team

Points

2023 Record

Previous

1

Salisbury (10)

250

26-2

1

2

Christopher Newport

240

15-3

2

3

Texas Lutheran

230

27-3

4

4

Berry

220

27-4

5

5

Trine

210

19-3

3

6

Linfield

200

27-3

7

7

Case Western Reserve

190

23-2

8

8

Tufts

180

21-1

9

9

Randolph-Macon

170

21-5

10

10

Virginia Wesleyan

160

21-7

6

11

Bethel

150

13-3

11

12

East Texas Baptist

140

22-4

12

13

Saint Benedict (Minn.)

130

13-1

14

14

Birmingham-Southern

120

22-7

13

15

Rowan

110

23-3

15

16

Transylvania

100

16-7

16

17

Concordia (Wis.)

90

18-3

18

18

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

80

21-1

20

19

Mary Hardin-Baylor

70

18-9

22

20

Pfeiffer

60

21-9

23

21

Central (Iowa)

50

20-4

17

22

Coe

40

21-3

21

23

Hardin-Simmons

30

22-5

19

24

Luther

20

21-3

24

T25

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5

18-1

RV

T25

Rochester

5

13-5

RV

Others receiving votes: None.

Dropped out: Piedmont and Simpson.

2023 NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee

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