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West Texas A&M Tops the NFCA Division II Poll for the Ninth Straight Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Make it nine straight weeks at the top of the NFCA Division II poll for West Texas A&M (44-4) as the Lady Buffs again received all 16 possible first-place votes to unanimously hold down No. 1.
As of Sunday, WT A&M was riding a 17-game winning streak, dating back to its last defeat on March 22nd during the series finale against nationally ranked Lone Star Conference rival Texas Woman’s.
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A doubleheader split versus top-five North Georgia and a sweep of Union proved enough for No. 2 Alabama-Huntsville (37-7) to switch poll positions with now third-rated Cal State Monterey Bay (41-7), The Otters managed to win three of their four match-ups last week against Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Also switching spots in the latest rankings were No. 4 UMSL (36-5) and No. 5 North Georgia. The Tritons were unbeaten last week at 6-0 against a combination of Lindenwood, Bellarmine and Southern Indiana. UNG split the aforementioned DH against UAH and picked up two wins in the Peach Belt Conference tournament. When weather intervened in the title game against Columbus State, the Saints were eventually crowned champions by virtue of being the top seed remaining in the event.
A four-game sweep of then-No. 15 UC San Diego helped Humboldt State (41-11) climb two slots to sixth, while Angelo State (37-10) held steady at No. 7 following its win over St. Edward’s and a doubleheader split against Texas A&M-Kingsville.
A pair of losses to Winona State on April 15 weren’t enough to derail the rapidly-rising Minnesota State Mankato (36-8) train as the Mavericks bounced back from that misfortune by taking a pair of contests from Wayne State (NE) and nationally-ranked Augustana (SD) to leap from 12th into the eighth position.
No. 9 Tampa (31-6) and No. 10 Caldwell (30-4) successfully maintained their poll positions from last week.
The only exit from the new poll was former-No. 15 UC San Diego (30-13), which suffered a four-game sweep against top 10-rated Humboldt State. The Tritons fall opened the door for the impressive entrance of Dixie State (40-8) at No. 15. The Red Storm is currently in possession of a 17-game winning streak.
The 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.