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Make It 10 Consecutive Weeks Atop the NFCA Division II Poll for West Texas A&M
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fresh off winning its first outright Lone Star Conference regular season title and extending its program-best winning streak to 23 games, West Texas A&M (50-4) held on to the unanimous position at No. 1 in the April 30 edition of the NFCA Division II poll.
The Lady Buffs again earned all 16 possible first-place votes following a weekend that saw WT A&M sweep four slugfests from then-No. 7 Angelo State, win the league crown and finish the season unbeaten at home in Schaeffer Park at 29-0.
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Alabama-Huntsville (39-7) remained in the No. 2 spot after completing its regular season with 4-0 and 6-2 victories over West Alabama. The Chargers now enter the Gulf South Conference tournament as the top-seed while boasting a five-game winning skein.
Cal State Monterey Bay (44-7) earned three razor-thin triumphs versus Cal State San Bernardino (2-1, 3-0, 2-1) to nab the California Collegiate Athletic Association regular-season title and hold steady at third in the national rankings.
Despite being idle, North Georgia (43-9) advanced one position to No. 4, while Minnesota State Mankato continued its race up the polls, climbing from eighth to fifth. The Mavericks managed a 5-1 record during the week with sweeps of both Sioux Falls and St. Cloud State and a split against Minnesota Duluth that proved enough to earn the program its third consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular-season crown.
Humboldt State (43-13) held down sixth, while Tampa (31-6) and Caldwell (39-5) both advanced a pair of slots to Nos. 7 and 8, respectively. This week’s biggest mover within the top 10 proved to be Indianapolis (39-9), however, as the Greyhounds skyrocketed eight positions from 17th to ninth after concluding its Great Lakes Valley Conference season as the top-seed for the league’s upcoming tournament. Angelo State (37-14) dropped three spots to No. 10 following its aforementioned four-game sweep at the hands of top-ranked West Texas A&M.
Former No. 25 Texas Woman’s (33-16) was the lone squad to fall from this week’s poll, opening the door for the entrance of Anderson (SC) at No. 16.
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.