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Cal Baptist Still On Top in Latest NAIA Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the fourth consecutive poll of the 2010 season, including preseason, California Baptist is the unanimous No. 1 in the third edition of the NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The defending national champions received 23 first-place nods for 653 points. As in the three previous polls, the top-five teams rearrange rank with Lee (Tenn.) taking over at No. 2, followed by third-ranked Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), fourth-ranked Bethel (Ind.) and fifth-ranked Lubbock Christian (Texas). 

There were no new additions to the poll, but plenty of teams changed rank. Brenau (Ga.) began the season unranked, but has ascended through the poll and obtained its highest ranking of the season by checking in at No. 12. The Tigers sport a 23-6-1 record. Oklahoma City and California State-San Marcos were the other big movers, improving six and seven spots, respectively. The Stars (19-7) opened at No. 3 in the preseason poll, but dropped to 17th in the second poll, while the Cougars (27-9) earn their highest spot in the poll during the 2010 season at No. 16. 

Lee's move to No. 2 marks the fourth poll in which a different team has occupied that spot. In fact, other than California Baptist, the top-five teams have shuffled rank in each of the 2010 polls. 

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- Courtesy of the NAIA