Grand Valley State Dropped to No. 18, Ashland Received Votes in NFCA Poll

Grand Valley State Dropped to No. 18, Ashland Received Votes in NFCA Poll

Release courtesy of Parker Griffith, Director of Media Relations/Division II Liaison, National Fastpitch Coaches Association

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a crazy week, Angelo State became the third team in as many weeks to top the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll in the latest edition of the weekly rankings, the Association announced on Wednesday.

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At 25-3, the Rambelles received 11 of the 16 first-place votes in the most recent poll to top the rankings for the first time since March 23 of last season.  Valdosta State (25-3) followed behind Angelo at No. 2 this week and received two first-place votes, while previous No. 1, North Georgia (28-6), fell to third despite receiving one first-place vote. 

Indianapolis (22-1) jumped up two spots to fourth and also received a first-place vote, while Winona State (19-2) moved from seventh to fifth to round out the top five. Cal State Chico  (20-5) received the final first-place vote this week and moved from ninth to sixth.

Previous No. 24 Abilene Christian (18-6) and No. 25 Columbus St. (25-11) fell out of the rankings this week, slowing two teams to enter the poll for the first time this season.  Augusta State (25-7) debuted at No. 2, while California (Pa.) 15-3 came in at No. 25.

The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Current 2012 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll

Rank

Team

2012 Record

Totals

Previous Ranking

1

Angelo St. (11)

25-3

389

2

2

Valdosta St. (2)

19-2

374

3

3

North Georgia (1)

28-6

351

1

4

Indianapolis (1)

22-1

346

6

5

Winona St.

19-2

316

7

6

Cal St. Chico (1)

20-5

306

9

6

Barry

25-5

306

8

8

Kutztown

20-1

285

12

9

Mo. Western St.

25-4

270

10

10

Ala.-Huntsville

20-7

260

5

11

Rollins

23-4

198

13

12

Central Oklahoma

23-3

180

17

13

Minn. St. Mankato

18-5

169

16

14

UC San Diego

24-8

159

21

15

Cal St. Dom. Hills

27-6

156

18

16

Armstrong Atlantic

27-8

152

11

17

Tampa

25-3

132

19

18

Grand Valley St.

17-3

126

15

19

Cal St. Mont. Bay

22-6

120

4

20

Augusta St.

25-7

109

NR

21

Southern Conn. St.

13-1

106

22

22

Augustana (SD)

20-3

101

23

23

West Texas A&M

19-8

91

19

24

Bloomsburg

13-5

82

14

25

California (PA)

15-3

30

NR

 

Dropped Out: No. 24 Abilene Christian, No. 25 Columbus St.

Others Receiving Votes: Tarleton St. 22, Flagler 16, Ashland 12, Montana St. Billings 10, Lenoir-Rhyne 9, Abilene Christian 7, Concordia-St. Paul 5, Adelphi 4, Sonoma St. 1