Grand Valley State No. 20 in NFCA Poll

Grand Valley State No. 20 in NFCA Poll

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

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Valdosta State topped the NFCA Division II Top 25 poll for the fourth consecutive week when the latest rankings were released by the Association on Wednesday.

The Blazers (41-2) became the first team since Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 29 to receive all 16 first-place votes.  Indianapolis (42-3) held tight at No. 2, while Central Oklahoma (34-3) moved up one from fourth to third.  Both Valdosta and Central Oklahoma are in the midst of extended winning streaks, with the Blazers having won their last 35 games and Bronchos their last 32.  Kutztown (40-1), in the midst of its own 32 game win-streak, moved up one spot to fourth this week, while Tampa (34-5) jumped two spots to fifth.

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

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Valdosta St. (16)

41-2

400

1

2

Indianapolis

42-3

369

2

3

Central Oklahoma

34-3

354

4

4

Kutztown

40-1

345

5

5

Tampa

34-5

308

7

6

Armstrong

43-8

305

6

7

Cal St. Mont. Bay

37-9

288

8

8

Minn. St. Mankato

40-7

267

9

9

Cal St. Dom. Hills

38-10

237

10

10

Winona St.

35-6

230

3

11

North Georgia

41-7

208

13

12

Barry

34-9

205

11

13

Rollins

35-7

202

14

14

Emporia St.

30-7

192

16

15

Angelo St.

39-8

172

12

16

Southern Conn. St.

34-6

158

18

17

Mo. Western St.

36-7

150

15

18

Augustana (SD)

44-7

138

21

19

Cal St. Chico

29-13

120

19

20

Grand Valley St.

36-10

115

17

21

Lenoir-Rhyne

42-11

113

20

22

Ala.-Huntsville

35-12

81

22

23

California (PA)

30-6

65

24

24

UC San Diego

32-14

53

23

25

West Texas A&M

33-15

50

25

 

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Molloy 22, Bloomsburg 19, Montana St. Billings 11, Augusta St. 7, Dixie St. 3, three others received votes, but only appeared on one ballot.

 
 
 
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