The top-four teams in the AVCA Division II Coaches Poll rankings did not change over the past week, with Southwest Minnesota State staying at number one and receiving 47 of the first place votes ahead of Concordia-St. Paul who received one.
Angelo State dropped out of the top-five and even top-10 after this week, now having an 8-3 overall record, falling from #5 to #11. Taking their place at #5 is Nebraska-Kearney.
Three teams entered the top-10 while three were pushed out. California Baptist moves up to #8 from #12, Winona State climbs to #9 from #11 and Central Oklahoma enters this weeks ranking at the #10 team from #13. Aside from Angelo State being pushed out, Augustana (S.D.) fell to #12 from #9 and Western Washington dropped to #13 from #10.
Regis made a push up the chart this week, entering in as the #14 team from #21 last week with a 10-1 overall record.
Two teams jumped onto the top-25 board for the first time this season – Northwest Nazarene enters at #16 and Arkansas Tech jumped to #24 while Rockhurst and Concordia (CA) were pushed out.
In an impressive feat for the NSIC conference, nine of the 16 teams in the conference received votes in this weeks poll – #1 Southwest Minnesota State, #2 Concordia-St. Paul, #6 Minnesota Duluth, #9 Winona State, #12 Augustana (S.D), #18 Wayne State (Neb.), #19 Northern State and receiving votes are Upper Iowa (109) and Sioux Falls (32).
|1||Southwest Minnesota State (47)||1199||10-0||1|
|2||Concordia-St. Paul (1)||1153||9-1||2|
|4||Palm Beach Atlantic||1038||7-0||4|
|18||Wayne State (Neb.)||342||6-4||17|
|22||California State San Bernardino||238||5-5||16|
|23||Colorado School of Mines||223||8-3||20|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Rockhurst 114; Concordia (CA) 111; Upper Iowa 109; Azusa Pacific 68; UC San Diego 46; Findlay 39; Central Washington 36; Texas A&M-Commerce 35; Sioux Falls 32; Wingate 31; Wheeling Jesuit 22; West Florida 18; Northern Michigan 13; Tampa 13; Flagler 5
6 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 45 combined points.
Dropped Out: Rockhurst 25; Concordia (CA) 19;