LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Powered by an 8-0 week, Humboldt State is ranked No. 1 in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll for the fifth straight week. The top five also saw movement as a streaking Angelo State continued its rise up the poll to No. 2, while an equally red-hot Lenoir-Rhyne came in at No. 5.
HSU received 15 first-place votes and 399 points while Angelo State picked up the final first-place vote and 367 points.
Inching up one spot to No. 3 is North Georgia (363 points) while Southern Arkansas (347) fell to No. 4.
Lenoir-Rhyne (320), who moved to No. 5 this week, ran its program-record winning streak to 19 games with four wins last week.
Also dropping one position each in the poll were No. 6 Valdosta State and No. 7 Chico State.
St. Mary’s fell five spots to No. 8 following a 2-3 week.
Central Oklahoma stayed put at No. 9 and Southern Indiana climbed six spots to No. 10 after completing an 8-0 week.
West Virginia Wesleyan dropped two spots this week falling from 13th to 15th.
The Lady ‘Cats went 12-2 last week on their spring break trip to Florida.
Returning to the poll this week is No. 17 UMSL, while No. 19 Tampa, No. 23 Limestone and No. 25 Shorter make their first appearances of 2017.
Falling out are No. 14 UAH, No. 20 Lubbock Christian, No. 21 North Alabama and No. 25 Southern New Hampshire.
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. Records reflect games played through Sunday, March 12.