NCAA Division II Softball Rankings

NFCA Division II Rankings

For the first time since 2014 the Central Oklahoma softball team is the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA Division II.

The Bronchos had been second in the last five National Fastpitch Coaches Association polls before ascending to the top of the weekly rankings Wednesday after previous No. 1 West Florida lost its only two games last week. UCO -- which went 3-1 last week and is 38-4 on the season -- received seven first-place votes and finished with 384 points in balloting of 16 head coaches from around the country, edging the Argonauts (39-7) by one point.

West Florida also had seven first-place votes, while Texas A&M-Kingsville (36-8) collected the final two and ended up with 376 points.

Central was last ranked No. 1 in the 2014 preseason poll following its national championship season of 2013.

"It's obviously great for our program and something we're really proud of, but at this point it doesn't really mean anything," head coach Cody White said.  "You win the national championship on the field and that's something we continue to strive for."

The Bronchos finish up the regular season this weekend with four Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association games.  UCO, which leads the league at 20-2, goes to Missouri Southern for a Friday doubleheader before taking on Pittsburg State on Saturday.

1Central Oklahoma (7)38438-42
2West Florida (7)38339-71
3Texas A&M Kingsville (2)37636-83
4North Georgia35736-104
5Florida Tech33536-105
6West Texas A&M31730-106
7Winona State30439-57
8Texas A&M-Commerce28535-108
9UC San Diego26129-1010
10Grand Valley State24636-815
11Colorado Mesa21838-712
12Concordia Irvine21740-614
15Valdosta State17230-1216
17Southern New Hampshire14733-913
18Arkansas Tech12237-1324
19Tarleton State10236-1122
19Southern Arkansas10241-1011
21Georgian Court8339-619
22Southern Indiana7031-1521
23Chico State4929-1325
24Lincoln Memorial4432-12RV
T-25Mississippi College1934-11RV

Dropped Out: No. 23 Georgia College.

Receiving Votes: LIU Post (18), Saint Leo (10), Cameron (5), Carson-Newman (4), Missouri Western (2), Saint Anselm (2), San Francisco State (1).