Top 25 NCAA Division II Rankings
NCAA Division II Softball Rankings: Final Poll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Augustana enters its sixth straight week at No. 1 in the NFCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Vikings (40-4) swept their final two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheaders to claim the league’s regular-season title. This is the final poll of the regular season. The final national rankings will be announced following the NCAA Division II National Championship on June 9.
With two wins each over then-No. 20 Winona State and Upper Iowa, Augustana captured its fourth NSIC title, first since 2015. The Vikings enter the tournament as the top seed and open play on May 13.
Regular-season Peach Belt Conference champions and No. 2 North Georgia reached the league’s title game with a 6-1 win over Columbus State University, setting up a date with No. 8 Young Harris, 7-4 winner over UNC Pembroke.
Auburn-Montgomery moved into the third spot following it first Gulf South Conference Tournament title. The Warhawks (39-5) went undefeated over four games to earn the Gulf South automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 4 Oklahoma Christian wrapped up its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of then No. 2 UT-Tyler. No. 7 Indianapolis won five elimination games to capture the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship, earning the league’s automatic NCAA bid.
No. 9 Valdosta State and No. 10 Texas A&M University-Commerce round out the top 10. The Blazers (34-8) went 2-2 in the GSC Tournament as the top seed, while the Lions (28-15) went 3-1 in Lone Star Conference (LSC) play to close out the regular season.
Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Christian, 10th-ranked A&M-Commerce, 12th-ranked West Texas A&M and 20th-ranked Angelo State are part of the 10-team field for the 2021 LSC Tournament hosted by the No. 4 Eagles.
Other ranked programs looking for their league’s automatic NCAA berth are No. 11 Concordia Irvine (PacWest), No. 13 Grand Valley State (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), No. 14 Central Oklahoma (Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association), No. 15 Colorado Mesa (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), No. 17 Minnesota State (NSIC), No. 18 Saint Anselm (Northeast-10), No. 21 Rollins (Sunshine State Conference), No. 22 Georgian Court (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) and Winona State (NSIC).
The 2021 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 May 9. In 2021, universities that are not competing will not be eligible for the poll.
|Rank||School||Points||2021 Record||Last Poll|
|12||West Texas A&M||220||32-10||9|
|13||Grand Valley State||209||37-7||13|
New to Poll: No. 25 Kutztown
Dropped Out: No. 19 West Florida
Receiving Votes: Tampa (14), Northwest Nazarene (12), Central Missouri (4), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (4), West Florida (2), Rogers State (1), West Liberty (1).
The 2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the NCAA’s eight regions. Records reflect games played through May 9.