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AUM Senators return to top 25 in First NAIA Coaches' Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After starting the season 25-14, the Auburn University at Montgomery baseball team has jumped up the No. 21 in the first regular-season NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the NAIA announced on Tuesday. 

The Senators return to the top 25 for the first time since the 2010 Preseason Poll, which was released on Nov. 17, 2009, in which AUM was ranked 23rd. 

In the poll released on Tuesday, the Senators earned a total of 192 points, after receiving one vote in the 2011 Preseason Poll. 

Oklahoma City University earned the top spot in the poll, earning 583 points and capturing 17-of-21 first-place votes. Lee University is ranked second, after earning 568 points and two first-place votes, while Embry-Riddle comes in at No. 3 with 555 points. Previously unranked Oklahoma Baptist jumped up to No. 4, while Brewton-Parker rounds out the top five. 

The Southern States Athletic Conference led all leagues with five listed squads in the poll. Joining the Senators, Lee and Brewton-Parker, were Faulkner (No. 10) and Southern Polytechnic State (No. 15). 

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups. The next poll will be announced on April 5. 

COMPLETE POLL

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2011 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

7

Oklahoma City University (17)

27-3

583

2

2

Lee University (Tenn.) (2)

29-6

568

3

6

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.) (2)

29-7

555

4

RV

Oklahoma Baptist University

26-5

505

5

24

Brewton-Parker College (Ga.)

23-7

498

6

15

Fresno Pacific University (Calif.)

19-11

471

7

16

Union University (Tenn.)

24-5

461

8

13

Louisiana State University Shreveport

26-8

448

9

3

California Baptist University

26-9

435

10

20

Faulkner University (Ala.)

28-7

425

11

10

University of British Columbia

16-6

422

12

RV

Northwood University (Texas)

27-8

363

13

NR

Rogers State University (Okla.)

27-5

350

14

RV

Union College (Ky.)

24-7

330

15

9

Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)

23-9

299

16

4

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)

17-6

289

17

1

Cumberland University (Tenn.)

23-11

278

18

5

Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

22-8

244

19

RV

Biola University (Calif.)

17-10

236

20

NR

Missouri Baptist University

18-8

223

21

RV

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

25-14

192

22

19

York College (Neb.)

18-8

188

23

NR

Southeastern University (Fla.)

27-13

169

24

RV

Tabor College (Kan.)

24-5

131

25

14

Tennessee Wesleyan College

21-12

115

Others receiving votes: Belhaven University (Miss.) 110; Davenport University (Mich.) 89; Judson University (Ill.) 86; Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.) 70; University of Texas at Brownsville 67; Malone University (Ohio) 54; Campbellsville University (Ky.) 50; Shorter University (Ga.) 29; University of St. Francis (Ill.) 12; Point Park University (Pa.) 11; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 9; Oklahoma Wesleyan University 5; Texas Wesleyan University 5; Jamestown College (N.D.) 4; Science and Arts of Oklahoma 4; Vanguard University (Calif.) 3; California State University-San Marcos 3; Edward Waters College (Fla.) 3; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 1; Madonna University (Mich.) 1; Martin Methodist College (Tenn.) 1; Menlo College (Calif.) 1; Georgetown College (Ky.) 1; Concordia University (Calif.) 1; Webber International University (Fla.) 1; University of Mobile (Ala.) 1; University of Houston - Victoria (Texas) 1.

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