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Lady Senators stand at 22 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery softball team maintained its No. 22 ranking in the second regular-season edition of the 2011 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday. 

The Lady Senators received 199 total points, up nine points from last week's poll. 

California Baptist maintained the top spot in the poll, receiving 684 points and all 24 first-place votes. William Carey, AUM's next opponent, checked in at No. 2 for the second straight week, while Concordia (Calif.) University and California State University-San Marcos held firm at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, respectively. Brenau moved up one spot into the top five, after Lubbock Christian dropped from No. 5 to No. 17. 

The Southern States Athletic Conference led all leagues with five ranked teams. Joining the Lady Senators, William Carey and Brenau in the top 25 were Belhaven (No. 9) and Mobile (No. 11). Brewton-Parker, Shorter and Faulkner were also listed among the others receiving votes in the poll. 

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings. The third regular season Top 25 will be announced on April 5. 

COMPLETE POLL

2011 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll – (March 29 – Rating No. 2)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2011 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

California Baptist University (24)

37-1

684

2

2

William Carey University (Miss.)

28-1

662

3

3

Concordia University (Calif.)

34-4

633

4

4

California State University-San Marcos

28-5

620

5

6

Brenau University (Ga.)

22-2

593

6

7

Central Baptist College (Ark.)

29-1

572

7

8

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

23-2

550

8

10

Oklahoma City University

19-6

527

9

9

Belhaven University (Miss.)

28-4

521

10

18

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

28-5

434

11

15

University of Mobile (Ala.)

23-7

405

12

12

Columbia College (Mo.)

13-6

389

13

16

University of Houston - Victoria (Texas)

20-10

388

14

13

Dickinson State University (N.D.)

10-6

377

15

14

Marian University (Ind.)

12-1

371

16

17

SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

21-4

361

17

5

Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

29-6

353

18

20

Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)

24-6

328

19

19

Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.)

25-4

316

20

21

Madonna University (Mich.)

19-4

244

21

24

Biola University (Calif.)

21-11

224

22

22

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

25-7

199

23

19

Bethel College (Ind.)

11-3

191

T24

RV

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)

17-4

154

T24

RV

Oregon Tech

19-6

154

Others receiving votes:

Reinhardt University (Ga.) 111; Simon Fraser University (B.C.) 100; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 81; Union University (Tenn.) 79; Oklahoma Christian University 60; William Penn University (Iowa) 29; Central Methodist University (Mo.) 25; Minot State University (N.D.) 23; Saint Xavier University (Ill.) 19; Friends University (Kan.) 16; Brewton-Parker College (Ga.) 14; Morningside College (Iowa) 8; Northwood University (Texas) 8; Vanguard University (Calif.) 6; Missouri Baptist University 6; Warner University (Fla.) 4; College of Idaho 4; Indiana Institute of Technology 3; Simpson University (Calif.) 3; Evangel University (Mo.) 1; Oklahoma Baptist University 1; Georgetown College (Ky.) 1; Corban University (Ore.) 1; Milligan College (Tenn.) 1; Shorter University (Ga.) 1; Faulkner University (Ala.) 1.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Montgomery Athletics

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