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