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AUM softball team moves up in latest NAIA softball coaches' poll

KANSAS CITY, MO. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery softball team moved up two spots to No. 20 in the second edition of the 2011 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, which the NAIA released on Wednesday.

The Lady Senators, who currently stand at 25-11 on the season, earned 222 total points, up 23 points from last week.

California Baptist maintained the top spot in the poll, earning 653 points and all 23 first-place votes. Also holding its position in the poll was William Carey (No. 2), Concordia (Calif.) (No. 3), California State-San Marcos (No. 4) and Brenau (No. 5). In all the top seven teams did not change.

The Southern States Athletic Conference leads all leagues with five ranked teams, as AUM, William Carey, Brenau, Belhaven (No. 8) and Mobile (No. 10) were all among the Top 25. Shorter, Faulkner and Brewton-Parker were also among the others receiving votes.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings. The fourth regular season Top 25 will be announced on April 12.

COMPLETE POLL

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2011 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

California Baptist University (23)

45-1

653

2

2

William Carey University (Miss.)

34-1

632

3

3

Concordia University (Calif.)

38-4

606

4

4

California State University-San Marcos

31-6

586

5

5

Brenau University (Ga.)

26-2

575

6

6

Central Baptist College (Ark.)

31-1

551

7

7

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

28-3

512

8

9

Belhaven University (Miss.)

34-2

503

9

8

Oklahoma City University

23-7

502

10

11

University of Mobile (Ala.)

25-7

448

11

10

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

30-7

419

12

13

University of Houston - Victoria (Texas)

22-12

406

13

16

SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

24-4

380

14

14

Dickinson State University (N.D.)

10-6

354

15

17

Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

31-6

351

16

18

Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)

30-7

348

17

19

Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.)

29-4

341

18

NR

Williams Baptist College (Ark.)

17-5

235

19

23

Bethel College (Ind.)

15-4

224

20

22

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

25-11

222

21

24

Oregon Tech

23-6

220

22

12

Columbia College (Mo.)

15-10

190

23

24

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)

22-5

180

24

RV

Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)

19-15

148

25

RV

Reinhardt University (Ga.)

26-8

147

Others receiving votes:

Oklahoma Christian University 129; Biola University (Calif.) 101; Union University (Tenn.) 78; Indiana Institute of Technology 56; Simon Fraser University (B.C.) 45; William Penn University (Iowa) 42; Huntington University (Ind.) 39; Central Methodist University (Mo.) 24; Marian University (Ind.) 22; Northwood University (Texas) 18; Shorter University (Ga.) 13; Saint Xavier University (Ill.) 12; Minot State University (N.D.) 11; Friends University (Kan.) 9; Madonna University (Mich.) 5; Georgetown College (Ky.) 4; Davenport University (Mich.) 4; College of Idaho 4; Vanguard University (Calif.) 3; Concordia University (Neb.) 3; Faulkner University (Ala.) 1; Saint Thomas University (Fla.) 1; Brewton-Parker College (Ga.) 1; Evangel University (Mo.) 1; Milligan College (Tenn.) 1; Oklahoma Baptist University 1

INFORMATION SOURCE: AUM Athletics

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