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Senators climb four spots to No. 17 in NAIA Baseball Coaches' Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery baseball team climbed four spots to No. 17 in the second edition of the 2011 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, which the NAIA announced on Wednesday.

Only one team, Biola (Calif.) University, made a bigger leap in the poll, climbing from No. 19 to No. 7 this week.

The Senators, who currently stand at 29-14 overall, earned 318 total points, up from 192 last week.

Oklahoma City University maintained the No. 1 spot, earning 622 total points and 21-of-22 first-place votes. Lee University earned the lone remaining first-place vote and come in No. 2 with a total of 602 points. Embry-Riddle held on to the third spot, while Brewton-Parker and Oklahoma Baptist round out the top five.

The Southern States Athletic Conference led all leagues with six teams in the poll. Joining the Senators, Lee and Brewton-Parker were Southern Poly (No. 20), Belhaven (No. 23) and Faulkner (No. 25). Shorter was also listed among the others receiving votes.

AUM has won five straight games and 18 of its last 20 games. The Senators will return to action later today, when they take on Georgia Southwestern State University at 5 p.m., in Americus, Ga.

Complete Poll

RANK

LAST
WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2011
RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

1

Oklahoma City University (21)

29-4

622

2

2

Lee University (Tenn.) (1)

34-7

602

3

3

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.)

31-8

579

4

5

Brewton-Parker College (Ga.)

28-7

553

5

4

Oklahoma Baptist University

27-7

524

6

8

LSU Shreveport (La.)

30-10

523

7

19

Biola University (Calif.)

22-10

501

8

9

California Baptist University

30-9

468

9

11

University of British Columbia

21-7

463

10

12

Northwood University (Texas)

30-8

437

11

13

Rogers State University (Okla.)

31-6

407

12

6

Fresno Pacific University (Calif.)

22-12

381

13

7

Union University (Tenn.)

25-8

359

14

14

Union College (Ky.)

29-8

343

14

16

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)

20-7

343

16

18

Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

27-8

322

17

21

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

29-14

318

18

17

Cumberland University (Tenn.)

27-12

307

19

20

Missouri Baptist University

24-8

269

20

15

Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)

26-10

253

21

23

Southeastern University (Fla.)

31-13

203

22

22

York College (Neb.)

22-8

181

23

RV

Belhaven University (Miss.)

28-11

163

24

24

Tabor College (Kan.)

29-6

126

25

10

Faulkner University (Ala.)

29-9

107


Others receiving votes:
Campbellsville University (Ky.) 99; Tennessee Wesleyan College 84; Madonna University (Mich.) 79; Point Park University (Pa.) 77; Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) 66; Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.) 44; William Woods University (Mo.) 15; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 14; Robert Morris University (Ill.) 11; University of Texas at Brownsville 7; Webber International University (Fla.) 5; California State University-San Marcos 5; Shorter University (Ga.) 4; Lindenwood University (Mo.) 4; Martin Methodist College (Tenn.) 3; Iowa Wesleyan College 3; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 1; Indiana Institute of Technology 1; Science and Arts of Oklahoma 1; University of St. Francis (Ill.) 1; Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.) 1; University of Houston - Victoria (Texas) 1.

 INFORMATION SOURCE: AUM Athletics

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