D-II Poll: Rhodey Makes Move
ATLANTA – For the third consecutive week this spring, there is a new team atop the MCLA Division II New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll. This time it’s Rhode Island at the top of the heap.
The Rams (5-1) pocketed 20 of the 27 first-place votes cast to push them nearly 30 points from the rest of the field.
St. Thomas (2-1), which started the season in the big chair, moved back to No. 2 this week aided by five first-place markers.
Despite losing to their in-state rivals on Friday, formerly top-ranked Montana (6-1) retained a first-place vote and fell to No. 3 – one spot ahead of Montana State (3-1), who beat the Grizzlies, 10-6, in Missoula. The Bobcats did get the remaining first-place vote.
Missouri State (3-0) bounced up a pair of spots to round out the Top 5.
There were no new teams added to the poll this period.
New Balance Division II Coaches Poll – Week 3
|7.||Grand Valley State||479|
|8.||UC San Diego||450|
|10.||Cal State San Marcos||422|
|12.||Florida Gulf Coast||380|
|16.||College of Idaho||244|
|17.||North Dakota State||227|
Receiving votes: Northern Arizona (45), San Diego (25), Baylor (22), Bridgewater State (18), Utah Tech (15), Georgia Southern (11), MSU Denver (6), North Florida (3), Tulane (3), Colorado Mines (2), Loyola Marymount (2), Chico State (2).