ATLANTA – For the sixth consecutive week, it’s Rhode Island in the top spot of the New Balance MCLA Division II Coaches Poll, which was released on April 12.
The Rams (10-1), who have won 10-straight contests, gobbled up 21 of the 27 top votes to easily remain at No. 1. Rhode Island has its last D-II contest on Friday night against CLC rival Bridgewater State.
Cal State San Marcos (10-1) picked up a couple more first-place votes (6) this week to strengthen its spot at No. 2. The Cougars face their stiffest test of the season on Saturday when they host No. 9 UC San Diego (10-1).
Montana State (8-1) remains at No. 3 after dispatching No. 12 Utah State (8-6) over the weekend.
St. Thomas (4-2) remains at No. 4 after a win over No. 17 Minn.-Duluth (3-6).
There is a tie at No. 5 this poll with Missouri State (6-1) and Montana (13-2) sharing the honor.
There were no new additions to the poll this week.
New Balance Division II Coaches Poll – Week 8
|2.||Cal State San Marcos||642||6|
|7.||Florida Gulf Coast||520|
|8.||Grand Valley State||519|
|9.||UC San Diego||456|
|19.||College of Idaho||190|
|20.||North Dakota State||170|
Receiving votes: Northern Arizona (54), Baylor (16), Tulane (14), San Diego (12), MSU Denver (11), Georgia Southern (1), UNC-Wilmington (1).