Lions ranked No. 9 nationally in NFCA Coaches Poll.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team fell three spots in this week’s national rankings, as the Lions are ranked No. 9 in the national coaches poll released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.
It marks the 45th consecutive poll in which they ranked A&M-Commerce in the nation’s top 25. The Lions are 25-12 on the season after two games last week at Oklahoma Christian.
A&M-Commerce has seven teams in this top 25 on this year’s schedule, including No. 1 Augustana, No. 3 UT Tyler, No. 6 Oklahoma Christian, No. 11 West Texas A&M, No. 21 Southern Arkansas, No. 23 Angelo State, and No. 25 Texas A&M-Kingsville. Lions are currently 8-8 against teams in the national rankings at the time of the game.
The Lions have six games remaining in the regular season, including a home doubleheader with No. 3 UT-Tyler on Saturday, May 1. A&M-Commerce then plays at Cameron on Monday, May 3, then closes the year with St. Edward’s at home on Sunday, May 9.
2021 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 28
|Rank||School||Points||2021 Record||Last Poll|
|2||Valdosta State (3)||387||32-3||2|
|4||North Georgia (1)||356||33-5||4|
|10||West Texas A&M||238||30-10||12|
|14||Grand Valley State||191||31-7||14|
New to Poll: No. 24 Biola, t-No.25 Northwest Nazarene.
Dropped Out: No. 25 Charleston
Receiving Votes: Kutztown (14), Southeastern Oklahoma State (7), Georgian Court (6), Shepherd (5), Central Missouri (1), Tampa (1).