May 19, 2021
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Mavs hold top spot for seventh straight week
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) A four-game win streak to wrap up the 2021 regular season was enough for Colorado Mesa to solidify its spot atop the NCBWA Division II Top 25 on Wednesday, as the Mavericks hauled in 18 of a possible 19 first-place votes to retain its No. 1 ranking for the seventh-straight week.

With a regular season championship in hand after posting a 34-2 mark against league opponents, the top-seeded Mavericks opened Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament play on Wednesday afternoon. Central Missouri, who picked up the lone remaining first-place vote in Wednesday's poll, is scheduled to continue play in the semifinal round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association on Thursday in nearby Joplin, Mo. The Mules were equally impressive in league play this season with a 30-3 mark against MIAA foes.

Lindenwood (Mo.), who held the top spot in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 in Week 7 (March 31), was the biggest mover in this week's poll as it jumped four spots to No. 7 after it secured the automatic bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional with an 8-6 victory over then-No. 5 Illinois Springfield in the championship game of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The Lions will ride an eight-game win streak into the NCAA postseason.

Two teams re-entered the national ranking after short hiatuses, including Millersville who checked into the No. 21 spot after splitting its first two games in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. Trevecca Nazarene (No. 23) is back in the top 25 after a two-week absence thanks to an unblemished run through the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [18] Grand Junction, Colo. 37-3 474 1
2. Central Missouri [1] Warrensburg, Mo. 36-6 456 2
3. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 32-8 420 4
4. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 33-11 380 6
5. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 36-7 378 9
6. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 34-4 362 7
7. Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 33-7 351 11
8. Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 29-7 340 8
9. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 32-7 330 3
10. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 34-9 309 10
11. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 37-6 290 5
12. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 35-10 275 12
13. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 34-7 256 13
14. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 16-4 230 14
15. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 25-3 229 15
16. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 32-9 187 17
17. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 29-8 174 18
18. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 33-9 149 19
19. MSU Denver Denver, Colo. 32-8 128 21
20. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 21-6 111 20
21. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 27-12 84 RV
22. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 30-12 69 22
23. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville, Tenn. 32-10 52 RV
24. Charleston Charleston, W.Va. 31-8 42 16
25. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 9-9 40 25
Also receiving votes: Western Oregon (20-6) 31; Franklin Pierce (22-8) 11; Colorado Colorado Springs (26-10) 10; Columbus State (29-14) 8; Quincy (28-13) 4; West Virginia State (32-8) 4; Arkansas Tech (27-14) 1.
Dropped out: Quincy (23); Western Oregon (24).

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2021 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Angelo State)
Feb. 17 (Angelo State)
Feb. 24 (Angelo State)
March 3 (Angelo State)
March 10 (Angelo State)
March 17 (Angelo State)
March 24 (Angelo State)
March 31 (Lindenwood)
April 7 (Colorado Mesa)
April 14 (Colorado Mesa)
April 21 (Colorado Mesa)
April 28 (Colorado Mesa)
May 5 (Colorado Mesa)
May 12 (Colorado Mesa)
May 19 (Colorado Mesa)
May 26 (Colorado Mesa)
Final (Wingate)