The second release of the NABC Division II coaches poll came out today, and lo and behold, Harding received a vote! I’m not sure who gets to vote in these polls, but to me, it seems like they’re just looking at won-loss records and scores. Our non-conference schedule is relatively weak, so I find it hard to believe that we’re the only GSC West team getting consideration, while the UAMs and Delta States of our division don’t even get a vote.
[EDIT: I do know that one coach from each region gets a vote, so the South region voter may have included us, along with UAH (and obviously Montevallo).]
Here are the rankings:
|Rank||School (first place votes)||Record||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Montevallo, Ala. (7)||6-0||199||1|
|2||Tarleton State, Texas||6-1||189||3|
|5||Seattle Pacific, Wash.||5-0||161||11|
|7||Northern State, S.D.||8-0||141||12|
|8||St. Joseph’s, Ind.||6-0||139||13|
|9||Central Missouri State||7-0||132||10|
|14||Metropolitan State, Colo.(1)||3-2||74||20|
|15||Winona State, Minn.||5-1||69||21|
|16||Mount Olive, N.C.||4-1||66||6|
|18||West Virginia State||5-1||60||22|
|19||Grand Valley State, Mich.||5-1||58||24|
|20||Emporia State, Kan.||6-2||52||16|
|22||West Liberty State, W. Va.||7-0||40||NR|
|23||Holy Family, Pa.||5-1||25||NR|
|24||Southwest Baptist, Mo.||8-0||22||NR|
Others Receiving Votes: Saint Rose (N.Y.) 19, Alaska-Anchorage 15, Alaska-Fairbanks 14, Southern New Hampshire 14, Ashalnd (Ohio) 13, Florida Gulf Coast 11, Fort Hays State (Kan.) 11, Alabama-Huntsville 9, Nebraska-Kearney 9, Seattle (Wash.) 8, St. Michael’s (Ohio) 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 3, Mesa State (Colo.) 3, Central Oklahoma 2, Cal Ply Pomona 1, Cal State-San Bernadino 1, Harding (Ark.) 1, Northern Michigan 1.
GSC teams are in bold. All records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 4. The next poll will be released Tuesday, Dec. 13.