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April 1, 2010

2010 Season - Vikings are 11th in NCAA softball

Riding the crest of a six game winning streak, the Augustana Vikings softball team still dropped one spot in the latest NCAA Division III ranking, according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Veteran head coach Kris Kistler’s team is currently 14-5 overall and is ranked 11 th with 122 points. A week ago the Vikings were 10 th and they won six games in a total of five days, including four in the Augustana Invitational on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28.

Augustana will open the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin season this afternoon (Thursday, April 1) with a doubleheader at Wheaton.

2010 NCAA DIVISION III SOFTBALL POLL

As of 04/01/10 and compiled by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

PTS

PREVIOUS WEEK

1

Louisiana College

23-1

200

1

2

Texas-Tyler

18-2

192

2

3

East Texas Baptist

20-2

183

3

4

Christopher Newport

20-6

162

5

5

Messiah

14-3

158

4

6

Ohio Northern

15-1

155

8

7

Central of Iowa

14-5

137

11

8

College of New Jersey

13-3

136

NR

9

SUNY-Cortland

10-4

132

6

10

Luther

11-3

127

7

11

AUGUSTANA

14-5

122

10

11

Mississippi College

14-3

122

9

13

Capital

13-2

85

13

14

Eastern Connecticut

8-2

82

14

15

Washington

18-4

72

18

16

Linfield

18-5

58

16

17

Williamette

18-5

66

19

18

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

18-4

60

12

19

Salisbury

19-2

59

17

20

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

14-4

41

15

21

Chicago

10-2

40

NR

22

Brandeis

13-4-1

39

20

23

Mount Union

11-7

37

23

24

Coe

12-5

32

24

25

Moravian

12-6

31

NR

 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Coast Guard (15); DePauw (12); St. Thomas (9); Emerson (6); Redlands (5); Guilford (3).

DROPPED OUT OF RANKINGS: No. 21 Coast Guard; No. 22 Rowan; No. 25 Wisconsin-Whitewater