Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Findlay retains the top spot in the NABC/Division II Coaches Poll for this week after recording two home victories and LIU-C.W. Post remains second, but a slight shuffle took place after that after two of the top 10 teams suffered losses last week.
The Oilers (20-0) and Pioneers (18-0) stayed in their places atop the poll, but Central Oklahoma's loss to Northeastern State dropped the Bronchos seven spots to tenth this week. As a result, a number of teams moved up a spot with BYU-Hawaii (16-1) moving up to third, Gannon (18-2) to fourth and Southwest Baptist (18-3) to No. 5.
Northern Kentucky and Alderson-Broaddus also moved up one spot apiece to sixth and seventh, respectively, while Christian Brothers moved up two spots after South Carolina Aiken's loss Saturday. Augusta State moved back into the top 10 with that result to No. 9, just ahead of Central Oklahoma.
Central Missouri heads up the second ten, with Benedict, Southern Indiana, Georgia College & State and South Carolina Aiken filling the next four spots. Claflin came in at No. 16 this week, with Minnesota State, Bellarmine, Bentley and Armstrong Atlantic State ounding out the top 20.
The last five in this week's Top 25 include three teams making their first appearance in the poll this season - No. 21 Virginia Union, No. 23 Metropolitan State and No. 25 Western Washington. Florida Southern dropped two spots to 22nd while Southwest Minnesota State returned to the rankings at No. 24.