KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oregon Tech moved up one spot to the No. 16 position in the third regular edition of the 2014 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Poll, announced by the national office Tuesday. The Hustlin’ Owls have won 11-straight heading into Wednesday’s double-header at Northwest Christian University in Eugene.
Concordia (Calif.) retains the No. 1 position for the 13th-straight week in the third edition of the 2014 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. For the first time this year, the Eagles are the consensus No. 1 pick with all 20 first-place votes and 600 total points.
No. 2 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) claims its highest ranking of the season with 536 points. The Warhawks sport a 19-3 overall record and are riding a current 10-game win streak.
Also moving up one spot like Auburn Montgomery is No. 3 LSU Alexandria (La.). The Generals stand 26-3 overall and posted 521 points. LSU Alexandria has recorded recent victories over then-No. 2 Spring Hill (Ala.) on March 15 and a pair of wins over NCAA Division I Grambling (La.) on March. 25.
No. 4 Saint Xavier (Ill.) also improves one position with 513 total points. The Cougars get into the bulk of their schedule with six games scheduled for this week.
No. 5 St. Gregory's improves eight spots this week with 504 points. The Cavaliers are in the top five for the first time in almost five years -- they held a No. 5 ranking on April 21, 2009. They rattled off a 20-game win streak recently before tripping up on March 29 against Benedictine (Kan.). The eight-spot jump is the best within the poll this week.
College of Idaho in the only other CCC team in the Top 25, as the Yotes slipped two spots from No. 22 down to No. 24 this week. Concordia (Ore.) was in the receiving votes category for the third week in a row. Complete Poll