March 7, 2012

Saints up Two Spots to No. 2 in the Latest NFCA top 25 Poll

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia Saints softball team jumped up two spots to No. 2 in the country in the latest NFCA Division II poll released on Wednesday afternoon.

After going 5-0 over the weekend in Spartanburg, South Carolina, North Georgia was recognized by the voters as again one of the top two teams in the country.

Taking part in the 2012 Mid-South Classic, the Saints knocked off Carson-Newman and then No. 22-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne. North Georgia also took down West Liberty, Catawba and Le Moyne.

North Georgia (19-3) received four of the possible 16 first-place votes from the committee.

Despite dropping their first two games of the season over the weekend, Alabama-Huntsville remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. The Chargers received nine first-place votes.

Angelo State, Valdosta State and Cal State Dominguez Hills rounded out the top five.

The new rankings make the Captain D's Classic that much more exciting. 

With North Georgia scheduled to play Alabama-Huntsville twice this weekend, there will be a battle of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the land.

With Columbus State checking in at No. 24 in the country this week, there will be three top-25 teams in action this weekend.

For the complete poll click here

For the Captain D's Tournament site click here