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Red Raider Softball Earns Votes In Coaches’ Poll

Northwestern College continues to receive votes in the NAIA Softball Coaches’ poll released Tuesday by the national office. 


This is the third consecutive week the Red Raiders earned national recognition, totaling three points in the April 10 ranking. Off to an 18-5 record this season, Northwestern is one of two teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in the poll; Morningside (T25th).

Georgia Gwinnett was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the April 10 poll, earning all 19 first place votes with a 35-2 record. Marian (Ind.) is second with a 23-1 record, followed by Science & Arts (Okla.), Campbellsville (Ky.) and Oklahoma City. 

2018 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 3 (April 10, 2018)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2018 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Georgia Gwinnett (19) 35-2 529
2 3 Marian (Ind.) 23-1 503
3 2 Science & Arts (Okla.) 36-3 497
4 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) 29-4 482
5 6 Oklahoma City 32-5 463
6 15 Hope International (Calif.) 34-4 429
7 13 Mobile (Ala.) 31-8 388
8 5 Vanguard (Calif.) 41-6 384
T9 14 Southern Oregon 29-9 380
T9 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 29-6 380
11 12 Indiana Wesleyan 30-5 375
12 9 William Carey (Miss.) 26-8 332
13 7 Corban (Ore.) 23-8 318
14 10 Thomas (Ga.) 25-9 315
15 8 Columbia (Mo.) 16-9 285
16 16 Jamestown (N.D.) 29-6 281
17 18 Central Methodist (Mo.) 23-4 276
18 21 Faulkner (Ala.) 31-7 228
19 17 St. Francis (Ill.) 16-6 220
20 22 Warner (Fla.) 26-9 217
21 19 Brenau (Ga.) 20-11 177
T22 NR Grand View (Iowa) 20-4 141
T22 24 Oregon Tech 24-9 141
24 20 Ottawa (Kan.) 24-10 122
T25 25 Morningside (Iowa) 15-8 86
T25 23 Baker (Kan.) 25-6 86

Others Receiving Votes: Rio Grande (Ohio) 61; Valley City State (N.D.) 58; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 53; Southeastern (Fla.) 43; Georgetown (Ky.) 31; Texas Wesleyan 28; Aquinas (Mich.) 19; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 16; LSU Alexandria (La.) 12; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 9; Cumberland (Tenn.) 6; Northwestern (Iowa) 3.

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