Jan. 28, 2009

Courtesy of NFCA

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lock Haven University has been selected to top the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, it was announced today. Following a dramatic extra-innings loss to Humboldt State in last year's NCAA Semifinal, the Eagles recorded 388 of a possible 400 points despite garnering just six of a possible 16 first-place votes. Defending NCAA Champion Humboldt State pulled the remaining 10 first-place votes but sits in second place in the preseason poll. Last season’s runner-up, Emporia State, ranks 23rd while Lock Haven’s co-semifinalist, St. Edward’s, is ranked third.

The 2009 NCAA Division II Championship will take place May 21-25 in Salem, Va., at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex.

The NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records shown are the teams final 2008 records. Last ranking reflects the final 2008 poll. First-place votes are in parentheses.