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David Boyce | NCAA.com | May 3, 2017

Carson-Newman, West Florida leap into the rankings

  Carson-Newman jumped into the power rankings after laying claim to their tenth tournament title.

In the Week 5 DII softball power rankings, Carson-Newman and West Florida entered the rankings. 

Note: These power rankings are not affiliated with the NCAA selection committee and teams are ranked at the sole discretion of the writer.

Rank School Record Comments Previous
1

Angelo State

51-4 It heads into the Lone Star Conference Tournament on a 16-game winning streak. 1
2

North Georgia

44-10 It heads into the Southeast Regional, May 11-13, on a nine-game winning streak. 2
3

Minnesota State

50-6 It reached 50 wins for first time since 2011. 4
4

Harding

50-6 It became just the second team in GAC history to reach 50 wins. 5
5

West Texas A&M

40-9 It outscored opponents 36-6 during a four-game winning streak. 6
6

West Virginia Wesleyan

40-6 It heads into the MEC Tournament on a 15-game winning streak. 7
7

Central Oklahoma

47-9 It won the MIAA regular-season and tournament titles. 10
8

Colorado Mesa

42-6 It prepares for RMAC Tournament with a perfect 20-0 home record. 9
9

Pfeiffer

44-6 It lost in the championship game of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. 3
10

Cal State Monterey Bay

42-9 It beat Humboldt State in its final regular-season game. 8
11

Southern Indiana

40-10 The last four regular-season games were rained out. 12
12

St. Mary’s (TX)

40-12 This is its fifth straight season with 40 or more wins. 16
13

Humboldt State

34-12 It's preparing for the CCAA Tournament after splitting the regular season title with Monterey Bay. 13
14

Carson-Newman

43-11 It won its tenth South Atlantic Conference Tournament. NR
15

California Baptist

36-11 It is in the middle of two and a half weeks without games before regionals start. 15
16

West Florida

39-12 It allowed only one run in last three games. NR

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