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R-MC Softball Receives Votes in NFCA Preseason Poll

R-MC Softball Receives Votes in NFCA Preseason Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ahead of the 2017 softball season, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released a top 25 ranking. The Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets received four votes in the first poll of the season.

The NFCA poll consists of eight head coaches from the eight regions.

R-MC finished the 2016 season with a 31-13 overall record and 12-6 ODAC record. The Yellow Jackets open their season on February 25 with home games against Frostburg State at 1 and 3 p.m.

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NFCA Division III Top 25 Preseason Poll – Feb. 1, 2017

Rank

Team

2016 Record

Points

1

Texas-Tyler (8)

49-5

200

2

St. John Fisher

41-12

192

3

Messiah

47-6

184

4

Emory

46-8

176

5

East Texas Baptist

35-10

161

6

Berry

39-8

154

7

Texas Lutheran

43-5

152

8

Luther

40-5

151

9

Manhattanville

41-5

142

10

Linfield

32-16

100

11

Rowan

42-11

89

12

Alma

33-10

81

13 (tie)

Birmingham-Southern

37-10

70

 

St. Catherine

34-11

70

15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

38-9

66

16

Christopher Newport

35-9

62

17

Moravian

37-6

56

18

St. Thomas (Minn.)

43-8

54

19 (tie)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

34-14

49

 

Trine

33-14

49

 

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

26-13-1

49

22

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

37-10-1

46

23

Williams

35-11

39

24

Cortland

38-11

38

25

Virginia Wesleyan

38-7

29

 
Others receiving votes: Central (Iowa) 21, Salisbury 20, Wisconsin-Whitewater 17, Ithaca 16, DePauw 15, Illinois Wesleyan 11, Tufts 11, Washington (Mo.) 10, Aurora 8, Randolph Macon 4 and Otterbein 1.