Alabama, winners at the Ping/ASU event, claimed the No. 2 spot in the poll for the fourth straight edition. The Crimson Tide received three first-place votes, have four wins, including three in their last three starts, and play for the SEC Championship title this coming weekend.
Nova Southeastern remained the unanimous pick among the voting members for the top spot in the Division II coaches' poll. The Sharks earned all 19 votes as it has won six team titles in eight starts, their only blemishes on the resume coming at events where the majority of teams were D-I schools.
Flip-Flopping at No. 2 and No. 3 are St. Edward's and Lynn, the two schools separated by one single point in the ranking. Rollins and Barry, previous No. 5 and 6, have moved into the No. 3 and No. 4. Rounding out the top five is Barry.
Mary Hardin-Baylor retained its No. 2 spot, earning five first-place votes (No. 4 DePauw is the only one that with a vote). Washington (St. Louis) is No. 3.