SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University softball squad is ranked third in the latest NCAA Division II Regional Rankings, released today by the national committee.
The Pirates (31-11) slip one spot despite being idle for the week. North Georgia (44-10) remains No. 1, but SAC tournament champion Carson-Newman (43-11) lept from No. 4 to No. 2. Liemstone (40-11) is fourth, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne (44-11), Young Harris (42-12), Pfeiffer (44-6) and Flagler (37-19). Conference Carolinas tournament champion North Greenville (34-16) is ninth and Coker (35-17) is 10th.
The regional rankings are used by the selection committee to determine who will compete in the upcoming 2017 NCAA Division II Softball Championships. Eight teams will advance with three automatic bids going to the tournament champions of the Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas. Five at-large berths will also be selected, with the announcement of participating teams being made at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8th, on an NCAA.com selection show.
The top two teams will host a four-team sub-regional on May 11-13, with the winners of the two sub-regionals advancing to the highest remaining seed site for the NCAA DII Southeast Super Regional on May 18-19. The winner will then advance to the DII Championships in Salem, Va., on May 25-29.