Armstrong Soccer Moves To No. 7 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State University women's soccer squad moved up to No. 7 in the latest NSCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday by the organization. The Pirates were the biggest movers in the poll, moving up 12 spots.
Armstrong (15-2-3) made the leap after capturing the 2011 Peach Belt Conference tournament title on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Columbus State. True to the depth of the conference, there are three Peach Belt teams ranked in this week's poll as CSU (15-4-2) entered the poll at No. 20, while North Georgia (15-2-1) appears at No. 25.
The ranking is the highest for the Pirates since Armstrong was ranked No. 3 on Oct. 26 of last season. Armstrong began the year ranked No. 8 in the 2011 NSCAA Preseason poll.
Grand Valley State (18-0-2) moved into the top spot of this week's poll, followed by California (Pa.) (18-0-2) and Bridgeport (16-0-1). Central Missouri (19-1-1) and Seattle Pacific (16-2) round out the top five schools.
Click here to view the complete NSCAA Division II Top 25 poll for November 8.
Armstrong hosts one of two NCAA Southeast Regionals this weekend as No. 25 North Georgia and Wingate will face off on Friday at 1:00 p.m., with the winner meeting the Pirates on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The winner advances to the NCAA Southeast Regional final on Nov. 18.