The Lenoir-Rhyne softball team moved back into the national rankings this week. The Lady Bears are ranked No. 23 in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Div. II top 25 Poll.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 37-10 on the season, and has won 15 of its last 16 games including eight straight contests.
L-R is also in a three-way tie for first place in the South Atlantic Conference standings with Anderson and Tusculum at 9-3.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Brevard (18-19, 7-7) in a league doubleheader on Friday afternoon at Bears Field beginning at 3 p.m.
The NFCA NCAA Div. II top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Div. II head coaches with two representing each of the eight NCAA regions.
NFCA NCAA Div. II Top 25 National Poll (Week 7)
1. Valdosta State (Ga.)
3. Winona State (Minn.)
4. Central Oklahoma
5. Kutztown (Pa.)
6. Barry (Fla.)
7. Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.)
9. California State Monterey Bay
10. California State Dominguez Hills
11. Minnesota State Mankato
12. Angelo State (Texas)
13. North Georgia
14. Grand Valley State (Mich.)
15. California State Chico
16. Rollins (Fla.)
17. Missouri Western State
18. Southern Connecticut State
19. Augusta State (Ga.)
20. Emporia State (Kan.)
22. Augustana (S.D.)
24. West Texas A&M
25. California (Pa.)