The Tampa Spartans moved up 3 notches to take over the top spot but the Nova Southeastern University Sharks (logo at right) made an enormous jump, from 17th all the way up to 8th. The Lynn University Fighting Knights, however, made the most astonishing leap of the week , moving from 27th last week to 12th this week.
The complete rankings: 1. Tampa Spartans *** 2. St Mary’s University Rattlers *** 3. Tusculum Pioneers *** 4. Central Missouri Mules *** T5. Mt Olive College Warriors *** T5. West Chester Golden Rams *** 7. Armstong Atlantic Pirates *** T8. Nova Southeastern Sharks *** T8. Angelo State Rams *** 10. St Cloud State Huskies *** 11. Aiken Pacers *** 12. Lynn Fighting Knights *** 13. Southern New Hampshire University Penmen *** 14. Lemoyne Dolphins *** 15. Northern Kentucky Norse *** T16. Delta State Statesmen *** T16. Catawba Braves *** T16. Minnesota State Mavericks *** 19. Western Oregon Wolves *** 20. Francis Marion Patriots *** 21. Colorado Mesa Mavericks *** 22. WTAM Buffaloes *** 23. Mercyhurst Lakers *** 24. UNC Pembroke Braves *** T25. TAMK Javelinas *** T25. Kutztown Golden Bears OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES – Franklin Pierce Ravens Seton Hill Griffins UC San Diego Tritons West Florida Argonauts (defending champs) Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm Southern Arkansas Muleriders Indianapolis Greyhounds