As expected as we find ourselves all mixed up as the conference schedules play themselves out. Armstrong State saw the fall this week being swept by Columbus State to drop 2 spots to the #3 spot. Pfeiffer and North Georgia stayed undefeated and used it to each move up a spot. While North Georgia currently is ranked the highest in the Massey Ratings (9) we have Pfeiffer who has reached a program best #3 ranking in the NFCA poll. While Pfeiffer claims the top sport this week, the strength of schedule for the Peach Belt teams could see them jump Pfeiffer with some quality wins towards the end of the season.
In our #4 spot is Young Harris who stays the same, however, in the Massey Ratings they are the second highest rated team with a 13 ranking. Their 7 losses in the region keep us from jumping them up higher, but a series with North Georgia this weekend will clear the picture up for the regional rankings and the PBC standings.
Limestone and Carson-Newman see themselves stay in the same spot this week. Both teams continue to play well however each recorded a loss this last week. Number 5 Limestone has moved up in the NFCA rankings to the 21 spot and are ranked 27 in the Massey Ratings, 5th best in the Southeast. Carson-Newman is starting to receive votes and has improved their Massey Ratings to be ranked 32 for 6th best in the region.
Lenoir-Rhyne and Georgia College have swapped places this week with Lenoir-Rhyne coming in at the 7th spot while Georgia College now at the 8th spot. Lenoir-Rhyne used a 4-0 weekend to move back up in our standings and the Massey Ratings to be at 50 while Georgia College fell to 54.
Flagler moved up to the #9 spot while Coker enters the rankings for the first time as a 2-2 week for Anderson saw them drop just out of the top 10. Flagler is actually the 7th best team in the Southeast for the Massey Ratings, however their 23-9 record in the region and 17 overall losses, the most of any school in the top 10, keeps them from breaking into the top 8. But Flagler still has 3 PBC series left, all at home, and a win over Gerogia College can help Flagler jump into the top 8. Coker used a 3-1 week including a sweep over Wingate to come in at 58 in the Massey Ratings, 10th best in the Southeast. Anderson fell out hurt most by a split with Tusculum.