The University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars softball team moved up three spots Tuesday and landed at No. 16 in the first regular-season edition of the 2011 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
The Jaguars, 15-9 going into Tuesday's doubleheader with Prairie View, were tied for third in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference rankings release Monday.
California State University-San Marcos (28-5), the top ranked A.I.I. team, and Central Baptist College (Ark.) ranked No. 2, drew top-10 rankings in the first 2011 NAIA poll. CSUSM moved from eighth to fourth, while CBC (24-0) broke into the Top 25 with a No. 7 ranking.
UHV and Central Baptist square off on Friday at 1 p.m. in a doubleheader at Burdge Field. The Jaguars, who were ranked No. 19 in the pre-season poll, received 277 points and were 10 behind No. 15 University of Mobile25 behind No. 14 Marian University.
For the 17th-consecutive poll dating back to the 2009 season, California Baptist University took the top spot with 21 first-place votes and 591 points. Cal Baptist is currently 33-1 on the season. William Carey University moved from No. 3 to No. 2, while Concordia University (Calif.) moved up from No. 6 to No. 3Simon Fraser University, which shared the No. 3 A.I.I. spot with UHV, fell from No. 2 to No. 25.