Emily Otto (#5) has been nearly lights-out on the mound this season, helping the Lions get to No. 12 in the national rankings this week.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team ranks 12th in the newest National Fastpitch Coaches Association coaches poll. The Lions were ranked 14th in last week's poll. The poll was released Wednesday by the NFCA. The Lions have been nationally ranked in 20 consecutive NFCA polls dating back to last season.

The Lions are on a five-game winning streak. The team swept Western New Mexico over the weekend and also swept a doubleheader against Rogers State on Tuesday.

The Lions are currently 27-9 on the season and 13-5 in conference play. They are one of four teams from the Lone Star Conference in the top 25 poll. A&M-Kingsville is ranked 6th followed by West Texas A&M at 9th, A&M-Commerce at 12th and Angelo State at 24th.

The No. 12 Lions will face No. 24 Angelo State in a three-game series this weekend. The teams will play in a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. The teams will then meet in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. All games will be played at Mayer Field in San Angelo.

2019 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 27 (Week 6)

RankSchoolTotals2019 RecordPrevious Week
1West Florida (8)38531-43
2Central Oklahoma (5)38126-22
3North Georgia (3)37927-71
4Southern Arkansas34126-65
5Concordia Irvine32023-37
6Texas A&M-Kingsville31126-411
7Grand Valley State31019-38
9West Texas A&M26023-86
10Florida Tech25326-712
11UC San Diego24720-616
12Texas A&M-Commerce21725-914
13Chico State18718-74
15Colorado Mesa16723-618
16Valdosta State16320-913
17Wayne State University15319-615
18Southern New Hampshire14016-419
19Lincoln Memorial13526-623
22Mississippi College5323-821
22Winona State5315-522
24Angelo State4424-1024
25Georgian Court3320-5RV