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Central to No. 17 in softball rankings

Softball | May 7, 2014

PELLA — Central College dropped four spots to No. 17 in the NFCA Division III Top 25 rankings.

The Dutch, who were defeated twice in last weekend’s Iowa Conference tournament at Cedar Rapids, are 30-10 and play host to a four-team NCAA regional tourney Friday through Sunday in Pella. Central opens against North Central (Ill.), which is unranked, Friday at 3:30 p.m. In the 1 p.m. game, top-seeded Luther meets Washingon-St. Louis (Mo.). Luther (30-6), which tied for second place with Central in the Iowa Conference standings but won last weekend’s league tournament, jumped three spots to No. 8. Washington-St. Louis is unranked.

Conference rival Coe College, which also plays host to a four-team regional, slipped two positions to No. 11.

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