April 18, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Five teams nab first-place votes
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MERCYHURST TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2017 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Mercyhurst [11] Erie, Pa. 27-2 405 2
2. Southern Arkansas [1] Magnolia, Ark. 32-7 392 4
3. Delta State [2] Cleveland, Miss. 32-8 387 5
4. Mount Olive [2] Mount Olive, N.C. 37-7 375 7
5. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 25-6 354 6
6. Chico State [1] Chico, Calif. 31-7 342 10
7. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 29-10 328 8
8. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 32-8 311 1
9. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 27-10 280 9
10. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 31-8 255 13
11. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 29-8 252 12
12. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 25-13 202 11
13. Dixie State St. George, Utah 29-9 199 23
14. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 22-6 187 17
15. Catawba College Salisbury, N.C. 30-12 180 15
16. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 27-9 157 16
17. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 31-7 145 3
18. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 29-8 141 25
19. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 28-7 129 19
20. Northwood Midland, Mich. 27-8 103 NR
21. Felician Rutherford, N.J. 23-9 101 20
22. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 30-11 87 22
23. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 30-8 83 24
24. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 24-12 28 NR
25. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 23-12 21 NR
Also receiving votes: California Baptist (27-15) 17; North Greenville, S.C. (34-12) 17; North Alabama (27-15) 12; St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. (21-12) 10; UC San Diego, Calif. (25-10) 8; St. Cloud State, Minn. (27-11) 6; Texas A&M-Kingsville (24-10) 5; Walsh, Ohio (25-9) 2; Georgia College (28-10) 2; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (25-15) 1; Southern Connecticut State (19-8-1) 1.
Dropped out: No. 14 UC San Diego (Calif.); No. 18 Nova Southeastern (Fla.); No. 21 Drury (Mo.)
Regional Polls

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2017 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 21 (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 28 (Nova Southeastern)
March 7 (Nova Southeastern)
March 14 (USC Aiken)
March 21 (Tampa)
March 28 (Chico State)
April 4 (Chico State)
April 11 (North Georgia)
April 18 (Mercyhurst)