May 3, 2016
For Immediate Release
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MILLERSVILLE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2016 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Millersville (Pa.) [14] 43-4 397 1
2. Tampa (Fla.) [2] 36-7 383 3
3. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 34-6 354 2
4. Colorado Mesa 37-7 352 4
5. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 40-4 340 8
6. California Baptist 37-9 322 6
7. Columbus State (Ga.) 39-11 303 7
8. St. Edward's (Texas) 37-10 274 9
9. Southern New Hampshire 40-5 271 5
10. Quincy (Ill.) 33-11 257 10
11. Lander (S.C.) 35-12 228 11
12. West Florida 33-13 227 12
13. Dixie State (Utah) 38-12 203 14
14. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 37-10 188 20
15. Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 33-14 162 15
16. Minnesota Duluth 33-9 148 -
17. USC Aiken 35-14 121
18. Texas A&M-Kingsville 32-14 107 -
19. Cal Poly-Pomona 31-14 100 23
20. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 28-12-1 97 -
21. West Alabama 35-13 84 21
22. St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 32-11 60 t24
23. Central Missouri 31-12 55 -
24. Lubbock Christian (Texas) 32-15 39 16
25. Catawba (N.C.) 34-17 32 -
Also receiving votes: West Chester, Pa. (32-11) 29; Delta State, Miss. (33-16) 17; Southern Indiana (29-16) 10; Cal. St.-Monterey Bay (31-14) 9; Belmont-Abbey (36-13-1) 9; Arkansas-Monticello (31-13) 8; East Stroudsburg, Pa. (35-14) 6; Erskine, S.C. (37-15) 6; Angelo State, Texas (29-18) 1; West Georgia (37-12) 1.
Dropped out: No. 13 East Stroudsburg (Pa.), No. 17 Arkansas-Monticello, No. 18 Indianapolis (Ind.), No. 19 Erskine (S.C.), No. 22 Augustana (S.D.), No. T24 Belmont-Abbey (N.C.).
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.

2016 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
Feb. 16 (Tampa)
Feb. 23 (Tampa)
March 1 (Tampa)
March 8 (Tampa)
March 15 (Tampa)
March 22 (St. Cloud State)
March 29 (St. Cloud State)
April 5 (St. Cloud State)
April 12 (St. Cloud State)
April 19 (Millersville)
April 26 (Millersville)
May 3 (Millersville)