National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 2, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
2003 national runner-up debuts at No. 1
TAMPA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2004 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School Location Record Pts.
1. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 14-4 121
2. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 13-3 110
3. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 6-2 108
4. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 15-5 106
5. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ga. 11-3 102
6. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 10-3 102
7. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 11-4 95
8. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 10-5 88
9. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 12-0 78
10. Chico State Chico, Calif. 11-6 72
11. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 7-1 68
12. Georgia College & State Milledgeville, Ga. 10-5 58
13. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 12-3 59
14. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 9-1 53
15. Northwest Missouri State Maryville, Mo. 7-1 52
16. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 6-1 46
17. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 2-0 45
18. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 11-3 44
19. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 15-2 32
20. Southern Connecticut State New Haven, Conn. 2-1 30
21. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 7-1 23
22. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 7-1 21
23. Arkansas-Monticello Monticello, Ark. 13-2 18
24. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 0-0 17
25. Sonoma State Rohnert Park, Calif. 9-8 15
Others receiving votes: Augusta State 11, Cal State-Los Angeles 8, North Florida 7, West Chester 7, North Alabama 6, Massachusetts-Lowell 5, Fort Hays State 3, Indianapolis 3, Northern Kentucky 1, Slippery Rock 1.

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2004 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
March 2 (Tampa)
March 9 (Tampa)
March 16 (Central Missouri State)
March 23 (Central Missouri State)
March 30 (Central Missouri State)
April 6 (Central Missouri State)
April 13 (Central Missouri State)
April 20 (Central Missouri State)
April 27 (Central Missouri State)
May 4 (Central Missouri State)