National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 9, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Central Missouri jumps to No. 2
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. Pvs.
1. Tampa (4) Tampa, Fla. 16-5 148 1
2. Central Missouri (1) Warrensburg, Mo. 12-1 139 3
t3. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 17-6 127 4
t3. Rollins (1) Winter Park, Fla. 16-3 127 2
5. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ga. 14-5 120 5
6. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 10-2 97 11
7. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 12-2 95 14
8. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 14-6 93 7
9. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 15-5 74 13
10. Cal State-Los Angeles Los Angeles, Calif. 15-6 72 -
11. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 11-7 72 -
12. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 15-3 69 -
13 Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 15-3 66 6
14. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 14-1-1 65 9
15. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 7-4 59 16
16. Southern Connecticut St. New Haven, Conn. 6-2 47 20
17. Northwest Missouri State Maryville, Mo. 10-2 41 15
18. Sonoma State Rohnert Park, Calif. 12-10 40 25
19 Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, Mass. 0-0 38 -
20. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 19-3 37 18
21. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 12-7 35 8
22. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 17-4 33 19
23. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 7-2 31 21
24 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 8-3 28 -
25. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 10-3 21 22
Others receiving votes: Kentucky Wesleyan 18, Chico State 17, Georgia College & State 13, Mansfield 11, Catawba 10, Fort Hays State 10, West Georgia 9, Grand Valley State 8, Saint Rose 4, Arkansas-Monticello 3, Bryant 3, Emporia State 3, New Haven 3, North Alabama 2, Franklin Pierce 1.

For the Division II regional polls, go to the Slippery Rock official website.

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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)