National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 16, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Mules ascend to top spot
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE
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. Central Missouri (5) Warrensburg, Mo. 15-2 148 2
2. Rollins (1) Winter Park, Fla. 23-3 137 t3
t3. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 17-2 133 7
t3. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 22-6 133 1
5. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 21-6 120 t3
6. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 19-1-1 116 14
7. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 16-8 115 11
8. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 17-3 112 6
9. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 20-3 108 12
10. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 22-5 78 22
11. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 16-7 72 8
12. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 20-4 71 20
13. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 11-1-1 70 -
14. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 15-6 61 15
15. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 14-4 46 25
t16. Cal State-Los Angeles Los Angeles, Calif. 17-9 41 10
t16. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 6-0 41 -
18. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 15-5 40 13
19. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 12-4 36 23
20. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 20-9 33 -
21. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 21-5 32 -
22. Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 15-5 25 -
23. West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. 21-3 23 -
24. Cal St.-San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. 17-8 22 -
25. Georgia Coll. & State Milledgeville, Ga. 16-8 20 -
Others receiving votes: Southern Connecticut State (7-3) 19, Emporia State (14-6) 18, Florida Southern (15-10-1) 16, Armstrong Atlantic (16-9) 14, Kentucky Wesleyan (10-4) 12, Mount Olive (22-7) 10, Winona State (8-4) 10, Franklin Pierce (5-5) 6, Arkansas Tech (19-8) 3, Northwest Missouri State (13-6) 3, North Alabama (17-7-1) 2, Slippery Rock (11-7) 2.

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)