National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 23, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Mules stay on top
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. 20-2 125 1
2. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 26-3 119 2
3. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 22-1-1 113 6
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 20-9 108 7
5. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 21-7 102 11
6. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 29-5 96 12
7. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 23-9 95 t3
8. Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 20-5 90 22
9. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 19-3 82 8
10. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 25-6 74 10
11. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 21-6 64 9
12. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 17-5 58 18
13. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 22-9 56 5
14. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 16-6 52 14
15. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 7-0 45 t16
16. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 17-5 43 15
17. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 21-8 37 -
18. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 13-2-1 34 13
19. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 26-8 32 -
20. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 18-10-1 27 -
21. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 19-6 26 t3
22. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 16-6 24 -
23. Southern Conn. State New Haven, Conn. 7-4 19 -
24. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 22-9 15 21
t25. Chico State Chico, Calif. 20-11 12 -
t25 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 12-4 12 19
Others receiving votes: Bryant (12-4) 11, Catawba (23-10) 10, UC-San Diego (19-10) 10, Gannon (10-4) 7, Pittsburg State (20-9) 7, West Virginia State (15-4) 5, Caldwell (8-6) 3, Central Oklahoma (20-8) 2, Cameron, Okla. (14-6) 1, Slippery Rock (11-7) 1, Stonehill (8-4) 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)