National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 30, 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 (7) Warrensburg, Mo. 25-2 175 1
2. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 30-4 166 2
3. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 26-2-1 159 3
4. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 25-7 150 5
5. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 25-3 142 9
6. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 24-10 137 4
t7. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 21-6 115 12
t7. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 25-10 115 7
9. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 28-8 99 10
10. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 18-4 94 -
11. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 19-7 93 14
12. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 26-9 90 13
13. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 20-2-1 87 18
t14. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 25-8 84 -
t14. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 20-6 84 16
16. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 24-8 60 11
17. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 21-8 59 21
18. Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 23-8 48 8
19. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 29-10 45 -
20. Chico State Chico, Calif. 22-12 37 t25
21. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 10-2 29 15
22. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 19-12-1 27 20
23. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 26-8 25 17
24. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 24-11 21 24
25. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 20-8 20 -
Others receiving votes: West Georgia (26-6) 19, UC-San Diego (24-12) 18, Southern Connecticut State (11-6) 17, Wayne State, Neb. (19-7) 17, Wisconsin-Parkside (17-8) 12, Kutztown (16-6) 5, St. Mary's Texas (29-10) 4, Mount Olive (27-10) 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)