National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 6, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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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 (6) Warrensburg, Mo. 28-4 194 1
2. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 30-2-1 190 3
3. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 32-6 183 2
4. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 27-4 172 5
5. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 27-12 165 6
6. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 27-9 139 4
7. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 23-7 123 11
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 27-11 122 t7
9. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 28-11 120 12
10. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 28-9 117 23
t11. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 26-9 116 17
t11. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 24-3-2 116 13
13. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 24-7 103 t14
14. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 27-9 83 16
15. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 12-2 76 21
16. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 31-12 74 19
17. Chico State Chico, Calif. 26-12-1 71 20
18. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 32-8 69 9
19. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 24-8 53 t7
20. Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 24-10 49 18
21. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 28-10 46 t14
22. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 33-10 42 -
23. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 21-16 34 -
24. Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. 14-7 24 -
25. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 21-14-1 23 22
Dropped out:  Bryant (10), Lander (24), West Virginia State (25)
Others receiving votes: Mount Olive (30-10) 21, Bryant (18-7) 15, Emporia State (23-12) 14, Wisconsin-Parkside (20-11) 12, Slippery Rock (20-10) 8, Armstrong Atlantic (25-14) 3, Wayne State, Neb. (22-10) 3, Lander (26-14) 2, UC-San Diego (25-16) 2, Barry (23-14) 1, Caldwell (14-9) 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)