National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 13, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Mules continue run at No. 1
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 (8) Warrensburg, Mo. 31-4 200 1
2. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 31-2-1 189 2
3. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 35-7 181 3
4. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 33-5 177 4
5. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 29-13 168 5
6. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 33-9 156 10
7. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 30-12 142 8
8. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 31-9 136 6
9. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 29-9 128 t11
10. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 30-12 119 9
11. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 30-11 105 14
12. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 27-9 102 7
13. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 35-8 97 18
14. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 34-13 73 16
15. Chico State Chico, Calif. 28-14-1 70 17
16. Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 26-10 62 13
17. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 18-3 61 15
18. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 28-10 59 21
19. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 37-10 53 22
t20. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 26-14-1 44 25
t20. Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. 18-9 44 24
22. Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 25-11 36 20
23. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 27-6 30 t11
24. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 25-8 25 19
25. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 23-18 23 25
Dropped out:  None.
Others receiving votes: West Virginia State (28-10) 21, Sonoma State (26-18) 16, Grand Valley State (25-12) 15, Mount Olive (32-12) 8, Wisconsin-Parkside (25-13) 8, Kutztown (22-10) 7, Southwest Minnesota State (22-9) 7, Caldwell (15-9) 6, Wayne State, Neb. (27-11) 4, Bryant (20-9) 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)