National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 20, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Rollins hops up to No. 2
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. 37-5 200 1
2. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 38-8 188 3
2. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 33-4-1 182 2
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 33-13 168 5
5. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 34-9 156 8
6. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 33-9 155 6
7. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 38-6 151 4
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 33-12 139 7
9. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 32-10 119 12
10. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 27-14 111 14
11. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 37-10 101 13
12. Chico State Chico, Calif. 32-15-1 98 15
13. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 33-13 92 11
14. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 30-11 79 9
15. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 38-11 78 19
16. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 31-8 75 24
17. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 29-15-1 64 20
18. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 33-14 63 10
19. North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D. 30-10 62 -
20. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 26-10 52 -
21. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 31-10 50 -
22. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 32-7-2 30 23
t23. Dowling Oakdale, N.Y. 21-11 29 -
t23. Wisconsin-Parkside Parkside, Wis. 31-13 29 -
25. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 28-18 27 25
Dropped out:  Missouri Western (16), New Haven (17), Central Oklahoma (18), Southern Connecticut (t20), Fort Hays State (22).
Others receiving votes: Central Oklahoma (32-12) 22, Southwest Minnesota State (24-13) 13, Sonoma State (28-21) 12, Stonehill (21-10) 9, Missouri Western (28-13) 8, Mount Olive (33-14) 8, Grand Valley State (30-12) 6, Southern Connecticut State (21-12) 6, Kutztown (28-11) 4, Minnesota State-Mankato (26-12) 3, Barry (27-19) 2, Wayne State, Neb. (30-13) 2, Cal State-San Bernardino (27-19-1) 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)