National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 27, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Top 5 remains in tact
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. 42-6 175 1
2. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 42-9 164 2
2. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 37-4-1 159 3
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 37-13 152 4
5. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 38-9 148 5
6. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 41-8 143 7
7. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 35-11 120 9
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 37-13 118 8
9. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 39-15 112 10
10. Chico State Chico, Calif. 34-17-1 96 12
11. Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. 40-12 92 11
12. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 35-10 91 16
13. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 37-11 87 6
14. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 38-14 86 18
15. Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 33-13 67 14
16. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 37-14 66 13
17. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 38-11 64 15
18. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 33-18 50 25
19. North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D. 32-12 44 19
20. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 35-11 41 21
21. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 32-11 35 20
22. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 30-18-1 25 17
23. Dowling Oakdale, N.Y. 24-12 24 t23
24. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 32-12 21 -
25. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 25-16 12 -
Dropped out: West Chester (22), Wisconsin-Parkside (t23).
Others receiving votes: Sonoma State (31-23) 11, Wisconsin-Parkside (34-14) 11, Emporia State (32-16) 9, Mount Olive (36-15) 9, Northwest Missouri State (30-15) 8, Mansfield (31-17) 7, Stonehill (25-14) 7, Barry (31-20) 5, Wayne State, Neb. (34-15) 5, West Florida (26-18) 3, East Central Oklahoma (30-19) 2, Grand Valley State (32-14) 2, West Chester (35-10-2) 2.

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)