National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 10, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Defending champs expected to repeat
DELTA STATE TOPS NCBWA
DIVISION II PRESEASON POLL

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2005 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Delta State [6] Cleveland, Miss. 54-11 174 3
2. Central Missouri St. [1] Warrensburg, Mo. 57-8 168 1
3. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 35-22-1 150 -
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 41-18 142 5
5. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 32-24 133 -
t6. Chico State Chico, Calif. 39-19-1 132 18
t6. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 41-16 132 10
8. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 43-12 116 7
9. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 48-12 113 2
10. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 47-15 103 6
11. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 45-15 89 t12
12. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 40-21 88 16
13. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 46-16 85 t23
14. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 40-17 84 25
15. Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 43-8-1 77 4
16. Sonoma State Rohnert Park, Calif. 37-26 63 22
17. Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 40-17 52 14
18. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 37-16 51 -
19. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 35-18 37 -
20. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 38-18 35 20
21. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 42-16 34 t12
22. St. Anselm Manchester, N.H. 30-22 30 17
23. Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. 41-18 22 -
24. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 30-21 19 -
t25. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 44-18 18 -
t25. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 32-23 18 -
t25. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 34-21 18 -
Others receiving votes: Valdosta State 15, Mesa State 14, North Dakota 11, Georgia College and State University 10, Florida Gulf Coast 9, Abilene Christian 9, Southeast Oklahoma 5, Winona State 5, Central Oklahoma 4, Northern Kentucky 3, Missouri Western 3, Western Oregon 3, Caldwell 2, Barton 2, Catawba 1, Dowling 1.
Records and previous rankings from 2004 season

For the Division II regional polls, go to the Slippery Rock official website.

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2005 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Delta State)
February 21 (Florida Southern)
February 28 (Florida Southern)
March 7 (Florida Southern)
March 14 (Florida Southern)
March 21 (Tampa)
March 28 (Delta State)
April 4 (Central Missouri)
April 11 (Central Missouri)
April 18 (Central Missouri)
April 25 (Delta State)
May 2 (Delta State)
May 9 (Delta State)
May 16 (Central Missouri)
May 23 (Central Missouri)
Final (Florida Southern)