National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 21, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Mocs ride 12-0 start to top ranking
FLORIDA SOUTHERN 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 2005 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season

Rk. School Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Florida Southern [5] Lakeland, Fla. 12-0 171 3
2. Delta State [2] Cleveland, Miss. 8-1 170 1
3. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 9-1 159 5
4. Central Missouri St. Warrensburg, Mo. 6-2 152 2
5. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 8-2 126 -
6. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 7-0 123 -
7. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 11-4 117 9
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 8-3 106 t6
9. Augusta State Augusta, Ga. 9-3 105 20
10. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 0-0 102 13
11. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 6-2 95 8
12. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 9-2 91 -
13. West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. 9-1 89 -
t14. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 4-1 73 -
t14. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 3-0 73 10
16. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 0-3 52 14
17. Grand Canyon Phoenix, Ariz. 8-2 51 -
18. UNC-Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 12-3 48 -
19. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 10-2 42 -
t20. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 0-0 34 19
t20. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 0-0 34 24
22. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 4-1 31 -
23. Chico State Chico, Calif. 5-4-1 30 t6
24. Regis Denver, Colo. 7-2 28 -
25. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 7-5 26 4
Others receiving votes: Armstrong Atlantic (8-0) 24, Saint Anselm (0-0) 20, West Alabama (7-3) 15, Emporia State (3-1) 12, Franklin Pierce (0-0) 11, Wisconsin-Parkside (0-0) 9, Catawba (10-3-1) 8, Lenoir-Rhyne (11-3) 7, Metro State (6-1) 6, California, Pa. (3-1) 6, Erskine (10-2) 6, Alabama-Huntsville (2-2) 5, West Chester (0-0) 3, West Florida (7-5) 3, Kutztown (2-2) 2, Caldwell (0-0) 2, Wayne State (Neb.) (1-1) 2, Barton (8-7) 2, West Virginia State (0-0) 1, New Haven (0-0) 1.

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)