National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 14, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Four schools get first-place votes
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. 20-2 196 1
2. Central Missouri St. [1] Warrensburg, Mo. 18-2 190 3
3. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 17-3 184 2
4. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 20-3 182 4
5. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 21-5 158 10
t6. Chico State Chico, Calif. 13-5-1 144 9
t6. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 18-8 144 6
8. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 13-4 132 5
9. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 9-1 120 13
10. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ga. 18-2 103 -
11. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 20-5 98 15
12. Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. 20-3 97 t25
13. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 14-5 94 12
14. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 16-8 88 t25
15. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 15-4 87 -
16. Montevallo Montevallo, Ark. 17-4 73 -
17. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 16-8 63 7
18. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 15-7 61 20
19. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 8-4 59 11
20. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 13-5 50 18
21. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 10-1 41 -
22. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 14-3 40 -
23. Bryant Smithfield, R.I. 2-3 28 t21
24. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 18-6-1 27 -
25. Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. 9-8 22 8
Others receiving votes: Nebraska-Omaha (11-4) 20, Barry (16-8) 17, UC-San Diego (12-5) 14, Catawba (20-10) 13, St. Rose (7-4) 13, Saint Anselm (4-5) 12, Franklin Pierce (0-0) 11, Augusta State (17-9-1) 6, Incarnate Word (12-5) 5, Kutztown (12-6) 5, Erskine (19-8) 5, Concordia-St. Paul (6-2) 5, West Chester (5-5) 4, Stonehill (6-4) 4, Nova Southeastern (18-8) 3, Mansfield (8-4) 1, Carson-Newman (17-10) 1, Pittsburg State (10-5) 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)