National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 21, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Florida Southern drops to No. 4
TAMPA TAKES OVER TOP SPOT
IN 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. Tampa [5] Tampa, Fla. 25-3 171 4
2. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 22-4 167 3
3. Central Missouri St. [1] Warrensburg, Mo. 20-3 164 2
4. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 21-4 148 1
5. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 26-6 145 5
6. Chico State Chico, Calif. 16-5-1 129 t6
7. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 20-8 126 14
8. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 11-1 118 9
9. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 20-9 115 t6
10. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 13-4 109 8
11. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 19-5 103 13
12. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 24-6 87 11
13. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 20-8 86 18
14. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 18-9 79 17
15. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 20-7-1 75 24
16. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 18-6 70 15
17. Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, Mo. 12-3 42 -
18. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 21-9 40 -
19. Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. 23-4 30 12
20. UC-San Diego San Diego, Calif. 12-6 26 -
21. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 19-7 22 -
t22. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 13-4 20 21
t22. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ga. 19-5 20 10
t24. St. Anselm Manchester, N.H. 5-6 19 -
t24. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 8-4 19 19
Others receiving votes: Kutztown (16-7) 16, Erskine (23-9) 15, Augusta State (19-9-1) 14, St. Rose (9-6) 12, Carson-Newman (20-11) 11, Rollins (19-9) 10, Abilene Christian (19-10) 9, Concordia-St. Paul (8-2) 9, Southern Connecticut State (4-3) 9, Stonehill (6-4) 7, Bryant (6-6) 7, Texas A&M-Kingsville (17-7) 6, Montevallo (18-8), Western Oregon (14-8) 4, West Florida (20-13) 3, Wayne State (Neb.) (12-6) 3, West Chester (9-5) 2, Franklin Pierce (2-2) 2.

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)