National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 28, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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One poll point separates top two teams
DELTA STATE 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. Delta State [3] Cleveland, Miss. 26-4 195 2
2. Central Missouri St. [4] Warrensburg, Mo. 24-3 194 3
3. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 27-5 182 1
4. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 25-4 171 4
5. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 23-9 162 7
6. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 15-1 151 8
7. Chico State Chico, Calif. 18-6-1 142 6
8. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 10-3 133 10
9. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 27-8 128 5
10. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 24-8 127 13
11. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 27-7 119 12
12. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 23-8 113 21
13. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 19-7 85 11
14. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 20-11 71 14
15. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 21-8 71 16
16. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ga. 21-5 68 24
17. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 22-9 67 18
18. Montevallo Montevallo, Ark. 21-9 65 -
19. Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, Mo. 9-1 58 17
t20. New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, Nev. 19-6 35 -
t20. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 21-9-1 35 15
22. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 18-8 31 -
23. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 6-5 25 -
24. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 21-9 23 -
25. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 16-8 22 20
Others receiving votes: Abilene Christian (23-10) 19, Quincy (Ill.) (11-3) 15, Erskine (28-10) 15, Saint Anselm (5-6) 13, Concordia St. Paul (9-3) 10, Florida Gulf Coast (26-7) 9, West Florida (24-15) 8, West Virginia State (15-9) 7, Stonehill (6-4) 7, Southern Connecticut State (4-5) 5, Bryant (6-6) 4, Pittsburg State (15-7) 3, Augusta State (21-11-1) 3, St. Mary's, Texas (17-10) 2, Carson-Newman (22-13) 2, Grand Valley State (8-4) 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)