National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 4, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Mules leap over Delta State; have won 12 straight
CENTRAL MISSOURI 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. Central Missouri St. [5] Warrensburg, Mo. 30-3 173 2
2. Delta State [2] Cleveland, Miss. 31-4 169 1
3. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 28-5 158 4
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 27-9 148 5
5. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 28-8 140 3
6. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 20-2 136 6
7. Chico State Chico, Calif. 21-6-1 129 7
8. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 30-8 122 9
9. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 25-8 114 10
10. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 13-4 111 8
11. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 27-8 107 12
12. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 28-8 100 11
13. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 23-7 77 13
t14. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 26-9 72 15
t14. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 27-10 72 -
16. Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. 31-8 69 -
17. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 24-10 37 24
18. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 24-11-1 30 t20
t19. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 19-10 29 -
t19. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 11-3 29 -
21. Concordia St. Paul, Minn. 14-3 25 -
22. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 19-10 24 25
23. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 21-14 23 14
t24. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 25-16 17 -
t24. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 20-11 17 22
Others receiving votes: Bryant (10-6) 15, Western Oregon (19-10) 13, Erskine (31-12) 12, Nova Southeastern (23-11) 11, Wayne State (Neb.) (19-7) 9, Texas A&M- Kingsville (23-12) 9, New Mexico Highlands (18-9) 9, St. Joseph's (15-6) 9, Saginaw Valley State (13-3) 8, Nebraska-Omaha (19-9) 6, Armstrong Atlantic (21-8) 6, Quincy (Ill.) (16-5) 6, Montevallo (21-14) 5, Georgia College & State (21-15) 4, West Chester (14-8) 3, Fort Hays State (19-10) 3, Missouri-St. Louis (10-4) 2, Franklin Pierce (7-6) 2, California, Pa. (14-9) 1, UMass-Lowell (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)