National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 11, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Mules are unanimous No. 1
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE RETAINS
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. [6] Warrensburg, Mo. 34-3 150 1
2. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 35-4 144 2
3. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 31-6 136 3
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 29-10 130 4
5. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 30-10 124 5
6. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 32-8 121 9
7. Chico State Chico, Calif. 25-8-1 118 7
8. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 32-11 101 t14
9. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 30-10 99 t14
10. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 30-10 75 11
11. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 18-7 66 10
12. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 24-15 64 23
13. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 22-7 54 6
14. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 23-11 45 t19
15. Lynn Boca Raton, Fla. 27-14 44 -
16. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 28-16 43 t24
17. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 29-11 40 12
t18. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 28-13-1 32 18
t18. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 20-7 32 -
20. West Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 23-10 30 -
21. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 12-6 27 -
22. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 18-8 26 -
23. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 22-12 26 22
24. Texas A&M-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 29-12 25 -
25. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 30-12 24 8
Others receiving votes: Saginaw Valley State (18-5) 22, USC-Upstate (30-15) 22, Erskine (33-12) 21, Florida Gulf Coast (32-10) 17, Nebraska-Omaha (22-10) 13, Catawba (29-15) 12, Rollins (26-12) 12, Montevallo (28-14) 8, Stonehill (14-8) 8, California, Pa. (20-9) 8, Emporia State (23-11) 7, North Alabama (25-15) 4, Armstrong Atlantic State (23-9) 4, Kutztown (26-12) 4, Southern Conn. State (9-8) 3, Concordia-St.Paul (16-5) 2, West Chester (19-8) 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)