National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 25, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Statesmen are No. 1 after two-week absence
DELTA STATE IS BACK ON TOP
OF 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 [4] Cleveland, Miss. 43-5 172 2
2. Central Missouri St. [2] Warrensburg, Mo. 41-5 165 1
3. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 34-7 157 3
4. North Florida [1] Jacksonville, Fla. 36-11 155 4
5. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 37-11 142 5
6. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 38-13 139 t6
7. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 33-14 115 11
8. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 38-12 113 13
9. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 40-13 104 20
10. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 34-14-1 93 12
11. Chico State Chico, Calif. 39-11-1 88 t6
12. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 36-14 84 8
13. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 30-13 77 16
14. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 32-14 68 9
15. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 32-10 66 17
16. North Alabama Florence, Ala. 32-16 65 23
17. Florida Gulf Coast S. Fort Myers, Fla. 35-14 53 14
18. Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. 27-12 39 -
19. Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. 18-9 37 -
20. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 28-10-1 36 18
21. Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb. 30-13 32 25
t22. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 36-14 26 10
t22. Lynn Boca Raton, Fla. 31-17 26 -
t24. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 24-10 25 -
t24. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 32-18 25 15
Others receiving votes: Kennesaw State (28-18) 23, Emporia State (32-12) 17, Armstrong Atlantic State (29-12) 17, Slippery Rock (27-11) 14, UC San Diego (21-15) 14, St. Joseph's (IN) (28-13) 14, Erskine (38-16) 12, Franklin Pierce (19-9) 11, West Chester (28-10) 9, Concordia-St. Paul (22-8) 8, California, Pa. (27-14) 8, Pace (22-13) 5, New Mexico Highlands (28-14) 4, Nova Southeastern (29-17) 4, Northwest Missouri State (28-17) 2, Limestone (31-24-1) 1, UMass Lowell (20-11) 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)