National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 2, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Florida Southern moves up to No. 2
DELTA STATE REMAINS NO. 1
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 [6] Cleveland, Miss. 46-6 198 1
2. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 39-9 184 3
3. North Florida [1] Jacksonville, Fla. 39-11 183 4
4. Central Missouri St. [1] Warrensburg, Mo. 44-7 181 2
5. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 41-11 161 5
6. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 42-13 146 8
7. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 41-14 144 6
8. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 40-13 135 9
9. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 34-14-1 120 10
10. Chico State Chico, Calif. 34-12-1 116 11
11. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 35-15 111 7
12. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 34-15 103 14
t13. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 37-11 93 15
t13. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 35-13 93 13
15. North Alabama Florence, Ala. 32-16 81 16
16. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 36-14 79 12
17. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 31-18 72 -
18. Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. 32-13 52 18
t19. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 33-10 50 -
t19. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 33-11-1 50 20
21. Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. 24-9 44 19
22. Florida Gulf Coast S. Fort Myers, Fla. 36-16 37 17
23. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 33-19 20 t24
t24. Armstrong Atlantic Savannah, Ind. 31-13 17 -
t24. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 33-14 17 -
Others receiving votes: Nova Southeastern (30-17) 15, New Mexico Highlands (32-15) 14, Franklin Pierce (24-11) 10, West Alabama (40-16) 9, Concordia-St. Paul (26-8) 9, Slippery Rock (31-13) 9, Georgia College & State (32-20) 8, Emporia State (35-13) 7, Erskine (38-17) 5, Grand Valley State (24-12) 5, Minnesota State-Mankato (29-12) 5, Pace (24-13) 4, Armstrong Atlantic State (31-13) 4, Northwest Missouri State (32-18) 3, Limestone (31-24-1) 3, Wayne State (Mich.) (27-13), 2, UMass Lowell (23-14) 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)