National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 16, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Delta State, Florida Southern also receive first-place votes
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE RETURNS
TO 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. Central Missouri St. [3] Warrensburg, Mo. 52-7 122 t2
2. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 48-8 120 1
3. Florida Southern [1] Lakeland, Fla. 43-10 119 t2
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 41-14 106 4
5. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 41-14 102 6
6. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 42-13 89 8
7. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 45-14 82 5
8. Chico State Chico, Calif. 39-14-1 78 9
9. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 43-15 77 7
10. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 40-14 73 12
11. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 38-19 68 14
12. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 34-14-1 65 10
13. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 37-16 64 11
14. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 35-20 49 15
15. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 45-17 47 -
16. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 44-12 46 13
17. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 40-13 40 17
18. North Alabama Florence, Ala. 38-20 37 16
19. Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. 42-16 36 23
20. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 41-17 35 19
21. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 30-12 34 -
22. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 36-12 24 21
23. Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb. 40-17 20 24
24. New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. 38-16 14 -
25. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 38-16 13 -
Others receiving votes: Emporia State (41-18), 12, Armstrong Atlantic (34-16) 11, Southern Connecticut State (28-12) 11, USC-Aiken (39-17) 10, Slippery Rock (31-13) 6, Pace (27-16) 6, UC San Diego (37-20) 3, Florida Gulf Coast (37-18) 2, Grand Valley State (31-14) 2, Stonehill (27-20) 1, Incarnate Word (35-19) 1, Adelphi (25-17) 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)