National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 23, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Mules get five of seven first-place votes
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE
TOPS 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. 55-7 172 1
2. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 51-8 166 2
3. Florida Southern [1] Lakeland, Fla. 46-10 164 3
4. North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 45-15 154 4
5. Chico State Chico, Calif. 42-14-1 144 8
6. West Virginia State Institute, W. Va. 43-14 128 10
7. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 47-19 125 6
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 40-18 124 11
9. Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 37-22 107 14
10. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 34-15 97 -
11. Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. 31-12 94 -
12. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 42-15 88 17
13. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 44-17 82 9
14. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 46-16 77 7
15. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 43-16 76 5
16. South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, S.C. 40-19 64 -
17. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 37-18 62 13
18. Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb. 42-19 58 23
19. West Alabama Livingston, Ala. 42-15 51 15
20. Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. 45-18 44 19
21. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 34-16-1 42 12
22. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 38-14 36 22
23. Wayne State Wayne, Neb. 45-14 35 16
24. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 32-14 22 21
25. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 42-19 15 20
Others receiving votes: Armstrong Atlantic State (34-16) 11, Emporia State (41-20) 10, Kutztown (39-18) 8, North Alabama (38-20) 7, New Mexico Highlands (38-18) 5, Slippery Rock (31-15) 3, Florida Gulf Coast (37-18) 3, UC San Diego (37-20) 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)