Feb. 5, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Two-time defending champs picked to three-peat
TAMPA TOPS 2008 NCBWA
PRESEASON DIVISION II POLL

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season

Rk. School Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa [11] Tampa, Fla. 53-10 275 -
2. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 51-19 229 -
3. Mesa State Grand Junction, Colo. 49-14 225 -
4. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 51-20 223 -
5. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 49-18 218 -
6. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 44-16 196 -
7. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 51-12 192 -
8. Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas 47-13 169 -
t9. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 45-9 163 -
t9. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 50-14 163 -
11. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 49-13 157 -
12. Georgia College & State Milledgeville, Ga. 46-16 155 -
13. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 45-16 143 -
14. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 33-17 133 -
15. Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. 43-23 114 -
16. Ouachita Baptist Arkadelphia, Ark. 50-10 98 -
17. Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb. 37-24 96 -
18. Cal State Chico Chico, Calif. 47-15 88 -
19. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 37-25 84 -
20. Minnesota State Moorhead, Minn. 45-10 62 -
21. Sonoma State Sonoma, Calif. 50-12 52 -
22. Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. 35-17 48 -
23. Cal State Los Angeles Los Angeles, Calif. 45-17-1 43 -
24. SIU-Edwardsville Edwardsville, Ill. 37-17 35 -
25. Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. 49-7 34 -
Others receiving votes: Emporia State (Kan.) 28, Francis Marion (S.C.) 26, Montevallo (Ala.) 21, Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) 17, Adelphi (N.Y.) 16, West Alabama 15, West Virginia State 14, Barry (Fla.) 9, Saint Edward's (Texas) 9, Ashland (Ohio) 7, Bryant (R.I.) 5, North Georgia 5, South Carolina-Aiken 3, Lynn (Fla.) 2, Massachusetts-Lowell 2, California (Pa.) 1.

For the Division II regional polls, go to the Central Washington official website.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Xanthus Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2008 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
March 3 (Mount Olive)
March 10 (Mount Olive)
March 17 (Mount Olive)
March 24 (Mount Olive)
April 1 (Southern Arkansas)
April 7 (Mount Olive)
April 14 (Mount Olive)
April 21 (Mount Olive)
May 5 (Mount Olive)