March 18, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Trojans garner all eight first-place votes
MOUNT OLIVE 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 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Mount Olive (N.C.) [8] 28-2 200 1
2. Sonoma State (Calif.) 21-1 183 3
t3. Tampa (Fla.) 20-4-1 176 5
t3. West Alabama 23-4 176 8
5. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 13-1 168 4
6. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 10-1 160 7
7. West Chester (Pa.) 16-1 155 6
8. Southern Arkansas 21-3 144 13
9. South Carolina Aiken 23-5 121 t16
t10. Cal State Stanislaus 21-5 120 t10
t10. Emporia State (Kan.) 16-3 120 19
12. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 23-5 107 2
13. Erskine (S.C.) 23-1 85 t16
14. Columbus State (Ga.) 20-9 82 9
15. Metro State (Colo.) 20-4 77 -
16. Central Missouri 13-5 74 12
17. Florida Tech 20-7-1 70 18
18. Delta State (Miss.) 18-7 68 15
19. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 21-9 42 21
20. UC San Diego 21-7 37 t10
21. Wayne State (Neb.) 10-2 34 22
22. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 11-3 29 -
23. Angelo State (Texas) 21-8 25 14
24. Saint Leo (Fla.) 21-8 23 -
25. Francis Marion (S.C.) 20-9 19 t23
Others receiving votes: Saint Edward's (Texas) 17, Chico State (Calif.) 13, Bryant (R.I.) 12, Slippery Rock (Pa.) 12, Indiana (Pa.) 11, Albany State (Ga.) 8, Ashland (Ohio) 8, Abilene Christian (Texas) 7, West Georgia 5, Saint Mary's (Texas) 4, Mercyhurst (Pa.) 3, Shippensburg (Pa.) 2, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 1, Concord (W.Va.) 1, Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 1.
Dropped out: Mesa State (Colo.) (20), West Georgia (t23), Slippery Rock (Pa.) (25).

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)