March 25, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Trojans garner 12 of 13 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.) [12] 33-2 324 1
2. Sonoma State (Calif.) [1] 25-1 311 2
3. Tampa (Fla.) 22-4-1 296 t3
4. Southern Arkansas 24-3 278 8
5. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 13-1 268 5
6. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 13-2 245 6
7. West Alabama 26-5 241 t3
8. West Chester (Pa.) 21-2 237 7
9. Emporia State (Kan.) 21-3 233 t10
10. South Carolina Aiken 26-6 199 9
11. Metro State (Colo.) 23-5 177 15
12. Central Missouri 17-5 155 16
13. Angelo State (Texas) 26-8 153 23
14. Columbus State (Ga.) 23-10 146 14
15. Florida Tech 24-8-1 140 17
16. Delta State (Miss.) 21-8 122 18
17. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 16-3 104 22
18. Chico State (Calif.) 21-7 103 -
19. Erskine (S.C.) 27-3 101 13
20. Wayne State (Neb.) 12-3 79 21
21. Cal State Stanislaus 22-8 68 t10
22. Catawba (N.C.) 22-11 47 -
23. Saint Edward's (Texas) 21-7 31 -
24. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 25-7 29 12
25. UC San Diego 21-7 28 20
Others receiving votes: Concord (W.Va.) 26, Lynn (Fla.) 22, Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) 11, Francis Marion (S.C.) 11, Northwest Missouri State 8, Ashland (Ohio) 7, Slippery Rock (Pa.) 7, Saint Mary's (Texas) 6, Bryant (R.I.) 5, Saint Leo (Fla.) 5, Abilene Christian (Texas) 1, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1.
Dropped out: Carson-Newman (Tenn.) (19), Saint Leo (Fla.) (24), Francis Marion (S.C.) (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)