April 7, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Trojans regain top spot by just two poll points
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.) [6] 37-4 264 t2
2. Southern Arkansas [4] 33-4 262 1
3. Sonoma State (Calif.) 32-4 251 4
4. Tampa (Fla.) [1] 28-6-1 244 t2
5. Emporia State (Kan.) 31-3 232 7
6. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 20-3 221 5
7. West Chester (Pa.) 29-4 198 6
8. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 29-6 187 16
9. Delta State (Miss.) 27-8 174 10
10. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 20-4 156 9
t11. Columbus State (Ga.) 29-12 152 t12
t11. UC San Diego 31-8 152 15
13. Central Missouri 25-6 136 11
14. Metro State (Colo.) 30-6 131 8
t14. South Carolina Aiken 31-9 131 t12
16. Erskine (S.C.) 33-5 105 14
17. Lynn (Fla.) 25-12 77 18
18. Chico State (Calif.) 27-9 75 20
t19. Abilene Christian (Texas) 27-13 71 -
t19. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 35-7 71 17
21. Wayne State (Neb.) 22-6 67 24
22. West Alabama 33-8 46 22
23. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 32-12 44 -
24. Ashland (Ohio) 21-7 31 -
25. Concord (W. Va.) 21-8 27 -
Others receiving votes: Bryant (R.I.) 14, Mesa State (Colo.) 14, Catawba (N.C.) 11, Bellarmine (Ky.) 9, Valdosta State (Ga.) 6, Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) 5, Nebraska-Omaha 5, Shippensburg (Pa.) 3, Pace (N.Y.) 2, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 1.
Dropped out: Catawba (N.C.) (19), Saint Mary's (Texas) (21), Florida Tech (23), 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)