April 14, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Top three teams remain the same
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.) [10] 40-4 321 1
2. Southern Arkansas [1] 35-4 309 2
3. Sonoma State (Calif.) 35-5 295 3
4. Emporia State (Kan.) [2] 36-3 293 5
5. Tampa (Fla.) 30-7-1 273 4
6. Delta State (Miss.) 31-8 251 9
7. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 23-4 239 10
8. UC San Diego 34-9 213 t11
9. West Chester (Pa.) 33-6 209 7
10. Columbus State (Ga.) 32-13 205 t11
11. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 24-6 184 6
12. Central Missouri 28-7 177 13
13. Metro State (Colo.) 33-7 176 t14
14. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 31-8 150 8
15. Erskine (S.C.) 37-6 140 16
16. Abilene Christian (Texas) 32-13 129 t19
17. South Carolina Aiken 34-11 104 t14
18. West Alabama 33-8 90 22
19. Wayne State (Neb.) 24-6 86 21
20. Catawba (N.C.) 32-14 77 -
21. Concord (W.Va.) 27-8 71 25
22. Lynn (Fla.) 28-13 62 17
23. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 37-9 59 t19
24. Mesa State (Colo.) 30-13 25 -
25. Bryant (R.I.) 25-13 20 -
Others receiving votes: Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 19, Chico State (Calif.) 14, Incarnate Word (Texas) 10, Pace (N.Y.) 5, Southern Indiana 5, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Ashland (Ohio) 3, Francis Marion (S.C.) 3, Angelo State (Texas) 1, Mansfield (Pa.) 1, North Georgia 1, Tusculum (Tenn.) 1.
Dropped out: Chico State (Calif.) (18), Carson-Newman (Tenn.) (23), Ashland (Ohio) (24).

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)