April 21, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Emporia State moves up to No. 2
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] 44-5 271 1
2. Emporia State (Kan.) [3] 42-3 265 4
3. Southern Arkansas 39-6 250 2
4. Tampa (Fla.) 34-7-1 244 5
5. Sonoma State (Calif.) 37-7 225 3
6. Delta State (Miss.) 37-8 220 6
7. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 37-8 198 14
8. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 29-7-1 187 11
9. Columbus State (Ga.) 36-14 183 10
10. UC San Diego 36-11 154 8
11. South Carolina Aiken 40-11 148 17
12. Concord (W.Va.) 33-9 137 21
13. Metro State (Colo.) 36-9 127 13
14. Abilene Christian (Texas) 36-13 122 16
15. West Alabama 37-9 106 18
16. West Chester (Pa.) 36-9 98 9
17. Tusculum (Tenn.) 38-12 95 -
18. Erskine (S.C.) 40-8 78 15
19. Southern Indiana 30-13 74 -
20. Central Missouri 29-11 61 12
t21. Catawba (N.C.) 37-16 59 20
t21. Nebraska-Omaha 30-9 59 -
23. Bryant (R.I.) 30-14 44 25
t24. Chico State (Calif.) 32-12 41 -
t24. Wayne State (Neb.) 31-7 41 19
Others receiving votes: Grand Valley State (Mich.) 38, Angelo State (Texas) 13, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 9, North Georgia 6, Lynn (Fla.) 5, Saint Edward's (Texas) 4, Mesa State (Colo.) 3, Minnesota State 2, Francis Marion (S.C.) 1, Incarnate Word (Texas) 1, Pace (N.Y.) 1.
Dropped out: Grand Valley State (Mich.) (7), Lynn (Fla.) (22), Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) (23), Mesa State (Colo.) (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)