May 5, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
724-738-2777
Tampa 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.
1. Mount Olive (N.C.) [10] 49-5 250
2. Tampa (Fla.) 38-9-1 231
3. Delta State (Miss.) 42-8 230
4. Emporia State (Kan.) 46-7 227
5. Sonoma State (Calif.) 42-12 203
6. Southern Arkansas 42-9 196
7. West Alabama 45-10 165
8. Columbus State (Ga.) 39-15 157
9. UC San Diego 41-14 150
10. Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 41-14 147
11. Tusculum (Tenn.) 40-13 140
12. Bryant (R.I.) 37-15 134
13. Abilene Christian (Texas) 41-14 122
14. West Chester (Pa.) 41-14 118
15. Central Missouri 38-14 108
16. South Carolina Aiken 43-13 105
17. Chico State (Calif.) 37-13 89
18. Erskine (S.C.) 44-9 87
19. Nebraska-Omaha 39-11 72
20. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 35-12 69
21. West Virginia State 36-12 48
22. Catawba (N.C.) 38-16 36
23. Concord (W.Va.) 35-13 31
24. Mesa State (Colo.) 40-15 29
25. Wayne State (Neb.) 38-10 26
Others receiving votes: Wayne State (Mich.) 20, Grand Valley State (Mich.) 15, Metro State (Colo.) 15, Angelo State (Texas) 10, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 8, Southern Connecticut State 4, Southern Indiana 3, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 2, Cal State Stanislaus 1, Minnesota State 1.

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)