Feb. 9, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jonathan Gordon
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Trojans garner all seven first-place votes
MOUNT OLIVE TOPS 2009
NCBWA DIVISION II PRESEASON POLL

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2009 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts.
1. Mount Olive (N.C.) [7] 58-6 175
2. Tampa (Fla.) 42-11-1 167
3. Central Missouri 47-17 155
4. Chico State (Calif.) 42-17 151
5. Delta State (Miss.) 48-11 142
6. Columbus State (Ga.) 43-9 125
7. Sonoma State (Calif.) 52-15 119
8. Abilene Christian (Texas) 44-17 112
9. Southern Arkansas 46-12 107
t10. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 34-13 106
t10. Shippensburg (Pa.) 39-26 106
12. Mesa State (Colo.) 42-17 96
13. USC Aiken 47-17 88
14. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 51-16 81
15. Saint Mary's (Texas) 39-17 77
16. Ashland (Ohio) 40-18 76
17. UC San Diego 43-18 69
18. West Chester (Pa.) 45-16 55
19. Wayne State (Neb.) 40-13 49
20. Emporia State (Kan.) 50-10 46
21. West Virginia State 36-14 27
22. Florida Southern 29-21 22
23. Catawba (N.C.) 43-18 20
24. Western Oregon 39-19 14
t25. Northern Kentucky 38-24 13
t25. West Alabama 45-13 13
Also receiving votes: Central Oklahoma 10, North Georgia 10, Concordia St. Paul (Minn.) 6, Minnesota State 6, Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.) 6, Kutztown (Pa.) 5, Southeastern Oklahoma State 5, Indiana (Pa.) 4, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Valdosta State (Ga.) 4, Cal State Stanislaus 2, Carson‐Newman (Tenn.) 1, Slippery Rock (Pa.) 1.
Records are from 2008 season

For the Division II regional polls, go to the Central Washington official website.

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2009 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Mount Olive)
March 10 (Southern Arkansas)
March 17 (Grand Valley State)
March 24 (Grand Valley State)
March 31 (Grand Valley State)
April 7 (Grand Valley State)
April 14 (Southern Arkansas)
April 21 (Southern Arkansas)
April 28 (Barry)
May 5 (Southern Arkansas)