March 10, 2009
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SOUTHERN ARKANSAS TOPS
NCBWA DIVISION II 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. Pvs.
1. Southern Arkansas [1] 17-5 188 9
2. Abilene Christian (Texas) [2] 18-5 182 8
3. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 10-2 174 t10
4. Mesa State (Colo.) 17-4 173 12
5. Cal State Stanislaus [5] 16-3 171 -
6. Florida Southern 16-4 151 22
7. Sonoma State (Calif.) 12-5 136 7
8. Emporia State (Kan.) 13-4 133 20
9. North Georgia 14-7 132 -
10. Barry (Fla.) 15-2 110 -
11. Kutztown (Pa.) 12-5 107 -
12. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 16-6 92 -
13. Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 19-2 83 -
14. Incarnate Word (Texas) 16-5 82 -
15. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 18-7 76 14
16. Cal State L.A. 15-8 72 -
17. Ashland (Ohio) 8-4 70 16
18. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 10-4 65 -
19. Concordia St. Paul (Minn.) 9-2 61 -
20. Angelo State (Texas) 16-7 55 -
21. Central Missouri 9-3 54 3
22. Francis Marion (S.C.) 15-7-1 41 -
23. North Alabama 18-7 35 -
24. Colorado State-Pueblo 15-5 29 -
25. Pfeiffer (N.C.) 16-5-1 28 -
Also receiving votes: Henderson State (Ark.) 26, Northern Kentucky 16, Alabama-Huntsville 15, Lynn (Fla.) 10, UC San Diego 10, Saint Cloud State (Minn.) 9, Lander (S.C.) 6, Rockhurst (Mo.) 3, Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.) 2, Tampa (Fla.) 2, Erskine (S.C.) 1.
Dropped out: Mount Olive (N.C.) (1), Tampa (Fla.) (2), Chico State (Calif.) (4), Delta State (Miss.) (5), Columbus State (Ga.) (6), Shippensburg (Pa.) (10), USC Aiken (13), Saint Mary's (Texas) (15), UC San Diego (17), West Chester (Pa.) (18), Wayne State (Neb.) (19), West Virginia State (21), Catawba (N.C.) (23), Western Oregon (24), West Alabama (t25).

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 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.

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)