March 17, 2009
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GRAND VALLEY STATE 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. Grand Valley State (Mich.) [6] 16-2 316 3
2. Southern Arkansas [4] 21-6 296 1
3. Barry (Fla.) [3] 20-2 287 10
4. Emporia State (Kan.) 18-4 281 8
5. Mesa State (Colo.) 20-5 280 4
6. Abilene Christian (Texas) 23-7 241 2
7. Florida Southern 19-5 227 6
8. Georgia College & State 17-6 208 -
9. UC San Diego 15-7 200 -
10. Kutztown (Pa.) 16-5 194 11
11. Sonoma State (Calif.) 15-6 182 7
12. Ashland (Ohio) 15-5 153 17
13. Colorado State-Pueblo 20-5 136 24
14. Henderson State (Ark.) 24-5 128 -
15. Angelo State (Texas) 20-8 123 20
16. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 16-6 120 12
17. Cal State L.A. 18-9 113 16
18. Concordia St. Paul (Minn.) 15-3 97 19
19. Francis Marion (S.C.) 17-7-1 81 22
20. Cal State Stanislaus 16-7 65 5
21. Incarnate Word (Texas) 18-7 61 14
22. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 6-5 56 -
23. Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.) 14-2 52 -
24. Tampa (Fla.) 22-7 46 -
25. Central Missouri 10-4 45 21
Also receiving votes: Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 37, Lynn (Fla.) 34, UMass Lowell 32, Southern Indiana 24, Tusculum (Tenn.) 23, Saint Cloud State (Minn.) 18, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 16, North Georgia 12, Delta State (Miss.) 9, Valdosta State (Ga.) 9, Molloy (N.Y.) 7, Chico State (Calif.) 5, Rockhurst (Mo.) 5, West Chester (Pa.) 3, Erskine (S.C.) 2, Hawai'i Pacific 1.
Dropped out: North Georgia (9), Nova Southeastern (Fla.) (13), Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) (15), Slippery Rock (Pa.) (18), North Alabama (23), Pfeiffer (N.C.) (25).

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)