March 24, 2009
For Immediate Release
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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.) [13] 21-2 325 1
2 Southern Arkansas 24-7 304 2
3 Mesa State (Colo.) 24-5 293 5
4 Emporia State (Kan.) 22-5 285 4
5 Barry (Fla.) 23-3 268 3
6 Abilene Christian (Texas) 26-8 234 6
7 UC San Diego 15-7 227 9
8 Florida Southern 23-5 219 7
9 Kutztown (Pa.) 21-5 218 10
10 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 20-6 217 16
11 Sonoma State (Calif.) 19-6 196 11
12 Tusculum (Tenn.) 21-9 142 RV
13 Angelo State (Texas) 23-10 131 15
14 West Alabama 20-8 123 NR
15 Cal State L.A. 18-9 120 17
16 Georgia College & State 19-8 114 8
17 Colorado State-Pueblo 21-8 113 13
18 Ashland (Ohio) 17-7 105 12
19 UMass Lowell 10-3 97 RV
20 Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 24-6 69 RV
21 West Chester (Pa.) 17-8 62 RV
22 Southern Indiana 17-6 50 RV
23 Lynn (Fla.) 23-8 37 RV
24 Wayne State (Neb.) 12-5 36 NR
25 Erskine (S.C.) 22-7 33 RV
Also receiving votes: Hawaii Pacific 31, Cameron (Okla.) 30, Delta State (Miss.) 24, Saint Cloud State (Minn.) 16, Valdosta State (Ga.) 15, California (Pa.) 14, Tampa (Fla.) 11, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 10, Henderson State (Ark.) 8, North Alabama 8, Pfeiffer (N.C.) 8, Southwest Minnesota State 7, Central Missouri 5, USC Aiken 5, Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.) 4, Saint Edward's (Texas) 4, New Mexico Highlands 3, Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) 2, Dowling (N.Y.) 2.
Dropped out: Henderson State (Ark.) (14), Concordia St. Paul (Minn.) (18), Francis Marion (S.C.) (19), Cal State Stanislaus (20), Incarnate Word (Texas) (21), Franklin Pierce (N.H.) (22), Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.) (23), Tampa (Fla.) (24), Central Missouri (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)