March 31, 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.) [10] 24-3 366 1
2. Southern Arkansas [4] 28-7 358 2
3. Mesa State (Colo.) [1] 28-5 347 3
4. Emporia State (Kan.) 23-5 323 4
5. Barry (Fla.) 27-3 314 5
6. UC San Diego 19-7 289 7
7. Florida Southern 28-5 276 8
t8. Kutztown (Pa.) 22-5 257 9
t8. Tusculum (Tenn.) 25-9 257 12
10. Abilene Christian (Texas) 28-10 232 6
11. Sonoma State (Calif.) 21-8 196 11
12. West Alabama 23-8 187 14
13. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 21-8 163 10
14. Ashland (Ohio) 20-8 148 18
15. Georgia College & State 22-9 147 16
16. Cameron (Okla.) 26-9 131 -
17. West Chester (Pa.) 22-8 127 21
18. Wayne State (Neb.) 17-6 98 24
19. Tampa (Fla.) 26-10 80 -
20. Texas-Permian Basin 24-8 75 -
21. UMass Lowell 11-6 68 19
22. Cal State Dominguez Hills 19-14 54 -
23. Angelo State (Texas) 25-11 45 13
24. Delta State (Miss.) 21-11 41 -
25. Erskine (S.C.) 25-8 38 25
Also receiving votes: Southern Indiana 36, Colorado State-Pueblo 26, Nebraska-Omaha 24, Columbus State (Ga.) 20, Dowling (N.Y.) 19, Saint Cloud State (Minn.) 18, California (Pa.) 17, Cal State L.A. 14, Lynn (Fla.) 11, Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 11, USC Aiken 11, New Mexico Highlands 10, Cal State Stanislaus 9, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 7, Southwest Minnesota State 6, Florida Tech 5, Francis Marion (S.C.) 4, Saint Edward's (Texas) 4, Valdosta State (Ga.) 3, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 2, Chico State (Calif.) 1.
Dropped out: Cal State L.A. (15), Colorado State-Pueblo (17), Nova Southeastern (Fla.) (20), Southern Indiana (22), Lynn (Fla.) (23).

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)