April 7, 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.) [8] 28-4 384 1
2. Southern Arkansas [6] 32-7 375 2
3. Mesa State (Colo.) [1] 30-5 372 3
4. Barry (Fla.) [1] 31-4 356 5
5. Emporia State (Kan.) 27-6 339 4
6. Florida Southern 31-5 304 7
7. UC San Diego 22-8 303 6
8. Abilene Christian (Texas) 31-11 248 10
9. West Chester (Pa.) 26-9 236 17
10. Georgia College & State 25-10 235 15
11. Sonoma State (Calif.) 24-9 229 11
12. Tusculum (Tenn.) 27-11 206 t8
13. Ashland (Ohio) 25-8 197 14
14. Tampa (Fla.) 29-11 161 19
15. Erskine (S.C.) 30-8 143 25
16. Kutztown (Pa.) 23-8 138 t8
t17. Wayne State (Neb.) 21-7 120 18
t17. West Alabama 25-10 120 12
19. Cameron (Okla.) 31-10 117 16
20. Nebraska-Omaha 29-10 116 -
21. UMass Lowell 15-7 106 21
t22. Delta State (Miss.) 24-12 61 24
t22. Southern Indiana 25-8 61 -
24. Cal State L.A. 23-13 49 -
25. California (Pa.) 25-7 48 -
Also receiving votes: Colorado State-Pueblo 23, Central Missouri 21, Cal State Dominguez Hills 17, Saint Cloud State (Minn.) 17, USC Aiken 15, New Mexico Highlands 12, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 11, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 11, Lynn (Fla.) 10, Angelo State (Texas) 7, Saint Mary's (Texas) 6, Western Oregon 6, Adelphi (N.Y.) 4, Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 4, Saint Edward's (Texas) 4, Cal State Stanislaus 2, Florida Tech 2, Rockhurst (Mo.) 2, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 1, Texas-Permian Basin 1.
Dropped out: Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) (13), Texas-Permian Basin (20), Cal State Dominguez Hills (22), Angelo State (Texas) (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)