April 14, 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 [8] 36-7 343 2
2. Mesa State [2] 34-5 329 3
3. Grand Valley State [3] 31-5 322 1
4. Emporia State [1] 35-6 313 5
5. UC San Diego 25-8 287 7
6. Florida Southern 33-7 270 6
7. West Chester 28-9 246 9
8. Barry 33-6 243 4
9. Abilene Christian 34-12 227 8
10. Georgia College & State 28-11 222 10
11. Ashland 30-8 219 13
12. West Alabama 29-10 178 t17
13. Tusculum 28-12 159 12
14. Cal State L.A. 26-14 136 24
15. Tampa 31-12 133 14
16. Wayne State (Neb.) 24-8 128 t17
17. Nebraska-Omaha 32-11 120 20
18. California (Pa.) 27-8 93 25
19. Sonoma State 24-11 89 11
20. Cameron 34-12 72 19
21. USC Aiken 29-14 62 -
22. Delta State 27-13 60 t22
23. Southern Indiana 28-10 59 t22
24. Kutztown 26-9 57 16
25. Franklin Pierce 18-13 38
Also receiving votes: Erskine 20, Texas-Permian Basin 17, Angelo State 15, New Mexico Highlands 15, Ouachita Baptist 13, Lynn 12, Minnesota State 12, Barton 11, Saint Mary's (TX) 7, Western Oregon 7, UMass Lowell 5, Saint Cloud State 4, Nova Southeastern 3, Colorado State-Pueblo 1, Saint Edward's 1.
Dropped out: Erskine (15), UMass Lowell (21).

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)