April 21, 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 [10] 41-7 321 1
2. Mesa State (Colo.) [2] 34-5 307 2
3. Emporia State (Kan.) [1] 37-6 302 4
4. West Chester (Pa.) 33-9 267 7
t5. Ashland (Ohio) 36-9 266 11
t5. Barry (Fla.) 37-6 266 8
7. UC San Diego 27-10 247 5
8. USC Aiken 33-14 203 21
9. West Alabama 32-11 201 12
10. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 33-10-1 172 3
11. Sonoma State (Calif.) 30-11 168 19
12. Wayne State (Neb.) 28-8 159 16
t13. Cameron (Okla.) 37-13 150 20
t13. Tusculum (Tenn.) 33-14 150 13
15. Florida Southern 33-10 126 6
16. Tampa (Fla.) 34-12 117 15
17. Abilene Christian (Texas) 36-15 112 9
18. Georgia College & State 30-13 90 10
19. Cal State L.A. 27-14 83 14
20. Delta State (Miss.) 32-13 77 22
21. Dominican (N.Y.) 25-9 67 NR
22. California (Pa.) 30-11 61 18
23. Southern Indiana 30-11 49 23
24. Nebraska-Omaha 32-13 41 17
25. Angelo State (Texas) 35-16 33 RV
Also receiving votes: Lynn (Fla.) 32, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 29, Kutztown (Pa.) 29, Cal State Dominguez Hills 17, Minnesota State 17, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 15, Francis Marion (S.C.) 12, Saint Mary's (Texas) 10, New Mexico Highlands 8, Central Missouri 6, Rockhurst (Mo.) 4, Barton (N.C.) 3, Chico State (Calif.) 2, UMass Lowell 2, UNC Pembroke 2, Erskine (S.C.) 1, Western Oregon 1.
Dropped out: Kutztown (Pa.) (24), Franklin Pierce (N.H.) (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)