April 28, 2009
For Immediate Release
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BARRY 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. Barry (Fla.) [6] 40-7 292 t5
2. West Chester (Pa.) [2] 38-10 269 4
3. Southern Arkansas [2] 44-9 261 1
4. Ashland (Ohio) 38-10 253 t5
5. UC San Diego 30-11 250 7
6. Mesa State (Colo.) [2] 37-9 242 2
t7. Emporia State (Kan.) 39-9 218 3
t7. USC Aiken 37-15 218 8
9. Cameron (Okla.) 41-13 213 t13
10. West Alabama 36-12 193 9
11. Sonoma State (Calif.) 30-11 157 11
12. Wayne State (Neb.) 33-11 139 12
13. Delta State (Miss.) 35-14 129 20
14. Georgia College & State 35-13 118 18
15. Southern Indiana 34-12 107 23
16. Angelo State (Texas) 40-16 104 25
17. Florida Southern 35-11 92 15
18. Dominican (N.Y.) 28-9 90 21
19. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 33-11-1 80 10
20. Cal State L.A. 30-15 75 19
21. Tampa (Fla.) 36-14 54 16
22. Central Missouri 34-11 53 -
23. Catawba (N.C.) 35-16 52 -
24. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 33-14 39 -
25. Abilene Christian (Texas) 39-17 29 17
Also receiving votes: Lynn (Fla.) 21, Frankin Pierce (N.H.) 20, Francis Marion (S.C.) 17, Minnesota State 17, Tusculum (Tenn.) 16, Cal State Dominguez Hills 15, New Mexico Highlands 14, Kutztown (Pa.) 11, Western Oregon 11, Alabama-Huntsville 8, Texas-Permian Basin 6, Saint Mary's (Texas) 5, Adelphi (N.Y.) 3, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 3, Chico State (Calif.) 3, Valdosta State (Ga.) 3.
Dropped out: Tusculum (Tenn.) (t13), California (Pa.) (22), Nebraska-Omaha (24).

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)