May 5, 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] 44-9 318 3
2. West Chester (Pa.) [4] 39-10 297 2
3. Barry (Fla.) [1] 44-9 288 1
4. Ashland (Ohio) 41-11-1 277 4
5. UC San Diego 33-12 274 5
6. Emporia State (Kan.) 42-10 253 t7
7. USC Aiken 39-16 228 t7
8. Wayne State (Neb.) 39-11 218 12
9. West Alabama 36-12 204 10
10. Delta State (Miss.) 36-14 181 13
11. Cameron (Okla.) 42-14 174 9
12. Mesa State (Colo.) 38-12 170 6
13. Central Missouri 39-11 168 22
14. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 38-13-1 146 19
15. Sonoma State (Calif.) 30-12 145 11
16. Tampa (Fla.) 38-15 122 21
17. Dominican (N.Y.) 35-10 117 18
18. Francis Marion (S.C.) 33-13-1 85 -
19. Abilene Christian (Texas) 41-17 62 25
20. Western Oregon 30-11 59 -
t21. Angelo State (Texas) 41-17 58 16
t21. Florida Southern 36-13 58 17
23. Southern Indiana 35-15 47 15
24. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 33-14 45 24
25. Georgia College & State 37-16 43 14
Also receiving votes: Cal State L.A. 42, Catawba (N.C.) 35, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 20, Lynn (Fla.) 20, Alabama-Huntsville 18, New Mexico Highlands 14, Minnesota State 13, Saint Mary's (Texas) 11, Valdosta State (Ga.) 5, Cal State Dominguez Hills 4, Kutztown (Pa.) 4, Tusculum (Tenn.) 2.
Dropped out: Cal State L.A. (20), Catawba (N.C.) (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)