March 15, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Hornets use 11-0 start to vault to No. 1
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EMPORIA STATE TOPS
NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2011 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Emporia State, Kan. [4] 11-0 312 6
2. Mount Olive, N.C. [3] 20-3 301 8
3. West Florida [6] 18-4 295 3
4. Grand Valley St., Mich. 11-2 277 7
5. Central Missouri 12-2 265 1
6. Sonoma State, Calif. 14-3 256 13
7. Georgia College 18-5 217 2
8. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 9-1 214 4
9. Cal State Chico 12-3 190 12
10. St. Cloud State, Minn. 10-2 183 11
11. Mercyhurst, Pa. 13-3 180 -
12. UNC Pembroke 20-3 173 23
13. Southern Conn. State 10-0 170 15
14. St. Marys, Texas 18-5 162 t20
15. North Alabama 16-7 152 19
16. Harding, Ark. 19-4 95 -
17. Catawba, S.C. 19-5 94 17
18. Cal State Los Angeles 16-8 85 10
19. Northern Kentucky 7-4 76 t20
20. Cameron, Okla. 13-4 72 -
21. Tampa, Fla. 14-7 68 5
22. Kutztown, Pa. 9-4 56 24
23. Wilmington, Del. 12-1 53 -
24. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 18-4 47 -
25. UC San Diego 17-7 38 18
Also receiving votes: Mesa State, Colo. (9-5) 36; East Stroudsburg, Pa. (12-3) 19; Tarleton State, Texas (15-5) 25; Belmont Abbey, N.C. (20-6) 15; Florida Southern (13-5) 24; Cal Poly Pomona (15-7) 7; Incarnate Word, Texas (13-5) 8; Southern Indiana (8-5) 7; Stonehill, Mass. (7-2) 7; Tusculum, Tenn. (19-5) 6; Minnesota State (5-4) 5; Florida Tech (15-8) 2; West Virginia State (4-1) 1.
Dropped out: West Chester, Pa. (9); Tarleton State, Texas (14); Florida Tech (16); Nebraska-Kearney (t20), West Texas A&M (25).
Regional Polls

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.

2011 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Southern Indiana)
Feb. 22 (UC San Diego)
March 1 (Central Missouri)
March 15 (Emporia State)
March 22 (Emporia State)
March 29 (Emporia State)
April 5 (West Florida)
April 12 (West Florida)
April 19 (West Florida)
April 26 (West Florida)
May 3 (West Florida)