March 22, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob McComas
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Hornets stay unbeaten, atop rankings
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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. [9] 15-0 319 1
2. Mount Olive, N.C. [2] 23-3 303 2
3. West Florida [2] 24-4 297 3
4. Grand Valley State, Mich. 11-2 272 4
5. Southern Connecticut St. 15-0 256 13
6. Central Missouri 15-3 255 5
7. Chico State, Calif. 14-3 249 9
8. St. Cloud State, Minn. 10-2 207 10
9. Georgia College 20-6 197 7
10. UNC Pembroke 23-4 182 12
11. East Stroudsburg, Pa. 16-4 179 -
12. North Alabama 21-7 175 15
13. St. Mary's, Texas 21-6 164 14
T14. Cal State Los Angeles 16-8 146 18
T14. Wilmington, Del. 16-1 146 23
16. Harding, Ark. 23-4 113 16
17. Southern Indiana 12-5 108 -
18. Mercyhurst, Pa. 15-5 94 11
19. UC San Diego 17-7 90 25
20. Tampa, Fla. 18-7 76 21
21. Nebraska-Kearney 14-5 68 -
22. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 21-4 67 24
23. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 14-4 54 8
24. Ashland, Ohio 9-3 33 -
T25. Florida Southern 16-5 27 -
T25. Incarnate Word, Texas 16-8 27 -
T25. Millersville, Pa. 16-4 27 -
Also receiving votes: Belmont Abbey, Tenn. (23-7) 23; Sonoma State, Calif. (14-6) 22; UMass Lowell (13-2) 12; Nebraska-Omaha (11-4) 9; Catawba, S.C. (21-7) 7; Indianapolis, Ind. (11-1) 7; Minnesota State (5-4) 7; Francis Marion, S.C. (20-8) 3; Tarleton State, Texas (17-7) 3; Cal Poly Pomona (14-6) 2.
Dropped out: Sonoma State, Calif. (6); Catawba, S.C. (17); Northern Kentucky (19); Cameron, Okla. (20); Kutztown, Pa. (22).
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)