Feb. 21, 2012
For Immediate Release
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TAMPA 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 2012 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Tuesday throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa, Fla. [15] 8-0 417 1
2. Central Missouri [2] 0-0 396 2
3. Grand Valley State, Mich. 0-0 368 3
4. UNC Pembroke 10-1 365 4
5. St. Cloud State, Minn. 6-0 338 5
6. West Florida 9-1 336 9
7. Cal Poly Pomona 9-2 296 6
8. St. Mary's, Texas 9-2 295 8
9. Tusculum, Tenn. 10-0 273 22
10. Mercyhurst, Pa. 3-0 270 11
11. Southern Connecticut State 1-1 258 7
12. Emporia State, Kan. 3-0 220 14
13. Columbus State, Ga. 8-1 213 10
14. Delta State, Miss. 5-0 199 RV
15. Minnesota State 2-0 169 16
16. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 0-0 146 15
17. Millersville, Pa. 3-1 141 17
18. Western Oregon 9-4 120 18
19. Armstrong Atlantic State, Ga. 8-1 116 25
20. North Alabama 7-2 112 13
21. Missouri S&T 0-0 94 21
22. Harding, Ark. 5-0 76 RV
23. Dixie State, Utah 7-1 74 RV
24. East Stroudsburg, Pa. 5-0 43 -
25. Cal State Chico 6-2 40 20
Also receiving votes: Florida Tech (8-2) 26; Angelo State, Texas (9-2) 23; Colorado Mesa (5-3) 21;
Belmont Abbey, N.C. (10-4) 19; Mount Olive, N.C. (5-1) 19; Francis Marion, S.C. (6-4) 14; USC Aiken (7-2) 9; Adelphi, N.Y. (0-0) 8; Winona State, Minn. (0-0) 4; Cal State Monterey Bay (8-5) 3; Lynn, Fla. (7-3) 2 ; North Georgia (7-2) 2; Seton Hill, Pa. (2-0) 2; Tarleton State, Texas (4-1) 2; Northern Kentucky (0-2) 1; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (4-1) 1.
Dropped out: Mount Olive, N.C. (12); Barry, Fla. (19); Southern Arkansas (23); Colorado Mesa (24).
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.

2012 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Francis Marion)
Feb. 14 (Tampa)
Feb. 21 (Tampa)
Feb. 28 (Tampa)
March 6 (Tampa)
March 13 (Tampa)
March 20 (Central Missouri)
March 27 (North Alabama)
April 3 (St. Mary's)
April 10 (Tampa)
April 17 (St. Mary's)
April 24 (St. Mary's)
May 1 (St. Mary's)
May 8 (Tampa)