April 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
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ST. MARY'S 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. St. Mary's, Texas [7] 28-6 362 2
2. Tampa, Fla. [4] 25-6 353 4
3. Tusculum, Tenn. [5] 32-5 316 3
4. Southern New Hampshire 25-2 279 7
5. West Chester, Pa. 22-1 278 8
6. Chico State, Calif. 25-9 276 6
7. St. Cloud State, Minn. 21-6 274 5
8. North Alabama 25-9 267 1
9. Central Missouri 23-5 255 14
10. Missouri S&T 19-4 225 t12
11. Mount Olive, N.C. 27-6 204 16
12. Catawba, N.C. 28-8 181 9
13. Cal Baptist 29-6 178 t12
14. Angelo State, Texas 23-9 157 10
15. Delta State, Miss. 19-8 156 23
16. Minnesota State 14-4 155 15
17. Seton Hill, Pa. 22-7 136 17
18. LeMoyne, N.Y. 20-5-1 120 19
19. USC Aiken 25-9 100 t21
20. Nova Southeastern, Fla. 20-6 82 -
21. Grand Valley State, Mich. 14-8 78 20
22. Western Oregon 18-7 76 t21
23. Mercyhurst, Pa. 21-8 67 24
24. Emporia State, Kans. 19-8 57 -
25. West Florida 22-11 52 11
Also receiving votes: Southern Connecticut State (19-7) 24; Colorado Mesa (21-9) 22; Lynn, Fla. (21-10) 19; Wayne State, Mich. (16-7) 19; Kutztown, Pa. (20-8) 17; Lander, S.C. (25-10) 17; Texas A&M-Kingsville (19-7) 15; Sonoma State, Calif. (17-10) 12; Dixie State, Utah (21-9) 11; Francis Marion, S.C. (24-11) 10; St. Edward's, Texas (21-8) 10; Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. (23-9) 8; West Texas A&M (22-8) 6; Southeastern Oklahoma (21-10) 5; New Mexico Highlands (20-9) 3.
Dropped out: Lynn, Fla. (19); Lander, S.C. (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.

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)