May 8, 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. [6] 38-8 293 2
2. St. Mary's Texas [4] 41-8 286 1
3. Tusculum, Tenn. [1] 46-8 273 4
4. Central Missouri [1] 41-7 259 6
5. Minnesota State 39-9 237 5
6. Seton Hill, Pa. 42-8 232 7
7. Mount Olive, N.C. 42-8 230 3
8. Western Oregon 34-9 207 8
9. Grand Valley State, Mich. 37-13 196 10
10. Delta State, Miss. 37-12 175 9
11. St. Cloud State, Minn. 42-10 163 18
12. Angelo State, Texas 37-14 156 12
13. West Chester, Pa. 38-10 144 13
14. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 33-15-1 135 15
15. Colorado Mesa 38-12 108 11
16. Lynn, Fla. 34-13 97 -
17. Chico State, Calif. 36-14 95 25
18. Indianapolis, Ind. 37-13 88 -
19. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 36-13 87 17
20. St. Edwards, Texas 35-11 81 22
21. LeMoyne, N.Y. 35-12-1 64 -
22. North Alabama 38-15 60 21
23. Cal Baptist 38-12 52 16
24. Francis Marion, S.C. 34-14 35 23
25. Missouri S&T 31-12 27 19
Also receiving votes: Kutztown, Pa. (31-15) 21; Southern Arkansas (35-14) 19; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (31-12) 18; Mercyhurst, Pa. (38-15) 16; New Mexico Highlands (37-12) 14; Catawba, S.C. (36-10) 12; Southern New Hampshire (38-12) 12; USC Aiken (34-16) 5; UC San Diego (29-21) 3.
Dropped out: Nova Southeastern, Fla. (14); Southern New Hampshire (20); Mercyhurst, Pa. (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)