March 18, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Top-ranked Spartans off to 23-1 start
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TAMPA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2014 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa (Fla.) [15] 23-1 375 1
2. Minnesota State 12-3 349 2
3. Lander (S.C.) 23-3 342 4
4. West Texas A&M 20-4 310 17
5. West Florida 17-4 302 5
6. Chico State (Calif.) 16-5 290 6
7. Georgia College 18-4 263 12
8. St. Mary's (Texas) 19-6 262 3
9. Southern Arkansas 21-6 235 8
10. Lynn (Fla.) 21-5 231 13
11. Shippensburg (Pa.) 11-3 223 14
12. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 9-5 197 7
13. Southern New Hampshire 11-4 193 15
14. Cal Poly-Pomona 19-6 185 11
15. Erskine (S.C.) 18-3 142 21
16. Colorado Mesa 14-3 138 25
17. Arkansas Tech 18-6 124 RV
18. Alabama-Huntsville 18-7 119 T22
19. Wilmington (Del.) 9-2-1 101 24
20. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 10-3 86 20
21. California Baptist 19-7 84 19
22. Ashland (Ohio) 10-5 75 T22
23. UNC Pembroke 20-6 68 RV
24. Central Oklahoma 16-4 43 NR
25. Columbus State (Ga.) 20-8 29 NR
Also receiving votes: Franklin Pierce, N.H. (11-6) 28; Lubbock Christian, Texas (17-7) 23; Delta State, Miss. (12-6) 21; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (18-5) 21; St. Cloud State, Minn. (11-3) 14; St. Edward's, Texas (16-9) 10; Southern Indiana (10-4), 8; Millersville, Pa. (10-5) 8; USC Aiken (17-7) 8; UC San Diego, Calif. (13-8) 6; Mount Olive, N.C. (17-9) 1.
Dropped out: Franklin Pierce (N.H.) (9); Angelo State (Texas) (10); USC Aiken (16); Missouri Southern (18).
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 Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2014 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
Feb. 18 (Tampa)
Feb. 25 (Tampa)
March 4 (Tampa)
March 11 (Tampa)
March 18 (Tampa)
March 25 (Tampa)
April 1 (Tampa)
April 8 (Tampa)
April 15 (Tampa)
April 22 (Tampa)
April 29 (Tampa)
May 6 (Tampa)