Feb. 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Preseason No. 2 Catawba dropped from rankings
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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 2016 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa (Fla.) [15] 8-1 422 1
2. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 3-0 389 4
3. Colorado Mesa 2-0 381 3
4. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 0-0 341 5
5. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 3-1 339 7
6. UC San Diego (Calif.) [1] 7-1 329 16
7. West Alabama 6-1 316 8
8. USC Aiken [1] 6-1 305 -
9. Quincy (Ill.) 0-0 265 12
10. Minnesota State 3-0 264 9
11. Angelo State (Texas) 5-1 246 23
12. Dixie State (Utah) 8-0 222 -
13. Lander (S.C.) 7-2 204 -
14. Millersville (Pa.) 3-1 198 14
15. West Georgia 6-0 196 -
16. Lubbock Christian (Texas) 7-0 187 -
17. Newberry (S.C.) 8-1-1 148 -
18. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 0-0 129 17
19. Cal. Poly Pomona 6-2 122 6
t20. Southern New Hampshire 0-0 93 20
t20. Missouri Southern 4-0 93 -
22. Florida Southern 6-2 66 -
23. Seton Hill (Pa.) 0-0 64 21
24. St. Edward's (Texas) 6-3 63 10
25. Cal. St.-Monterey Bay 9-0 44 -
Also receiving votes: Mount Olive, N.C. (3-1) 31; Indianapolis, Ind. (0-0) 19; Wilmington, Del. (0-0) 19; UNC Pembroke (5-0) 16; Southern Arkansas (6-3) 5; West Texas A&M (5-2) 3; Francis Marion, S.C. (8-0) 2; California Baptist (5-1) 1; East Stroudsburg, Pa. (0-0) 1; Lee, Tenn. (5-1) 1; Cameron, Okla. (7-0) 1.
Dropped out: No. 2 Catawba (N.C.), No. 11 Mount Olive (N.C.), No. 13 Nova Southeastern (Fla.), No. 15 St. Mary's (Texas), No. 18 North Georgia, No. 19 Southern Arkansas, No. 22 Lynn (Fla.), No. 24 Indianapolis (Ind.), No. 25 Florida Tech.
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.

2016 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
Feb. 16 (Tampa)
Feb. 23 (Tampa)
March 1 (Tampa)
March 8 (Tampa)
March 15 (Tampa)
March 22 (St. Cloud State)
March 29 (St. Cloud State)
April 5 (St. Cloud State)
April 12 (St. Cloud State)
April 19 (Millersville)
April 26 (Millersville)
May 3 (Millersville)
May 10 (Millersville)