April 11, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Poll sees first big shakeup of the season
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NORTH GEORGIA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2017 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. North Georgia [2] Dahlonega, Ga. 29-7 405 5
2. Mercyhurst [8] Erie, Pa. 22-2 392 4
3. Azusa Pacific [6] Azusa, Calif. 30-4 391 9
4. Southern Arkansas [1] Magnolia, Ark. 29-7 362 6
5. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 29-8 345 14
6. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 21-6 329 7
7. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 33-7 301 t10
8. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 26-10 300 17
9. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 25-9 289 2
10. Chico State Chico, Calif. 28-7 283 1
11. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 23-10 255 t10
12. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 26-8 230 8
13. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 27-8 227 13
14. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 24-7 204 15
15. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 27-11 161 16
16. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 26-8 159 3
17. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 17-6 141 18
18. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 24-12 128 20
19. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 24-5 116 21
20. Felician Rutherford, N.J. 20-7 110 19
21. Drury Springfield, Mo. 23-9 107 -
22. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 27-10 58 22
23. Dixie State St. George, Utah 29-9 55 -
24. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 26-8 54 -
25. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 26-8 38 12
Also receiving votes: St. Cloud State, Minn. (24-8) 27; St. Joseph's, Ind. (21-11) 24; LeMoyne, N.Y. (20-8) 16; Seton Hill, Pa. (19-11) 11; Tusculum, Tenn. (23-11) 4; Union, Tenn. (26-12) 1; St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. (20-10) 1.
Dropped out: No. 23 St. Joseph's (Ind.); No. 24 St. Edward's (Texas); No. 25 Millersville (Pa.)
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.

2017 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 21 (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 28 (Nova Southeastern)
March 7 (Nova Southeastern)
March 14 (USC Aiken)
March 21 (Tampa)
March 28 (Chico State)
April 4 (Chico State)
April 11 (North Georgia)
April 18 (Mercyhurst)
April 25 (Mercyhurst)
May 2 (Mercyhurst)
May 9 (Mercyhurst)
May 16 (Mount Olive)