March 19, 2019
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Delta State falls to No. 6
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – There was plenty of shuffling among the nation’s top 10 teams this week, and Colorado Mesa became the fourth team this season to assume the No. 1 spot in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 poll on Tuesday after capturing 18 out of a possible 19 first-place votes.

The Mavericks are the nation’s top-ranked team for the first time since April 21, 2015 (Week 10) after stretching their win streak out to 10 with a four-game series sweep of then-No. 13 Colorado School of Mines over the weekend. Colorado Mesa has tacked up wins in 16 of its last 17 outings, and its two losses this season have come by three combined runs.

Both Barry (No. 21) and Angelo State (No. 23) re-entered the poll this season after brief absences. Wayne State (Mich.) is back in the Top 25 after a more-than 14-year hiatus. The Warriors’ last NCBWA Top 25 appearance came in the 2005 preseason ranking (T-25th).

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [17] Grand Junction, Colo. 20-2 473 2
2. UC San Diego [1] San Diego, Calif. 17-4 448 3
3. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 20-5 442 5
4. St. Cloud State St. Cloud. Minn. 13-2 394 7
5. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 21-3 385 6
6. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 19-4 381 1
7. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 21-6 380 8
8. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 14-5 340 9
9. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 9-3 307 10
10. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 13-4 305 14
11 Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 23-7 269 18
t12. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 13-4-1 238 4
t12. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 18-8 238 16
14. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 17-8 213 17
15. Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 18-6 203 t19
16. Dixie State St. George, Utah 17-4 181 22
17. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 17-6 161 11
18. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 8-2 151 15
19. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 17-7 141 12
20. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 16-9 106 23
21. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 19-4 89 -
22. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 22-7 70 24
23. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 18-5 61 -
24. Wilmington Wilmington, Del. 10-5 56 21
25. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 14-3 39 -
Also receiving votes: Millersville (13-5) 29; San Francisco State (12-1-1) 24; Nova Southeastern (17-7) 23; Ashland (13-3) 8; Columbus State (16-7) 3; Colorado School of Mines (13-6) 2; Arkansas Tech (19-8) 1.
Dropped out: Colorado School of Mines (13); Nova Southeastern (T19); Ashland (25).
Regional Polls

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2019 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Augustana, S.D.)
Feb. 19 (Tampa)
Feb. 26 (Delta State)
March 5 (Delta State)
March 12 (Delta State)
March 19 (Colorado Mesa)
March 26 (Colorado Mesa)
April 2 (Colorado Mesa)
April 9 (North Greenville)
April 16 (UC San Diego)