March 26, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
662-312-1829
Tampa is No. 2, one poll point back
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) Five teams picked up at least one first place vote in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 this week, but it was Colorado Mesa that hung on to the top spot in the ranking for the second-straight week.

The Mavericks hung on to the No. 1 position despite splitting four games over the weekend at Colorado-Colorado Springs. Four other teams Tampa, UC San Diego, St. Cloud State and North Greenville were awarded at least one first place vote this week as well.

Three teams returned to the poll after short absences this week, including Ashland (No. 17) and Nova Southeastern (No. 23). Columbus State is back in the top 25 for the first time since attaining a No. 3 ranking in the preseason edition of the ranking.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [8] Grand Junction, Colo. 22-4 455 1
2. Tampa [7] Tampa, Fla. 23-6 454 3
3. UC San Diego [1] San Diego, Calif. 17-4 441 2
4. St. Cloud State [2] St. Cloud. Minn. 19-3 418 4
5. North Greenville [1] Tigerville, S.C. 24-7 402 7
6. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 18-4 368 10
7. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 15-6 337 8
8. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 27-7 324 11
t9. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 11-3 307 18
t9. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 21-9 307 t12
11. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 23-5 278 23
12. Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 21-7 248 15
13. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 20-9 238 20
14. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 20-7 209 6
15. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 22-6 206 5
16. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 27-7 183 22
17. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 18-3 177 -
18. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 10-4 169 9
19. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 19-8 135 19
20. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 19-10 101 14
21. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 18-4 89 25
22. Wilmington Wilmington, Del. 14-7 82 24
23. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 18-9 60 -
24. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 19-8 49 -
25. Dixie State St. George, Utah 20-6 43 16
Also receiving votes: San Francisco State (14-3-1) 23; NYIT (12-4) 19; Augustana, S.D. (15-6) 13; Millersville (16-7) 12; Mount Olive (19-8) 11; Barry (19-8) 8; North Georgia (20-8) 4; Southern Indiana (15-8) 3; Lincoln Memorial (23-9) 1; Lubbock Christian (19-8) 1.
Dropped out: Illinois Springfield (t12th); Mount Olive (17th); Barry (21st).
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.

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)
April 23 (Angelo State)
April 30 (Angelo State)
May 7 (Angelo State)
May 14 (North Greenville)
Final (Tampa)