April 2, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Top 7 teams remain intact
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) Colorado Mesa picked up 11 first-place votes to solidify its perch atop the ranking and the top eight teams remained the same in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25.

The Mavericks, who captured the top spot in last week's national ranking by a single point, went 3-1 on the baseball diamond last week on the way to a home series win over Colorado Christian. Newberry (No. 9 ) made the biggest move of any of the top 25 teams this week when it jumped seven spots and into the top 10 for the first time with a road series sweep of Wingate.

Three new teams entered the ranking this week, including Lubbock Christian (No. 23) who makes its first NCBWA Top 25 appearance since the 2018 preseason poll. Mount Olive (No. 24) re-enters the listing after a one-week absence, while Millersville (No. 25) returns for the first time since being ranked among the top 10 (No. 9) in the preseason poll.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [11] Grand Junction, Colo. 25-5 464 1
2. Tampa [5] Tampa, Fla. 25-7 455 2
3. UC San Diego [1] San Diego, Calif. 20-5 435 3
4. St. Cloud State [2] St. Cloud. Minn. 21-3 427 4
5. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 27-7 401 5
6. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 20-5 372 6
7. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 19-6 345 7
8. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 13-3 332 t9
9. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 31-7 308 16
10. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 24-10 293 t9
11. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 25-7 271 11
12. Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 23-7 260 12
13. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 23-10 241 13
14. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 30-8 225 8
15. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 19-3 216 17
16. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 22-9 178 14
17. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 24-8 169 15
18. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 16-5 157 18
19. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 21-5 116 21
20. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 19-10 100 20
21. Wilmington Wilmington, Del. 19-9 86 22
22. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 20-10 81 19
23. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 23-8 67 -
24. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 22-9 65 -
25. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 20-7 28 -
Also receiving votes: Mississippi College (19-12) 23; North Georgia (23-9) 15; San Francisco State (16-5-1) 14; Dixie State (22-8) 10; Southern Indiana (17-9) 10; NYIT (15-5) 6; Arkansas Monticello (19-8) 2; Stanislaus State (20-12) 2; Embry-Riddle, Fla. (19-11) 1.
Dropped out: Nova Southeastern (23rd); Columbus State (24th); Dixie State (25th).
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)