April 16, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Tritons are 6th team to sit in top spot this season
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UC SAN DIEGO TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) UC San Diego became the latest team to make its way through what has become a revolving door atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 this week after collecting 13 first-place votes to grab the No. 1 ranking for the first time since Feb. 22, 2011 (Week 1).

The Tritons stretched their win streak out to five games with a four-game series sweep of Cal State San Bernardino over the weekend, and have now captured nine of their last 11 contests as well. UC San Diego boasts the NCAA Division II's second-best staff ERA (2.54), as well as the country's fourth-best defensive team (.977 fielding percentage).

Two teams re-entered the poll this week, including Mississippi College (No. 17) who stretched its win streak out to nine games with a doubleheader sweep of Shorter on Friday. Mount Olive (No. 25) is back in the Top 25 after taking two of three games with then-No. 1 North Greenville over the weekend.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. UC San Diego [13] San Diego, Calif. 26-7 457 2
2. Angelo State [3] San Angelo, Texas 34-7 455 3
3. Newberry [1] Newberry, S.C. 36-10 410 7
4. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 27-8 403 4
5. St. Cloud State [1] St. Cloud, Minn. 27-6 388 9
6. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 27-11 369 17
7. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 31-7 365 8
8. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 27-8 345 12
9. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 32-9 333 1
10. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 28-7 291 18
11. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 27-10 270 13
12. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 28-13 263 5
13. Arkansas Monticello Monticello, Ark. 26-9 252 11
14. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 32-8 240 16
15. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 26-8 213 22
16. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 29-11 155 25
17. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. 25-12 134 -
18. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 18-7 133 10
19. Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. 23-5 116 23
20. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 23-12 107 19
21. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 27-7 99 6
22. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 25-11 96 20
23. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 29-9 87 24
24. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 28-10 64 21
25. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 26-12 52 -
Also receiving votes: Colorado School of Mines (26-9) 16; Catawba (34-12) 14; NYIT (22-8) 12; San Francisco State (20-9-1) 11; Shepherd (25-10) 9; Nova Southeastern (26-13) 5; Central Missouri (25-11) 4; Lincoln Memorial (30-13) 2.
Dropped out: Embry-Riddle, Fla. (14th); Catawba (15th).
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)