March 3, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Three teams attract first-place votes
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ANGELO STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) A perfect 5-0 week on the baseball diamond paid dividends for Angelo State this week as the Rams gathered 16 of a possible 19 first-place votes to stay atop the national ranking for the eighth-straight week. Idle Tampa hung on to a pair of first-place votes, while Missouri Southern snagged one of its own after extending its season-opening win streak out to nine games.

There was plethora of movement after a flurry of action last week as three new teams entered the top 10 for the first time this season. Unbeaten Mount Olive jumped nine spots into the No. 3 position following a four-game sweep of Southern Wesleyan, while Missouri Southern made the biggest move of any team this week after rocketing up 13 spots to No. 5. Point Loma moved into the No. 9 spot despite still anxiously awaiting the start of its 2021 campaign.

Georgia College, West Florida and Davenport re-entered the top 25 after short absences, while two teams made their season debut in the national ranking. Lander is in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 for the first time since the final poll of the 2016 season, while Concordia-Irvine is in the ranking for the first time since March 4 (Week 3) of the 2020 campaign.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Angelo State [16] San Angelo, Texas 9-1 472 1
2. Tampa [2] Tampa, Fla. 1-1 434 2
3. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 6-0 420 12
4. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 3-1 404 5
5. Missouri Southern [1] Joplin, Mo. 9-0 387 18
6. Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 0-0 373 6
7. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 11-2 357 9
8. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 7-2 355 3
9. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 0-0 293 13
10. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 4-2 274 10
11. UT Tyler Tyler, Texas 7-2 239 21
12. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 0-0 229 19
13. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 0-0 224 15
14. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 0-0 214 14
15. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 2-1 198 16
16. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 0-0 177 17
17. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 10-2 165 11
18. East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. 0-0 162 8
19. Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. 5-1 146 RV
20. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 6-4 145 4
21. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 8-4 84 RV
t22. Davenport Grand Rapids, Mich. 2-1 73 RV
t22. Lander Greenwood, S.C. 7-2 73 NR
24. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 0-0 54 25
25. Concordia-Irvine Irvine, Calif. 0-0 38 RV
Also receiving votes: North Georgia (9-3) 33; Valdosta State (8-4) 21; Bloomsburg (0-0) 15; Catawba (6-4) 12; Augustana (S.D.) (0-0) 10; Colorado School of Mines (0-0) 9; Northwest Nazarene (6-2) 7; Adelphi (0-0) 5; Illinois-Springfield (0-0) 4; Mercyhurst (0-0) 4; Tusculum (7-1) 2; Shorter (8-4) 1.
Dropped out: Catawba (7); Columbus State (20); Shorter (22); Central Oklahoma (23); North Georgia (24).

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2021 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Angelo State)
Feb. 17 (Angelo State)
Feb. 24 (Angelo State)
March 3 (Angelo State)
March 10 (Angelo State)
March 17 (Angelo State)
March 24 (Angelo State)
March 31 (Lindenwood)
April 7 (Colorado Mesa)
April 14 (Colorado Mesa)