March 24, 2021
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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) Angelo State cashed in on 16 first-place votes to maintain its perch atop the NCBWA Division II Top 25 on Wednesday afternoon, while defending national champion Tampa raked in two of its own to keep pace with the Rams at the top of the ranking. Lindenwood grabbed the remaining first-place vote to join a list of seven teams that have sported that mark of excellence this season.

Nine of the top 10 teams in the national ranking stayed the same, with Mount Olive re-inserting itself among that group after capturing three wins in its four-game series with then-No. 4 North Greenville. The Trojans were the biggest mover on the week jumping eight spots to No. 8 while Franklin Pierce made a similar leap as the Ravens leapt seven spots to No. 16 after opening their season with three-straight wins.

This week's ranking features just one new team Mercyhurst. The Lakers are among the nation's top 25 teams for the first time since February 19 (Week 1) of the 2020 campaign after racking up 31 runs in a doubleheader sweep of D'Youville College at home.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Angelo State [16] San Angelo, Texas 14-2 470 1
2. Tampa [2] Tampa, Fla. 7-1 456 2
3. Lindenwood [1] St. Charles, Mo. 12-0 417 6
4. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 12-2 402 5
5. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 15-4 384 9
6. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 17-2 381 7
7. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 11-2 350 8
8. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 15-5 341 16
9. Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 15-3 319 3
10. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 18-3 311 10
11. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 8-0 262 17
12. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 17-6 252 4
13. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 17-5 242 13
14. Illinois-Springfield Springfield, Ill. 10-2 236 14
15. Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 13-3 206 15
16. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 3-0 181 23
17. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 17-4 163 22
18. MSU Denver Denver, Colo. 15-1 153 19
19. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 6-1 118 18
20. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 0-0 101 11
t21. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 12-4 91 12
t21. Northwood Midland, Mich. 8-2 91 20
23. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 9-3 57 RV
24. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 4-1 55 21
25. UT Tyler Tyler, Texas  13-6 42 24
Also receiving votes: Concordia Irvine (2-2) 15; UNC Pembroke (15-5) 15; Minnesota State (6-1) 11; St. Thomas Aquinas (6-0) 10; Valdosta State (13-6) 8; Millersville (6-3) 4; Ohio Dominican (10-2) 3; North Georgia (15-6) 2; Regis (Colo.) (14-2) 1.
Dropped out: Bloomsburg (25).

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.

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)
April 21 (Colorado Mesa)
April 28 (Colorado Mesa)
May 5 (Colorado Mesa)
May 12 (Colorado Mesa)
May 19 (Colorado Mesa)
May 26 (Colorado Mesa)
Final (Wingate)