April 7, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
662-312-1829
Three teams attract first-place votes
Bookmark and Share
COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) A plethora of success on the baseball diamond has led to a further tightening of the race between the nation's top 25 teams as Colorado Mesa became the third squad in as many weeks to hold the top spot in the national ranking with the release of the NCBWA Division II Top 25 on Wednesday.

The Mavericks scored 38 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Adams State over the weekend that further solidified UCM's worthiness to take its perch atop the ranking. Lindenwood raked in the most first-place votes of any team in the poll this week, but an idle week on the diamond put a damper on the momentum of the Lions. Lee collected the four remaining first-place votes after extending its win streak out to 13 games with a weekend sweep of Montevallo at home.

Two teams returned to the NCBWA Division II Top 25 on Wednesday after previous appearances this season. Franklin Pierce is back in the poll after a week-long absence after taking all four games in its home series with Assumption. Shorter returns to the national rankings for the first time since Week 2 (February 24) on the heels of a home series sweep of Christian Brothers.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [7] Grand Junction, Colo. 18-2 456 2
2. Lindenwood [8] St. Charles, Mo. 12-0 448 1
3. Lee [4] Cleveland, Tenn. 24-2 445 4
4. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 21-4 415 5
5. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 24-3 390 6
6. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 24-6 375 7
7. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 12-0 332 9
8. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 17-4 330 8
9. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 9-2 326 3
10. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 20-3 299 11
11. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 21-6 296 12
12. Illinois-Springfield Springfield, Ill. 18-2 269 14
13. Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 17-3 216 15
14. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 22-6 215 13
15. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 15-2 196 19
16. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 4-0 194 16
17. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 22-5 191 18
18. MSU Denver Denver, Colo. 21-3 164 17
19. Minnesota-Crookston Crookston, Minn. 13-1 112 25
20. Northwood Midland, Mich. 11-3 106 21
21. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 9-4 91 23
22. Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 22-7 80 20
23. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 9-2 52 RV
24. Shorter Rome, Ga. 19-8 41 RV
25. UT Tyler Tyler, Texas  18-6 32 24
Also receiving votes:  Missouri Southern (18-6) 25; St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) (6-0) 21; Charleston (W.Va.) (17-3) 17; Western Oregon (10-4) 9; Catawba (19-6) 5; Quincy (14-6) 3; Augustana (S.D.) (13-4); Barry (9-4) 1; Slippery Rock (12-3) 1.
Dropped out: Missouri Southern (10); St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) (22).

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)