May 5, 2021
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Contact: Todd Anderson
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Mavs hold top spot for fifth straight week
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) – Another perfect week on the baseball diamond that helped it run its win streak out to an eye-popping 18 games was enough to sway every voter this week, as Colorado Mesa raked in all 19 first-place votes to further cement its position atop the NCBWA Division II Top 25.

The Mavericks are the first unanimous No. 1 team in the ranking since Tampa collected all 20 first-place votes in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 after capturing the 2019 national championship. Colorado Mesa leads the nation with a .399 team batting average – 24 points higher than any other team in NCAA Division II – and have also tacked up an NCAA Division II-best 14.2 runs an outing as well.

West Florida was the biggest mover in the poll this week as the Argonauts jumped 12 spots into the No. 5 position following a weekend sweep of then-No. 2 Lee on Friday and Saturday in Pensacola, Fla. North Greenville (No. T7) improved their positioning in the national ranking by eight spots after scoring 14.0 runs per game in five games at the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

Quincy (No. 23) and Shorter (No. 24) re-entered this week’s poll after short absences. Wingate (No. 25) is back in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 for the first time since April 4, 2018 (Week 7). The Bulldogs are still celebrating their run to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship that concluded on April 26.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [19] Grand Junction, Colo. 30-2 475 1
2. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 31-6 449 3
3. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 30-5 420 4
4. Illinois-Springfield Springfield, Ill. 32-4 413 6
5. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 29-8 365 17
6. Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 25-5 356 9
t7. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 33-11 344 15
t7. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 25-4 344 t7
9. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 31-6 321 t11
10. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 32-7 310 2
11. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 17-3 275 13
12. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 35-10 262 5
13. Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 25-7 242 10
14. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 16-4 222 t7
15. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 27-6 219 t11
16. Charleston Charleston, W.Va. 30-6 193 14
17. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 32-9 169 18
18. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 25-8 164 16
19. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 28-9 119 20
20. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 20-3 119 19
21. MSU Denver Denver, Colo. 28-8 115 21
22. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 29-11 75 24
23. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 26-9 68 NR
24. Shorter Rome, Ga. 26-13 30 RV
25. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 30-12 25 RV
Also receiving votes: Western Oregon (16-6) 24; Southern Arkansas (25-12) 12; Millersville (22-10) 9; Oklahoma Christian (23-11) 9; Tusculum (30-11) 8; Franklin Pierce (15-7) 7; North Georgia (28-12) 7; Trevecca Nazarene (24-10) 4; Missouri Southern (27-10) 2.
Dropped out: Tusculum (22); Trevecca Nazarene (23); Valdosta State (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)