May 12, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Mavs hold top spot for sixth straight week
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COLORADO MESA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) Colorado Mesa saw its 21-game win streak come to an end on Saturday, but it was not enough to knock the Mavericks from their perch atop the NCBWA Division II Top 25 this week. Colorado Mesa collected 17 of a possible 19 first-place votes to stay No. 1, while Central Missouri picked up the two remaining first-place votes to solidify its hold on the No. 2 position.

Colorado Mesa tacked up 32 runs across the first three games of its series at CSU Pueblo on Friday and Saturday, but the Thunderwolves used a 4-run seventh inning to pull ahead for good and deal the Mavericks their first loss since March 26. Central Missouri has now captured 29 of its last 31 outings following a three-game sweep of Missouri Western on Thursday and Friday that saw the Mules amass a combined 41 runs.

The top 10 remained relatively unchanged this week, albeit a handful of teams swapping spots. Western Oregon (No. t23) is in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 for the first time since the 2012 preseason poll, while Delta State made its season debut among the nations top-25 teams at the No. 25 position.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Colorado Mesa [17] Grand Junction, Colo. 33-3 473 1
2. Central Missouri [2] Warrensburg, Mo. 34-6 456 2
3. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 31-5 425 3
4. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 31-8 403 5
5. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 34-5 400 4
6. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 33-11 369 t7
7. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 31-4 355 t7
8. Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 29-7 322 6
9. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 34-6 314 9
10. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 34-8 311 10
11. Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 29-7 274 13
12. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 35-10 262 12
13. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 32-7 238 15
14. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 16-4 219 14
15. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 23-3 207 20
16. Charleston Charleston, W.Va. 30-6 189 16
17. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 32-9 173 17
18. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 29-8 159 18
19. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 31-9 131 19
20. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 19-5 121 11
21. MSU Denver Denver, Colo. 32-8 118 21
22. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 30-12 67 25
23. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 27-11 46 23
24. Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. 20-6 46 RV
25. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 26-15 21 NR
Also receiving votes: North Georgia (30-13) 19; Millersville (26-11) 16; Colorado Colorado Springs (25-9) 13; Franklin Pierce (19-7) 11; Southern Arkansas (27-13) 10; Shorter (27-15) 3; Missouri Southern (29-11) 2; Trevecca Nazarene (28-10) 2.
Dropped out: UNC Pembroke (22); Shorter (24).

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)