May 11, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Crusaders are fourth team to reach No. 1 in 2022
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NORTH GREENVILLE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) North Greenville's steady climb up the ladder of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 proved fruitful on Wednesday when the Crusaders swept in seven first-place votes to become just the fourth team this season to hold the top spot in the listing.

The Crusaders, who ran their win streak out to six games with a perfect four-game run through the Conference Carolinas Tournament last week, were one of four teams to collect at least one first-place vote in Wednesday's release. No. 2 Tampa emerged from the rubble with nine first-place votes, while No. 3 Central Missouri and No. 4 Point Loma raked in one and two top nods, respectively.

It is the first time since the preseason edition of the poll that more than three teams have captured at least one first-place vote.

There were no dramatic entrances into Wednesday's national ranking. Millersville (No. 21) and Delta State (No. 25) both re-entered the NCBWA Division II Top 25 after two-week absences.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. North Greenville [7] Tigerville, S.C. 45-8 448 5
2. Tampa [9] Tampa, Fla. 38-9 444 2
3. Central Missouri [1] Warrensburg. Mo. 39-6 433 4
4. Point Loma [2] San Diego, Calif. 39-7 426 3
5. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 46-8 403 1
6. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 42-10 388 6
7. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 39-8 344 7
8. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 37-8 314 9
9. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 40-9 312 8
10. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 36-12 295 10
11. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 41-8-1 265 18
12. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 36-13 255 13
13. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville, Tenn. 37-13 224 12
14. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 39-11 211 11
15. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 37-15 193 15
16. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 29-10 178 16
17. Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. 44-11 172 24
18. Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. 35-15 167 23
19. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 35-7 130 14
20. Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. 32-11 119 20
21. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 37-12 86 RV
22. Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. 33-14 83 17
23. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 32-14 81 22
24. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 38-15 66 19
25. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 32-13 24 RV
Also receiving votes: Henderson State (37-14) 18; Slippery Rock (32-14) 15; UT Tyler (31-20) 14; Wayne State (Mich.) (33-15) 13; Chico State (34-14) 12; Newberry (38-13) 12; Southern Connecticut State (30-12-1) 5; Northeastern State (36-14) 4; Drury (36-14) 2; Adelphi (28-11-2) 1.
Dropped out: Slippery Rock (21); Lubbock Christian (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.

2022 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
Feb. 16 (Wingate)
Feb. 23 (Wingate)
March 2 (Wingate)
March 9 (Nova Southeastern)
March 16 (Wingate)
March 23 (Tampa)
March 30 (Tampa)
April 6 (Tampa)
April 13 (Tampa)
April 20 (Wingate)
April 27 (Wingate)
May 4 (Wingate)
May 11 (North Greenville)