North Greenville (45-8) tops NCBWA Division II Poll

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) – North Greenville will be the team to beat when the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament opens up play on Thursday as the Crusaders hauled in 15 of the available 19 first-place votes to top the final regular season edition of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Top 25 on Wednesday.

North Greenville headlines a loaded NCAA Southeast Region that features five teams with 38 victories or more, including defending national champion Wingate (No. 5) who will take on host duties as well in their half of the 7-team postseason tournament. Tampa raked in a trio of first-place votes on Wednesday to keep hold of the No. 2 spot, while Point Loma grabbed ahold of the final first-place vote in Wednesday’s poll before settling into the No. 4 position.

Davenport (No. 15) is back in the national ranking for the first time since February 16 (Week 1), while Henderson State (No. 17) and Rollins (No. 19) return as well after previously appearing in the listing earlier this season. Wayne State (Mich.) graced Wednesday’s Top 25 ranking for the first time since the final poll of the 2019 season (June 11, 2019).

Rk.School [1st place]LocationRecordPts.Pvs.
1.North Greenville [15]Tigerville, S.C.45-84671
2.Tampa [3]Tampa, Fla.40-104432
3.Central MissouriWarrensburg. Mo.43-74293
4.Point Loma [1]San Diego, Calif.43-74224
5.WingateWingate, N.C.46-84015
6.Angelo StateSan Angelo, Texas45-103866
7.Southern New HampshireManchester, N.H.41-93408
8.Southern ArkansasMagnolia, Ark.41-1132314
9.Columbus StateColumbus, Ga.42-113169
10.Colorado MesaGrand Junction, Colo.39-1430610
11.West Texas A&MCanyon, Texas39-1724015
12.Saint LeoSaint Leo, Fla.35-1523318
13.West ChesterWest Chester, Pa.29-1122816
14.Lenoir-RhyneHickory, N.C.44-1120417
15.DavenportGrand Rapids, Mich.34-21190NR
16.Azusa PacificAzusa, Calif.34-1616923
17.Henderson StateArkadelphia, Ark.38-15156RV
18.MolloyRockville Centre, N.Y.36-1214420
19.MillersvilleMillersville, Pa.41-1213921
20.RollinsWinter Park, Fla.35-15122NR
21.Wayne StateDetroit, Mich.35-17109RV
22.Minnesota StateMankato, Minn.39-78519
23.Illinois SpringfieldSpringfield, Ill.43-8747
24.Cal State Monterey BaySeaside, Calif.36-156412
25.UNC PembrokePembroke, N.C.38-156224
Also receiving votes: Augustana (S.D.) (44-10-1) 44; Valdosta State (30-14) 37; Northeastern State (37-16) 8; Nova Southeastern (34-15) 6; Texas A&M-Kingsville (31-18) 6; Quincy (33-21) 4; Adelphi (30-13-2) 3; Gannon (29-15) 3; Delta State (32-15) 1; Northwest Nazarene (30-21) 1.
Dropped out: Augustana (S.D.) (11); Trevecca Nazarene (13); Valdosta State (22); Delta State (25).

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