North Greenville (44-6) tops NCBWA Division II Poll

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) – A seven-game win streak to close out the regular season has kept defending national champion North Greenville atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 for the 16th-straight week, but the Crusaders made it unanimous for the sixth time this season by collecting all 20 first-place votes in Wednesday’s release.

North Greenville closed out the regular season portion of their 2023 slate with a 44-6 clip, and will be the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament that begins on Wednesday in Gastonia, N.C. There were no new entries into the top 10 of Wednesday’s edition of the Top 25, with the first six teams in the listing falling into position in the same order as last week.

UNC Pembroke re-entered the NCBWA Division II Top 25 after a 4-week absence from the national ranking. UT Tyler, which won 11 of its last 14 games of the regular season, is back in the Top 25 for the first time since April 21, 2021 (Week 10)..

Rk.School [1st place]LocationRecordPts.Pvs.
1.North Greenville [12]Tigerville, S.C.44-84901
2.Angelo State [7]San Angelo, Texas44-84862
3.Tampa [1]Tampa, Fla.37-94623
4.Central MissouriWarrensburg, Mo.38-134294
5.Colorado MesaGrand Junction, Colo.41-94075
6.QuincyQuincy, Ill.40-93927
7.MillersvilleMillersville, Pa.40-73698
8.RollinsWinter Park, Fla.34-133379
9.NewberryNewberry, S.C.39-1033210
10.Southern New HampshireMachester, N.H.37-1030811
11.Missouri Southern StateJoplin, Mo.40-13282T13
12.Cal State Monterey BaySeaside, Calif.33-15279T13
13.Wayne StateDetroit, Mich.38-1026612
14.St. Edward'sAustin, Texas38-13230T13
15.West FloridaPensacola, Fla.34-1520317
16.Seton HillGreensburg, Pa.40-1018416
17.Point LomaSan Diego Calif.34-1217120
18.Southern ArkansasMagnolia, Ark.36-1614618
19.Illinois-SpringfieldSpringfield, Ill.35-1112821
20.Young HarrisYoung Harris, Ga.38-15124RV
21.Cal State San BernardinoSan Bernardino, Calif.35-15916
22.UT TylerTyler, Texas37-158923
23.MontevalloMontevallo, Ark,.38-156922
t24.CharlestonCharleston, W.Va.39-95624
t24.Mount OliveMount Olive, N.C.35-1656NR
Also receiving votes: Southern Connecticut State (28-10) 39; Augustana (S.D.) (37-16) 38; Wingate (32-18) 32; Ashland (32-14) 19; Northwood (32-16) 17; New Haven (27-11) 9; Young Harris (34-14) 6; Azusa Pacific (31-17) 5; Alabama Huntsville (29-18) 2; East Stroudsburg (33-10) 1.
Dropped out: Wingate (21); Southern Connecticut State (24).

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