Angelo State tops 2024 NCBWA Division II Preseason Poll

WINGATE, N.C. (NCBWA) – Defending national champion Angelo State is the unanimous number one team in the preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, which was announced Wednesday afternoon. The Rams went 56-9 overall in 2023, going undefeated in Cary, N.C. to claim the national title. Angelo State was making its third consecutive appearance at the Division II National Championships last year.

All eight teams from last year’s championships are in the preseason top 15, with 2022 national champion North Greenville checking in at #2 in the preseason poll. Cal State San Bernardino is fourth in the poll, while UIndy and Millersville are sixth and seventh in the rankings. Southern New Hampshire and Augustana check in at ninth and 10th, respectively, while national runner-up Rollins is ranked 15th.

Each region has at least two teams in the preseason top 25 poll, led by the Central, South and South Central regions with four teams each. The Midwest, Southeast and West regions have three teams apiece, while the Atlantic and East regions each have a pair of teams.

Rk.School [1st place]LocationRecordPts.Pvs.
1.Angelo State [17]San Angelo, Texas56-94251
2.North GreenvilleTigerville, S.C.50-114004
3.TampaTampa, Fla.43-1137510
4.Cal State San BernardinoSan Bernardino, Calif.46-193743
5.Central MissouriWarrensburg, Mo.43-1434612
6.IndianapolisIndianapolis, Ind.40-193118
7.MillersvilleMillersville, Pa.46-103096
8.Colorado MesaGrand Junction, Colo.48-112959
9.Southern New HampshireManchester, N.H.44-132915
10.AugustanaSioux Falls, S.D.47-212497
11.West FloridaPensacola, Fla.39-1723417
12.NewberryNewberry, S.C.43-1521516
13.QuincyQuincy, Ill.47-1120711
14.Cal State Monterey BaySeaside, Calif.39-1819314
15.RollinsWinter Park, Fla.42-191862
16.Seton HillGreensburg, Pa.48-1317113
17.Southern ArkansasMagnolia, Ark.40-1814225
18.Franklin PierceRindge, N.H.34-19137RV
19.UT TylerTyler, Texas39-19112RV
20.Mount OliveMount Olive, N.C.38-17100RV
21.Point LomaSan Diego, Calif.36-1687RV
22.NorthwoodMidland, Mich.42-1977RV
23.Missouri Southern StateJoplin, Mo.45-176218
24.MontevalloMontevallo, Ala.39-165024
25.St. Edward'sAustin, Texas40-174720
Also receiving votes: East Stroudsburg (36-14) 38; Georgia Southwestern (34-19) 16; Azusa Pacific (35-19) 15; Wayne State (Mich.) (42-13) 15; Molloy (35-17) 12; Florida Southern (32-20) 6; Minnesota State (43-18) 6; UNC Pembroke (39-17) 6; Illinois-Springfield (36-15) 1.
Dropped out: Belmont Abbey (15); Minnesota State (19); Barry (21); Illinois-Springfield (22); Le Moyne (23).

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