Tampa (22-2) tops NCBWA Division II Poll

WINGATE, N.C. (NCBWA) – For the fifth straight week, the University of Tampa Spartans received every first-place vote, sitting atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) top 25 in the sixth poll of the 2024 regular season. The Spartans are 22-2 on the season and have been the top-ranked team in all six in-season NCBWA polls this year, after checking in at #3 in the preseason poll.

The top seven teams are the same as last week, but in a different order this week, with Central Missouri climbing from third to second while West Texas A&M and Point Loma switched spots at four and five, with West Texas A&M checking in at #4. Young Harris and Ashland are new to the top 10 this week, with Young Harris climbing two spots and Ashland jumping seven spots from 17 to No. 10.

Defending national champion Angelo State continues to climb up in the poll, moving up from #15 last week to #11 this week. North Georgia moved up seven spots, checking in at #16 this week. There are four new teams in this week’s poll, led by #21 UNC Pembroke. Colorado Mesa, Seton Hill and Central Oklahoma are also new to the rankings this week, occupying the final three spots of the poll.

The NCBWA Region polls will be announced every Monday throughout the season, with a new top 25 national poll coming out every Wednesday. 

2024 NCBWA DIVISION II POLL (MARCH 20)
Rk.School [1st place]LocationRecordPts.Pvs.
1.Tampa [19]Tampa, Fla.22-24751
2.Central MissouriWarrensburg, Mo.22-44493
3.North GreenvilleTigerville, S.C.21-64312
4.West Texas A&MCanton, Texas19-73895
5.Point LomaSan Diego, Calif.18-7-13784
6.MillersvilleMillersville, Pa.18-33736
7.Saint LeoBoca Raton, Fla.21-33687
8.Missouri SouthernJoplin, Mo.23-53489
9.Young HarrisYoung Harris, Ga.21-532711
10.AshlandAshland, Va.12-228717
11.Angelo StateSan Angelo, Texas20-926315
12.Northwest NazareneNampa, Idaho16-4-125514
13.Southern ArkansasMagnolia, Ark.17-62318
14.West FloridaPensacola, Fla.17-622116
15.North GeorgiaDahlonega, Ga.19-419623
16.MolloyRockville Centre, N.Y.13-519312
17.East StroudsburgEast Stroudsburg, Pa.15-317021
18.Wayne StateDetroit, Mich.11-614310
19.Cal State Monterey BaySeaside, Calif.17-714020
20.AugustanaSioux Falls, S.D.13-411719
21.UNC PembrokePembroke, N.C.20-6111RV
22.LeeCleveland, Tenn.18-86425
23.Colorado MesaGrand Junction, Colo.13-863RV
24.Seton HillGreensburg, Pa.12-541RV
25.Central OklahomaEdmond, Okla.22-536RV
Also receiving votes: Mount Olive (16-8) 27; Goldey-Beacom (14-8) 23; Lubbock Christian (18-8) 20; Maryville (14-6) 15; Westmont (18-7-3) 9; Rollins (14-8) 5; Barton (22-5) 3; Southern New Hampshire (11-8); 2; Bentley (14-5) 1; San Fransisco State (17-9) 1.
Dropped out: West Chester (13); Mount Olive (18) Lubbock Christian (22); Illinois Spingfield (24).

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