Tampa (52-8) tops final NCBWA Division II Poll

WINGATE, N.C. (NCBWA) – The national champion University of Tampa Spartans capped a dominant year by winning the eighth NCAA Division II baseball title in school history, and earning the unanimous top spot in the final NCBWA top 25 poll of the 2024 season. Tampa was the top-ranked team in every poll during the regular season, after checking in at #3 in the preseason poll.

Angelo State jumps to number two in the final poll. The 2023 national champions put up an impressive title defense in 2024, finishing as the national runner-up. Catawba moves up six spots to end the season at number three after advancing to the national semifinals, while Point Loma and Central Missouri round out the top five.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania checks in at number seven in the final poll after their magical run all the way to the national semifinals. Southern New Hampshire jumps from 21 to number eight after another appearance in Cary, while Indianapolis moves from #16 to ninth after their trip to Cary. Missouri Southern rounds out the top 10.

Embry-Riddle jumped up seven spots after a run to the Super Regionals, checking in at #13 in the final poll. Three new teams help round out the poll, with Seton Hill at #20, Georgia College at #21 and Arkansas Monticello at #22. All three of those teams advanced to the Super Regional in their region.

This marks the final NCBWA poll of the season. Next up will the preseason poll for the 2025 season, which will be released in January of 2025. 

Rk.School [1st place]LocationRecordPts.Pvs.
1.Tampa [20]Tampa, Fla.52-85001
2.Angelo StateSan Angelo, Texas44-21480NR
3.CatawbaSalisbury, N.C.46-174479
4.Point LomaSan Diego, Calif.46-13-14274
5.Central MissouriWarrensburg, Mo.52-104172
6.Lubbock ChristianLubbock, Texas45-163665
7.Indiana (PA)Indiana, Pa.41-18349NR
8.Southern New HampshireManchester, N.H.37-1933621
9.IndianapolisIndianapolis, Ind.41-2130716
10.Missouri SouthernJoplin, Mo.44-152896
11.North GreenvilleTigerville, S.C.41-142723
12.Saginaw Valley StateSaginaw, Mich.41-1825010
13.Embry-RiddlePensacola, Fla.35-2224220
14.Saint LeoSaint Leo, Fla.38-132087
15.MolloyRockville Centre, N.Y.42-1420214
16.Cal State Monterey BaySeaside, Calif.39-2119317
17.West ChesterWest Chester, Pa.43-91828
18.Augustana (S.D.)Sioux Falls, S.C.47-1016711
19.UNC PembrokePembroke, N.C.43-1413513
20.Seton HillGreensburg, Pa.41-17121NR
21.Georgia CollegeMilledgeville, Ga.37-22114NR
22.Arkansas MonticelloMonticello, Ark.35-2492NR
23.Colorado MesaGrand Junction, Colo.38-187612
24.West Texas A&MCanyon, Texas37-196418
25.Mount OliveMount Olive, N.C.39-185819
Also receiving votes: East Stroudsburg (43-14) 49; Lee (39-18) 45; Young Harris (41-15) 35; Northwest Nazarene (36-15-1) 16; Maryville (40-19) 14; Ashland (42-15) 13; Arkansas Tech (38-20) 8; Nova Southeastern (28-18) 8; UT Tyler (29-23) 4; Millersville (37-14) 3; Lander (38-15) 3; Westmont (33-15-3) 3; San Francisco State (32-24) 2; Cal Poly Pomona (32-24) 1; Thomas Jefferson (33-17) 1; Wingate (34-25) 1.
Dropped out: East Stroudsburg (15th); Arkansas Tech (22nd); Northwest Nazarene (23rd); Millersville (24th); Young Harris (25th).

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