Feb. 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Nine schools enter first-regular-season poll
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NOVA SOUTHEASTERN TOPS
NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2017 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 7-2 420 1
2. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 7-2 382 2
3. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 8-2 369 6
4. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 8-1 350 24
5. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 5-2 349 4
6. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 0-0 347 3
7. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 7-2 334 5
8. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 10-1 298 -
9. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 2-1 285 11
10. St. Edward's Austin, Texas 7-4 238 7
11. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 9-1 233 -
12. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 0-0 209 9
13. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 8-2 204 -
14. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 2-1 199 12
15. St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 0-0 188 14
16. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 8-2 181 -
17. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 0-0 164 13
18. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 10-1 133 -
19. Texas A&M-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 6-0 116 -
20. Dixie State St. George, Utah 8-3 111 16
21. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 9-2 67 -
22. Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. 11-1 65 -
23. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 0-0 60 21
24. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 4-2 59 22
25. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 9-0 57 -
Also receiving votes: West Chester, Pa. (0-0) 32; Cal State-Stanislaus (10-1) 32; Delta State, Miss. (7-2) 19; Colorado Mesa (5-3) 6; Emporia State, Kan. (7-2) 5, St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. (0-0) 5; California Baptist (7-3) 4; Mount Olive, N.C. (6-3) 3; Ashland, Ohio (0-0) 1.
Dropped out: No. 8 California Baptist, No. 10 Colorado Mesa, No. 15 Catawba College (N.C.), No. 17 West Florida, No. 18 Cal. Poly-Pomona, No. 19 Belmont-Abbey (N.C.), No. 20 Lubbock Christian (Texas), No. 23 Delta State (Miss.), No. 25 West Chester (Pa.).

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2017 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 21 (Nova Southeastern)
Feb. 28 (Nova Southeastern)
March 7 (Nova Southeastern)
March 14 (USC Aiken)
March 21 (Tampa)
March 28 (Chico State)
April 4 (Chico State)
April 11 (North Georgia)
April 18 (Mercyhurst)
April 25 (Mercyhurst)
May 2 (Mercyhurst)
May 9 (Mercyhurst)
May 16 (Mount Olive)