March 14, 2017
For Immediate Release
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West Texas A&M moves up 11 spots to No. 3
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USC AIKEN 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. USC Aiken [10] Aiken, S.C. 18-4 392 3
2. Central Missouri [4] Warrensburg, Mo. 15-4 381 2
3. Tampa [2] Tampa, Fla. 16-4 370 7
4. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 16-2 325 15
5. Chico State Chico, Calif. 19-4 321 13
6. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 8-1 309 8
7. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 15-6 289 1
8. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 16-2 288 4
9. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 9-3 286 11
10. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 8-4 242 6
11. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 19-5 233 17
12. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 15-4 225 14
13. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 15-4 208 19
14. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 11-4 202 12
15. Lynn Boca Raton, Fla. 16-7 160 23
16. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 16-4 143 -
17. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 10-4 141 16
18. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 15-3 139 5
19. St. Edward's Austin, Texas 15-8 99 -
20. Dixie State St. George, Utah 17-5 74 22
21. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 19-4 73 9
22. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 14-5 70 -
23. LIU Post Greenvale, N.Y. 7-4 65 20
24. Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. 16-7 41 -
25. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 11-2 37 -
Also receiving votes: Lubbock Christian, Texas (15-7) 19; West Chester, Pa. (4-2) 18; St. Cloud State, Minn. (8-3) 12; California Baptist (16-6) 12; Catawba College, N.C. (16-7) 9; Felician, N.J. (7-5) 6; Delta State, Miss. (14-6) 5; Pt. Loma Nazarene, Calif. (14-3) 3; Colorado Mesa (13-7) 1.
Dropped out: No. 10 St. Edward's (Texas); No. 14 St. Cloud State (Minn.); No. 16 UNC Pembroke; No. 20 Minnesota State; No. 21 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.); No. 25 West Chester (Pa.)
Regional Polls

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)