March 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Top two teams plummet in poll shakeup
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TAMPA 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. Tampa [12] Tampa, Fla. 19-5 372 3
2. Chico State Chico, Calif. 21-5 340 5
t3. West Texas A&M [1] Canyon, Texas 18-4 326 4
t3. Mount Olive [1] Mount Olive, N.C. 23-5 326 11
5. Emporia State [1] Emporia, Kan. 19-4 313 12
6. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 8-1 296 6
7. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 12-4 269 9
8. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 21-4 244 16
9. UC San Diego La Jolla, Fla. 18-4 242 13
10. Lynn Boca Raton, Fla. 20-7 237 15
11. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 18-4 233 8
12. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 17-5 232 2
13. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 11-6 209 10
14. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 14-4 175 14
15. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 19-3 164 18
16. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 19-5 125 22
17. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 19-7 111 -
18. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 15-2 106 25
t19. St. Edward's Austin, Texas 17-9 105 19
t19. Dixie State St. George, Utah 20-6 105 20
21. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 16-10 100 7
22. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 12-5 51 17
23. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 19-7 50 1
24. LeMoyne Syracuse, N.Y. 11-6 45 -
t25. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 17-8 22 -
t25. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 15-3 22 -
Also receiving votes: Delta State, Miss. (16-7) 19; St. Cloud State, Minn. (11-3) 18; Seton Hill, Pa. (10-5) 13; Florida Southern (18-6) 2; Colorado Mesa (13-7) 1.
Dropped out: No. 21 Francis Marion (S.C.), No. 23 LIU Post (N.Y.), No. 24 Valdosta State (Ga.)
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)
April 25 (Mercyhurst)
May 2 (Mercyhurst)
May 9 (Mercyhurst)
May 16 (Mount Olive)