March 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Four team garner first-place votes
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CHICO STATE 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. Chico State [8] Chico, Calif. 24-5 402 2
2. Mount Olive [3] Mount Olive, N.C. 28-5 400 t3
3. Tampa [3] Tampa, Fla. 21-7 386 1
4. Angelo State [3] San Angelo, Texas 22-4 371 11
5. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 22-5 363 5
6. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 12-1 352 6
7. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 15-5 306 7
8. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 21-5 284 T3
9. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 23-3 281 15
10. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 22-6 274 8
11. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 23-5 244 16
12. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 16-7 241 22
13. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 22-7 211 -
14. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 20-5 192 9
15. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 21-9 156 17
16. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 20-10 141 21
17. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 21-8 138 t25
18. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 12-3 134 -
19. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 16-4 112 18
20. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 18-7 111 12
21. Dixie State St. George, Utah 26-6 109 t19
22. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 21-9 62 23
23. Felician Rutherford, N.J. 13-6 58 -
24. St. Edward's Austin, Texas 19-10 54 t19
25. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 21-6 45 -
Also receiving votes: Millersville, Pa. (16-6) 38; Grand Valley State, Mich. (12-9) 30; Lynn, Fla. (20-10) 10; Minnesota State (13-4) 9; LeMoyne, N.Y. (13-8) 5; Flagler, Fla. (21-11) 4; Seton Hill, Pa. (13-7) 1.
Dropped out: No. 10 Lynn (Fla.); No. 13 Grand Valley State (Mich.); No. 14 Millersville (Pa.); No. 24 LeMoyne (N.Y.); No. t25 Point Loma (Calif.)
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)