April 4, 2017
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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 [13] Chico, Calif. 27-5 391 1
2. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 23-8 374 3
3. West Texas A&M [1] Canyon, Texas 25-5 358 8
4. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 16-2 338 6
5. North Georgia [1] Dahlonega, Ga. 25-7 330 10
6. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 26-6 306 11
7. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 17-5 292 7
8. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 24-5 282 4
9. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 26-4 278 9
t10. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 20-9 256 12
t10. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 30-7 256 2
12. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 25-6 231 25
13. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 24-7 213 5
14. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 25-8 168 13
15. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 22-6 162 14
16. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 24-10 147 15
17. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 23-9 144 17
18. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 14-5 110 18
19. Felician Rutherford, N.J. 18-7 100 23
20. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 22-11 86 16
21. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 19-4 85 -
22. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 24-10 74 22
23. St. Joseph's Rensselaer, Ind. 17-9 66 19
24. St. Edward's Austin, Texas 21-12 44 24
25. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 17-7 32 -
Also receiving votes: Central Missouri (20-8) 21; Lynn, Fla. (22-11) 17; Cal State-East Bay (20-10) 11; LeMoyne, N.Y. (14-8) 10; Grand Valley State, Mich. (15-11) 8; Colorado Mesa (23-8) 6; Tusculum, Tenn. (21-10) 3; West Alabama (24-10) 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 Central Missouri; No. 21 Dixie State (Utah).
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)