April 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
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Lakers retain No. 1 ranking
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MERCYHURST 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. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 31-3 359 1
2. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 42-7 357 4
3. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 35-9 337 3
4. Chico State Chico, Calif. 34-7 324 6
5. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 29-7 302 5
6. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 32-10 293 7
7. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 36-8 287 8
8. Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 34-8 282 10
9. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 29-11 240 9
10. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 34-8 223 17
11. Northwood Midland, Mich. 33-9 216 20
t12. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 34-7 200 19
t12. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 26-7 200 14
14. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 34-8 190 23
15. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 35-12 165 15
16. Felician Rutherford, N.J. 27-9 134 21
17. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 33-10 111 2
18. Dixie State St. George, Utah 31-10-1 109 13
t19. North Alabama Florence, Ala. 30-15 93 -
t19. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 34-11 93 22
21. Texas A&M-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 29-10 87 -
22. Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. 24-16 50 -
23. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 26-14 37 24
24. California Baptist Riverside, Calif. 31-15 36 -
t25. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 32-10 30 11
t25. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 30-10 30 18
Also receiving votes: North Greenville, S.C. (37-13) 26; St. Cloud State, Minn. (32-12) 19; St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. (26-12) 18; Walsh, Ohio (27-13) 9; UC San Diego, Calif. (28-11) 7; West Texas A&M (29-11) 5; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (28-15) 2; Arkansas Tech (29-16) 2; Georgia College (30-11) 1.
Dropped out: No. 12 Indianapolis (Ind.), No. 16 West Texas A&M, No. 25 Quincy (Ill.)
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)