May 9, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Lakers retain No. 1 ranking for 4th straight week
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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 [10] Erie, Pa. 34-4 409 1
2. Chico State [3] Chico, Calif. 41-8 391 2
3. Mount Olive [2] Mount Olive, N.C. 47-8 377 7
4. Emporia State [1] Emporia, Kan. 40-9 367 t5
5. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 39-7 359 4
6. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 39-11 345 10
7. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 40-8 310 3
8. Angelo State [1] San Angelo, Texas 39-11 308 14
9. Northwood Midland, Mich. 39-11 280 12
10. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 34-12 276 t5
11. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 38-8 264 9
12. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 40-10 246 8
13. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 40-9 239 11
14. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 33-9 177 13
15. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 38-11 174 15
16. Dixie State St. George, Utah 35-10-1 141 17
17. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33-15 138 21
18. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 36-12 135 19
19. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 38-12 125 18
20. Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. 32-17 121 20
21. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 37-13 110 -
22. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 33-17 45 22
23. California Baptist Riverside, Calif. 31-15 42 24
24. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 37-13 37 -
25. St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 36-14 27 25
Also receiving votes: Felician, N.J. (33-13) 26; North Alabama (34-18) 20; Walsh, Ohio (32-16) 10; West Texas A&M (32-16) 10; Cal Poly Pomona (31-18) 6; Catawba, N.C. (37-15) 5; Franklin Pierce, N.H. (30-13) 2; Florida Southern (31-13) 1; UC San Diego, Calif. (32-15) 1; Lock Haven, Pa. (31-16) 1.
Dropped out: No. 16 Felician (N.J.); No. 23 Catawba (N.C.)

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)