Feb. 28, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Delta State rises to No. 2
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AZUSA PACIFIC NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division II polls with its 2018 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each week throughout the season.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Azusa Pacific [17] Azusa, Calif. 14-0 448 1
2. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 11-1 427 6
3. Belmont Abbey Belmont. N.C. 15-2 394 11
4. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 12-1 374 4
5. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 4-0 371 7
6. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 8-4 346 3
7. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 0-0 316 8
8. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 2-0 313 14
9. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 13-2 293 16
10. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 10-2 254 17
11. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 4-0 243 15
12. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 11-1 234 22
13. California Baptist Riverside, Calif. 7-3 229 12
14. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 10-2 214 RV
15. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 2-2 196 2
16. Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. 2-1 185 RV
17. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 8-2 174 -
18. Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. 10-2 136 RV
19. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 8-3 118 5
20. UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. 9-4 112 24
21. Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. 12-2 69 RV
22. Arkansas Fort Smith Fort Smith, Ark. 7-3 64 RV
23. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 4-0 63 RV
24. St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 2-1 55 19
25. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 3-0 47 RV
Also receiving votes: Cal State Monterey Bay (8-2) 39; Northwood, Mich. (4-5) 35; Mississippi College (10-2) 32; Texas A&M Kingsville (8-2) 24; Quincy, Ill. (2-3) 12; Chico State (8-4) 9; West Georgia (11-3) 8; Augustana, S.D. (5-0) 7; Georgia College (9-4) 6; Franklin Pierce, N.H. (4-1) 2; Stanislaus State, Calif. (8-4) 1.
Dropped out: No. 9 West Georgia; No. 10 Angelo State (Texas); No. 13 Quincy (Ill.); No. 18 Texas A&M Kingsville; No. 20 Northwood (Mich.); No. 21 Cal State Monterey Bay; No. 23 Regis (Colo.); No. 25 Lindenwood, Mo.
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.

2018 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Delta State)
Feb. 21 (Azusa Pacific)
Feb. 28 (Azusa Pacific)
March 7 (Azusa Pacific)
March 14 (Azusa Pacific)
March 21 (Azusa Pacific)
March 28 (Azusa Pacific)
April 4 (Azusa Pacific)
April 11 (Azusa Pacific)
April 18 (Azusa Pacific)
April 25 (Augustana, S.D.)
May 2 (North Greenville)
May 9 (Tampa)
May 16 (North Greenville)