March 7, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Mercyhurst rises four spots to No. 4
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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 [16] Asuza, Calif. 17-0 424 1
2. Delta State [1] Cleveland, Miss. 14-1 409 2
3. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 16-1 363 4
4. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 5-0 354 8
5. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 15-2 348 14
6. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 13-3 335 19
7. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 11-3 293 17
8. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 12-3 284 10
9. Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. 16-2 261 21
10. California Baptist Riverside, Calif. 10-3 250 13
11. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 11-5 244 6
12. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 6-2 239 5
13. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 5-2 198 15
14. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 7-2 195 NR
15. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 9-0 193 RV
16. Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. 17-4 179 3
17. Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. 13-2 169 18
18. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 7-2 162 11
19. Texas A&M Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 12-2 114 RV
20. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 11-3 94 RV
21. St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 5-1 92 24
22. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 15-4 83 9
23. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 6-0 67 23
24. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. 13-2 41 RV
25. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 4-1 35 25
Also receiving votes: Southern Indiana (5-4) 27; Columbus State, Ga. (14-2) 25; Missouri Southern (13-2) 24; Chico State, Calif. (10-4) 13; Ohio Dominican (7-3) 5; North Greenville, S.C. (14-4) 2; Franklin Pierce, N.H. (5-2-1) 1; Lubbock Christian, Texas (10-4) 1; UC San Diego (11-6) 1.
Dropped out: No. 7 Minnesota State; No. 12 UNC Pembroke; No. 16 Southern Indiana; No. 20 UC San Diego; No. 22 Arkansas Fort Smith.
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)