March 21, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Belmont-Abbey moves up eight spots to No. 5
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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. 24-2 447 1
2. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 19-2 431 2
3. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 19-4 391 5
4. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 21-2-1 383 4
5. Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. 24-5 352 13
6. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 10-3 342 6
7. New Haven [1] New Haven, Conn. 14-0 328 14
8. Colorado Mesa Ganrd Junction, Colo. 16-5 324 8
9. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 21-2 287 15
10. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 14-3 285 9
11. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 14-1 261 12
12. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 19-5 254 17
13. Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. 22-4 230 3
14. Texas A&M Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 19-4 223 16
15. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 8-3 206 7
16. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 17-5 204 20
17. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 22-5 150 25
18. Ohio Dominican Columbus, Ohio 13-4 134 22
19. St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. Sparkill, N.Y. 12-5 106 21
20. California Baptist Riverside, Calif. 15-7 93 11
21. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. 17-4 91 RV
22. St. Mary's San Antonio, Texas 16-6 84 NR
23. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 18-6-1 65 RV
24. Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. 19-5 37 10
25. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 16-4 32 NR
Also receiving votes: Arkansas Monticello (16-7) 27; UC San Diego (14-7) 21; Angelo State, Texas (19-7) 16; Millersville, Pa. (12-7) 12; LeMoyne, N.Y. (14-6) 10; Wingate, N.C. (20-7) 8; Palm Beach Atlantic, Fla. (18-7) 6; Georgia College (17-7) 3; Pittsburg State, Mo. (16-8) 2; Quincy, Ill. (11-6) 2; UNC Pembroke (17-5) 2; West Texas A&M (18-7) 1.
Dropped out: No. 18 Wingate, N.C.; No. 19 Missouri Southern; No. 23 Quincy, Ill.; No. 24 Palm Beach Atlantic, Fla.
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)