March 28, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Cougars earn all 17 first-place votes
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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. 27-3 425 1
2. Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. 26-5 391 5
3. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 22-5 383 12
4. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 18-1 366 11
5. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 19-6 345 8
6. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 17-2 312 7
7. Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 17-4 304 10
8. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 20-6 301 2
9. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 12-3 288 15
10. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 27-5 269 17
11. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 21-6 253 3
12. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 23-4-1 232 4
13. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 22-7 213 RV
14. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 18-6 198 16
15. Ohio Dominican Columbus, Ohio 19-4 95 25
16. Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. 21-7 155 RV
17. Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. 11-3 134 NR
18. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 22-8 115 RV
19. Arkansas Monticello Monticello, Ark. 20-7 109 RV
20. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 21-9 101 NR
21. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 19-4 95 25
22. LeMoyne Syracuse, N.Y. 16-6 87 NR
23. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 15-8 72 RV
24. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 24-8 64 RV
25. St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. 13-7 20 19
Also receiving votes: Mount Olive, N.C. (21-8-1) 16; West Chester, Pa. (11-6) 16; Lubbock Christian, Texas (19-7) 15; California Baptist (16-10) 13; Central Oklahoma (21-9) 13; Nova Southeastern, Fla. (17-9) 12; St. Mary's, Texas (19-7) 7; Saint Leo, Fla. (20-5) 5; Columbus State, Ga. (22-5) 4; Millersville, Pa. (12-7) 2.
Dropped out: No. 6 West Chester, Pa.; No. 9 Columbus State, Ga.; No. 13 Flagler, Fla.; No. 14 Texas A&M Kingsville; No. 20 California Baptist; No. 21 Mississippi College; No. 22 St. Mary's, Texas; No. 23 Mount Olive, N.C.; No. 24 Saint Leo, 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)