April 4, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Cougars earn 15 of 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 [15] Azusa, Calif. 27-3 448 1
2. Belmont Abbey [1] Belmont, N.C. 28-5 413 2
3. Augustana [1] Sioux Falls, S.D. 24-1 411 4
4. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 25-5 409 3
5. New Haven New Haven, Conn. 20-3 352 6
6. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 24-6 335 8
7. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 21-8 332 5
8. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 16-4 319 9
9. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 28-5 316 10
10. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 23-4 272 21
11. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 26-7 259 13
12. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 24-7 254 11
13. Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. 26-4-1 248 12
14. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 23-7 221 14
15. Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. 24-7 187 16
16. Ohio Dominican Columbus, Ohio 20-5 174 15
17. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 25-9 148 18
18. Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. 13-4 126 17
19. Arkansas Monticello Monticello, Ark. 23-8 123 19
20. LeMoyne Syracuse, N.Y. 19-6 116 22
21. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 19-10 67 23
t22. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 20-9 66 RV
t22. Wingate Wingate, N.C. 28-9 66 24
24. Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. 26-5 37 RV
25. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 14-6 30 RV
Also receiving votes: Bellarmine, Ky. (20-8) 26; St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. (17-7) 21; Mount Olive, N.C. (25-8-1) 19; Lubbock Christian, Texas (22-8) 18; Columbus State, Ga. (26-6) 5; Southern Arkansas (22-9) 5; Northwood, Mich. (20-7) 3; West Florida (23-10) 2; California Baptist (18-12) 1; Franklin Pierce, N.H. (16-8-1) 1.
Dropped out: No. 7 Indianapolis, Ind.; No. 20 West Florida; No. 25 St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y.
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)