Feb. 24, 2021
For Immediate Release
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Three teams attract first-place votes
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ANGELO STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) North Greenville became the newest team to rake in a first-place vote this season after a weekend sweep of Emmanuel, but Angelo State continued its reign atop the NCBWA Division II Top 25 after picking up 15 first-place votes of its own in the latest release of the national ranking on Wednesday afternoon.

The ranking welcomed a new team to its top 10 this week as Lee jumped up 11 spots to No. 9 following a 3-1 week on the diamond, including a convincing series sweep of Christian Brothers. It is the first top-10 appearance for the Flames in the 18-year history of the NCBWA Division II Top 25.

Two teams make their season debut in the top 25 this week. Shorter, which already has series wins over Delta State and West Florida in 2021, made its program debut in the national ranking after a series sweep of Bluefield State. North Georgia returned to the NCBWA Division II Top 25 for the first time since the 2020 preseason release thanks to a series sweep of Francis Marion.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Angelo State [15] San Angelo, Texas 4-1 470 1
2. Tampa [3] Tampa, Fla. 0-0 449 2
3. North Greenville [1] Tigerville, S.C. 6-1 435 4
4. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 3-1 431 3
5. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 0-0 387 5
6. Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 0-0 361 6
7. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 4-1 343 8
8. East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. 0-0 303 9
9. Lee Cleveland, Tenn. 8-1 293 20
10. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 2-1 288 10
11. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 6-2 245 12
12. Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. 3-0 244 14
13. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 0-0 234 13
14. Barry Miami Shores, Fla. 0-0 229 7
15. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 0-0 228 11
16. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 0-0 198 16
17. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 0-0 184 15
18. Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 5-0 159 19
19. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 0-0 155 17
20. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 2-0 127 18
21. UT Tyler Tyler, Texas 4-2 82 21
22. Shorter Rome, Ga. 7-2 74 RV
23. Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. 0-0 56 22
24. North Georgia Edmond, Okla. 8-1 55 RV
25. Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. 0-0 42 24
Also receiving votes: Davenport (0-0) 35; Concordia-Irvine (0-0) 29; Bloomsburg (0-0) 10; Georgia College (3-0) 10; Adelphi (0-0) 6; West Florida (5-3) 5; Colorado School of Mines (0-0) 4; Mercyhurst (0-0) 2; Augustana (S.D.) (0-0) 1; LeMoyne (0-0) 1.
Dropped out: Davenport (23); UNC Pembroke (25).

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.

2021 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Angelo State)
Feb. 17 (Angelo State)
Feb. 24 (Angelo State)
March 3 (Angelo State)
March 10 (Angelo State)
March 17 (Angelo State)
March 24 (Angelo State)
March 31 (Lindenwood)
April 7 (Colorado Mesa)
April 14 (Colorado Mesa)