March 16, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
662-312-1829
Bulldogs reclaim top spot in shuffling of Top 10 schools
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WINGATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) A fall from the top spot last week offered additional motivation to defending national champion Wingate, and the Bulldogs delivered with two wins on their way to collecting eight first-place votes to reestablish themselves as the top team in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 on Wednesday.

Wingate left itself little room for negotiation as Tampa picked up seven first-place votes as well and trail the Bulldogs by just four points in the race for the No. 1 position. Point Loma picked up four first-place votes to nestle into the No. 3 spot after pushing their win streak to eight games with a pair of victories over the weekend.

Lubbock Christian (No. 24) returned to the national rankings after a one-week hiatus, but two teams made their season debut in the listing this week. Cal State Monterey Bay (No. 19) is in the Top 25 for the first time since March 22, 2016 (Week 6), while Drury (No. 25) is nationally ranked for the first time since April 11, 2017 (Week 8).

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Wingate [8] Wingate, N.C. 19-2 455 2
2. Tampa [7] Tampa, Fla. 20-2 451 5
3. Point Loma [4] San Diego, Calif. 17-1 432 4
4. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 18-3 422 3
5. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 17-2 388 6
6. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville, Tenn. 14-2 379 7
7. Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 17-3 368 1
8. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 19-4 337 8
9. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 14-4 306 9
10. Central Missouri Warrensburg. Mo. 14-3 294 13
11. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 8-2 258 14
12. East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. 17-3 239 19
13. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 22-3 228 18
14. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 18-4 217 12
15. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 13-3 204 15
16. Henderson State Arkadelphia, Ark. 17-2 201 16
17. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 17-5 176 17
18. Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. 23-2 167 11
19. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 14-7 105 RV
20. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 18-5 90 22
21. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 13-7 88 21
22. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 7-4-1 87 10
23. Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. 9-4 62 25
24. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 16-5 53 NR
25. Drury Springfield, Mass. 13-4 35 RV
Also receiving votes: Young Harris (16-5) 25; Augustana (S.D.) (8-3-1) 20; Chico State (15-6) 20; Southern Connecticut State (10-1) 16; Valdosta State (12-5) 15; West Chester (10-2) 12; Northwest Nazarene (14-10) 4; Minnesota State (7-2) 4; Colorado School of Mines (13-5) 3; Florida Tech (19-6) 1; Grand Valley State (8-4) 1.
Dropped out: Mercyhurst (23); MSU Denver (24).

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2022 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Tampa)
Feb. 16 (Wingate)
Feb. 23 (Wingate)
March 2 (Wingate)
March 9 (Nova Southeastern)
March 16 (Wingate)
March 23 (Tampa)
March 30 (Tampa)
April 6 (Tampa)
April 13 (Tampa)
April 20 (Wingate)
April 27 (Wingate)
May 4 (Wingate)
May 11 (North Greenville)