March 23, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
662-312-1829
One poll point separates top two squads
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TAMPA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) – The jockeying for the No. 1 spot in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 poll continued on Wednesday as Tampa reassumed the perch after edging out defending national champion Wingate by a lone vote.

The Spartans raked in a slim majority of the first-place votes on Wednesday as well, while Wingate and Point Loma consumed the remainder of the golden tickets. Tampa took two of three games in its home series with Saint Leo over the weekend, while Wingate went 4-1 last week, including a weekend sweep of Emmanuel. Point Loma was 5-1 on the baseball diamond last week, including three wins against Hawai’i Pacific at home.

Valdosta State (No. 19) is back in the NCBWA Division II Top 25 for the first time since April 28 of last season (Week 11). Chico State (No. 18) and West Chester (No. 23) are back in the national rankings following two-week absences.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa [9] Tampa, Fla. 22-3 440 2
2. Wingate [8] Wingate, N.C. 23-3 439 1
3. Point Loma [1] San Diego, Calif. 20-2 405 3
4. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 22-4 390 4
5. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville, Tenn. 17-3 366 6
6. Central Missouri Warrensburg. Mo. 19-3 355 10
7. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 23-4 342 8
8. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 20-4 303 5
9. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 21-5 280 14
10. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 21-5 277 17
11. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 23-3 270 13
12. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 10-3 256 11
13. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 17-3 237 15
14. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 18-6 199 9
15. Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. 26-3 182 18
16. Henderson State Arkadelphia, Ark. 19-5 164 16
17. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 11-4-1 158 22
18. Chico State Chico, Calif. 19-5 155 RV
19. Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. 16-5 115 RV
20. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 22-5 99 20
21. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 20-6 94 24
22. Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. 13-5 74 23
23. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 14-3 73 RV
24. Drury Springfield, Mass. 15-5 62 25
25. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 16-9 31 19
Also receiving votes:  East Stroudsburg (19-6) 27; Augustana (S.D.) (12-4-1) 23; West Florida (14-9) 17; Southern Connecticut State (13-3) 5; Minnesota State (9-3) 4; UNC Pembroke (19-6) 4; Grand Valley State (13-6) 3; Florida Tech (22-7) 1.
Dropped out: Nova Southeastern (7), East Stroudsburg (12), West Florida (21),

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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)