March 30, 2022
For Immediate Release
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Top three teams remain in place
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TAMPA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

PEMBROKE, N.C. (NCBWA) A perfect 4-0 week on the baseball diamond has helped strengthen Tampa's lead atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 poll on Wednesday, as the Spartans raked in all but four available first-place votes to hold on to the No. 1 position for the second-straight week.

Defending national champion Wingate pulled in the four remaining first-place votes on Wednesday to remain within striking distance of the Spartans. The Bulldogs and Tampa have now occupied the Nos. 1 and 2 positions in each of the last three polls.

The biggest mover in Wednesday's national ranking was North Greenville who hopped up eight spots to No. 12 after pushing its win streak out to eight games with a weekend sweep of Conference Carolinas rival Mount Olive. West Chester jumped up seven spots into the No. 16 position the highest ranking for the Rams since March 19, 2019 (Week 5).

Two teams Augustana (S.D.) and West Florida reentered the national ranking this week at No. 17 and No. 20, respectively, after hiatuses of various lengths. Two other squads UNC Pembroke (No. 22) and Grand Valley State (No. 23) made their 2022 debuts in the NCBWA Top 25 this week.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Tampa [15] Tampa, Fla. 26-3 471 1
2. Wingate [4] Wingate, N.C. 27-3 453 2
3. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 23-3 422 3
4. Central Missouri Warrensburg. Mo. 22-3 408 6
5. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 25-5 397 4
6. Columbus State Columbus, Ga. 25-5 359 7
7. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville, Tenn. 23-5 356 5
8. Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 23-4 340 8
9. Rollins Winter Park, Fla. 22-7 289 9
10. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 18-6 280 14
11. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 14-4 273 12
12. North Greenville Tigerville, S.C. 26-5 259 20
13. Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. 15-4-1 246 17
14. Chico State Chico, Calif. 22-6 233 18
15. Angelo State San Angelo, Texas 23-7 226 10
16. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 15-3 130 23
17. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 17-4-1 129 RV
18. Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. 16-5 122 22
19. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 22-8 109 21
20. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 17-10 107 RV
21. Cal State Monterey Bay Seaside, Calif. 20-9 102 25
22. UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. 21-8 93 RV
23. Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. 15-7 82 RV
24. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 18-6 76 13
25. Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. 19-6 49 19
Also receiving votes: Henderson State (20-8) 43; Newberry (26-6) 38; East Stroudsburg (21-6) 34; Minnesota State (12-4) 9; Drury (18-6) 8; Nova Southeastern (21-6) 7; Catawba (21-11) 5; Azusa Pacific (17-10) 3; Franklin Pierce (13-5) 3; Lenoir-Rhyne (26-7) 3; Texas A&M-Kingsville (19-11) 1.
Dropped out: Newberry (11); Lenoir-Rhyne (15); Henderson State (16); Drury (24).

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.

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)