Tampa Ranked No. 1 In NCAA Division II Poll

Head Coach Joe Urso
Head Coach Joe Urso

In the College Baseball Newspaper Poll, Ouachita began the season ranked ninth, but jumped four spots to No. 5. Tampa (3-0) jumped a spot to claim the top spot as UC San Diego (2-0) is second and Cal State Chico (3-1) third, while Emporia State (0-0) is fourth.

West Alabama (5-1) and North Alabama (7-2) are 12th and 13th, respectively, while Delta State (2-2) is 16th. South Arkansas (5-3) dropped six spots to 19th to round out the Gulf South Conference schools.

Ouachita returns to action 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13 at Rab Rodgers Field against Truman State. The Tigers follow that single game with a three-game series starting Saturday at home against Drury.

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
1. Tampa 3-0 480 2
2. UC San Diego 2-0 464 4
3. Cal State Chico 3-1 448 7
4. Emporia State 0-0 438 8
5. Ouachita Baptist 5-2 402 9
6. Ashland 0-0 386 13
7. Catawba 2-0 382 29
8. Franklin Pierce 0-0 348 14
9. Lynn 5-0 332 T36
10. West Chester 0-0 328 15
Grand Valley State 0-0 328 19
12. West Alabama 5-1 298 25
13. North Alabama 7-2 276 RV
14. Angelo State 4-2 266 18
15. St. Mary’s (Texas) 5-0 242 28
16. Delta State 2-2 238 12
17. North Georgia 2-2 222 17
18. Georgia College & State 1-2 202 RV
19. Southern Arkansas 5-3 178 6
20. Wayne State (Neb.) 0-0 158 20
21. Valdosta State 3-2 156 21
22. Northern Kentucky 0-0 146 26
23. Mesa State 2-1 132 27
24. Abilene Christian 3-2 90 11
25. St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 0-0 86 31
26. Lincoln Memorial 3-2 66 NR
27. Mount Olive 3-3 40 1
Lander 5-1 40 NR
29. Incarnate Word 4-1 24 NR
30. Cal State Stanislaus 4-0 16 24

Dropped Out: #3 Central Missouri, #5 Columbus State, #10 USC Aiken, #16 Florida Southern, #22 Tusculum, #23 Shippensburg, #30 Western Oregon.