NCBWA Division II National Poll — 3/17/09

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Allendale, Mich. – The Grand Valley State baseball team (16-2) is ranked #1 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll that was released Tuesday (March 17). The Lakers received six first-place votes and 316 total points. The #1 ranking in the poll is Lakers’ first-ever seat atop a collegiate baseball poll.

GVSU is ranked #2 in the Collegiate Baseball coaches’ Association poll with 468 points and fourth in the PING DII College baseball rankings. The Lakers’ previous high ranking was #2 in 2004 following its appearance in the NCAA DII National Championship game.

Grand Valley State’s 16-2 record to open the season is its best start in school history. The 1997 team started 15-2 and eventually upped its record to 18-4. GVSU will play at Findlay Thursday (March 19) in a GLIAC twinbill.

March 17                                 .1st Record PTS LW
1 Grand Valley State (Mich.) 6 16‐2 316 3
2 Southern Arkansas 4 21‐6 296 1
3 Barry (Fla.) 3 20‐2 287 10
4 Emporia State (Kan.) 18‐4 281 8
5 Mesa State (Colo.) 20‐5 280 4
6 Abilene Christian (Texas) 23‐7 241 2
7 Florida Southern 19‐5 227 6
8 GC&SU 17‐6 208 NR
9 UC San Diego 15‐7 200 RV
10 Kutztown (Pa.) 16‐5 194 11
11 Sonoma State (Calif.) 15‐6 182 7
12 Ashland (Ohio) 15‐5 153 17
13 Colorado State‐Pueblo 20‐5 136 24
14 Henderson State (Ark.) 24‐5 128 RV
15 Angelo State (Texas) 20‐8 123 20
1 6Lenoir‐Rhyne (N.C.) 16‐6 120 12
17 Cal State L.A. 18‐9 113 16
18 Concordia St. Paul (Minn.) 15‐3 97 19
19 Francis Marion (S.C.) 17‐7‐1 81 22
20 Cal State Stanislaus 16‐7 65 5
21 Incarnate Word (Texas) 18‐7 61 14
22 Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 6‐5 56 NR
23 Pitt‐Johnstown (Pa.) 14‐2 52 RV
24 Tampa (Fla.) 22‐7 46 RV
25 Central Missouri 10‐4 45 21