Lakers Start the Baseball Season Ranked No. 4 in the NCBWA Preseason Poll

Lakers Start the Baseball Season Ranked No. 4 in the NCBWA Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, Conn. -- Grand Valley State University's baseball team is ranked No. 4 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason poll. The Lakers are coming off a 52-5 record in 2011 and a trip to the NCAA Division II World Series.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) will start conference play March 24 with the GLIAC Tournament set to start May 10 at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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NCBWA DIVISION II TOP 25

Rank

School (#1 votes)

2011 W-L

Points

Previous

1.

Francis Marion, S.C. (9)

41-16

307

10

2.

Barry, Fla.

40-17

292

16

3.

Central Missouri (1)

49-10

289

6

4.

Grand Valley St., Mich. (2)

52-5

288

2

5.

Millersville, Pa. (1)

44-12

260

7

T6.

So. Connecticut State

45-9-1

244

8

T6.

Tampa, Fla.

36-17

244

20

8.

St. Cloud State, Minn.

43-11

222

13

9.

Mount Olive, N.C.

47-10

210

3

10.

West Florida

52-9

198

1

11.

St. Mary’s, Texas

47-10

174

4

12.

Sonoma State, Calif.

37-22

173

RV

13.

Emporia State, Kans.

43-12

166

12

14.

Minnesota State

40-12

140

9

15.

Franklin Pierce, N.H.

40-14

121

15

16.

Mercyhurst, Pa.

41-12

118

T17

17.

UNC Pembroke

44-12

108

T17

18.

Winona State, Minn.

42-18

100

RV

19.

UC San Diego

42-15

98

5

20.

North Alabama

37-14

89

11

21.

Catawba, N.C.

41-15

84

RV

22.

Incarnate Word, Texas

37-18

71

T24

23.

Missouri S&T

30-19

50

NR

24.

Cal Poly Pomona

36-23

38

NR

25.

Florida Southern

32-15

32

RV

 
Dropped out: #14 Southern Indiana; #19 Chico State, Calif.; #21 Tarleton State, Texas; #22 Dixie State, Utah; #23 Seton Hill, Pa.; #T24 Columbus State, Ga.

Also receiving votes: Southern Arkansas (36-16) 21 points; Harding, Ark. (42-14) 20 points; Columbus State, Ga. (32-19) 17 points; Seton Hill, Pa. (33-15) 12 points; Southern Indiana (37-19) 9 points; Northern Kentucky (36-21) 8 points, Adelphi, N.Y. (36-14-2) 5 points; Chico State, Calif. (30-20) 5 points; Colorado Mesa (35-21) 5 points; Dixie State, Utah (32-15) 3 points; Slippery Rock, Pa. (27-19) 3 points.

MIDWEST REGION TOP 10

Rank

School (#1 votes)

W-L

Points

Previous

1.

Grand Valley St., Mich. (8)

52-5

80

1

2.

Missouri S&T

30-19

69

10

3.

Northern Kentucky

36-21

66

8

4.

Quincy, Ill.

35-20

50

T4

5.

Southern Indiana

37-19

48

2

6.

Wayne State, Mich.

35-21

46

3

7.

Ashland, Ohio

30-21

27

T4

8.

Indianapolis, Ind.

29-19

24

RV

9.

Drury, Mo.

35-19

20

9

10.

Saginaw Valley St., Mich.

25-24

7

NR

 

Also receiving votes: Bellarmine, Ky. (26-26) 2 points.

NOTE: The first NCBWA regular-season polls: Feb. 27
NOTE: Previous = Final 2011 NCBWA poll
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