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Sports Information Director:  Steve McCloskey   Phone:  (570) 662-4845    Email:  smcclosk@mansfield.edu  

RELEASE DATE: 3/24/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield baseball jumps into NCAA Division II top 30 National Poll Mounties 29th after opening season 14-7

MANSFIELD The Mansfield University baseball team jumped  back into the national rankings this week appearing in the 29th spot in the NCAA Division II Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Poll this week at the 29th spot.

The Mountaineers had been a fixture in the national poll, including a #1 ranking in the preseason 1995 poll and #2 ranking in the 1992 final poll. Mansfield last appeared in the national poll in the 2005 preseason poll.

West Chester (#7) is the only other PSAC team ranked in the national poll.

Mansfield is 14-7 on the season, their best start since 2001.

The Mountaineers will open the PSAC East season on Friday when they host East Stroudsburg . First pitch of the doubleheader at Joe Shaute Field is set for 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Mount Olive Ranked No. 1 In NCAA Division II Poll   

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Last Week

1.

Mount Olive

33-2

480

1

2.

Sonoma State

25-1

464

4

3.

West Alabama

26-5

448

2

4.

Grand Valley State

13-1

424

3

 

Southern Arkansas

24-3

424

5

6.

Tampa

22-4-1

398

6

7.

West Chester

21-2

384

7

8.

Franklin Pierce

13-2

362

8

9.

USC Aiken

26-6

360

9

10.

Emporia State

21-3

328

15

11.

Delta State

21-8

320

10

 

Columbus State

23-10

320

13

13.

Metro State

23-5

284

21

14.

UC San Diego

21-7

268

16

15.

Erskine

27-3

248

14

16.

Cal State Chico

21-7

242

19

17.

St. Joseph's (Ind.)

16-3

224

26

18.

Wayne State (Neb.)

12-3

202

17

19.

St. Edwards (Texas)

21-7

200

18

20

Angelo State

26-8

190

25

21.

Central Missouri

17-5

168

20

22.

Armstrong Atlantic State

19-7

154

RV

23.

Ouachita Baptist

25-7

124

12

24.

St. Mary's (Texas)

21-7

120

24

25.

Florida Tech

24-8-1

106

RV

26.

Cal State Stanislaus

22-8

78

11

27.

Francis Marion

22-12

68

22

28.

Catawba

22-11

42

NR

29.

Mansfield

14-7

26

NR

30.

Ashland

11-5

16

28

 

 

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