Fresno Pacific earned top billing in the NCAA Division II West Region rankings Monday, receiving all six first-place votes in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCBWA) region poll.
The Sunbirds, ranked No. 2 last week, are coming off a three-game sweep of San Francisco State that improved their record to 9-2.
Fresno Pacific is one of five PacWest teams in the poll, along with No. 4 Azusa Pacific, No. 5 Point Loma, No. 8 Holy Names and No. 10 Cal Baptist. A sixth team, Dixie State, is receiving votes.
The Sunbirds begin PacWest play this weekend, visiting Hawaii Pacific for a four-game series with doubleheaders scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
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NCBWA West Region Rankings
1. Fresno Pacific (6), 9-2, 60 pts
2. Cal Poly Pomona, 8-2, 49 pts
3. UC San Diego, 10-5, 45 pts
4. Azusa Pacific, 8-2, 43 pts
5. Point Loma, 9-2, 40 pts
6. Cal State L.A., 9-2, 28 pts
7. Chico State, 4-2, 25 pts
8. Holy Names, 8-4, 12 pts
9. Cal State Monterey Bay, 8-4, 11 pts
10. California Baptist, 5-5, 10 pts
Others receiving votes: Dixie State, 5-7, 6 pts; Central Washington, 5-2, 2 pts. Dropped out: Sonoma State (8th)