Bobcats Ranked High in Numerous Polls

by Matthew Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (9-2) has stayed among the elite in the most recent Division II polls, even moving up significantly in one following their sweep of Pfeiffer University this past weekend. 

The Bobcats are ranked No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Poll released Monday, Feb. 21.  Preceding GC are U.C. San Diego and Florida Southern College. The University Tampa, a team the Bobcats took 2-of-3 to open the season, is ranked No. 4.

 In the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) poll has tabbed the ‘Cats No. 4, behind UC San Diego, Central Missouri State University and Florida Southern in order.  Georgia College is receiving one first-place vote.

The NCBWA ranks GC No. 1 in the Southeast Region Top-10.  Fellow Peach Belt Conference (PBC) members UNC Pembroke, North Georgia, USC Aiken and Armstrong Atlantic also ranked in the region. 

The Bobcats moved up five spots to No. 4 in the College Baseball Lineup Division II Top 30.  They sit behind UC San Diego, Central Missouri and Florida Southern again.  

Georgia College will take on Philadelphia University in a four-game set beginning Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at John Kurtz Field. 

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.