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February 15, 2012

2012 Season - Vikings tabbed for fifth in CCIW baseball poll

The Augustana baseball team picked up 27 points and finished in fifth place in the 2012 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin pre-season coaches' poll. The Vikings were 28-12 overall a year ago and 12-9 in the CCIW.

Coach Greg Wallace’s Vikings have been pegged for fifth place in the 2012 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin baseball race according to a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Augustana, which finished 28-12 a year ago, including 12-9 in the conference, received 27 points in the poll—one behind Wheaton for fourth place and two more than sixth-place pick North Central. Carthage and Illinois Wesleyan share the favorite’s mantle, getting 45 points and three first-place votes each.

North Park, which tied Illinois Wesleyan for the regular season title in 2011, was tabbed for third with 29 points and received one first-place vote. Despite being picked for sixth, North Central received the other first-place nod. Elmhurst, with 15 points and Millikin with 10, rounded out the poll.

Place

Team

Pts.

1st Place Votes

1.

Carthage

45

(3)

1.

Illinois Wesleyan

45

(3)

3.

North Park

29

(1)

4.

Wheaton

28

 

5.

AUGUSTANA

27

 

6.

North Central

25

(1)

7.

Elmhurst

15

 

8.

Millikin

10