June 2, 2017
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CAL LUTHERAN TOPS FINAL NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continued through the NCAA Division III Championship. This is the final season poll.

The D3baseball.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Cal Lutheran [25] Thousand Oaks, Calif. 40-11 625 15
2. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 42-13 599 16
3. Roanoke Salem. Va. 35-19 504 -
4. UMass-Boston Boston, Mass. 38-12 502 19
5. North Central Naperville, Ill. 31-18 490  
6. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 32-11 471 7
7. Concordia-Chicago River Forest, Ill. 34-13 456 -
8. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 38-9 444 4
9. LaGrange LaGrange, Ga. 40-6 379 1
10. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 39-10 374 6
11. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 41-10 370 10
12. Wheaton (Mass.) Norton, Mass. 27-17 364 -
13. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 38-8 358 2
14. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 35-11 346 9
15. UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. 36-9 251 3
16. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 39-9 218 5
17. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 36-10 210 8
18. Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 34-13 171 21
19. UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. 31-19 136 -
20. Centenary Shreveport, La. 35-10 121 11
21. Concordia Austin, Texas 31-18 102 -
22. Babson Babson Park, Mass. 29-15 94 -
23. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 34-10 79 12
24. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 27-10 69 14
25. St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. 34-10 64 23
Also receiving votes: Tufts 59, TCNJ 53, Salve Regina 30, St. John Fisher 29, DePauw 23, Wartburg 18, Ithaca 16, Texas-Dallas 16, Keystone 15, Rochester Institute 12, Otterbein 11, St. Thomas (Minn.) 11, Castleton 8, Bethel (Minn.) 7, Mount Union 5, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 4, Ramapo 4, Alvernia 2, Rowan 2, Emory 1, Marietta 1, St. Norbert 1.
Dropped out: No. 13 Tufts, No. 17 TCNJ, No. 18 St. John Fisher, No. 20 Texas-Dallas, No. 22 Salve Regina, No. 24 Rochester Institute, No. 25 St. Joseph's (Maine).

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2017 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland)
Feb. 28 (Emory)
March 7 (Emory)
March 14 (Emory)
March 21 (Shenandoah)
March 28 (Shenandoah)
April 4 (Shenandoah)
April 11 (Shenandoah)
April 18 (Shenandoah)
April 25 (Shenandoah)
May 2 (LaGrange)
May 9 (LaGrange)
May 16 (LaGrange)
Final (Cal Lutheran)