March 24, 2015
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SALISBURY TOPS NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continue through the NCAA Division III Championship.

The D3baseball.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Full members of NCAA Division III are eligible.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Salisbury [8] 10-0 595 4
2. Cortland State [7] 14-1 594 3
3. UW-Whitewater [9] 4-1 588 1
4. St. Thomas 8-2 545 2
5. Birmingham-Southern [1] 17-3 493 5
6. Kean 11-4 436 6
7. Randolph-Macon 14-1 390 15
8. Cal Lutheran 16-6 369 7
9. Rhodes 18-5 364 8
10. UW-Stevens Point 7-3 348 13
11. Shenandoah 9-2-1 347 14
12. Southern Maine 7-3 331 11
13. Trinity (Texas) 15-5 319 12
14. Heidelberg 12-1 287 20
15. Baldwin Wallace 8-2 268 9
16. Frostburg State 16-2 221 16
17. Misericordia 8-1 207 17
18. Wartburg 14-1 192 rv
19. Emory 12-8 123 10
20. Concordia (Texas) 18-4 117 rv
21. Buena Vista 10-1 113 rv
22. Marietta 8-4 109 18
23. Pacific Lutheran 17-7 108 21
24. Linfield 16-8 102 23
25. Webster 10-5 95 22
Also receiving votes: Bridgewater (Va.) 70, Ohio Northern 51, Augustana (Ill.) 51, Johns Hopkins 40, Wis.-La Crosse 27, Millsaps 26, Otterbein 19, Tufts 15, Wooster 14, Willamette 13, Rowan 12, Concordia-Moorhead 11, Piedmont 9, Redlands 8, Occidental 7, Adrian 7, Washington (Mo.) 6, Averett 5, Manchester 5, Eastern Conn. St 3, Thomas More 3, Catholic 2, Wesleyan (Conn.) 2, Carthage 1, Pomona-Pitzer 1, Southwestern (Tex.) 1, Texas-Tyler 1, William Paterson 1.
Dropped out: Bridgewater (Va.) (19), Johns Hopkins (24), Case Western Reserve (25).

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.

2015 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (UW-Whitewater)
Feb. 24 (UW-Whitewater)
March 3 (UW-Whitewater)
March 10 (UW-Whitewater)
March 17 (UW-Whitewater)
March 24 (Salisbury)