March 17, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it four straight weeks at No. 1
CHAPMAN 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 June 2, following the NCAA Division III Championship in Grand Chute, Wis.

The poll voters come from 25 college baseball writers, sports information directors and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Chapman [20] 15-2 617 1
2. Wooster [2] 9-1 580 2
3. Carthage [1] 3-0 551 6
4. Texas-Tyler [1] 19-3 520 5
5. Cortland State 8-3 483 3
6. New Jersey 9-2 456 8
7. UW-Oshkosh 3-0 456 7
8. Kean 9-2 401 10
9. Johns Hopkins 4-2 394 4
10. Piedmont 16-3 302 17
11. UW-Stevens Point 3-2 291 9
12. Augustana 9-2 283 15
13. Emory 13-5 265 11
14. Salisbury [1] 11-1 255 20
15. Otterbein 0-0 243 16
16. St. Thomas 6-2 224 14
17. University of the Ozarks 18-3 161 24
18. Redlands 14-6 141 18
19. Trinity (Conn.) 3-0 130 25
20. Mary Hardin-Baylor 16-4 122 23
21. Illinois Wesleyan 2-2 100 13
22. Wheaton (Mass.) 6-4 98 22
23. RPI 7-1 93 -
24. North Carolina Wesleyan 15-6-1 68 21
25. Keene State 3-1 67 -
Others receiving votes: Eastern Connecticut 65, Pomona-Pitzer 61, Transylvania 53, UW-Whitewater 53, Ripon 51, Linfield 49, Rhodes 47, Concordia (Ill.) 46, Christopher Newport 37, Texas-Dallas 31, Widener 30, Ohio Wesleyan 30, St. Scholastica 29, Rowan 27, Wesley 24, Methodist 22, Adrian 22, George Fox 19, Gustavus Adolphus 16, Augsburg 15, McMurry 15, Millsaps 13, Keystone 12, Cal State East Bay 11, Ithaca 7, Hardin-Simmons 6, Virginia Wesleyan 6, Southern Maine 5, Mary Washington 4, Calvin 4, Washington and Lee 4, Greensboro 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 2, Luther 2, St. Norbert 1, University of Dallas 1, Rose-Hulman 1.
Dropped out: Eastern Connecticut, Ithaca.

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 Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2008 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland State)
Feb. 26 (Chapman)
March 3 (Chapman)
March 10 (Chapman)
March 17 (Chapman)
March 24 (Chapman)
March 31 (Chapman)
April 7 (Chapman)
April 14 (Chapman)
April 21 (Chapman)
April 28 (Chapman)
May 5 (Chapman)
May 12 (Chapman)
Final (Trinity)