March 24, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it five 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 (19) 17-2 615 1
2. Wooster (1) 16-1 577 2
3. Carthage (2) 10-0 566 3
4. Cortland State (1) 11-3 489 5
5. Texas-Tyler (1) 21-4 488 4
6. New Jersey 10-2 467 6
7. UW-Oshkosh 3-0 434 7
8. Salisbury (1) 16-1 394 14
9. Kean 13-4 381 8
10. Johns Hopkins 10-3 367 9
11. Piedmont 20-4 354 10
12. Trinity (Conn.) 11-0 351 19
13. Augustana 11-2 339 12
14. Emory 15-6 219 13
15. RPI 11-1 199 23
16. St. Thomas 10-4 162 16
17. UW-Stevens Point 5-4 162 11
18. Mary Hardin-Baylor 18-5 154 20
19. University of the Ozarks 19-5 140 17
20. Keene State 9-3 113 25
21. Wheaton (Mass.) 9-4 106 22
22. Otterbein 2-2 101 15
23. Pomona-Pitzer 19-3 92 -
24. Redlands 16-4 73 18
25. Concordia (Ill.) 10-1 68 -
Others receiving votes: UW-Whitewater 65, Ripon 60, Linfield 56, North Carolina Wesleyan 55, Rowan 53, Christopher Newport 52, Illinois Wesleyan 48, Rhodes 32, Transylvania 31, Wesley 29, Eastern Connecticut 27, Widener 25, Calvin 24, Millsaps 23, St. Scholastica 23, Wheaton (Ill.) 22, Adrian 20, Williams 16, Methodist 9, Lynchburg 8, Gustavus Adolphus 6, John Carroll 6, Virginia Wesleyan 5, Ohio Wesleyan 5, George Fox 4, Washington and Lee 3, Keystone 2, St. John Fisher 2, Rose-Hulman 2, Thiel 1.
Dropped out: Illinois Wesleyan, North Carolina Wesleyan.

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)