April 7, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it seven 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] 23-2 616 1
2. Carthage [2] 17-0 589 3
3. Wooster [1] 25-3 523 2
4. New Jersey 19-2 522 4
5. Cortland State [1] 15-3 511 5
6. Salisbury [1] 26-1 498 6
7. Trinity (Conn.) 19-0 482 8
8. Texas-Tyler 27-6 432 7
9. RPI 16-1 385 13
10. Johns Hopkins 17-4 376 9
11. Kean 21-6 366 10
12. Piedmont 24-7 307 16
13. Augustana 18-4 261 11
14. University of the Ozarks 26-6 248 17
15. Wheaton (Mass.) 19-4 246 21
16. St. Thomas 13-5 190 20
17. UW-Oshkosh 10-5 178 12
18. Pomona-Pitzer 23-5 168 18
19. Keene State 13-4 149 22
20. UW-Stevens Point 11-6 131 24
21. Mary Hardin-Baylor 23-7 130 19
22. Emory 20-8-1 116 14
23. Calvin 14-1 108 --
24. Illinois Wesleyan 14-4 74 --
25. DePauw 24-6 72 --
Others receiving votes: Curry 56, UW-Whitewater 55, Concordia (Ill.) 49, Rochester 37, Ripon 30, North Carolina Wesleyan 26, Rhodes 25, Otterbein 23, St. Scholastica 21, Christopher Newport 20, Rowan 17, Linfield 16, Eastern Connecticut 12, Trinity (Texas) 12, Redlands 9, St. John Fisher 9, Heidelberg 9, Ithaca 6, George Fox 4, Anderson 4, Mount Union 2, Widener 2, Wesley 1, William Paterson 1, Adrian 1
Dropped out: Christopher Newport, North Carolina Wesleyan, Otterbein.

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)