April 14, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it eight 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] 26-2 616 1
2. Carthage [3] 19-0 595 2
3. Salisbury [1] 32-1 552 6
4. Cortland State [1] 22-3 552 5
5. Trinity (Conn.) 23-0 526 7
6. Texas-Tyler [1] 31-6 443 8
7. New Jersey 22-4 436 4
8. Johns Hopkins 22-4 420 10
9. Wooster 26-5 418 3
10. RPI 20-2 396 9
11. Pomona-Pitzer 26-5 272 18
12. Kean 24-8 271 11
13. Piedmont 27-8 240 12
14. Wheaton (Mass.) 23-6 232 15
15. St. Thomas 13-5 221 16
16. UW-Oshkosh 12-5 213 17
17. Illinois Wesleyan 17-4 211 24
18. Augustana 19-6 167 13
19. Keene State 18-5 166 19
20. UW-Whitewater 15-4 128 -
21. Calvin 17-2 125 23
22. UW-Stevens Point 13-6 121 20
23. University of the Ozarks 27-8 118 14
24. Rochester 21-4 108 -
25. DePauw 28-8 78 25
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)