April 21, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it nine 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 [14] 28-3 603 1
2. Carthage [3] 26-1 569 2
3. Cortland State [3] 27-3 567 4
4. Salisbury [1] 36-2 546 3
5. Trinity (Conn.) [3] 27-0 543 5
6. Johns Hopkins 27-4 472 8
7. Wooster 29-5 462 9
8. Texas-Tyler [1] 33-7 420 6
9. UW-Oshkosh 20-5 344 16
10. RPI 25-4 332 10
11. New Jersey 25-6 327 7
12. Kean 27-8 327 12
13. St. Thomas 19-5 280 15
14. Keene State 24-5 277 19
15. Pomona-Pitzer 27-7 252 11
16. UW-Whitewater 18-4 247 20
17. Wheaton (Mass.) 27-7 223 14
18. Piedmont 29-9 203 13
19. Illinois Wesleyan 21-6 169 17
20. Augustana 22-7 138 18
21. Linfield 29-7 104 -
22. University of the Ozarks 30-9 86 23
23. DePauw 30-9 76 25
24. UW-Stevens Point 17-8 71 22
25. Ripon 18-3 68 -
Others receiving votes: Rowan 46, Babson 39, Rochester 38, Trinity (Texas) 36, Emory 35, St. Scholastica 30, Adrian 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 25, Christopher Newport 25, Curry 18, Heidelberg 15, Lynchburg 14, Alvernia 12, Ithaca 10, Montclair State 10, Redlands 9, Hardin-Simmons 8, Rhodes 8, Calvin 6, East Texas Baptist 3, Thomas More 2, Eastern Connecticut 1, North Carolina Wesleyan 1, Concordia (Ill.) 1.
Dropped out: Calvin, Rochester.

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)