May 5, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it 11 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 [15] 35-3 609 1
2. Cortland State [4] 36-3 591 2
3. Trinity (Conn.) [5] 34-0 581 3
4. Salisbury [1] 37-2 561 4
5. Johns Hopkins 33-5 514 7
6. Kean 33-9 460 8
7. Carthage 32-5 425 5
8. UW-Whitewater 31-6 379 10
9. Texas-Tyler 36-9 356 6
10. UW-Oshkosh 26-7 353 13
11. Wheaton (Mass.) 32-8 349 9
12. Illinois Wesleyan 29-8 302 12
13. St. Thomas 27-7 301 17
14. Augustana 30-9 295 18
15. Piedmont 33-10 289 14
16. Wooster 34-9 258 11
17. Heidelberg 33-7 237 20
18. Keene State 28-8 210 16
19. New Jersey 28-10 162 15
20. RPI 31-10 144 19
21. St. Scholastica 29-4 96 -
22. Calvin 27-8 94 22
23. UW-Stevens Point 25-12 93 21
24. University of the Ozarks 33-10 71 25
25. DePauw 35-11 52 -
Others receiving votes: Ripon 50, Trinity (Texas) 42, George Fox 26, Eastern Connecticut 25, Emory 21, Linfield 21, Rowan 18, Penn State-Behrend 16, Adrian 16, McMurry 15, Christopher Newport 13, Montclair State 11, Pomona-Pitzer 10, Concordia-Austin 10, Curry 8, Lynchburg 5, Ithaca 4, Concordia (Ill.) 4, St. Olaf 3, Mary Hardin-Baylor 3, Rhodes 3, Western New England 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 2, Simpson 2, Wartburg 2.
Dropped out: Pomona-Pitzer, Ripon.

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)