May 12, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it 12 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 [6] 38-3 598 2
3. Trinity (Conn.) [4] 37-0 582 3
4. Salisbury 38-2 560 4
5. Johns Hopkins 34-5 504 5
6. Kean 35-9 491 6
7. Illinois Wesleyan 33-9 420 12
8. Wheaton (Mass.) 32-8 402 11
9. St. Thomas 30-7 391 13
10. Carthage 35-8 334 7
11. UW-Whitewater 35-8 326 8
12. Heidelberg 37-8 315 17
13. Keene State 33-9 294 18
14. Piedmont 33-12 291 15
15. Texas-Tyler 36-9 256 9
16. UW-Oshkosh 29-9 242 10
17. Wooster 34-9 200 16
18. RPI 33-10 184 20
19. Augustana 32-11 181 14
20. UW-Stevens Point 28-14 178 23
21. Calvin 32-8 147 22
22. St. Scholastica 32-4 135 21
23. New Jersey 28-10 131 19
24. University of the Ozarks 33-10 63 24
25. George Fox 28-12 49 -
Others receiving votes: DePauw 42,Trinity (Texas) 42, Penn State-Behrend 29, Ithaca 21, Linfield 20, Lynchburg 13, Rowan 12, Western New England 12, Wartburg 10, Christopher Newport 9, Eastern Connecticut 9, McMurry 9, Ripon 5, Rhodes 3, Southern Maine 3, Adrian 2, Rose-Hulman 1.
Dropped out: DePauw.

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)