May 29, 2008
For Immediate Release
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TRINITY (CONN.) TOPS FINAL 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. This is the final poll, 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. Trinity (Conn.) [25] 45-1 625 3
2. Johns Hopkins 42-8 594 5
3. UW-Whitewater 42-10 563 11
4. Chapman 40-5 543 1
5. Adrian 36-13 504 -
6. Cortland State 42-5 483 2
7. Salisbury 41-4 449 4
8. Linfield 35-13 446 -
9. Kean 39-11 428 6
10. Heidelberg 41-10 390 12
11. St. Thomas 34-9 313 9
12. Wheaton (Mass.) 34-10 290 8
13. RPI 36-12 283 18
14. St. Scholastica 34-6 277 22
15. Illinois Wesleyan 33-11 218 7
16. Keene State 34-11 198 13
17. Carthage 36-10 190 10
18. Southern Maine 36-14 184 -
19. Piedmont 33-11 155 14
20. Wooster 36-11 151 17
21. Rowan 34-14 138 -
22. Trinity (Texas) 35-15 129 -
23. Texas-Tyler 36-9 121 15
24. Augustana 34-13 96 19
25. Calvin 32-10 90 21
Others receiving votes: University of the Ozarks 50, UW-Oshkosh 42, Lynchburg 33, New Jersey 27, Webster 26, DePauw 20, Christopher Newport 16, UW-Stevens Point 15, Penn State-Behrend 14, Eastern Connecticut 9, Ithaca 6, Cal State-East Bay 3, Ripon 2, Rose-Hulman 2, Wartburg 1, Western New England 1.
Dropped out: UW-Oshkosh (16), UW-Stevens Point (20), New Jersey (23), University of the Ozarks (24), George Fox (25).

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)