Feb. 24, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Preseason No. 1 Cortland State falls to 13th
SALISBURY 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 the NCAA Division III Championship.

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. Salisbury [16] 9-0 605 9
2. Trinity (Conn.) [7] 0-0 566 3
3. UW-Whitewater [2] 0-0 495 4
4. Johns Hopkins 0-0 489 5
5. Texas-Tyler 8-1 473 12
6. Adrian 0-0 461 6
7. Kean 2-0 433 7
8. Heidelberg 0-0 406 8
9. Southern Maine 0-0 378 10
10. Wooster 0-0 328 11
11. Chapman 6-4 326 2
12. Eastern Connecticut 0-0 304 13
13. Cortland State 1-3 300 1
14. St. Scholastica 1-0 280 15
15. Linfield 3-1 263 14
16. Millsaps 11-1 206 -
17. Illinois Wesleyan 0-0 204 16
18. Marietta 0-0 195 17
19. Wheaton (Mass.) 0-0 163 19
20. Christopher Newport 6-0-1 161 -
21. Cal Lutheran 8-0 156 -
22. St. Thomas 0-0 151 18
23. Lynchburg 7-3 118 20
24. Thiel 0-0 100 21
25. UW-Oshkosh 0-0 89 23
Others receiving votes: RPI 64, Augustana 62, Webster 56, Carthage 55, Rowan 21, Keene State 20, Emory 20, Rhodes 20, Pacific Lutheran 20, New Jersey 18, Trinity (Texas) 17, Calvin 14, St. Olaf 11, McMurry 9, Piedmont 8, La Verne 8, Transylvania 8, Ithaca 8, UW-Stevens Point 7, William Paterson 5, Ohio Wesleyan 3, Ferrum 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Penn State-Behrend 2, Redlands 2, Montclair State 2, DePauw 2, Beloit 2, Hardin-Simmons 2, Wartburg 1, Pomona-Pitzer 1, Ripon 1.
Dropped out: RPI (22), Carthage (24), Augustana (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.

2009 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland State)
Feb. 24 (Salisbury)
March 3 (Salisbury)
March 10 (Salisbury)
March 17 (Trinity [Conn.])
March 24 (Eastern Connecticut)
March 31 (Eastern Connecticut)
April 7 (Eastern Connecticut)
April 14 (Millsaps)
April 21 (Southern Maine)
April 28 (Southern Maine)
May 5 (Southern Maine)
May 12 (Pomona-Pitzer)
May 29 (St. Thomas)