March 17, 2009
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TRINITY 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. Trinity (Conn.) [18] 4-0 604 2
2. Salisbury [7] 14-2 589 1
3. Heidelberg 10-2 485 6
4. Texas-Tyler 17-4 473 3
5. Eastern Connecticut 4-0 435 8
6. Millsaps 19-2 430 12
7. Chapman 15-5 429 11
8. Kean 10-3 409 4
9. St. Scholastica 11-2 400 9
10. Wooster 9-2 359 14
11. Cortland State 9-3 306 15
12. Wheaton (Mass.) 9-1 305 23
13. Southern Maine 2-1 301 7
14. Johns Hopkins 3-3 271 5
15. Cal Lutheran 15-3 267 17
16. UW-Whitewater 1-2 255 10
17. Christopher Newport 10-2-1 237 19
18. Marietta 5-2 234 13
19. Pomona-Pitzer 16-2 150 -
20. Linfield 13-3 148 25
21. Augustana 11-3 125 24
22. UW-Oshkosh 0-0 124 22
23. Thiel 11-3 115 18
24. Adrian 4-4 99 21
25. Carthage 3-0 96 -
Others receiving votes: St. Thomas 89, Illinois Wesleyan 72, George Fox 68, Shenandoah 42, Oneonta State 27, Virginia Wesleyan 25, York (Pa.) 23, UW-Stevens Point 16, Rowan 16, John Carroll 16, St. Olaf 15, Redlands 12, Pacific Lutheran 9, Birmingham-Southern 8, Rose-Hulman 7, Transylvania 6, Mount St. Mary 5, Penn State-Behrend 4, Ripon 4, Beloit 4, Methodist 3, Rochester 3, Rhodes 2, University of Dallas 1, Emory 1, Piedmont 1.
Dropped out: Illinois Wesleyan, St. Thomas.

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)