March 24, 2009
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EASTERN CONNECTICUT 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. Eastern Connecticut [17] 10-0 604 5
2. Salisbury [3] 17-3 563 2
3. Texas-Tyler 21-5 505 4
4. Trinity (Conn.) [1] 8-2 502 1
5. Millsaps (3) 22-3 502 6
6. Wheaton (Mass.) [1] 12-1 457 12
7. Wooster 15-3 453 10
8. St. Scholastica 11-2 429 9
9. Kean 13-4 427 8
10. Southern Maine 7-1 390 13
11. Chapman 16-6 383 7
12. Heidelberg 11-5 322 3
13. Linfield 17-3 269 20
14. Marietta 8-3 251 18
15. UW-Whitewater 5-3 245 16
16. Pomona-Pitzer 19-3 231 19
17. Cortland State 11-5 204 11
18. Augustana 12-3 201 21
19. Cal Lutheran 17-5 159 15
20. Thiel 11-3 156 23
21. York (Pa.) 16-2 141 --
22. UW-Oshkosh 1-0 140 22
23. Christopher Newport 13-4-1 105 17
24. St. Thomas 5-2 95 --
25. Johns Hopkins 7-7 72 14
Others receiving votes: UW-Stevens Point 46, George Fox 38, Shenandoah 33, Thomas More 20, Delaware Valley 18, Rochester 16, Birmingham-Southern 14, Transylvania 14, Buena Vista 14, Pacific Lutheran 11, Mount St. Mary 11, Virginia Wesleyan 9, Penn State-Behrend 9, John Carroll 9, Rose-Hulman 8, St. Olaf 7, Lynchburg 6, Oneonta State 6, Illinois Wesleyan 5, Redlands 5, Carthage 4, Denison 3, Stevens 2, Washington U. 2, Beloit 2, Ithaca 2, Washington and Lee 2, University of Dallas 1, Curry 1, UW-La Crosse 1.
Dropped out: Adrian, Carthage.

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)