April 14, 2009
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MILLSAPS 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. Millsaps [10] 30-4 597 3
2. Salisbury [10] 29-4 588 2
3. Wheaton (Mass.) [4] 23-3 563 4
4. Texas-Tyler 31-6 521 5
5. Southern Maine 18-3 501 8
6. St. Scholastica [1] 21-2 495 9
7. Trinity (Conn.) 18-3 483 7
8. Pomona-Pitzer 28-3 458 10
9. Heidelberg 23-5 443 11
10. Eastern Connecticut 19-5 418 1
11. Wooster 25-7 324 6
12. Kean 22-7 299 12
13. St. Thomas 18-5 292 16
14. Buena Vista 21-4 251 17
15. Cal Lutheran 24-7 237 14
16. Linfield 25-7 197 13
17. Shenandoah 28-6 163 20
18. Marietta 17-7 140 19
19. Keystone 24-4 121 -
20. Curry 21-3 117 -
21. George Fox 24-7 114 -
22. Carthage 17-5 100 -
23. RPI 21-5 89 -
24. UW-Whitewater 14-7 85 22
25. Augustana 21-7 72 23
Also receiving votes: Chapman 65, Suffolk 62, Christopher Newport 38, UW-Oshkosh 31, Penn State-Behrend 30, Beloit 29, Birmingham-Southern 27, Mount St. Mary 25, Thomas More 23, Ithaca 23, St. Olaf 22, York (Pa.) 18, Methodist 18, Cortland State 12, Rochester 10, Wilkes 10, Illinois Wesleyan 6, Pacific Lutheran 6, Western New England 1, Rhodes 1.
Dropped out: Beloit, Chapman, Christopher Newport, Cortland State, Rochester.

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)