April 21, 2009
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SOUTHERN MAINE 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. Southern Maine [10] 28-3 584 5
2. Salisbury [4] 33-5 560 2
3. Pomona-Pitzer [7] 31-3 557 8
4. St. Scholastica [2] 24-2 528 6
5. Millsaps [1] 32-6 525 1
6. Trinity (Conn.) 21-3 500 7
7. Texas-Tyler 32-7 470 4
8. Eastern Connecticut [1] 24-6 421 10
9. Kean 28-7 418 12
10. Heidelberg 26-6 412 9
11. Wooster 28-7 396 11
12. Wheaton (Mass.) 26-7 332 3
13. Cal Lutheran 27-7 312 15
14. Keystone 29-4 263 19
15. St. Thomas 21-6 259 13
16. Curry 28-4 245 20
17. Carthage 20-5 243 22
18. Buena Vista 23-6 155 14
19. George Fox 29-8 108 21
20. Linfield 27-9 105 16
21. Shenandoah 31-8 104 17
22. Ithaca 22-6 87 -
23. Pacific Lutheran 27-8 70 -
24. Wilkes 25-6 69 -
25. UW-Whitewater 18-9 50 24
Also receiving votes: Cortland State 47, RPI 47, Mount St. Mary 40, Illinois Wesleyan 33, Beloit 24, Marietta 23, Trinity (Texas) 18, Rochester 15, Washington and Jefferson 11, North Carolina Wesleyan 9, Christopher Newport 9, Birmingham-Southern 8, Chapman 8, Texas Lutheran 7, Fredonia State 7, Franklin 7, York (Pa.) 6, Suffolk 5, Aurora 5, Penn State-Behrend 4, Wartburg 3, Rhodes 3, Thomas More 3, UW-Oshkosh 2, Adrian 2, Lynchburg 2, John Carroll 2, UW-Stevens Point 1, Johns Hopkins 1.
Dropped out: Marietta (18), RPI (23), 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)