March 2, 2010
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ST. THOMAS 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. St. Thomas [19] 0-0 613 1
2. Wooster [5] 0-0 598 2
3. Kean 0-0 554 3
4. Eastern Connecticut 0-0 522 4
5. Chapman [1] 10-2 497 7
6. Trinity (Conn.) 0-0 490 5
7. Salisbury 5-1 477 6
8. Heidelberg 0-0 385 10
9. Carthage 0-0 380 8
10. RPI 0-0 321 13
11. Adrian 0-0 301 15
12. Pomona-Pitzer 7-4 295 12
13. UW-Stevens Point 0-0 285 18
14. Marietta 0-0 263 14
15. Keystone 0-0 245 11
16. Southern Maine 0-0 225 16
17. Pacific Lutheran 9-1 220 -
18. Cortland State 2-1 200 17
19. Rose-Hulman 3-0 139 21
20. Shenandoah 3-3 138 9
21. St. Scholastica 0-0 120 22
22. Wheaton (Mass.) 0-0 107 -
23. Linfield 8-4 85 24
24. St. Olaf 2-0 78 25
25. Mississippi College 8-1 74 -
Also receiving votes: UW-Whitewater 66, Millsaps 64, Penn State-Behrend 60, Otterbein 44, Texas Lutheran 41, Rhodes 34, Birmingham-Southern 31, Beloit 27, Johns Hopkins 24, George Fox 23, St. Joseph's (Maine) 17, Texas-Tyler 16, Trinity (Texas) 16, Virginia Wesleyan 14, Washington and Jefferson 9, Illinois Wesleyan 6, Huntingdon 5, Ithaca 5, Wheaton (Ill.) 5, UW-Oshkosh 4, Coe 1, Ohio Wesleyan 1.
Dropped out: George Fox (19), Texas-Tyler (20), Farmingdale State (23).

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.

2010 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (St. Thomas)
March 2 (St. Thomas)
March 9 (St. Thomas)
March 16 (St. Thomas)
March 23 (St. Thomas)
March 30 (St. Thomas)
April 6 (St. Thomas)
April 13 (St. Thomas)
April 20 (Johns Hopkins)
April 27 (Johns Hopkins)
May 4 (Johns Hopkins)
May 11 (Johns Hopkins)
May 18 (Johns Hopkins)
Final (Illinois Wesleyan)