March 9, 2010
For Immediate Release
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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 [21] 2-0 621 1
2. Wooster [4] 2-0 599 2
3. Eastern Connecticut 2-0 546 4
4. Kean 4-1 521 3
5. Heidelberg 5-0 487 8
6. Trinity (Conn.) 0-0 480 6
7. Salisbury 8-1 468 7
8. Chapman 11-3 444 5
9. RPI 3-0 358 10
10. Carthage 2-2 341 9
11. UW-Stevens Point 0-0 321 13
12. Pomona-Pitzer 10-4 311 12
13. Southern Maine 2-0 271 16
14. Pacific Lutheran 11-2 253 17
15. Marietta 2-2 218 14
16. Rose-Hulman 5-1 187 19
17. Keystone 3-1 183 15
18. Adrian 2-2 181 11
19. Cortland State 5-2 149 18
20. Wheaton (Mass.) 0-0 144 22
21. Mississippi College 12-1 143 25
22. Birmingham-Southern 12-1 109 -
23. Shenandoah 8-3 102 20
24. Augustana 7-0 99 -
25. St. Scholastica 2-2 85 21
Also receiving votes: UW-Whitewater 69, St. Olaf 60, Millsaps 55, Rhodes 52, Johns Hopkins 47, Linfield 38, Penn State-Behrend 29, Trinity (Texas) 24, Otterbein 21, UW-Oshkosh 18, St. Joseph's (Maine) 17, Texas Lutheran 16, Curry 15, Washington and Jefferson 12, Huntingdon 10, Ithaca 9, Texas-Tyler 6, Methodist 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 3.
Dropped out: Linfield (23), St. Olaf (24).

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)