March 16, 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 [18] 2-1 618 1
2. Wooster [7] 6-0 606 2
3. Heidelberg 7-1 528 5
4. Trinity, Conn. 0-0 502 6
5. Salisbury 9-1 501 7
6. Eastern Connecticut 2-1 479 3
7. Chapman 12-4 457 8
8. RPI 6-1 372 9
9. Carthage 5-3 356 10
10. Kean 6-4 341 4
11. Southern Maine 4-0 340 13
12. Mississippi College 16-1 315 21
13. Marietta 7-2 302 15
14. Pomona-Pitzer 13-5 298 12
15. UW-Stevens Point 1-1 267 11
16. Birmingham-Southern 13-1 191 22
17. Wheaton, Mass. 1-0 178 20
18. Augustana 8-1 159 24
19. Rose-Hulman 8-2 156 16
20. Cortland State 6-2 142 19
21. UW-Whitewater 3-0 129 -
22. Keystone 5-2 123 17
23. Shenandoah 11-4 89 23
24. Adrian 3-2 88 18
25. Johns Hopkins 6-1 75 -
Also receiving votes: Pacific Lutheran 73, St. Scholastica 61, St. Olaf 57, Worcester Polytech 47, Trinity (Texas) 37, Penn State-Behrend 35, Rhodes 34, Millsaps 28, Linfield 27, Huntingdon 26, Concordia (Ill.) 20, Ferrum 17, Washington and Jefferson 12, Texas Lutheran 10, Christopher Newport 8, Otterbein 8, Lynchburg 6, Oneonta State 5, Western New England 1, Methodist 1.
Dropped out: Pacific Lutheran (14), St. Scholastica (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.

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)