April 20, 2010
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JOHNS HOPKINS 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. Johns Hopkins [11] 30-3 600 5
2. UW-Whitewater [10] 23-2 594 3
3. St. Thomas [1] 20-4 552 1
4. Chapman 24-7 489 2
5. Marietta 24-6 485 7
6. Birmingham-Southern [3] 33-4 467 13
7. Wooster 25-7 462 6
8. Heidelberg 24-6 455 4
9. St. Scholastica 26-3 428 14
10. Shenandoah 33-7 428 9
11. Cortland State 24-6 356 15
12. Pomona-Pitzer 26-8 324 10
13. Mississippi College 28-7 280 16
14. Rose-Hulman 23-6 276 18
15. Redlands 27-6 247 11
16. Trinity, Conn. 14-6 222 8
17. Eastern Connecticut 19-7 214 17
18. Salisbury 24-8 209 12
19. Trinity, Texas 28-7 173 19
20. Pacific Lutheran 27-7 154 20
21. Rochester 24-4 145 25
22. UW-Stevens Point 18-7 117 21
23. Kean 20-9 106 22
24. Wheaton, Mass. 21-7 60 -
25. Texas-Tyler 28-10 48 23
Also receiving votes: Tufts 33, Washington and Jefferson 33, Keystone 23, North Central, Ill. 19, Linfield 17, Texas Lutheran 16, Wheaton, Ill. 14, Plattsburgh State 12, Hampden-Sydney 11, Hope 7, Mary Washington 7, Augustana 7, Adrian 7, Concordia, Ill. 6, Bowdoin 6, Western New England 5, Millsaps 3, FDU-Florham 3, Worcester State 2, Buena Vista 1, Curry 1, Rhodes 1.
Dropped out: Wheaton, Ill. (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)