Jan. 31, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Defending champ Illinois Wesleyan ranked 9th
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HEIDELBERG TOPS PRESEASON 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. Heidelberg [19] 42-8 608 4
2. UW-Stevens Point [3] 34-18 545 6
3. Kean 39-12 543 9
4. Cortland State [1] 40-10-1 493 2
5. UW-Whitewater [1] 42-7 462 8
6. Johns Hopkins 44-7 452 5
7. Shenandoah 38-10 420 7
8. Linfield 37-13 416 3
9. Illinois Wesleyan [1] 31-21 373 1
10. St. Thomas 35-9 361 10
11. Chapman 31-11 358 14
12. Marietta 36-13 351 13
13. Mass-Boston 2-17 274 12
14. Tufts 34-7 253 18
15. Mississippi College 39-11 242 15
16. St. Scholastica 38-8 236 19
17. Wooster 34-9 213 16
18. Pomona-Pitzer 31-11 200 17
19. Wheaton (Mass.) 34-10 167 21
20. Trinity (Texas) 32-9 156 20
21. Keystone 30-9 141 --
22. Texas-Tyler 36-12 140 22
23. Salisbury 30-13 139 23
24. Eastern Connecticut 31-15 69 --
25. Plattsburgh State 30-10 44 --
Also receiving votes: Frostburg State 41, Rhodes 41, Pacific Lutheran 38, Buena Vista 38, Rowan 38, St. Joseph's (Maine) 22, North Central (Ill.) 22, UW-Oshkosh 21, Carthage 21, St. John Fisher 19, Endicott 18, Penn State-Behrend 15, North Park 13, Ripon 12, Texas Lutheran 12, Methodist 12, Webster 12, Rose-Hulman 9, Worcester State 8, Augustana 8, Franklin 8, Western New England 6, Thomas More 6, Adrian 6, Christopher Newport 6, DePauw 4, Mary Hardin-Baylor 4, Mary Washington 2, Millsaps 2, Wartburg 2, Anna Maria 2, Moravian 1.
Records are from the 2010 season; Previous rank is from final 2010 poll

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.

2011 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Heidelberg)
March 1 (Heidelberg)
March 8 (Heidelberg)
March 15 (Heidelberg)
March 22 (Shenandoah)
March 29 (Shenandoah)
April 5 (Shenandoah)
April 12 (Shenandoah)
April 19 (Christopher Newport)
April 26 (Marietta)
May 3 (Marietta)
May 10 (Marietta)
May 17 (Marietta)