Jan. 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Defending champ Marietta picked to repeat
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MARIETTA 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. Marietta [25] 47-4 625 1
2. Chapman 37-13 579 2
3. Kean 42-11 559 3
4. Linfield 33-11 496 9
5. Cortland State 36-10 481 13
6. UW-Whitewater 37-13 455 4
7. Christopher Newport 39-7 445 14
8. UW-Stevens Point 34-10 357 15
9. Salisbury 34-14 351 6
10. Heidelberg 36-13 348 11
11. Alvernia 38-9 321 16
12. Eastern Connecticut 34-13 304 20
13. Buena Vista 34-18 284 7
14. St. Scholastica 37-7 276 12
15. Western New England 42-11 274 10
16. Keystone 38-12 215 5
17. Carthage 32-12 207 17
18. Wheaton (Mass.) 32-12 196 22
19. Thomas More 29-9 185 -
20. Redlands 30-13 170 -
21. Shenandoah 37-7 152 8
22. Trinity (Texas) 34-13 106 19
23. Texas-Tyler 33-8 105 18
24. Tufts 27-9-1 72 21
25. Birmingham-Southern 30-9 56 -
Also receiving votes: Rowan 49, St. Thomas 45, Piedmont 44, Adrian 41, Johns Hopkins 39, Concordia-Austin 35, Coe 31, Illinois Wesleyan 24, Aurora 24, Cal Lutheran 21, Concordia (Ill.) 20, North Park 16, Hardin-Simmons 15, St. John Fisher 11, Washington U. 9, Southern Maine 8, New Jersey 8, La Roche 7, MIT 7, Randolph-Macon 5, Amherst 5, Anderson 5, Misericordia 4, Augustana 4, Neumann 4, Pomona-Pitzer 4, Bridgewater State 4, Webster 3, Rhodes 3, Louisiana College 2, Penn State-Altoona 2, Huntingdon 1, Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Endicott 1, Frostburg State 1, Case Western Reserve 1, Rhode Island College 1, Brockport State 1.
Records are from the 2011 season; Previous rank is from final 2011 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.

2012 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Marietta)
Feb. 28 (Marietta)
March 6 (Marietta)
March 13 (Marietta)
March 20 (Trinity, Texas)
March 27 (Trinity, Texas)
April 3 (Trinity, Texas)
April 10 (Marietta)
April 17 (Marietta)
April 24 (Marietta)
May 1 (Marietta)
May 8 (Marietta)
May 15 (Marietta)
June 4 (Marietta)