Feb. 28, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Pioneers garner all 25 first-place votes
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MARIETTA 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 D3baseball.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Marietta [25] 0-0 625 1
2. Linfield 6-1 558 4
3. Kean 2-1 538 3
4. Christopher Newport 5-1 500 7
5. UW-Whitewater 0-0 446 6
6. Salisbury 5-1 421 9
7. Eastern Connecticut 4-0 401 12
8. UW-Stevens Point 0-0 366 8
9. Trinity, Texas 12-1 360 22
10. Heidelberg 0-0 311 10
11. Chapman 5-5 307 2
12. Alvernia 1-1 282 11
13. St. Scholastica 0-0 272 14
14. Western New England 0-0 237 15
15. Piedmont 7-0 229 -
16. Buena Vista 1-1 212 13
17. Keystone 1-1 210 16
18. Carthage 0-0 204 17
19. Wheaton, Mass. 0-0 195 18
20. Cortland State 0-3 194 5
21. Thomas More 0-0 163 19
22. Shenandoah 5-3 119 21
23. Concordia, Texas 11-3 108 -
24. Texas-Tyler 8-3 106 23
25. Rowan 3-0 86 -
Also receiving votes: Bridgewater (Va.) 76, St. Thomas 70, Adrian 59, Cal Lutheran 40, Tufts 38, Redlands 37, Illinois Wesleyan 35, Coe 32, Aurora 30, Birmingham-Southern 28, St. John Fisher 28, University of Dallas 20, Misericordia 19, Pomona-Pitzer 17, Huntingdon 16, Ramapo 14, Endicott 14, La Verne 13, Rhodes 12, Hamline 10, Ferrum 9, Texas-Dallas 7, Johns Hopkins 6, Millsaps 6, Methodist 6, North Park 5, MIT 4, Anderson 4, Penn State-Altoona 4, UW-Oshkosh 3, Southern Maine 3, Brockport State 2, Bridgewater State 2, La Roche 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Frostburg State 1, Otterbein 1, Emory 1.
Dropped out: Redlands (20), Tufts (24), Birmingham-Southern (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 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)