March 6, 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] 3-0 625 1
2. Kean 6-2 554 3
3. Christopher Newport 9-2 538 4
4. Trinity, Texas 14-2 484 9
5. Linfield 7-3 483 2
6. UW-Whitewater 0-0 461 5
7. UW-Stevens Point 2-0 445 8
8. Eastern Connecticut 4-0 436 7
9. Salisbury 7-2 434 6
10. Piedmont 9-2 328 15
11. Adrian 6-1 247 -
12. Heidelberg 0-1 238 10
13. Rowan 6-0 236 25
14. Keystone 1-1 232 17
15. Carthage 0-0 227 18
16. Wheaton, Mass. 0-0 222 19
17. Western New England 2-1 219 14
18. Concordia, Texas 14-4 180 23
19. Texas-Tyler 12-3 172 24
20. Alvernia 1-3-1 140 12
21. Chapman 6-7 124 11
22. Thomas More 0-0 123 21
23. Shenandoah 7-4 121 22
24. Cortland State 2-3 115 20
25. St. Thomas 2-0 109 -
Also receiving votes: Cal Lutheran 90, Misericordia 60, Coe 53, Bridgewater (Va.) 51, Illinois Wesleyan 44, Ramapo 40, Tufts 38, Augustana 36, Aurora 35, Huntingdon 30, St. John Fisher 21, Neumann 17, DePauw 15, St. Scholastica 14, Brockport State 11, Buena Vista 10, La Verne 10, Mount Union 10, Pomona-Pitzer 9, Case Western Reserve 9, Johns Hopkins 6, UW-Oshkosh 5, Bridgewater State 4, Amherst 3, Washington U. 3, Birmingham-Southern 3, Millsaps 2, Rhodes 1, Hope 1, Loras 1.
Dropped out: St. Scholastica (13), No. 16 Buena Vista (16).

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)