March 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Rowan, with 9-0 start, rises to No. 6
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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 [20] 4-1 605 1
2. Kean [3] 8-2 579 2
3. Trinity, Texas [1] 17-3 529 4
4. Christopher Newport 13-3 526 3
5. UW-Stevens Point 2-0 499 7
6. Rowan [1] 9-0 426 13
7. Piedmont 13-4 424 10
8. Salisbury 11-3 410 9
9. Eastern Connecticut 4-1 402 8
10. Linfield 9-4 372 5
11. UW-Whitewater 2-2 360 6
12. Adrian 6-1 355 11
13. Keystone 5-1 320 14
14. Carthage 0-0 254 15
15. Concordia, Texas 16-4 253 18
16. Texas-Tyler 14-4 223 19
17. Wheaton, Mass. 1-1 204 16
18. Western New England 2-1 149 17
19. Thomas More 5-1 141 22
20. Shenandoah 11-5 139 23
21. Misericordia 11-1 138 -
22. Cortland State 7-4 137 24
23. St. Thomas 4-2 107 25
24. Heidelberg 5-4 104 12
25. Bridgewater, Va. 14-4 58 -
Also receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 52, Alvernia 47, DePauw 44, Concordia (Ill.) 35, Ramapo 32, Augustana 23, Tufts 22, North Park 19, Huntingdon 19, Cal Lutheran 17, Wittenberg 14, Chapman 11, Neumann 11, St. John Fisher 11, Aurora 10, UW-Oshkosh 7, Ithaca 6, Birmingham-Southern 5, Washington U. 5, Mount Union 5, La Verne 4, St. Scholastica 4, Coe 3, Dubuque 2, Swarthmore 1, Otterbein 1, Ohio Wesleyan 1.
Dropped out: Alvernia (20), Chapman (21).

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)