March 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Tigers jump from No. 3 to top spot
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TRINITY (TEXAS) 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. Trinity, Texas [16] 19-3 595 3
2. Marietta [7] 9-3 583 1
3. Kean [1] 10-3 577 2
4. Christopher Newport 16-4 541 4
5. Piedmont 15-5 492 7
6. UW-Stevens Point 4-1 462 5
7. Salisbury [1] 15-3 452 8
8. Linfield 12-4 402 10
9. Eastern Connecticut 6-2 338 9
10. Wheaton, Mass. 7-1 324 17
11. Adrian 7-2 322 12
12. Rowan 10-3 311 6
13. Carthage 1-0 288 14
14. Keystone 7-3 233 13
15. UW-Whitewater 2-2 230 11
16. Cortland State 11-4 221 22
17. Shenandoah 15-5 210 20
18. Thomas More 8-2 198 19
19. St. Thomas 8-3 173 23
20. Misericordia 13-2 159 21
21. Concordia, Texas 18-6 156 15
22. Texas-Tyler 16-6 141 16
23. Western New England 4-2 106 18
24. Ramapo 7-0 75 -
25. Neumann 12-3 60 -
Also receiving votes: Tufts 58, Augustana 56, Illinois Wesleyan 54, Bridgewater (Va.) 36, DePauw 32, St. Joseph's (Maine) 23, Otterbein 18, Alvernia 17, Concordia (Ill.) 17, North Park 16, Rhodes 16, Aurora 16, Spalding 14, Wittenberg 12, Wheaton (Ill.) 12, Washington College 12, William Paterson 10, SUNY-Old Westbury 10, St. John Fisher 8, Heidelberg 6, Westminster (Pa.) 6, Muhlenberg 5, Huntingdon 5, Baldwin-Wallace 5, Franklin 4, Lynchburg 3, Emory 2, Ohio Wesleyan 1, Birmingham-Southern 1, Texas-Dallas 1.
Dropped out: Heidelberg (24), Bridgewater (Va.) (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)