March 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five teams garner first-place votes
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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 [17] 22-3 604 1
2. Marietta [5] 10-3 591 2
3. Christopher Newport 19-4 562 4
4. Kean [2] 13-4 560 3
5. Salisbury [1] 17-3 513 7
6. Piedmont 18-6 478 5
7. Wheaton, Mass. 13-1 470 10
8. Eastern Connecticut 9-3 365 9
9. UW-Stevens Point 7-3 361 6
10. Keystone 10-3 332 14
11. Rowan 12-4 308 12
12. Misericordia 18-2 291 20
13. St. Thomas 12-4 283 19
14. Cortland State 13-5 259 16
15. Linfield 13-6 249 8
16. Adrian 9-3 239 11
17. Concordia, Texas 21-6 214 21
18. Ramapo 13-2 184 24
19. Shenandoah 18-7 160 17
20. Neumann 16-4 157 25
21. DePauw 16-3 151 -
22. UW-Whitewater 5-4 108 15
23. Texas-Tyler 17-7 98 22
24. Birmingham-Southern 18-5 64 -
25. Concordia, Ill. 11-3 61 -
Also receiving votes: North Park 60, Thomas More 56, Augustana 54, Washington and Jefferson 30, Carthage 27, Washington College 27, Baldwin-Wallace 21, St. Joseph's (Maine) 20, Alvernia 20, Franklin 19, Aurora 19, Illinois Wesleyan 17, Westminster (Pa.) 14, Tufts 14, Muhlenberg 11, Bridgewater (Va.) 11, Spalding 11, Swarthmore 8, Pacific 5, Washington U. 4, Western New England 4, Rhodes 3, SUNY-Old Westbury 2, Cal Lutheran 2, Wooster 2, Rutgers-Newark 1, Emory 1.
Dropped out: Carthage (13), Thomas More (18), Western New England (23).

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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)