April 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Top three teams remain in place
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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] 23-3 604 1
2. Marietta [9] 14-3 599 2
3. Christopher Newport 22-4 584 3
4. Salisbury 20-4 542 5
5. Eastern Connecticut 13-3 450 8
6. Kean 15-6 435 4
7. St. Thomas 14-4 387 13
8. UW-Stevens Point 10-4 370 9
9. Rowan 15-5 358 11
10. Wheaton, Mass. 15-3 355 7
11. Keystone 12-4 347 10
12. Misericordia 20-3 312 12
13. Concordia, Texas 24-6 302 17
14. DePauw 23-3 300 21
15. Adrian 14-4 286 16
16. Piedmont 20-9 281 6
17. Cortland State 16-6-1 273 14
18. Shenandoah 20-7 179 19
19. Linfield 15-7 148 15
20. North Park 16-3 139 -
21. UW-Whitewater 9-4 137 22
22. Birmingham-Southern 21-6 119 24
23. Texas-Tyler 21-7 109 23
24. Ramapo 14-4 87 18
25. Neumann 17-6 70 20
Also receiving votes: St. Joseph's (Maine) 68, Washington and Jefferson 54, Washington U. 32, Alvernia 27, Tufts 27, Aurora 17, Illinois Wesleyan 16, Franklin 14, Thomas More 12, Concordia (Ill.) 11, Lynchburg 10, Augustana 9, Washington College 8, Emory 8, Baldwin-Wallace 7, Bridgewater (Va.) 6, Amherst 6, Muhlenberg 4, Westminster (Pa.) 4, William Paterson 3, Texas-Dallas 3, Pacific Lutheran 3, Swarthmore 2, Cal Lutheran 1.
Dropped out: Concordia (Ill.) (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)