April 10, 2012
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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 [18] 17-4 610 2
2. Christopher Newport [4] 25-5 596 3
3. Salisbury 23-5 519 4
4. Trinity (Texas) [1] 25-6 511 1
5. St. Thomas [1] 16-4 509 7
6. Wheaton (Mass.) [1] 20-3 475 10
7. Keystone 17-4 445 11
8. Kean 19-7 439 6
9. Eastern Connecticut 15-5 413 5
10. Misericordia 23-3 385 12
11. Concordia (Texas) 27-6 361 13
12. UW-Stevens Point 12-6 293 8
13. Adrian 17-5 267 15
14. DePauw 25-5 260 14
15. Cortland State 19-7-1 243 17
16. Rowan 17-8 230 9
17. Birmingham-Southern 24-6 210 22
18. Shenandoah 22-8 199 18
19. Linfield 19-8 195 19
20. North Park 21-4 170 20
21. St. Joseph's (Maine) 21-3 163 -
22. Texas-Tyler 24-8 137 23
23. Piedmont 21-11 92 16
24. Washington U. 23-7 53 -
25. Aurora 18-4 52 -
Also receiving votes: UW-Whitewater 51, Washington and Jefferson 43, Lynchburg 39, William Paterson 28, Concordia (Ill.) 21, Alvernia 19, Franklin 19, Ithaca 18, Illinois Wesleyan 9, Washington College 8, Neumann 7, Pacific 6, Ramapo 5, Trinity (Conn.) 5, Emory 4, Montclair State 4, Tufts 4, La Verne 3, North Central (Ill.) 1, Amherst 1, Texas-Dallas 1, Keene State 1, Rhodes 1.
Dropped out: UW-Whitewater (21), Ramapo (24), Neumann (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)