April 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Pioneers stay on top after 5-0 week
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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] 22-4 612 1
2. Christopher Newport [2] 29-6 585 2
3. St. Thomas [2] 22-4 538 5
4. Trinity (Texas) [1] 29-6 530 4
5. Salisbury 26-6 504 3
6. Keystone 23-4 486 7
7. Wheaton (Mass.) 25-4 477 6
8. Kean 23-7 461 8
9. Concordia (Texas) 30-6 411 11
10. Eastern Connecticut 19-6 358 9
11. DePauw 27-5 336 14
12. Misericordia 26-5 330 10
13. Cortland State 22-7-1 308 15
14. Adrian 21-6 302 13
15. Birmingham-Southern 28-6 274 17
16. UW-Stevens Point 18-8 252 12
17. St. Joseph's (Maine) 25-3 208 21
18. Texas-Tyler 28-8 160 22
19. Shenandoah 26-10 157 18
20. UW-Whitewater 17-6 133 -
21. Linfield 21-10 76 19
22. Rowan 19-11 74 16
23. Aurora 21-6 70 25
24. Washington U. 23-7 69 24
25. Washington and Jefferson 19-4 67 -
Also receiving votes: Ithaca 52, Trinity (Conn.) 38, North Park 38, Lynchburg 36, Ramapo 33, Alvernia 28, UW-La Crosse 17, Baldwin-Wallace 16, Piedmont 15, Montclair State 13, Amherst 12, Texas-Dallas 8, Concordia (Ill.) 7, Thomas More 7, Central 7, Emory 5, Illinois Wesleyan 3, Keene State 3, William Paterson 3, Rhodes 2, Augustana 1, Bridgewater (Va.) 1, St. Scholastica 1, La Verne 1.
Dropped out: North Park (20), Piedmont (23).

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)