April 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Four teams receive first-place votes
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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 [12] 25-5 594 1
2. St. Thomas [10] 24-4 589 3
3. Keystone [2] 27-4 555 6
4. Christopher Newport 30-7 543 2
5. Wheaton (Mass.) [1] 30-4 535 7
6. Salisbury 29-7 492 5
7. Cortland State 27-7-1 425 13
8. Trinity (Texas) 32-8 423 4
9. Adrian 25-6 380 14
10. Kean 25-9 343 8
11. Birmingham-Southern 31-7 327 15
12. Misericordia 29-6 317 12
13. UW-Stevens Point 22-8 303 16
14. Concordia (Texas) 31-8 298 9
15. DePauw 29-7 278 11
16. Eastern Connecticut 22-8 275 10
17. St. Joseph's (Maine) 32-5 247 17
18. Texas-Tyler 31-9 184 18
19. Washington and Jefferson 24-4 174 25
20. Rowan 24-11 156 22
21. Shenandoah 27-10 154 19
22. UW-La Crosse 22-8 128 -
23. Aurora 25-7 83 23
24. Ramapo 26-8 63 -
25. Lynchburg 30-8 48 -
Also receiving votes: Montclair State 31, Alvernia 28, Western New England 19, Texas-Dallas 16, St. Scholastica 12, Illinois Wesleyan 9, Trinity (Conn.) 9, Keene State 9, Rhodes 9, North Park 8, Piedmont 7, Concordia (Ill.) 6, UW-Whitewater 6, Central 5, Tufts 4, Linfield 4, Emory 4, Franklin 3, Farmingdale State 3, William Paterson 3, Webster 3, Thomas More 3, Chicago 2, Amherst 2, St. John Fisher 2, Rose-Hulman 1, Mount Union 1, Baldwin-Wallace 1, Rhode Island College 1.
Dropped out: UW-Whitewater (20), Linfield (21), Washington U. (24).

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)