May 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Top three teams remain the same
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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 [16] 30-5 612 1
2. St. Thomas [7] 28-4 599 2
3. Keystone [2] 32-4 576 3
4. Salisbury 30-7 517 6
5. Cortland State 31-7-1 508 7
6. Christopher Newport 30-7 490 4
7. Birmingham-Southern 35-7 439 11
8. Adrian 27-6 437 9
9. Wheaton (Mass.) 32-7 397 5
10. Misericordia 32-6 374 12
11. Kean 28-10 363 10
12. St. Joseph's (Maine) 35-5 316 17
13. Trinity (Texas) 34-10 300 8
14. UW-Stevens Point 25-9 268 13
15. Eastern Connecticut 26-9 265 16
16. Concordia (Texas) 33-9 216 14
17. Rowan 28-11 195 20
18. Washington and Jefferson 25-4 178 19
19. UW-La Crosse 27-9 173 22
20. Texas-Tyler 33-10 146 18
21. Lynchburg 34-8 140 25
22. Shenandoah 29-11 139 21
23. DePauw 30-10 105 15
24. Aurora 29-8 102 23
25. Montclair State 27-12 57 -
Also receiving votes: Western New England 48, Alvernia 47, Amherst 29, St. Scholastica 29, Ithaca 10, Trinity (Conn.) 9, Ramapo 9, St. John Fisher 7, William Paterson 6, Franklin 3, Farmingdale State 3, Huntingdon 3, Linfield 3, North Park 2, Concordia (Ill.) 2, Bridgewater State 1, UW-Whitewater 1, Keene State 1.
Dropped out: Ramapo (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)