May 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Cortland State jumps up to No. 2
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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 [22] 37-6 622 1
2. Cortland State [1] 35-7-1 572 4
3. Keystone [2] 35-6 548 3
4. St. Thomas 34-8 520 2
5. Salisbury 31-7 519 5
6. Christopher Newport 30-7 508 6
7. Birmingham-Southern 35-7 470 7
8. Kean 33-10 447 9
9. Wheaton (Mass.) 34-8 431 8
10. Adrian 35-8 388 10
11. St. Joseph's (Maine) 37-5 371 11
12. Concordia (Texas) 36-9 365 12
13. UW-La Crosse 33-9 310 16
14. Misericordia 36-8 294 13
15. Trinity (Texas) 34-10 254 15
16. Washington and Jefferson 35-8 237 14
17. Aurora 36-8 210 19
18. Rowan 30-13 192 17
19. Lynchburg 34-8 174 18
20. Shenandoah 29-11 146 20
21. Western New England 33-11 101 22
22. DePauw 33-12 91 21
23. St. Scholastica 33-9 79 -
24. Trinity (Conn.) 32-9 52 -
25. Texas-Tyler 33-12 49 23
Also receiving votes: Eastern Connecticut 32, Ithaca 26, Ramapo 23, Montclair State 22, Keene State 13, North Park 10, Washington U. 7, UW-Stevens Point 7, St. John Fisher 6, Concordia (Ill.) 6, Farmingdale State 6, UW-Whitewater 6, Alvernia 4, La Roche 3, Linfield 3, Bridgewater State 1.
Dropped out: Eastern Connecticut (21), UW-Stevens Point (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)