Jan. 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Lyons picks to win national title
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WHEATON TOPS PRESEASON 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. Wheaton, Mass. [8] 41-11 594 2
2. St. Thomas [3] 41-10 586 3
3. Marietta [14] 48-8 578 1
4. Cortland State 41-9-1 564 4
5. Whitworth 31-16-1 457 8
6. Birmingham-Southern 38-9 443 10
7. Kean 37-12 422 6
8. Christopher Newport 34-10 411 5
9. Salisbury 34-9 386 11
10. Webster 36-14 361 7
11. Trinity, Texas 37-12 360 13
12. Keystone 37-8 333 9
13. Adrian 37-10 304 12
14. St. Joseph's, Maine 39-7 245 14
15. Western New England 38-13 214 17
16. Concordia, Texas 37-11 206 15
17. UW-La Crosse 34-11 194 16
18. UW-Whitewater 33-17 191 24
19. Trinity, Conn. 34-11 161 22
20. Ramapo 35-15 147 23
21. Washington and Jefferson 36-10 119 20
22. St. Scholastica 35-11 101 25
23. Shenandoah 31-13 100 18
24. Aurora 38-10 77 19
25. Farmingdale State 32-12 66 -
Also receiving votes: UW-Stevens Point 44, Alvernia 30, Washington, Mo. 28, Illinois Wesleyan 24, Misericordia 22, Mount Union 21, Lynchburg 20, St. John Fisher 18, Rose-Hulman 15, Bridgewater, Va. 15, North Park 14, Texas-Tyler 14, St. John's, Minn. 12, Neumann 12, Eastern Conn. St. 12, Manchester 11, Coe 11, Old Westbury 11, La Verne 10, Southern Maine 10, Cal Lutheran 9, Pomona-Pitzer 9, Chapman 8, Rhodes 8, Huntingdon 7, Husson 6, Ithaca 6, Bridgewater St. 5, Penn St.-Behrend 5, Tufts 5, Wooster 4, DePauw 3, Emory 3, Western Conn. St. 3, Rowan 2, Chicago 2, Anderson, Ind. 2 , Millsaps 2, La Roche 2, Linfield 2, Hope 1, Johns Hopkins 1.
Records are from the 2012 season

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.

2013 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Wheaton)
Feb. 26 (Wheaton)
March 5 (Wheaton)
March 12 (Cortland State)
March 19 (Salisbury)
March 26 (Linfield)
April 2 (Cortland State)
April 9 (Kean)
April 16 (Linfield)
April 23 (Linfield)
April 30 (Linfield)
May 7 (Linfield)
May 14 (Linfield)
Final (Linfield)