March 5, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Top five teams remain in tact
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WHEATON 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. Wheaton, Mass. [13] 2-0 608 1
2. St. Thomas [2] 2-0 588 2
3. Marietta [9] 0-0 583 3
4. Cortland State 5-1 540 4
5. Chris. Newport [1] 14-2-1 523 5
6. Trinity, Texas 12-2 474 7
7. Salisbury 6-2 444 6
8. Adrian 0-0 405 9
9. Kean 5-1 395 10
10. Birmingham-Southern 10-3 373 8
11. UW-Whitewater 0-0 312 14
12. St. Joseph's, Maine 0-0 309 12
13. Keystone 5-1 277 16
14. Western New England 2-1 271 13
15. Linfield 10-1 259 22
16. UW-La Crosse 0-0 235 17
17. Ramapo 2-0 224 18
18. Trinity, Conn. 0-0 177 19
19. Shenandoah 6-2 167 20
20. Webster 2-2 139 11
21. Aurora 3-0 120 23
22. Whitworth 5-5-1 92 15
23. Bridgewater, Va. 7-1 80 -
24. Texas-Tyler 11-3 61 -
25. Washington & Jefferson 0-0 59 23
Dropped out: St. Scholastica (21), UW-Stevens Point (25).
Also receiving votes: St. Scholastica 56, Pomona-Pitzer 46, Millsaps 41, UW-Stevens Point 40, Misericordia 25, Southern Me. 23, Augustana (Ill.) 22, Ithaca 19, Ill. Wesleyan 17, Neumann 15, Manchester 14, Concordia (Texas) 14, Mount Union 12, St. John Fisher 10, Johns Hopkins 9, Eastern Conn. St. 8, Rowan 8, La Roche 6, George Fox 4, DePauw 4, Penn St.-Behrend 3, Heidelberg 3, Hardin-Simmons 3, Texas-Dallas 2, Bridgewater St. 2, Tufts 1, Baldwin Wallace 1, Spalding 1.

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)