March 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five schools garner first-place votes
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CORTLAND STATE 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. Cortland State [10] 7-1 602 4
2. Marietta [5] 3-1 566 3
3. Wheaton, Mass. [5] 3-1 564 1
4. Chris. Newport [4] 16-4-1 512 5
5. St. Thomas [1]  5-3 501 2
6. Salisbury 8-2 473 7
7. Trinity, Texas 15-4 439 6
8. Kean 7-2 425 9
9. St. Joseph's, Maine 4-0 408 12
10. UW-Whitewater 1-1 349 11
11. Linfield 12-3 319 15
12. Keystone 8-3 295 13
13. Shenandoah 9-2 274 19
14. Ramapo 2-0 269 17
15. Western New England 2-1 242 14
16. UW-La Crosse 1-1 233 16
17. Birmingham-Southern 11-6 219 10
18. Bridgewater, Va. 9-1 184 23
19. Trinity, Conn. 0-0 171 18
20. Texas-Tyler 14-4 160 24
21. Manchester 8-0 119 -
22. Washington & Jefferson 3-0 99 25
23. UW-Stevens Point 2-0 78 -
24. Johns Hopkins 5-0 60 -
25. Augustana 7-1 55 -
Also receiving votes: Adrian 52, Aurora 52, St. Scholastica 38, Millsaps 38, Pomona-Pitzer 35, Mount Union 31, Illinois Wesleyan 27, Southern Maine 24, Baldwin Wallace 23, Webster 21, Whitworth 20, Misericordia 18, Elmhurst 17, Rowan 16, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 13, Ithaca 12, Wartburg 12, Neumann 12, St. Joseph's (L.I.) 9, St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) 5, Heidelberg 4, Concordia (Ill.) 4, Wittenberg 3, Brockport State 3, Cal Lutheran 3, Montclair State 3, Alvernia 3, DePauw 2, Eastern Connecticut State 2, Tufts 2, Thomas More 2, La Verne 1, Bridgewater State 1, Chicago 1.
Dropped out: Adrian (8), Webster (20), Aurora (21), Whitworth (22).

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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)