March 26, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Six teams draw No. 1 votes
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LINFIELD 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. Linfield [9] 18-3 575 6
2. Cortland State [5] 13-4 553 3
3. Trinity, Texas [7] 23-5 552 2
4. Salisbury [2] 15-4 526 1
5. Marietta [1] 9-4 485 4
6. Kean [1] 13-4 475 8
7. St. Thomas 9-4 435 5
8. Christopher Newport 20-7-1 414 7
9. Ramapo 10-1 405 13
10. Wheaton, Mass. 8-4 371 10
11. St. Joseph's, Maine 7-2 361 9
12. Shenandoah 14-4 279 11
13. Keystone 13-5 277 14
14. Texas-Tyler 20-6 272 15
15. UW-Whitewater 6-2 270 16
16. Manchester 13-2-1 178 22
17. Johns Hopkins 14-2 173 rv
18. Webster 9-5 171 19
19. Augustana 12-2 155 21
20. Western New England 6-4 154 12
21. Haverford 12-0 144 rv
22. Birmingham-Southern 17-8 132 17
23. UW-Stevens Point 5-2 95 20
24. UW-Oshkosh 11-1 79 rv
25. Huntingdon 16-6 55 rv
Also receiving votes: UW-La Crosse 50, Cal Lutheran 47, St. Scholastica 45, Rowan 43, Pomona-Pitzer 37, Concordia (Ill.) 36, Eastern Connecticut State 28, Spalding 24, Washington (Mo.) 19, Bridgewater (Va.) 19, St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) 18, Suffolk 18, Wartburg 18, Wittenberg 18, Neumann 15, Illinois Wesleyan 15, Baldwin Wallace 14, Adrian 11, Millsaps 9, Bridgewater State 8, Texas Lutheran 7, Case Western Reserve 6, MIT 5, Aurora 4, La Roche 4, Mount Union 4, Otterbein 3, Elmhurst 3, Suffolk 3, Ithaca 3, Misericordia 3, Tufts 1.
Dropped out: UW-La Crosse (18); Rowan (23); Illinois Wesleyan (24); Washington & Jefferson (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.

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)