April 16, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Johns Hopkins rises to No. 2
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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 [17] 26-5 602 2
2. Johns Hopkins [4] 26-2 571 5
3. Kean [2] 24-6 565 1
4. St. Thomas [2] 16-4 526 4
5. Salisbury 23-6 521 3
6. Marietta 17-6 464 6
7. Cortland State 21-8 393 7
8. UW-Whitewater 18-4 389 11
9. Manchester 23-3-1 343 14
10. Webster 22-6 336 15
11. Wheaton, Mass. 21-7 331 12
12. Texas-Tyler 29-8 281 16
13. Trinity, Texas 29-7 280 10
14. Ramapo 18-5-1 278 9
15. Keystone 21-7 264 13
16. Cal Lutheran 25-6-1 256 18
17. Christopher Newport 28-11-1 238 8
18. Southern Maine 20-3 197 24
19. George Fox 24-9 168 17
20. Ithaca 22-4 159 rv
21. Illinois Wesleyan 21-5 135 rv
22. Augustana 19-5 131 19
23. Millsaps 26-8 80 rv
24. UW-Oshkosh 13-4 62 21
25. Shenandoah 22-9 55 25
Also receiving votes: Texas Lutheran 54, Wartburg 46, Concordia (Ill.) 36, Bridgewater (Va.) 32, Western New England 31, UW-Stevens Point 31, Birmingham Southern 29, Baldwin Wallace 23, St. Scholastica 23, Pomona-Pitzer 21, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 13, Haverford 11, Huntingdon 5, La Roche 3, Washington & Jefferson 3, Suffolk 2, UW-La Crosse, Wooster 1, Denison 1.
Dropped out: Birmingham-Southern (20), Pomona-Pitzer (22), UW-Stevens Point (23).

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)