April 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Kean 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 [19] 29-5 616 1
2. Kean [3] 28-6 585 3
3. Johns Hopkins [1] 30-3 561 2
4. St. Thomas [2] 16-4 540 4
5. Salisbury 27-6 526 5
6. Cortland State 26-8 466 7
7. UW-Whitewater 22-4 457 8
8. Marietta 21-8 432 6
9. Trinity, Texas 32-7 407 13
10. Webster 25-6 394 10
11. Cal Lutheran 28-6-1 383 16
12. Wheaton, Mass. 23-8 311 11
13. Southern Maine 25-4 307 18
14. Keystone 27-7 300 15
15. Manchester 25-5-1 273 9
16. Augustana 23-6 208 22
17. Texas-Tyler 30-10 195 12
18. Ithaca 25-6 163 20
19. Ramapo 22-8-1 149 14
20. Wartburg 25-5 122 -
21. Christopher Newport 29-12-1 106 17
22. Concordia, Ill. 22-5 96 -
23. Bridgewater, Va. 28-9 93 -
24. Illinois Wesleyan 23-7 64 21
25. Millsaps 28-10 59 23
Also receiving votes: UW-Stevens Point 55, Shenandoah 44, Western New England 42, George Fox 38, Texas Lutheran 29, Wheaton (Ill.) 16, Pomona-Pitzer 14, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 13, Huntingdon 13, Birmingham Southern 11, UW-Oshkosh 11, St. Scholastica 9, DeSales 7, Wooster 5, Haverford 2, Coe 1, La Roche 1, Rowan 1.
Dropped out: George Fox (19), UW-Oshkosh (24), Shenandoah (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)