May 7, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five teams garner first-place 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 [19] 34-6 618 1
2. St. Thomas [2] 27-5 587 2
3. UW-Whitewater [2] 30-5 567 4
4. Cortland St. [1] 34-9 515 3
5. Salisbury 30-7 503 7
6. Trinity, Texas 36-7 456 8
7. Cal Lutheran 34-7-1 437 11
8. Marietta 28-10 387 9
9. Kean 32-10 373 5
10. Ithaca 32-6 365 15
11. Keystone 33-7 362 12
12. Manchester [1] 32-5-1 354 13
13. Webster 29-8 338 10
14. Johns Hopkins 36-8 320 6
15. Wheaton, Mass. 30-10 316 14
16. Southern Maine 33-7 243 16
17. Texas-Tyler 35-10 225 17
18. Augustana 29-8 182 21
19. UW-Stevens Point 30-8 163 23
20. Concordia, Ill. 31-5 147 22
21. Wartburg 31-9 126 18
22. Bridgewater, Va. 33-11 99 19
23. Rowan 32-12 79 -
24. Millsaps 32-11 74 25
25. Illinois Wesleyan 29-9 52 20
Also receiving votes: Christopher Newport 41, Huntingdon 38, Western New England 25, Misericordia 24, George Fox 19, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 13, Shenandoah 12, Birmingham Southern 10, Wooster 9, St. Scholastica 7, Texas Lutheran 7, Case Western Reserve 6, Ramapo 5, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 4, Endicott 4, Pomona-Pitzer 2, Coe 2, Eastern Connecticut State 1, Daniel Webster 1.
Dropped out: Christopher Newport (24).

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)