May 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Four 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 [16] 34-6 613 1
2. St. Thomas [7] 33-5 606 2
3. Cortland State 34-9 521 4
4. Salisbury 30-7 502 5
5. UW-Whitewater 34-7 488 3
6. Trinity, Texas [1] 36-7 463 6
7. Ithaca 34-6 462 10
8. Cal Lutheran 34-7-1 455 7
9. Manchester [1] 35-5-1 406 12
10. Kean 34-10 379 9
11. Keystone 33-8 326 11
12. Webster 32-9 317 13
13. Marietta 29-12 308 8
14. Southern Maine 37-7 293 16
15. Wheaton, Mass. 30-10 288 15
16. UW-Stevens Point 35-9 274 19
17. Johns Hopkins 36-8 237 14
18. Texas-Tyler 35-10 235 17
19. Concordia, Ill. 36-5 181 20
20. Augustana 32-9 161 18
21. Wartburg 34-9 117 21
22. Rowan 32-12 94 23
23. Millsaps 34-11 79 24
24. Bridgewater, Va. 33-11 73 22
25. Illinois Wesleyan 32-12 42 25
Also receiving votes: Misericordia 34, Huntingdon 31, Christopher Newport 30, Western New England 24, Wooster 19, Case Western Reserve 13, George Fox 11, Birmingham-Southern 10, Texas Lutheran 7, Shenandoah 7, St. Scholastica 6, St. Joseph's (Maine) 4, Ramapo 3, Penn State-Behrend 2, Endicott 2, Pomona-Pitzer 1, La Roche 1.
Dropped out: None.

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)