Jan. 15, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Wildcats picked to win national title
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LINFIELD TOPS PRESEASON 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 [22] 42-8 620 1
2. Southern Maine [1] 46-10 592 2
3. Kean [1] 39-13 557 5
4. UW-Stevens Point [1] 41-11 525 4
5. Ithaca 41-8 500 3
6. Trinity (Texas) 40-9 479 9
7. Manchester 39-7-1 428 7
8. Webster 37-12 415 6
9. St. Thomas 34-7 401 13
10. Cortland State 38-11 341 10
11. Cal Lutheran 35-9-1 310 17
12. Millsaps 38-14 296 8
13. Salisbury 33-9 288 11
14. Texas-Tyler 37-12 273 18
15. UW-Whitewater 35-9 271 15
16. Concordia (Ill.) 39-7 260 16
17. Keystone 37-10 221 12
18. Marietta 32-14 207 14
19. Wheaton (Mass.) 32-12 168 22
20. Johns Hopkins 37-10 145 23
21. Augustana 34-11 109 20
22. Rowan 32-14 104 -
23. Misericordia 39-11 85 24
24. Bridgewater (Va.) 34-13 84 -
25. Washington & Jefferson 33-13 65 -
Also receiving votes: Adrian 63, Endicott 47, Christopher Newport 41, Shenandoah 33, Illinois Wesleyan 29, Mount Union 28, Wartburg 26, Wooster 21, Birmingham Southern 19, Western New England 9, Huntingdon 9, St. Scholastica 8, DeSales 7, Covenant 5, UW-Oshkosh 4, Alvernia 4, Eastern Connecticut State 3, Washington (Mo.) 3, George Fox 3, Case Western Reserve 3, Pomona-Pitzer 3, Saint Joseph's (Me.) 2, Rhodes 2, La Roche 2, Concordia (Texas) 2, Moravian 2, St. John Fisher 1, Penn State-Behrend 1.
Records and previous rankings are from the 2013 season

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.

2014 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Linfield)
Feb. 25 (Linfield)
March 4 (Linfield)
March 11 (Linfield)
March 18 (Trinity)
March 25 (Linfield)
April 1 (Linfield)
April 8 (Linfield)
April 15 (Linfield)
April 22 (Linfield)
April 29 (Linfield)
May 6 (Webster)
May 13 (Webster)