March 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Four schools 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 [7] 12-3 595 1
2. Trinity (Texas) [9] 15-1 588 3
3. Southern Maine [7] 2-0 562 2
4. Kean [2] 9-1 541 5
5. UW-Stevens Point 0-0 496 4
6. Webster 2-0 445 8
7. Salisbury 8-2 428 10
8. Cortland State 5-2 395 7
9. St. Thomas 6-2 369 9
10. Marietta 4-0 361 12
11. Wheaton (Mass.) 4-0 301 17
12. Cal Lutheran 9-3 296 11
13. Rowan 3-0 287 16
14. UW-Whitewater 0-0 282 13
15. Ithaca 2-2 274 6
16. Concordia-Chicago 6-2 239 14
17. George Fox 14-2 218 19
18. Johns Hopkins 4-0 203 18
19. Manchester 4-2 186 15
20. Mount Union 9-0 106 -
21. Birmingham-Southern 11-2 96 23
22. Bridgewater (Va.) 9-3 96 20
23. Augustana 6-2 77 22
24. Case Western Reserve 7-1 73
25. Washington and Jefferson 2-1 70 21
Also receiving votes: Shenandoah 64, Illinois Wesleyan 52, Hampden-Sydney 39, Piedmont 38, Concordia (Texas) 32, Endicott 28, LeTourneau 26, Millsaps 19, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 16, St. John Fisher 16, Macalester 12, Western New England 11, Rhodes 7, St. Scholastica 6, Frostburg State 6, Mary Hardin-Baylor 6, Mary Washington 5, Ferrum 5, Buena Vista 5, Heidelberg 4, Franklin 4, Thomas More 4, Keystone 3, Baldwin Wallace 3, Wooster 3, Huntingdon 3, La Roche 2, Adrian 2, Elizabethtown 1.
Dropped out: Millsaps (24), Misericordia (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.

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)