Jan. 20, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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CORTLAND 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. Cortland [23] 45-4 622 1
2. UW-La Crosse 36-16 537 3
3. Emory 31-15 508 6
4. Salisbury 33-6-1 501 5
5. Kean 35-12 442 11
6. Webster 34-15 415 8
7. Trinity (Texas) [1] 40-14 414 4
8. Birmingham-Southern 37-12-1 396 10
9. UW-Whitewater 35-11 372 9
10. Frostburg State [1] 43-9 370 2
11. Rhodes 33-13 342 13
12. Heidelberg 33-14 286 14
13. UW-Stevens Point 33-14 277 12
14. Linfield 33-15 245 15
15. Southern Maine 32-15 225 rv
16. Shenandoah 28-10-1 216 16
17. Pacific Lutheran 32-14 193 17
18. Ramapo 33-16 185 8
19. Baldwin Wallace 31-12 183 20
20. Wartburg 33-14 153 21
21. Wooster 36-9 150 24
22. Texas-Tyler 34-12 140 19
23. Methodist 32-10 125 22
24. Marietta 29-18 108 -
25. Alvernia 35-14 61 18
Also receiving votes: Misericordia 57, Cal Lutheran 54, Ohio Northern 50, Mary Washington 45, St. Thomas 41, Coe 40, Concordia-Texas 37, Concordia-Chicago 33, Johns Hopkins 25, Carthage 25, Adrian 24, La Roche 23, Mitchell 22, Thomas More 21, Millsaps 21, Keystone 19, MIT 15, Stevens 12, St. Scholastica 12, Randolph-Macon 11, Huntingdon 8, Wesleyan 8, Ohio Wesleyan 6, Anderson 5, DeSales 5, Endicott 5, Eastern Connecticut 3, UW-Oshkosh 3, RPI 2, Redlands 2, Clarkson 1, Rose-Hulman 1, Rutgers-Camden 1, Salem State 1, Southwestern 1.
Records and previous rankings are from the 2015 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.

2016 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland)
March 1 (Cortland)
March 8 (Cortland)
March 15 (Cortland)
March 22 (Trinity, Texas)
March 29 (Trinity, Texas)
April 5 (Trinity, Texas)
April 12 (Ramapo)
April 19 (Cortland)
April 26 (Cortland)
May 3 (Cortland)
May 10 (Cortland)
May 17 (Cortland)