March 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five schools receive first-place votes
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TRINITY 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. Trinity (Texas) [11] 20-4 599 2
2. Cortland [8] 14-3 587 1
3. Birmingham-Southern 18-4 537 3
4. Ramapo [2] 12-0 515 12
5. Southern Maine [3] 4-0 509 7
6. Randolph-Macon 15-3 478 6
7. Emory 17-6 460 4
8. UW-Whitewater 2-0 443 9
9. Shenandoah [1] 13-4 411 8
10. Whitworth 17-4 377 14
11. Salisbury 10-5 308 10
12. Centenary (La.) 17-3 296 24
13. UW-La Crosse 6-4 276 5
14. Christopher Newport 14-5 256 15
15. Rutgers-Camden 8-2 229 25
16. Frostburg State 9-6 200 11
17. Texas-Tyler 15-7 140 18
18. Mary Washington 15-7 120 17
19. Oswego State 8-3 118 16
20. St. Thomas 3-1 114 23
21. Western New England 8-0 103 rv
22. Wooster 4-2 89 19
23. Buena Vista 5-1 82 rv
24. UW-Stevens Point 1-3 78 13
25. Concordia-Chicago 10-5 71 20
Also receiving votes: Amherst 68, Keystone 56, Piedmont 53, Washington (Mo.) 44, Rhodes 42, Wheaton (Mass.) 34, Redlands 34, Mt. St. Joseph 33, McDaniel 28, Maryville (Tenn.) 26, Marietta 25, TCNJ 24, La Roche 24, North Central (Ill.) 23, Eastern Conn. St. 18, Mitchell 12, Benedictine 11, Ferrum 11, Berry 10, Kean 9, Ohio Northern 9, Otterbein 9, Misericordia 9, Occidental 8, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 8, Haverford 7, Methodist 7, Webster 7, Brockport St. 5, Fredonia 4, La Verne 4, New Jersey City 3, Penn St.-Berks 3, Roanoke 3, Denison 2, Johns Hopkins 2, Penn St.-Behrend 2, Wesleyan (Conn.) 2, Bowdoin 1, Moravian 1, Pacific 1.
Dropped out: No. 21 Piedmont. No. 22 Washington (Mo.).

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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)