March 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Three 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) [17] 23-4 611 1
2. Cortland [5] 18-3 577 2
3. Ramapo 13-0-1  551 4
4. UW-Whitewater [3] 8-0 530 8
5. Randolph-Macon 18-3-1  507 6
6. Birmingham-Southern 20-6 453 3
7. Emory 20-7 449 7
8. Whitworth 20-4 421 10
9. Shenandoah 16-5 415 9
10. Rutgers-Camden 10-2 338 15
11. Christopher Newport 18-5 337 14
12. Salisbury 13-6 294 11
13. Oswego State 13-3 232 19
14. Southern Maine 6-4 220 5
15. Texas-Tyler 18-8 215 17
16. Centenary (La.) 17-6 213 12
17. Wooster 8-2 174 22
18. UW-La Crosse 6-4 161 13
19. North Central (Ill.) 11-0 153 -
20. TCNJ 13-1 137 -
21. St. Thomas (Minn.) 7-3 121 20
22. Frostburg State 11-7 103 16
23. Amherst 9-2 97 -
24. McDaniel 17-1 95 -
25. Buena Vista 9-3 72 23
Also receiving votes: Mary Washington 71, Berry 67, Occidental 50, Concordia Chicago 49, Western New England 40, Keystone 38, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 27, Concordia Texas 24, Luther 23, Wartburg 22, Marietta 22, Swarthmore 19, Wheaton (Mass.) 18, Webster 14 Pacific (Ore.) 14, Ohio Northern 13, Eastern Conn. St. 12, Misericordia 11, Mitchell 11, Maryville (Tenn.) 11, Suffolk 10, Redlands 9, Roanoke 7, La Roche 7, Macalester 6, Endicott 6, Ferrum 6, Elmhurst 5, Piedmont 5, Washington College 5, Wesleyan (Conn.) 4, Haverford 3, La Grange 3, Thiel 3, Earlham 2, Brockport 1, Elms 1, Mt. St. Joseph 1, N.C. Wesleyan 1, Ohio Wesleyan 1, Texas Lutheran 1.
Dropped out: No. 18 Mary Washington, No. 21 Western New England, No. 24 UW-Stevens Point. No. 25 Concordia-Chicago.

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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)