April 5, 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) [11] 25-5 594 1
2. Cortland [6] 21-4 591 2
3. UW-Whitewater [8] 11-0 572 4
4. Ramapo 16-1-1 564 3
5. Randolph-Macon 20-5-1 497 5
6. Birmingham-Southern 23-7 486 6
7. Emory 23-7 471 7
8. Shenandoah 19-6 421 9
9. Oswego State 17-3 367 13
10. Whitworth 21-6 344 8
11. Salisbury 15-7 335 12
12. Centenary (La.) 21-6 262 16
13. Texas-Tyler 18-8 240 15
14. Christopher Newport 19-8 227 11
15. UW-La Crosse 10-5 209 18
16. Frostburg State 15-7 204 22
17. Amherst 12-3 189 23
18. North Central (Ill.) 12-2 175 19
19. St. Thomas 9-3 166 21
20. Buena Vista 13-3 161 25
21. Wooster 9-3 157 17
22. McDaniel 20-2 136 24
23. Southern Maine 7-5 101 14
24. Occidental 20-5 90 rv
25. Rutgers-Camden 10-6 86 10
Also receiving votes: Berry 49, Luther 37, Mary Washington 36, Misericordia 33, Cal Lutheran 27, Wheaton (Mass.) 26, Western New England 25, Concordia Texas 24, Concordia Chicago 23, TCNJ 21, Wesleyan 18, Earlham 17, Keystone 17, Webster 14, Pacific (Ore.) 14, LaGrange 14, Suffolk 12, Marietta 11, George Fox 9, Mitchell 9, La Roche 9, Piedmont 8, Washington College 7, Ferrum 5, N.C. Wesleyan 5, Elms 3, Rose-Hulman 3, Manhattanville 2, Endicott 2, St. John Fisher 2, Alma 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 TCNJ

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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)