April 12, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five schools receive first-place votes
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RAMAPO 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. Ramapo [12] 19-1-1 591 4
2. UW-Whitewater [4] 14-1 564 3
3. Cortland [3] 22-5 559 2
4. Trinity (Texas) [5] 28-7 546 1
5. Emory [1] 27-7 513 7
6. Randolph-Macon 23-5-1 502 5
7. Shenandoah 23-6 462 8
8. Oswego State 20-3 451 9
9. Birmingham-Southern 25-9 432 6
10. Whitworth 23-7 341 10
11. Salisbury 19-8 315 11
12. UW-La Crosse 14-5 299 15
13. Frostburg State 19-7 291 16
14. Centenary (La.) 23-7 261 12
15. St. Thomas 13-3 244 19
16. Christopher Newport 21-9 194 14
17. Occidental 23-5 171 24
18. Southern Maine 13-5 167 23
19. Amherst  14-4 156 17
20. Texas-Tyler 19-10 129 13
21. McDaniel 22-4 107 22
22. TCNJ 18-4 90 rv
23. North Central (Ill.) 15-4 78 18
24. Texas Lutheran 21-10 66 rv
25. Cal Lutheran 20-9 53 rv
Also receiving votes: Wartburg 42, LaGrange 42, Wooster 40, La Roche 37, Wesleyan (Conn.) 30, Concordia Texas 26, Wheaton (Mass.) 25, Ferrum 25, Keystone 23, Concordia Chicago 22, Suffolk 21, Buena Vista 20, Berry 15, Maryville (Tenn.) 14, Misericordia 14, Washington (Mo.) 13, Haverford 13, Western New England 13, Mary Washington 12, Rose-Hulman 12, Washington and Lee 11, Denison 10, Mitchell 10, Alma 10, St. John Fisher 8, George Fox 7, Rutgers-Camden 7, Augustana (Ill.) 5, Eastern Conn. State 5, Marietta 4, Earlham 3, Washington College 3, Linfield 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 Buena Vista, No. 21 Wooster, No. 25 Rutgers-Camden.

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)