April 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Four schools receive first-place votes
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CORTLAND 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. Cortland [22] 27-5 620 3
2. Randolph-Macon [1] 26-5-1 532 6
3. UW-Whitewater 17-4 524 2
4. Oswego State 23-3 509 8
5. Ramapo 23-4-1 496 1
6. Trinity (Texas) [1] 29-7 485 4
7. Birmingham-Southern 29-9 451 9
8. Emory 27-9 423 5
9. UW-La Crosse 18-5 412 12
10. St. Thomas [1] 17-3 381 15
11. Shenandoah 26-8 332 7
12. Frostburg State 23-8 321 13
13. Occidental 26-5 281 17
14. Whitworth 25-8 278 10
15. TCNJ 23-4 250 22
16. Southern Maine 18-6 247 18
17. Salisbury 20-10 223 11
18. Centenary (La.) 24-9 138 14
19. Concordia-Chicago 22-7 136 rv
20. Christopher Newport 25-12 116 16
21. North Central (Ill.) 19-5 110 23
22. La Roche 25-7 94 rv
23. Cal Lutheran 23-9 90 25
24. Texas Lutheran 23-11 84 24
25. Amherst 16-6 76 19
Also receiving votes: Wartburg 56, Wheaton (Mass.) 40, Concordia Texas 37, LaGrange 36, Texas-Tyler 35, St. John Fisher 28, Misericordia 26, Grinnell 22, Maryville (Tenn.) 21, Marymount 20, McDaniel 20, Buena Vista 19, Denison 17, Keystone 17, Berry 16, Suffolk 16, Tufts 12, Ferrum 11, Chapman 10, Rutgers-Camden 9, Western New England 9, Marietta 8, Hardin-Simmons 6, East Texas Baptist 5, Rose-Hulman 4, Thomas More 4, Wooster 4, Wesleyan (Conn.) 3, Pacific (Ore.) 2, Adrian 1, Johns Hopkins 1, Otterbein 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 Texas-Tyler, No. 21 McDaniel.

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)