April 26, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Red Dragons receive 23 of 25 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 [23] 31-5 623 1
2. Randolph-Macon [2] 28-6-1 569 2
3. Trinity (Texas) 32-7 544 6
4. Birmingham-Southern 34-10 507 7
5. UW-La Crosse 23-6 492 9
6. UW-Whitewater 20-6 467 3
7. Ramapo 27-6-1 459 5
8. Emory 30-10 446 8
9. Shenandoah 30-8 416 11
10. Oswego State 25-7 400 4
11. St. Thomas 21-5 377 10
12. Occidental 28-6 330 13
13. Salisbury 24-10 317 17
14. Concordia-Chicago 26-8 289 19
15. North Central (Ill.) 23-5 280 21
16. TCNJ 26-6 260 15
17. Frostburg State 25-10 220 12
18. Southern Maine 21-9 203 16
19. Whitworth 27-10 188 14
20. La Roche 28-8 115 22
21. Wartburg 24-8 106 -
22. Cal Lutheran 24-11 75 23
23. Buena Vista 22-8 67
24. Centenary (La.) 26-11 52 18
25. Johns Hopkins 24-9-2 46 -
Also receiving votes: Keystone 31, Kean 30, Amherst 26, McDaniel 26, St. John Fisher 21, Grinnell 21, Tufts 19, Texas Lutheran 19, Wooster 19, Christopher Newport 15, Texas-Tyler 11, Adrian 10, Western New England 9, Rutgers-Camden 9, Pacific Lutheran 8, Misericordia 6, Denison 5, MIT 5, Wheaton (Mass.) 5, LaGrange 4, Concordia Texas 4, St. Scholastica 4, East Tex. Baptist 3, Suffolk 2, Case Western Reserve 2, Rhodes 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 Christopher Newport No. 24 Texas Lutheran, No. 25 Amherst.

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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)