Jan. 18, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Defending champion Trinity picked 7th
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CORTLAND TOPS PRESEASON 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] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Cortland [15] Cortland, N.Y. 0-0 595 2
2. Keystone [1] La Plume, Pa. 0-0 527 3
3. UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. 0-0 523 4
4. Emory [1] Atlanta, Ga. 0-0 508 6
5. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 0-0 505 5
6. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 0-0 455 10
7. Trinity [7] San Antonio, Texas 0-0 442 1
8. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 0-0 416 7
9. UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. 0-0 414 9
10. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 0-0 386 8
11. Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. 0-0 364 14
12. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 0-0 304 12
13. Tufts Medford, Mass. 0-0 299 13
14. Wooster [1] Wooster, Ohio 0-0 253 17
15. Concordia-Chicago River Forest, Ill. 0-0 220 16
16. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 0-0 194 11
17. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 0-0 188 -
18. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 0-0 155 19
19. Kean Union, N.J. 0-0 149 -
20. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 0-0 102 -
21. Texas Lutheran Seguin, Texas 0-0 92 -
22. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 0-0 88 23
23. Marietta Marietta, Ohio 0-0 78 -
24. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 0-0 71 18
25. North Central Naperville, Ill. 0-0 61 20
Also receiving votes: Wartburg 57, Whitworth 52, Massachusetts-Boston 48, Adrian 48, Saint John's (Minn.) 47, Susquehanna 46, Southern Maine 45, Webster 39, Occidental 36, Rose-Hulman 34, Haverford 30, Thomas More 22, Pacific Lutheran 22, William Paterson 21, Frostburg State 20, East Texas Baptist 17, Washington and Jefferson 17, Otterbein 15, Ithaca 14, Washington College 13, Misericordia 11, Widener 10, Concordia (Texas) 9, Buena Vista 7, MIT 7, Rhodes 7, Christopher Newport 6, St. Scholastica 6, Suffolk 6, Wheaton (Mass.) 6, LaGrange 4, St. Thomas (Minn.) 4, Case Western Reserve 3, Endicott 3, Johns Hopkins 3, Washington and Lee 3, Huntingdon 2, Ohio Northern 2, Alvernia 1, Linfield 1, Penn State-Behrend 1, Salve Regina 1.
Previous rankings are from the 2016 season

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.

2017 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland)
Feb. 28 (Emory)
March 7 (Emory)
March 14 (Emory)
March 21 (Shenandoah)