Jan. 21, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers earn 19 of 25 first-place votes
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CHAPMAN 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. Chapman [19] Orange, Calif. 44-12 555 1
2. Webster [3] St. Louis, Mo. 37-13 544 7
3. Trinity San Antonio, Texas 35-12 494 17
4. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 42-15 478 2
5. Heidelberg Tiffin, Ohio 35-15 455 9
6. Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 37-9 445 11
7. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 34-13-1 443 14
8. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 34-7-1 388 12
9. Babson Babson Park, Mass. 39-10 373 3
10. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 30-15 302 16
11. Kean Union. N.J. 31-16 298 -
12. Denison Granville, Ohio 39-9 294 24
13. Salisbury [1] Salisbury. Md. 35-10-1 288 rv
14. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 37-13 285 4
15. Adrian Adrian, Mich. 37-9 278 20
16. UMass-Boston Boston, Mass. 37-14 269 5
17. UW-Whitewater [2] Whitewater, Wis. 35-12 205 -
18. Coe Cedar Rapids, Iowa 37-8 192 10
19. Concordia River Forest, Ill. 42-10 166 8
20. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 38-13 138 6
21. North Central Naperville, Ill. 34-13 136 -
22. Texas Lutheran Seguin, Texas 31-14 135 -
23. Concordia Austin, Texas 37-13 126 13
24. Rowan Glassboro, N.J. 32-13 105 19
25. Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. 35-10 91 15
Also receiving votes: St. John Fisher 83, Trinity (Conn.) 79, Wheaton (Mass.) 73, LaGrange 59, Cal Lutheran 51, Misericordia 40, Aurora 38, TCNJ 28, Methodist 25, Shenandoah 20, Ramapo 18, La Roche 18, Tufts 16, MIT 12 , Case Western Reserve 11 , Spalding 9, Hendrix 8, Marietta 6, UW-La Crosse 6 , Rhodes 5, Randolph-Macon 5, Baldwin Wallace 5, Southwestern (Texas) 5, Benedictine (Ill.) 4, Franklin & Marshall 4, Buena Vista 3, Farmingdale State 3, Hood 2, Saint John's (Minn.) 2, North Park 1, Piedmont 1, St. Olaf 1, Swarthmore 1.
Previous rankings are from the 2019 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.

2020 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Chapman)
Feb. 25 (Chapman)
March 3 (Washington U.)
March 10 (Cal Lutheran)
March 17 (Cal Lutheran)