May 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers keep top spot in final regular-season poll
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LAGRANGE 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] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. LaGrange [21] LaGrange, Ga. 38-4 611 1
2. Johns Hopkins [2] Baltimore, Md. 36-6 583 2
3. UW-Whitewater [1] Whitewater, Wis. 35-7 549 3
4. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 33-7 518 4
5. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 39-7 511 6
6. Birmingham-Southern [1] Birmingham, Ala. 36-8 492 5
7. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 28-8 471 7
8. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 35-8 464 9
9. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 31-9 418 10
10. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 36-8 410 8
11. Centenary Shreveport, La. 34-8 382 11
12. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 34-8 330 12
13. Tufts Medford, Mass. 30-8-1 312 13
14. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 26-8 269 15
15. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 31-10 228 16
16. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 34-10 216 18
17. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 31-11 210 19
18. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 30-10 190 14
19. UMass-Boston Boston, Mass. 33-10 159 22
20. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 33-11 128 17
21. Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 30-11 103 20
22. Salve Regina Newport, R.I. 34-10 93 23
23. St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. 32-8 82 -
24. Rochester Tech Rochester, N.Y. 33-7 54 25
25. St. Joseph's Standish, Maine 31-8 43 21
Also receiving votes: Arcadia 31, Otterbein 28, Emory 28, Adrian 26, Mount Union 25, Linfield 23, Bethel (Minn.) 21, Concordia-Chicago 17, Randolph-Macon 15, Ramapo 13, DePauw 13, Alvernia 12, Keystone 11, Rowan 9, Misericordia 5, Webster 5, Wartburg 5, Castleton 3, Concordia (Texas) 3, Babson 2, Ithaca 2, Marietta 1, Rhodes 1.
Dropped out: No. 24 Mount Union.

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2017 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland)
Feb. 28 (Emory)
March 7 (Emory)
March 14 (Emory)
March 21 (Shenandoah)
March 28 (Shenandoah)
April 4 (Shenandoah)
April 11 (Shenandoah)
April 18 (Shenandoah)
April 25 (Shenandoah)
May 2 (LaGrange)
May 9 (LaGrange)
May 16 (LaGrange)