March 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Five schools get first-place votes
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SHENANDOAH 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. Shenandoah [14] Winchester, Va. 14-1 595 3
2. Cortland [4] Cortland, N.Y. 12-3 568 2
3. Emory [3] Atlanta, Ga. 17-4 550 1
4. UW-Whitewater [1] Whitewater, Wis. 6-1 517 6
5. LaGrange [3] LaGrange, Ga. 21-2 513 7
6. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 18-3 511 5
7. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 16-5 499 4
8. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 6-1 414 9
9. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 13-4 381 10
10. Tufts Medford, Mass. 3-0 360 11
11. UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. 6-3 345 8
12. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 12-4 307 16
13. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 9-2 291 18
14. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 18-4 271 14
15. Centenary Shreveport, La. 19-3 259 rv
16. Augustana Rock Island, Ill. 12-1 223 20
17. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 7-3 197 13
18. Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. 14-5 188 12
19. Alvernia Reading, Pa. 9-1 145 23
20. Roanoke Salem. Va. 16-5 106 22
21. Otterbein Westerville, Ohio 11-3 80 rv
22. Western New England Springfield, Mass. 8-2 71 rv
23. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 6-5 70 15
24. Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. 4-5 51 17
25. Kean Union, N.J. 9-6 49 rv
Also receiving votes: Salisbury 45, Occidental 45, Washington & Jefferson 44, Southern Maine 44, Rowan 42, Eastern Connecticut State 34, La Roche 31, Keystone 31, Adrian 5, Washington (Mo.) 24, Catholic 22, Texas Lutheran 21, Bethel (Minn.) 20, Chapman 18, Marietta 15, Cal Lutheran 15, Concordia-Chicago 12, La Verne 11, Concordia-Texas 6, Baldwin Wallace 5, UMass-Boston 5, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 5, Misericordia 4, Salve Regina 4, Illinois Wesleyan 3, Arcadia 2, Mount Union 2, Suffolk 2, Thomas More 2, Webster 2, Saint John's (Minn.) 2, Willamette 2, Denison 1, Wheaton (Ill.) 1.
Dropped out: No. 19 Keystone, No. 21. Rowan, 24. Suffolk, 25 North Central (Ill.).

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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)