April 18, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Three teams receive 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 [12] Winchester, Va. 27-3 597 1
2. LaGrange [10] LaGrange, Ga. 35-4 591 4
3. UW-Whitewater [3] Whitewater, Wis. 20-3 570 3
4. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 29-6 567 2
5. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 28-5 526 6
6. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 28-5 509 5
7. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 19-5 436 8
8. Tufts Medford, Mass. 18-3-1 417 7
9. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 24-6 415 10
10. Centenary Shreveport, La. 29-6 386 9
11. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 23-8 306 13
12. Alvernia Reading, Pa. 23-5-2 302 11
13. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 20-6 292 19
14. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 19-7 284 14
15. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 25-8 269 15
16. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 26-8 263 18
17. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 21-6 220 22
18. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 18-6 168 25
19. Washington and Jefferson Washington, Pa. 18-5 128 17
20. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 18-8 125 16
21. Salve Regina Newport, R.I. 20-4 119 -
22. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 22-9 104 12
23. Mount Union Alliance, Ohio 22-5 79 -
24. St. Joseph's (Maine) Standish, Maine 20-4 78 21
25. Emory Atlanta, Ga. 24-11 59 -
Also receiving votes: Bethel (Minn.) 45, DePauw 42, Otterbein 38, Augustana (Ill.) 34, Denison 29, Pacific Lutheran 23, St. Scholastica 18, Southern Maine 18, Keystone 12, Webster 10, Adrian 8, Thomas More 8, Rowan 7, Misericordia 6, Concordia-Chicago 4, Occidental 4, Wheaton (Mass.) 4, Willamette 3, Arcadia 1, Marietta 1.
Dropped out: No. 20 Denison; No. 23 Otterbein; No. 24 Augustana.

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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)