March 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Four 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 [16] Winchester, Va. 18-1 606 1
2. Cortland [3] Cortland, N.Y. 16-3 585 2
3. LaGrange [5] LaGrange, Ga. 26-2 569 5
4. UW-Whitewater [1] Whitewater, Wis. 9-1 552 4
5. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 19-5 489 7
6. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 10-1 479 8
7. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 21-4 466 6
8. Centenary Shreveport, La. 23-3 402 15
9. Tufts Medford, Mass. 8-1 395 10
10. Emory Atlanta, Ga, 19-7 378 3
11. UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. 8-3 343 11
12. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 15-5 340 9
13. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 12-4 332 12
14. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 18-4 308 14
15. Augustana Rock Island, Ill. 14-2 229 16
16. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 10-3 219 17
17. Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. 16-5 214 18
18. Alvernia Reading, Pa. 14-2 212 19
19. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 13-5 194 13
20. Otterbein Westerville, Ohio 14-4 144 21
21. Roanoke Salem. Va. 17-7 57 20
22. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 14-6 50 -
23. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 8-2 45 -
24. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 7-5 43 23
25. Kean Union, N.J. 12-7 37 25
Also receiving votes: Catholic 36, La Roche 35, Bethel (Minn.) 33, Salisbury 32, Occidental 32, Chapman 30, Salve Regina 27, Washington (Mo.) 23, Adrian 19, Southern Maine 19, Saint Joseph's (Maine), Eastern Connecticut State 16, Rowan 14, Western New England 13, Denison 12, Texas Lutheran 11, Christopher Newport 9, Concordia-Chicago 8, Keystone 7, UW-Oshkosh 5, Webster 3, Clark 3, Mass.-Boston 2, DePauw 1, Marietta 1, Misericordia 1, Washington and Lee 1, Wheaton (Ill.) 1.
Dropped out: No. 22 Western New England, No. 24 Ramapo.

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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)
Final (Cal Lutheran)