April 4, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
LaGrange moves up to No. 2
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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 [23] Winchester, Va. 22-1 622 1
2. LaGrange [2] LaGrange, Ga. 29-3 581 3
3. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 23-5 577 5
4. UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. 10-2 535 4
5. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 25-4 518 7
6. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 18-5 509 2
7. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 13-3 435 6
8. Tufts Medford, Mass. 11-2 424 9
9. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 12-4 350 13
10. Centenary Shreveport, La. 24-5 337 8
11. Alvernia Reading, Pa. 17-2-1 334 18
12. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 20-5 314 14
13. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 16-5 289 19
14. Augustana Rock Island, Ill. 17-3 280 15
15. UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. 10-5 270 11
16. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 17-7 236 12
17. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 12-5 183 16
18. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 16-5 175 rv
19. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 18-6 141 22
20. Otterbein Westerville, Ohio 16-5 115 20
21. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 12-3 112 23
22. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 20-7 87 -
23. Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. 22-9 84 rv
24. Emory Atlanta, Ga. 19-11 80 10
25. Bethel Arden Hills, Minn. 17-3 71 rv
Also receiving votes: Salve Regina 58, Emory 55, Bethel (Minn.) 31, UW-La Crosse 28, Adrian 27, Mount Union 27, Catholic 25, Occidental 20, Linfield 12, Webster 12, Pacific Lutheran 10, Concordia-Chicago 9, Kean 8, St. Scholastica 8, Keystone 7, Rowan 7, Washington and Lee 7, Widener 6, DePauw 3, Marietta 1, Willamette 1.
Dropped out: No. 15 UW-La Crosse; No. 23 Christopher Newport; No. 24 Emory; and No. 25 Bethel.

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.

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)