May 2, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Shenandoah's 6-week run at No. 1 ends
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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 [17] LaGrange, Ga. 38-4 610 2
2. Birmingham-Southern [7] Birmingham, Ala. 35-6 605 3
3. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 33-6 539 1
4. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 32-6 510 7
5. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 27-6 504 5
6. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 33-6 500 4
7. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 33-7 472 8
8. UW-Whitewater [1] Whitewater, Wis. 26-6 451 6
9. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 28-8 418 9
10. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 31-9 371 12
11. Tufts Medford, Mass. 25-5-1 355 10
12. Centenary Shreveport, La. 34-8 340 11
13. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 30-8 297 13
14. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 31-9 268 17
15. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 27-7 264 15
16. St. Joseph's Standish, Maine 30-6 205 22
17. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 26-7 177 19
18. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 27-10 176 16
19. Washington U. St. Louis, Mo. 20-8 174 20
20. Salve Regina Newport, R.I. 30-7 169 18
21. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 25-12 103 14
22. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 28-10 90 21
23. Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 25-8 83 25
24. DePauw Greencastle, Ind. 27-7 80 rv
25. St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. 23-7 44 rv
Also receiving votes: Mount Union 42, Bethel (Minn.) 41, Emory 40, Adrian 28, Alvernia 18, Linfield 18, Misericordia 17, Denison 17, Rochester Institute 15, Westfield State 13, Massachusetts-Boston 11, Ramapo 7, Webster 7, Wartburg 5, Augustana (Ill.) 4, Case Western Reserve 3, Rowan 3, Wheaton (Mass.) 3, Arcadia 2, Marietta 2, Otterbein 1.
Dropped out: No. 23 Mount Union; No. 24 Alvernia.

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)