May 9, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers keep top spot for 2nd straight week
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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 [22] LaGrange, Ga. 38-4 621 1
2. Johns Hopkins [2] Baltimore, Md. 36-6 583 4
3. UW-Whitewater [1] Whitewater, Wis. 32-6 535 8
4. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 33-7 519 7
5. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 36-8 517 2
6. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 37-7 481 6
7. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 28-8 471 9
8. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 36-8 452 3
9. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 32-8 439 5
10. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 31-9 382 10
11. Centenary Shreveport, La. 34-8 380 12
12. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 30-8 295 13
13. Tufts Medford, Mass. 26-7-1 293 11
14. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 28-8 239 15
15. Washington St. Louis, Mo. 22-8 236 19
16. Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. 31-10 197 22
17. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 33-11 196 14
18. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 30-9 191 17
19. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 31-11 182 18
20. Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 28-9 118 23
21. St. Joseph's Standish, Maine 31-8 100 16
22. UMass-Boston Boston, Mass. 29-9 97 -
23. Salve Regina Newport, R.I. 31-9 72 20
24. Mount Union Alliance, Ohio 29-9 64 -
25. Rochester Tech Rochester, N.Y. 30-7 62 -
Also receiving votes: St. Scholastica 53, Emory 51, Bethel (Minn.) 41, Denison 37, DePauw 35, Adrian 29, Linfield 20, Randolph-Macon 19, Arcadia 19, East Texas Baptist 13, Alvernia 12, Ramapo 11, Webster 11, Otterbein 9, Babson 8, Rowan 6, Keystone 6, Concordia-Chicago 6, Misericordia 5, Washington and Lee 4, Castleton 3, Rhodes 2, Thomas More 2, Marietta 1.
Dropped out: No. 21. Randolph-Macon, No. 24 DePauw and No. 25 St. Scholastica.

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)