Jan. 17, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Defending champion Cal Lutheran picked 2nd
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CORTLAND TOPS PRESEASON 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. Cortland [10] Cortland, N.Y. 38-9 602 8
2. Cal Lutheran [13] Thousand Oaks, Calif. 40-11 584 1
3. Washington & Jefferson [1] Washington, Pa. 42-13 516 2
4. UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. 36-9 492 15
5. Mass-Boston Boston, Mass. 38-12 480 4
6. Concordia-Chicago River Forest, Ill. 34-13 445 7
7. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 39-10 412 10
8. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 38-8 379 13
9. North Central Naperville, Ill. 31-18 374 5
10. LaGrange LaGrange, Ga. 40-6 363 9
11. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 32-11 351 6
12. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 41-10 337 11
13. Keystone La Plume, Pa. 33-15 314 -
14. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 36-10 298 17
15. Southern Maine [1] Portland, Maine 34-13 266 18
16. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 39-9 258 16
17. Roanoke Salem, Va. 35-19 255 3
18. Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 35-11 203 14
19. St. Thomas St. Paul, Minn. 29-18 188 -
20. Centenary Shreveport, La. 35-10 184 20
21. Trinity San Antonio, Texas 28-16 115  -
22. Texas-Dallas Richardson, Texas 33-11 101 -
23. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 32-13 75 -
24. St. John Fisher Pittsford, N.Y. 31-12 71  -
25. Wheaton Wheaton, Ill. 27-17 62 12
Also receiving votes: Ithaca 42, Mount Union 32, Salve Regina 31, La Roche 28, St. Scholastica 28, Adrian 25, Ramapo 20, Tufts 19, Alvernia 18, Emory 18, Concordia (Texas) 18, RIT 16, Washington (Mo.) 14, UW-La Crosse 13, Kean 13, Chicago 12, Linfield 11, Rhodes 10, Otterbein 7, Catholic 3, Denison 3, Marietta 3, Rowan 3, Pacific Lutheran 2, Susquehanna 2, UW-Oshkosh 2, Randolph-Macon 2, Baldwin Wallace 1, Dubuque 1, Misericordia 1, Saint Joseph's (Me.) 1, Wheaton (Ill.) 1.
Previous rankings are from the 2017 season

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2018 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland)
Feb. 26 (Cortland)
March 6 (UMass-Boston)
March 13 (UMass-Boston)
March 20 (UMass-Boston)
March 27 (Trinity, Texas)
April 3 (Trinity, Texas)
April 10 (Trinity, Texas)
April 17 (Trinity, Texas)
April 24 (Trinity, Texas)
May 1 (Wooster)
May 8 (Wisconsin-Whitewater)
May 15 (Wisconsin-Whitewater)