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March 6, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Six teams earn first-place votes
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UMASS-BOSTON 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. UMass-Boston [10] Boston, Mass. 1-0 594 3
2. UW-Whitewater [9] Whitewater, Wis. 0-0 573 2
3. Washington and Jefferson [2] Washington, Pa. 1-1 514 4
4. North Central Naperville, Ill. 2-0 502 5
5. Cortland [1] Cortland, N.Y. 4-4 447 1
6. Wooster [1] Wooster, Ohio 1-0 435 9
7. Trinity [1] San Antonio, Texas 8-1 426 15
8. Centenary Shreveport, La. 7-3 392 13
9. Concordia-Chicago River Forest, Ill. 2-2 390 6
10. Southern Maine Portland, Maine 0-0 365 11
11. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 2-1 348 8
12. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 3-2 344 7
13. Methodist Fayetteville, N.C. 13-2 328 20
14. Roanoke Salem, Va. 7-3 278 16
15. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 6-2 248 17
16. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas 8-5 236 12
17. St. Thomas St. Paul, Minn. 0-0 212 18
18. George Fox Newberg, Ore. 14-3 209 24
19. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 1-0 185 19
20. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 6-2 143 23
21. Wheaton Norton, Mass. 1-0 121 25
22. Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. 9-4 90 rv
23. Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. 6-6 85 14
24. Salve Regina Newport, R.I. 1-0 68 rv
25. Rowan Glassboro, N.J. 3-0 56 rv
Also receiving votes: La Roche 57, Texas Lutheran 47, TCNJ 42, Maryville 41, Salisbury 40, Wheaton (Mass.) 37, Marietta 34, Mount Union 32, Berry 31, Webster 30, Millsaps 30, Tufts 27, Salve Regina 24, UW-La Crosse 20, RIT 16, Earlham 16, Cal Lutheran 12, Case Western Reserve 12, Mitchell 10, St. Thomas (Minn.) 10, Spalding 10, Otterbein 10, Adrian 9, LaGrange 9, Concordia (Texas) 6, Mass.-Dartmouth 6, Piedmont 6, Wartburg 5, Franklin 4, Denison 3, Babson 3, Saint John's (Minn.) 2, UW-Oshkosh 2, New York University 1.
Dropped out: No. 17 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 19 TCNJ, No. 21 Wheaton (Mass.), No. 23 Birmingham-Southern, No. 24 Salve Regina.

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.

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)