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March 20, 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 [12] Boston, Mass. 9-2 593 1
2. Trinity [4] San Antonio, Texas 14-1 578 5
3. UW-Whitewater [4] Whitewater, Wis. 0-0 564 2
4. Methodist [3] Fayetteville, N.C. 20-3 504 8
5. Rowan [1] Glassboro, N.J. 11-1 501 11
6. Concordia-Chicago [1] River Forest, Ill. 9-3 492 7
7. Wooster Wooster, Ohio 5-2 437 6
8. Roanoke Salem, Va. 13-3 429 9
9. Frostburg State Frostburg, Md. 11-2 374 14
10. Randolph-Macon Ashland, Va. 12-2 335 17
11. Washington & Jefferson Washington, Pa. 7-4 311 3
12. Cortland Cortland, N.Y. 9-6 299 10
13. Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. 14-4 295 16
14. Catholic Washington, D.C. 14-1 248 19
15. Baldwin Wallace Berea, Ohio 13-3 227 18
16. Shenandoah Winchester, Va. 9-4 221 13
17. Oswego State Oswego, N.Y. 8-5 186 12
18. Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio 10-1 153 RV
19. Texas Lutheran Seguin, Texas 17-4 135 RV
20. TCNJ Ewing, N.J. 8-2 123 RV
21. Marietta Marietta, Ohio 9-2 117 RV
22. Webster Orlando, Fla. 9-3 88 RV
23. North Central Naperville, Ill. 2-4 87 4
24. Redlands Redlands, Calif. 16-6 69 25
25. La Roche Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-3 66 RV
Also receiving votes: Southern Maine 66, Spalding 55, Salisbury 51, Johns Hopkins 44, Mount Union 43, Maryville (Tenn.) 42, Millsaps 37, St. Scholastica 31, UW-Oshkosh 27, Centenary (La.) 25, UW-La Crosse 19, New York Univ. 18, Alvernia 16, Cal Lutheran 14, Otterbein 14, Mitchell 13, St. Thomas (Minn.) 13, Concordia (Texas) 12, Babson 12, Saint John's (Minn.) 11, Wartburg 11, George Fox 11, Heidelberg 10, Berry 10, UMass-Dartmouth 10, Piedmont 7, Franklin 7, Endicott 6, Arcadia 5, Bethel (Minn.) 5, Pomona-Pitzer 4, Washington Univ. 3, Earlham 2, Illnois Wesleyan 2, Hood 1, Texas-Tyler 1.
Dropped out: No. 15 Southern Maine, No. 20 Centenary (La.), No. 21 Johns Hopkins, No. 22. St. Scholastica, No. 23. Texas-Tyler, No. 24 George Fox.

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)