NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25

MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll was released on March 17 and Salisbury University fell from the top spot to No. 2 after being the nation’s top-ranked team for three weeks. The Sea Gulls (14-2, 5-2 Capital Athletic Conference) received seven first-place votes and 589 points this week.

Trinity (Conn.) College, the defending national champions, moved up to the top spot for the first time this season as the Bantams (4-0) received 18 first-place votes and 604 points. Trinity is currently in Florida for Spring Break where the Bantams are slated to play eight games. Heidelberg University (10-2) moved up from No. 6 to No. 3 this week as it received 485 points. University of Texas-Tyler (17-4) dropped from No. 3 to No. 4 as it received 473 points. No. 5 Eastern Connecticut State University (4-0) rounds out the top five with 435 points.

York (Pa.) College was the only other CAC team to receive votes in this week’s poll. The Spartans defeated Salisbury, when the Sea Gulls were ranked No. 1, 7-4 on March 11. The two teams were slated to play a doubleheader this past weekend but the games were postponed due to poor weather. The games are rescheduled for Sunday, March 29, at Sea Gull Field.

Salisbury is in Cocoa, Fla., for its annual Spring Break trip where the maroon and gold will face Hilbert, Medaille, Nichols and Richard Stockton from March 17-20. All games begin at 9 a.m.

# School (1st votes) Rec. Pts Prev.
1 Trinity (Conn.) (18) 4-0 604 2
2 Salisbury (7) 14-2 589 1
3 Heidelberg 10-2 485 6
4 Texas-Tyler 17-4 473 3
5 Eastern Connecticut 4-0 435 8
6 Millsaps 19-2 430 12
7 Chapman 15-5 429 11
8 Kean 10-3 409 4
9 St. Scholastica 11-2 400 9
10 Wooster 9-2 359 14
11 Cortland State 9-3 306 15
12 Wheaton (Mass.) 9-1 305 23
13 Southern Maine 2-1 301 7
14 Johns Hopkins 3-3 271 5
15 Cal Lutheran 15-3 267 17
16 UW-Whitewater 1-2 255 10
17 Christopher Newport 10-2-1 237 19
18 Marietta 5-2 234 13
19 Pomona-Pitzer 16-2 150 —
20 Linfield 13-3 148 25
21 Augustana 11-3 125 24
22 UW-Oshkosh 0-0 124 22
23 Thiel 11-3 115 18
24 Adrian 4-4 99 21
25 Carthage 3-0 96 —

Dropped Out: Illinois Wesleyan, St. Thomas
Others receiving votes: St. Thomas 89, Illinois Wesleyan 72, George Fox 68, Shenandoah 42, Oneonta State 27, Virginia Wesleyan 25, York (Pa.) 23, UW-Stevens Point 16, Rowan 16, John Carroll 16, St. Olaf 15, Redlands 12, Pacific Lutheran 9, Birmingham-Southern 8, Rose-Hulman 7, Transylvania 6, Mount St. Mary 5, Penn State-Behrend 4, Ripon 4, Beloit 4, Methodist 3, Rochester 3, Rhodes 2, University of Dallas 1, Emory 1, Piedmont 1

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.