2009 NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25 (March 31st)

MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll was released Tuesday and Salisbury University dropped four spots to No. 6. Salisbury is ranked No. 19 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III poll, with the next poll slated to be released on April 7.

Salisbury (21-4, 9-3 Capital Athletic Conference) was ranked No. 1 for three weeks (February 22-March 8) in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA poll before the Gulls dropped to second for the past two weeks.

Eastern Connecticut State University remains on top of the poll for the second straight week as the Warriors (14-1) received 11 first-place votes and 595 points. The four other teams in the top five all received first-place votes. Wheaton (Mass.) College (17-1) jumped from No. 6 to No. 2 as it received four first-place votes and 544 points. No. 3 Millsaps College (24-3) collected three first-place vote and 542 points. Trinity (Conn.) College (12-3), the defending national champions, remains at No. 4 for the second consecutive week after it received three first-place votes and 520 points. University of Texas-Tyler (24-6) rounds out the top five with four first-place votes 519 points.

CAC member York (Pa.) College was the only other conference school to be recognized as it received seven votes. The Sea Gulls took a pair from the Spartans (16-5, 7-3 CAC), previously ranked No. 19 in this poll and No. 12 in the coaches’ poll.

Salisbury will continue conference play this Wednesday, April 1, at Sea Gull Field against Gallaudet University at 3:30 p.m.

Rk School (first) Last Rec. Pts
1 Eastern Connecticut (11) 1 14-1 595
2 Wheaton (Mass.) (4) 6 17-1 544
3 Millsaps (3) 5 24-3 542
4 Trinity (Conn.) (3) 4 12-2 520
5 Texas-Tyler (4) 3 24-5 519
6 Salisbury 2 21-4 506
7 Wooster 7 19-3 460
8 Southern Maine 10 12-2 429
9 St. Scholastica 8 11-2 379
10 Heidelberg 12 13-5 349
11 Linfield 13 20-3 347
12 Kean 9 17-5 345
13 Chapman 11 19-6 339
14 Pomona-Pitzer 16 22-3 324
15 Marietta 14 10-3 299
16 UW-Whitewater 15 6-3 241
17 Cal Lutheran 19 20-5 227
18 Christopher Newport 23 15-4-1 151
19 Cortland State 17 14-6 146
20 St. Thomas 24 12-5 113
21 Augustana 18 12-4 107
22 Rochester – 15-3 105
23 Buena Vista – 16-2 98
24 Shenandoah – 22-4 90
25 Penn State-Behrend – 13-2 33

Dropped Out: No. 25 Johns Hopkins, No. 20 Thiel, No. 22 UW-Oshkosh, No.
21
York (Pa.), No. Also receiving votes: Mount St. Mary 29, Beloit 29,
Thiel
28, Rose-Hulman 25, St. Olaf 24, Thomas More 23, George Fox 22,
UW-Oshkosh
18, UW-Stevens Point 14, Keystone 11, Fredonia State 10, Rowan 9,
Methodist 8, RPI 7, Curry 7, Carthage 7, York (Pa.) 7, Emory 6, Pacific
Lutheran 6, Illinois Wesleyan 5, Oneonta State 5, Suffolk 4, University
of
Dallas 4, Birmingham-Southern 3, John Carroll 2, Simpson 1, Ithaca 1,
Rutgers-Newark 1, Rhodes 1