Trinity takes over top spot in D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Trinity (Texas) University grabbed 16 first place votes to replace Marietta as the top team in the nation. Ramapo, the owner of a perfect record, and Neumann join the Top 25 in week 4 of the 2012 regular season D3baseball.com poll.

The Tigers completed a two-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) weekend series sweep with a 4-1 win over Austin College on Sunday afternoon.

With the victory, Trinity improved to 19-3 and remained undefeated in conference play with an 8-0 record.

The top ranking is the first for a SCAC baseball program since Millsaps College was ranked first in the tenth week of the 2009 season (April 14) by D3baseball.

Rhodes College and Birmingham-Southern College are also receiving votes in the poll - listed below.

2012 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 week 4

Through games of Sunday, March 18  

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Trinity (Texas) (16) 19-3 595 3
2 Marietta (7) 9-3 583 1
3 Kean (1) 10-3 577 2
4 Christopher Newport 16-4 541 4
5 Piedmont 15-5 492 7
6 UW-Stevens Point 4-1 462 5
7 Salisbury (1) 15-3 452 8
8 Linfield 12-4 402 10
9 Eastern Connecticut 6-2 338 9
10 Wheaton (Mass.) 7-1 324 17
11 Adrian 7-2 322 12
12 Rowan 10-3 311 6
13 Carthage 1-0 288 14
14 Keystone 7-3 233 13
15 UW-Whitewater 2-2 230 11
16 Cortland State 11-4 221 22
17 Shenandoah 15-5 210 20
18 Thomas More 8-2 198 19
19 St. Thomas 8-3 173 23
20 Misericordia 13-2 159 21
21 Concordia (Texas) 18-6 156 15
22 Texas-Tyler 16-6 141 16
23 Western New England 4-2 106 18
24 Ramapo 7-0 75 -
25 Neumann 12-3 60 -

Dropped Out: No. 24 Heidelberg, No. 25 Bridgewater (Va.).

Also receiving votes: Tufts 58, Augustana 56, Illinois Wesleyan 54, Bridgewater (Va.) 36, DePauw 32, St. Joseph's (Maine) 23, Otterbein 18, Alvernia 17, Concordia (Ill.) 17, North Park 16, Rhodes 16, Aurora 16, Spalding 14, Wittenberg 12, Wheaton (Ill.) 12, Washington College 12, William Paterson 10, SUNY-Old Westbury 10, St. John Fisher 8, Heidelberg 6, Westminster (Pa.) 6, Muhlenberg 5, Huntingdon 5, Baldwin-Wallace 5, Franklin 4, Lynchburg 3, Emory 2, Ohio Wesleyan 1, Birmingham-Southern 1, Texas-Dallas 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. Full members of NCAA Division III are eligible.