The University of Southern Maine baseball climbed to #5 in the nation in the weekly D3 baseball poll and then lost two games Monday afternoon down in Florida.

Coach Ed Flaherty's Huskies are on their week long southern swing. After winning their first four games, USM lost to RIT 7-5 in 15 innings. Then Salve Regina beat the Huskies 9-4.

The Huskies have four more games in Florida.

Check out the D3baseball.com national poll...

Through games of Sunday March 20, 2016

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Trinity (Texas) (11) 20-4 599 2
2 Cortland (8) 14-3 587 1
3 Birmingham-Southern 18-4 537 3
4 Ramapo (2) 12-0 515 12
5 Southern Maine (3) 4-0 509 7
6 Randolph-Macon 15-3 478 6
7 Emory 17-6 460 4
8 UW-Whitewater 2-0 443 9
9 Shenandoah (1) 13-4 411 8
10 Whitworth 17-4 377 14
11 Salisbury 10-5 308 10
12 Centenary (La.) 17-3 296 24
13 UW-La Crosse 6-4 276 5
14 Christopher Newport 14-5 256 15
15 Rutgers-Camden 8-2 229 25
16 Frostburg State 9-6 200 11
17 Texas-Tyler 15-7 140 18
18 Mary Washington 15-7 120 17
19 Oswego State 8-3 118 16
20 St. Thomas 3-1 114 23
21 Western New England 8-0 103 rv
22 Wooster 4-2 89 19
23 Buena Vista 5-1 82 rv
24 UW-Stevens Point 1-3 78 13
25 Concordia-Chicago 10-5 71 20

Dropped out: No. 21 Piedmont. No. 22 Washington (Mo.).

Others receiving votes: Amherst 68, Keystone 56, Piedmont 53, Washington (Mo.) 44, Rhodes 42, Wheaton (Mass.) 34, Redlands 34, Mt. St. Joseph 33, McDaniel 28, Maryville (Tenn.) 26, Marietta 25, TCNJ 24, La Roche 24, North Central (Ill.) 23, Eastern Conn. St. 18, Mitchell 12, Benedictine 11, Ferrum 11, Berry 10, Kean 9, Ohio Northern 9, Otterbein 9, Misericordia 9, Occidental 8, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 8, Haverford 7, Methodist 7, Webster 7, Brockport St. 5, Fredonia 4, La Verne 4, New Jersey City 3, Penn St.-Berks 3, Roanoke 3, Denison 2, Johns Hopkins 2, Penn St.-Behrend 2, Wesleyan (Conn.) 2, Bowdoin 1, Moravian 1, Pacific 1.