The USM Huskies will be the #2 seed for this week's Little East Conference tournament but nationally the Huskies will start postseason play as the #11 team in the country.

USM(29-11) moved up eight spots in the D3baseball.com/NCBWAA Poll.

The Huskies open LEC play Wednesday at 3:30 vs Eastern Conn St.

The #11 seed means USM stands a good chance of getting an at-large bid to the NCAA if they get tripped up in the conference tourney.

The Huskies have played in the Division III World Series eight times since 1991.

2016 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25

Through games of Sunday May 8, 2016

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Cortland (23) 37-5 623 1
2 Randolph-Macon (2) 32-6-1 565 2
3 Trinity (Texas) 35-7 563 3
4 UW-La Crosse 31-8 544 4
5 Birmingham-Southern 37-11 521 5
6 Emory 30-10 467 6
7 Oswego State 32-9 415 7
8 Ramapo 33-10-1 384 9
9 Shenandoah 32-10 365 8
10 Salisbury 25-10 351 10
11 Southern Maine 29-11 347 19
12 La Roche 32-8 305 18
13 North Central (Ill.) 28-8 298 12
14 Cal Lutheran 31-11 249 24
15 UW-Whitewater 27-12 248 11
16 Wartburg 31-9 223 20
17 Occidental 32-10 219 13
18 TCNJ 30-10 195 16
19 Concordia-Chicago 29-11 173 14
20 Whitworth 29-11 163 21
21 Keystone 30-9 133 22
22 Buena Vista 31-9 129 23
23 Frostburg State 30-12 119 17
24 St. Thomas 25-13 77 15
25 Wheaton (Mass.) 30-11 61 rv

Dropped out: No. 25 Grinnell.