The University of Southern Maine baseball team's quick start in Florida has the Huskies in the top 10 in this week's national poll.

USM jumped from 12th to 10th place in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA poll with a 4-1 record through Sunday.

The Huskies continue their Florida trip through Thursday.

Senior infielder/pitcher Jake Dexter from Messalonskee HS is leading the team with a .391 batting average and four RBI. He has pitched in three games and has one save. D3baseball.com named Dexter a preseason All-American.

D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, Week 4

Through games of Sunday March 17, 2019

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Trinity (Texas) (18) 15-3 616 3
2 Christopher Newport 13-2 578 4
3 Wooster (3) 4-2 539 1
4 Concordia-Chicago (1) 8-1 529 7
5 Randolph-Macon 5-2 456 5
6 Rowan (3) 3-2 455 2
7 Swarthmore 7-3 448 8
8 Texas Lutheran 12-5 380 6
9 Johns Hopkins 10-3 359 9
10 Southern Maine 4-1 313 12
11 Concordia (Texas) 16-3 302 13
12 Webster 10-3 299 15
13 Huntingdon 16-3 288 11
14 Chapman 12-5 232 10
15 UW-Whitewater 1-2 223 14
16 Cal Lutheran 12-4 218 19
17 Methodist 17-3 212 21
18 Adrian 7-1 165 rv
19 Piedmont 16-6 153 20
20 Salisbury 11-4-1 149 22
21 Babson 5-2 128 rv
22 Mass-Boston 4-4 110 18
23 Birmingham-Southern 15-6 108 23
24 LaGrange 15-6 106 rv
25 Cortland 7-6-1 87 16