As the (32-5) University of Southern Maine baseball team gets ready to begin conference tournament play Wednesday, the Huskies are now the #2 ranked team in the nation in Division III.

Coach Ed Flaherty and his Huskies received 10 first place votes after finishing out regular season play on an 11 game winning streak.

USM is the #1 seed in the Little East Conference Tournament and will face #6 Castleton at noon Wednesday to open the tourney.

Check out the weekly D3baseball.com/NCBWA National Poll for Week 11...

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Concordia-Chicago (13) 33-5 608 1
2 Southern Maine (10) 32-5 598 3
3 Christopher Newport (2) 33-6 580 2
4 Trinity (Texas) 34-10 535 4
5 Washington U. 31-5-1 494 8
6 Babson 31-6 446 7
7 Rowan 30-10 414 5
8 Salisbury 34-8-1 405 6
9 Chapman 30-9 378 12
10 Adrian 32-7 350 11
11 TCNJ 30-9 324 17
12 Coe 32-3 319 14
13 Texas Lutheran 31-12 309 9
14 UW-Whitewater 31-9 290 16
15 Wooster 24-10 278 10
16 Denison 34-6 264 13
17 LaGrange 30-9 229 19
18 Cortland 31-10-1 196 18
19 Randolph-Macon 25-8-1 191 23
20 Birmingham-Southern 33-11 164 22
21 Wheaton (Mass.) 27-10 152 15
22 Johns Hopkins 29-11 120 21
23 Webster 29-10 110 25
24 Concordia (Texas) 32-10 93 rv
25 Ithaca 28-7 67 rv