Despite getting knocked out of their conference tournament and not getting a NCAA at-large bid, the USM Huskies will finish the year ranked 25th in the nation.

The D3baseball.com/NCBWA season ending poll puts national champion Trinity(Texas) as #1. Tufts(#13) and USM are the only New England Division III schools to make the final poll.

Now USM baseball observers focus on this week's MLB Amateur Draft which starts Thursday. Will Huskies SS Sam Dexter get picked? Will he get signed by a team after the draft?

Dexter(Messalonskee HS) finished his career at USM as a two-time All-American. He batted .404 with 5 HR and 44 RBI. Dexter stole 19 bases. Lontime USM coach Ed Flaherty has called Dexter this most talented player he has coached.

The MLB draft is 40 rounds and is conducted Tursday through Saturday.

2016 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, Final

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Trinity (Texas) (25) 44-7 625 3
2 Cortland 43-8 587 1
3 Keystone 40-11 577 15
4 UW-La Crosse 39-10 535 4
5 La Roche 43-12 531 11
6 Emory 34-12 493 6
7 St. John Fisher 39-13 469 25
8 Randolph-Macon 35-8-1 432 2
9 UW-Whitewater 34-17 424 14
10 Birmingham-Southern 39-13 362 5
11 Shenandoah 35-12 356 9
12 Oswego State 35-11 308 7
13 Tufts 35-8 267 21
14 Ramapo 35-12-1 255 8
15 Susquehanna 33-16 182 -
16 Concordia-Chicago 34-13 163 13
17 Wooster 37-13 146 rv
18 Salisbury 26-12 133 10
20 TCNJ 32-12 127 20
19 North Central (Ill.) 31-12 115 16
21 St. John's 32-14 110 rv
22 Pacific Lutheran 29-19 104 rv
23 Cal Lutheran 31-13 96 12
24 Rose-Hulman 32-13 94 rv
25 Southern Maine 29-13 84 17

Dropped out: No. 18. Whtworth, No. 19 , Wartburg, No. 22 Occidental, No. 23 Wheaton (Mass.), No. 24 Misericordia.

Others receiving votes: Kean 71, Occidental 59, Whitworth 50, Mass.-Boston 47, Wartburg 46, Wheaton (Mass.) 38, Luther 34, Texas-Tyler 29, Misericordia 29, St. Scholastica 21, Buena Vista 18, Thomas More 18, Frostburg St. 16, Washington (Mo.) 14, Marietta  12, Otterbein 11, Case Western Reserve 8, Grinnell 8, Johns Hopkins 8, McDaniel 7, St. Thomas (Minn.) 5, Ithaca 1.