Final Small School Rankings, Honors

Each small school division’s national championship was determined recently and remarkably, each team that took home the title did so for the first time in their school history. Wingate lost their first game in Cary, but managed to win five straight elimination games against D-II’s stiffest competition. Not only was it the Bulldog’s first-ever title, but…

D-II, NAIA, D-III rankings: May 26

The NAIA opening round concluded last week and only 10 teams remain in the running to emerge as the division’s national champions. A surprising omission from the teams headed to Lewiston for the NAIA World Series are the two teams who prevailed over the rankings last week, Tennessee Wesleyan and the Cumberlands. Both were upset…

D-II, NAIA, D-III rankings: May 19

The small school division analysis is extremely heavy on the NAIA as the level started their national postseason opening round on Monday. While action on their diamonds has been bountiful as of late, it has been relatively quiet on D-II and D-III diamonds.  The final NCAA D-II and D-III conference tournaments games will be played…

2021 NAIA Opening Round Predictions

The 2021 Opening Round starts on Monday, May 17th at nine sites across the nation. The winners of each of the five team brackets, along with host Lewis-Clark State College, will earn an invite to Lewiston, ID to compete for the 2021 NAIA World Series title. Bellevue Bracket 1. Science & Arts (OK), Rank 6…

2021 NAIA Baseball Opening Round Teams – Who Should Get At-Large Invites?

30 schools have secured their berth into the opening round of the NAIA baseball tournament. Those teams are: Bryan Lions, Central Methodist Eagles, Columbia Cougars, Concordia (NE) Bulldogs, Corban Warriors, Cumberlands Patriots, Doane Tigers, Fisher Falcons, Freed-Hardeman Lions, Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies, Indiana Tech Warriors, Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats, IU Southeast Grenadiers, LSU Shreveport Pilots, Mayville State…

D-II, NAIA, D-III rankings: May 12

Along with the updated rankings is a look at a team in each of the three divisions which is a strong dark horse candidate to take home the national title. For the purposes of what defines a dark horse; each of the trio were unranked to start the year, but with a strong finish they…