DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: April 18

While it’s nice to be mentioned in the preseason rankings, those numbers don’t mean much of anything when it comes to the postseason. If teams don’t finish well down the stretch and play their best baseball when it counts the most, accolades in January are irrelevant if you’re not deserving of the same considerations in…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: April 11

Each season when the preseason rankings are being compiled there is a lot of legwork that goes into measuring of team’s abilities and forecasting where teams will finish. Typically it’s pretty easy to pick the most elite teams – the ones in the top 10 – but filling out the Top 25 can get pretty precarious….

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: April 4

This week’s rankings have a special emphasis on strength of schedule. Earlier in the season it was necessary and understandable to weigh the rankings with an emphasis on potential rather than performance, Now that results are continuing to compile it’s becoming increasingly easily to attribute quality to wins and losses. There are tangible numbers that…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Mar. 28

Every year there are familiar faces in the small school Top 25 rankings. Without looking even a casual follower can probably rattle off the names of a couple of teams that always seem to be among the leaders. It’s hard to think of a team like Tampa, Faulkner or Cortland State not being in the…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Mar. 21

With this being the fifth in-season ranking, it’s unofficially the halfway point of the college baseball regular season. The pendulum officially swings from teams being rated less on potential and more on performance. Before the season started that were a number of teams like looked like legitimate title contenders, however, for one reason or another…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Mar. 14

If you’re a big fan of chaos and upheaval this week’s small school rankings won’t be for you. In D-II, nine of the teams from last week’s top 10 are still in the same group, just with a slight jostling of positions. For the most part each team held relatively close to their previous position….