2018 NAIA Baseball Opening Round Selection Predictions

Update: I missed one of the at-larges. I had Texas Wesleyan in as a sure thing, but I was mistaken. Instead Cumberland took their spot. The Rams were strong throughout the first 3/4 of the season but had a bad last month. An extremely disappointing result for a team that battled adversity and some infamous…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: May 9

Included with this week’s rankings is a look at a handful of teams from the trio of small school divisions who are currently listed in their respective division’s Top 25 that had been unceremoniously omitted from the preseason prospects. Admittedly, even if the Perfect Games small school rankings included a “receiving votes” section, they would…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: May 2

With the NAIA regular season already having come to a close, and their NCAA small school counterpart’s climaxes quickly approaching, it’s more important to see what teams aren’t in the latest rankings rather than who makes up the Top 25’s. Historically the overwhelming majority of teams currently in the top two dozen will have their…

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: March 7

There are no changes to the top-ranked teams in either of the three small school rankings, but there’s plenty of hullabaloo in the second halves of the Top 25s as teams flex their muscles and might. As a refreshing change of pace, most of the clubs that were removed from the rankings weren’t due to…