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…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Feb. 28

With the season still in its infancy, the latest updated rankings are, for better or worse, still grounded much more on preseason prognostication rather than on-the-field results. It’s difficult to determine if a team’s lopsided defeat was due to a bad day on the diamond, of if they simply were outmatched. For example, in D-II…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Feb. 21

The first rankings update of the year is here, but seeing that just under half of the D-II and D-III have yet to play an official game this season, there isn’t much to report. A sensational start isn’t reason enough to catapult a team up the rankings just as a dismal first few games isn’t…

2018 Division III College Preview

This season’s Division III preseason rankings look very different compared to those in the past as a new crop of contenders are quickly stepping up to challenge the perennial powers for national supremacy. It’s no mistake that annual favorites like Birmingham Southern and Emory, as well as teams that reached last year’s D-III Baseball Championship…

2018 Division II College Preview

  It’s not uncommon for the reigning national champion of a college sport to be the preseason No. 1 the following season; in fact it’s quite common. However, let’s be honest, this distinction typically isn’t formulated on astute forecasting. To be blunt, it’s a tepid, uninformed prediction using only the past season’s final outcome as…

2018 NAIA Baseball Preview

In the event of a nuclear war it’s universally forecasted that the planetary climate would change violently and irrevocably. Temperatures would plunge below freezing, even in summer, endangering the world’s food supply as ashen clouds would block the sun. Burning cities and countrysides would devastate health conditions for any surviving plants and animals around the…