DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: Apr. 10

Despite every effort to provide the most complete and accurate rankings portrayal each spring, there are always a couple of teams whose on-the-field performance exceeds their preseason predictions. These overlooked and slighted schools compile win after win and prove their unexpected early season success simply isn’t by virtue of a simple good start, but rather…

DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: April 3

Each week when the small school rankings are compiled an enormous amount of effort is made in eliminating outside opinion. Personally, I go out of my way to not pay attention to other publications’ rankings because I don’t want to be influenced by their Top 25. Some time ago I got bit by looking at…

DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: Mar. 27

With the calendar approaching April the halfway point of the college baseball regular season is upon us. By now most D-II and NAIA teams have at least 25 games under their belt, although their D-III brethren are a bit behind due to later starts and weather. As such a relatively safe statement can be made…

DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: Mar. 20

Personally my favorite aspect of drawing up the weekly small school rankings is giving a small bit of extra attention to programs and players who normally don’t get any recognition. There are literally a half dozen polls covering the highest level at D-I, but D-II, the NAIA and D-III are often distant afterthoughts (or not…

DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: Mar. 13

In addition to the each division’s updated Top 25, a trio of clubs at each level are featured who are just on the outside looking in. Their inclusion doesn’t necessarily mean they’d be the next three schools in the rankings, they’re just a handful of schools whose on-the-diamond results are getting more than simple passing…

DII, NAIA, DIII Rankings: March 6

Not too many surprises in the small school rankings this past week as only three total schools who were in the top 10 previously were bumped from their corresponding top 10 spot. There was also minimal movement at the tail end of the three divisions with only a couple of schools getting supplanted from the…