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 25

In addition to checking in on who the top small school teams are headed into the home stretch, this week’s rankings update checks in on who some of the top individual performers are in each of the three divisions. This includes a forecasting of who will be the top hitter, pitcher and most valuable player…

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….