Conceptual 2018 D-II Baseball Regions

If the NCAA D-II regionals were property awarded, with 64 teams in 16 seeded regions, here is a picture of what that breakdown would look like. Teams are been positioned as close to playing sites as possible to limit travel. Region  Seed  RPI Rank TEAM RPI W L D WIN% SOS SOS Rnk FACT3SOS TAMPA…

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….

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 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…

Delta State’s Zack Shannon Named 2017 Tino Martinez Award Winner

Delta State junior slugger Zack Shannon has been named the recipient of the 2017 Tino Martinez Award, honoring DII baseball’s most outstanding player. Shannon transferred to Delta State from Wabash Valley Community College in Mount Carmel, Illinois and made an immediate impact fro the Gulf South stalwart. The 6-foot-3 first baseman mashed 19 home runs…