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COLLEGE BASEBALL LINEUP DII BASEBALL TOP 30 RANKINGS 02
2012 Preseason Rankings
Week: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12

D2 Baseball Rankings Updated April 29 2012

Rank   Last
Week
Team Comment
1 No change from last poll
Rankings history
1 Tampa: The Spartans (35-8) remain firmly entrenched atop the rankings after a lopsided series sweep of Eckerd College. UT will host Nova Southeastern to end the regular season with the goal of securing home field advantage in the South Regional. Tampa Spartans
The Spartans (35-8) remain firmly entrenched atop the rankings after a lopsided series sweep of Eckerd College. UT will host Nova Southeastern to end the regular season with the goal of securing home field advantage in the South Regional.
2 No change from last poll
Rankings history
2 St. Mary's (TX): The Rattlers (41-8) earend another series sweep by taking three at Texas A&M International. St. Mary's will play Incarnate Word midweek and then begin preparations for the Hearland Confernce Tournament. St. Mary's (TX) Rattlers
The Rattlers (41-8) earned another series sweep by taking three at Texas A&M International. St. Mary's will play Incarnate Word midweek and then begin preparations for the Heartland Conference Tournament.
3 No change from last poll
Rankings history
3 Mount Olive: The Trojans (42-7) swept through the Conference Carolinas Tournament with four wins with catcher Geno Escalante extending his school-record 41 games in the finale. MOC will play three with Newberry as they prepare for the Southeast Regional. Mount Olive Trojans
The Trojans (42-7) swept through the Conference Carolinas Tournament with four wins with catcher Geno Escalante extending his school-record 41 games in the finale. MOC will play three with Newberry as they prepare for the Southeast Regional.
4 No change from last poll
Rankings history
4 Tusculum: The Pioneers (46-8) had a midweek win at Limestone and won a series over Montevallo as they prep for the Southeast Regional.  TC has this week off. Tusculum Pioneers
The Pioneers (46-8) had a midweek win at Limestone and won a series over Montevallo as they prep for the Southeast Regional. TC has this week off.
5 No change from last poll
Rankings history
5 Francis Marion: The Patriots (33-14) had the week off and will tune up for the Peach Belt Tournament by playing CIAA Tournament winner Winston-Salem St in a makeup game. Francis Marion Patriots
The Patriots (33-14) had the week off and will tune up for the Peach Belt Tournament by playing CIAA Tournament winner Winston-Salem St in a makeup game.
6 No change from last poll
Rankings history
6 Minnesota State: The Mavs (33-7) had six wins last week, winning a doubleheader against MN-Crookston and sweeping four from Southwest Minnesota St over the weekend. MSU plays Winona St and Upper Iowa this week. Minnesota State Mavericks
The Mavs (33-7) had six wins last week, winning a doubleheader against MN-Crookston and sweeping four from Southwest Minnesota St over the weekend. MSU plays Winona St and Upper Iowa this week.
7 Up from last poll
Rankings history
11 Nova Southeastern: NSU (31-9) won a big series over Lynn, setting up for an awesome series with Tampa this week. If the Sharks could sweep or win the series over the Spartans they could possibly steal the top seed in the South Region Nova Southeastern Sharks
NSU (31-9) won a big series over Lynn, setting up for an awesome series with Tampa this week. If the Sharks could sweep or win the series over the Spartans they could possibly steal the top seed in the South Region
8 Up from last poll
Rankings history
9 Delta St.: Delta St (35-11) swept West Georgia to claim the regular season Gulf South Conference Championship. The Statesmen will face Christian Brothers in the first round of the GSC Tournament Friday. Delta St. Statesmen
Delta St (35-11) swept West Georgia to claim the regular season Gulf South Conference Championship. The Statesmen will face Christian Brothers in the first round of the GSC Tournament Friday.
9 Up from last poll
Rankings history
12 Colorado Mesa: Colorado Mesa (36-10) swept four games from CSU-Pueblo and have won 17 of their last 18 games. It may even better than that. I lost track counting and was too lazy to double-check. Mavs play Colorado School of Mines this week. Colorado Mesa Mavericks
Colorado Mesa (36-10) swept four games from CSU-Pueblo and have won 17 of their last 18 games. It may even better than that. I lost track counting and was too lazy to double-check. Mavs play Colorado School of Mines this week.
10 Up from last poll
Rankings history
13 Central Missouri: The Mules (37-7) swept a road doubleheader from arch nemesis Emporia St. Rain canceled a second pair of anticipated games. UCM plays at Pittsburg St this week. Central Missouri Mules
The Mules (37-7) swept a road doubleheader from arch nemesis Emporia St. Rain canceled a second pair of anticipated games. UCM plays at Pittsburgh St this week.
11 Down from last poll
Rankings history
8 Lynn: Lynn (31-13) dropped their much anticipated series with Nova Southeastern two games to one. Nonetheless, the Knights will be aiming to finish second in the SSC and are assured a spot in the postseason. Lynn Fighting Knights
Lynn (31-13) dropped their much anticipated series with Nova Southeastern two games to one. Nonetheless, the Knights will be aiming to finish second in the SSC and are assured a spot in the postseason.
12 Down from last poll
Rankings history
10 North Alabama: UNA (36-14) had a one run win over Union and dropped a series to Alabama Huntsville. Lions' hurler  Chad Boughner tied the school career record for wins in the regular season finale.  The Lions tied for second in the GSC and will play Valdosta St Friday in the first round of the tournament. North Alabama Lions
UNA (36-14) had a one run win over Union and dropped a series to Alabama Huntsville. Lions' hurler Chad Boughner tied the school career record for wins in the regular season finale. The Lions tied for second in the GSC and will play Valdosta St Friday in the first round of the tournament.
13 Up from last poll
Rankings history
15 St. Cloud State: The SCSU (34-10) offense was off the chain this week, scoring an average of fifteen runs in six games against Northern St and Minnesota Crookston. The Huskies play St. John's (not that St. John's), Upper Iowa and Augustana this week. St. Cloud State Huskies
The SCSU (34-10) offense was off the chain this week, scoring an average of fifteen runs in six games against Northern St and Minnesota Crookston. The Huskies play St. John's (not that St. John's), Upper Iowa and Augustana this week.
14 Down from last poll
Rankings history
7 Armstrong Atlantic: The Pirates (36-12) stumbled this week, dropping both a game to Erskine and a series to Georgia College. However Armstrong did claim the PBC regular season championship and top seed in the east for the upcoming conference tournament. Armstrong Atlantic Pirates
The Pirates (36-12) stumbled this week, dropping both a game to Erskine and a series to Georgia College. However Armstrong did claim the PBC regular season championship and top seed in the east for the upcoming conference tournament.
15 Up from last poll
Rankings history
17 Cal St. Chico: The Wildcats (33-13) swept CSUDH and are one win away earning a postseason berth for the 17th time in the last 18 years. Chico St wraps up the regular season with a four-game series at Cal State Stanislaus. Cal St. Chico Wildcats
The Wildcats (33-13) swept CSUDH and are one win away earning a postseason berth for the 17th time in the last 18 years. Chico St wraps up the regular season with a four-game series at Cal State Stanislaus.
16 Down from last poll
Rankings history
14 Grand Valley St.: Grand Valley St (32-12) split a pair of double headers with a surging Wayne St club.  The Lakers finish the regular season with road games against Ohio Dominican and Northwood this week. Grand Valley St. Lakers
Grand Valley St (32-12) split a pair of double headers with a surging Wayne St club. The Lakers finish the regular season with road games against Ohio Dominican and Northwood this week.
17 Up from last poll
Rankings history
19 Southern Ark.: The Muleriders (32-14) swept Arkansas Tech to claim the inaugural Great American Conference baseball regular season championship.  SAU will open the GAC Tournament against Henderson St and has won 21 of their last 25 games. Southern Ark. Muleriders
The Muleriders (32-14) swept Arkansas Tech to claim the inaugural Great American Conference baseball regular season championship. SAU will open the GAC Tournament against Henderson St and has won 21 of their last 25 games.
18 Up from last poll
Rankings history
22 Angelo St.: Angelo State (36-14) swept and outscored Abilene Christian 46-7 and completed their regular season without dropping a single series. The Lonestar Conference Champs will play ACU again to start postseason play on Saturday. Angelo St. Rams
Angelo State (36-14) swept and outscored Abilene Christian 46-7 and completed their regular season without dropping a single series. The Lonestar Conference Champs will play ACU again to start postseason play on Saturday.
19 Down from last poll
Rankings history
18 West Chester: West Chester (32-9) won three of four against Bloomsburg to win the PSAC East which is especially impressive considering they came in last place in 2011. The Rams close the regular season with a game against Philadelphia U this week. West Chester Golden Rams
West Chester (32-9) won three of four against Bloomsburg to win the PSAC East which is especially impressive considering they came in last place in 2011. The Rams close the regular season with a game against Philadelphia U this week.
20 Up from last poll
Rankings history
24 Franklin Pierce: Franklin Pierce (31-13-1) Head Coach Jayson King earned his 500th career victory as the Ravens swept Merrimack and outscored the Warriors 44-11. FPU has games with St. Anselm and St. Michael's as they look to hold on to the NE-10 Northeast Division.pole position. Franklin Pierce Ravens
Franklin Pierce (31-13-1) Head Coach Jayson King earned his 500th career victory as the Ravens swept Merrimack and outscored the Warriors 44-11. FPU has games with St. Anselm and St. Michael's as they look to hold on to the NE-10 Northeast Division.pole position.
21 Up from last poll
Rankings history
27 St. Edward's: St. Edward?s (33-11) swept Panhandle St with Hilltopper reliever Stephen Johnson earning his school record 16th save.  Johnson has a 1.08 ERA and has K'd 57 batters in 33.1 innings pitched. St. Edward's Hilltoppers
St. Edward?s (33-11) swept Panhandle St with Hilltopper reliever Stephen Johnson earning his school record 16th save. Johnson has a 1.08 ERA and has K'd 57 batters in 33.1 innings pitched.
22 Down from last poll
Rankings history
16 West Florida: The Argos (32-15) finished the regular season by dropping a series at Valdosta St. UWF will play a red hot Alabama Huntsville team in their first game of the GSC Tournament. West Florida Argonauts
The Argos (32-15) finished the regular season by dropping a series at Valdosta St. UWF will play a red hot Alabama Huntsville team in their first game of the GSC Tournament.
23 Up from last poll
Rankings history
NR Indianapolis:  UIndy (34-12) enters the rankings for the first time after sweeping a doubleheader with Northern Kentucky, defeating Butler and winning a series over Southern Indiana. The 'Hounds will be released on Kentucky Wesleyan this week. Indianapolis Greyhounds
UIndy (34-12) enters the rankings for the first time after sweeping a doubleheader with Northern Kentucky, defeating Butler and winning a series over Southern Indiana. The 'Hounds will be released on Kentucky Wesleyan this week.
24 Up from last poll
Rankings history
28 Mercyhurst: The Lakers (35-13) won their second consecutive PSAC West title after winning three of four over Gannon. Mercyhurst plays a resurgent Millersville in the first round of the conference tournament. Mercyhurst Lakers
The Lakers (35-13) won their second consecutive PSAC West title after winning three of four over Gannon. Mercyhurst plays a resurgent Millersville in the first round of the conference tournament.
25 No change from last poll
Rankings history
25 Seton Hill: west Chester (32-9) won three of four against Bloomsburg to win the PSAC East which is especially impressive considering they came in last place in 2011. The Rams close the regular season with a game against Philadelphia U this week. Seton Hill Griffins
west Chester (32-9) won three of four against Bloomsburg to win the PSAC East which is especially impressive considering they came in last place in 2011. The Rams close the regular season with a game against Philadelphia U this week.
26 Up from last poll
Rankings history
NR USC Aiken: USC Aiken (33-16) returns to the rankings after sweeping a pair of games from previously ranked Catawba. Next up for the Pacers is the Peach Belt Tournament which starts May 9th. USC Aiken Pacers
USC Aiken (33-16) returns to the rankings after sweeping a pair of games from previously ranked Catawba. Next up for the Pacers is the Peach Belt Tournament which starts May 9th.
27 Up from last poll
Rankings history
NR Western Oregon: After a brief two week rankings appearance to start the season, the Wolves (31-8) return after sweeping a four games from Central Washington. WOU plays St. Martin's this week as they close in on another GNAC title. Western Oregon Wolves
After a brief two week rankings appearance to start the season, the Wolves (31-8) return after sweeping a four games from Central Washington. WOU plays St. Martin's this week as they close in on another GNAC title.
28 Up from last poll
Rankings history
NR N.M. Highlands: The Cowboys make their first appearance of the year on the heels of their four game sweep of Nebraska-Kearney.  NMHU should add another four wins this week when they play Colorado Christian. New Mexico Highlands Cowboys
The Cowboys make their first appearance of the year on the heels of their four game sweep of Nebraska-Kearney. NMHU should add another four wins this week when they play Colorado Christian.
29 Down from last poll
Rankings history
20 Le Moyne : Fewer team stock fell more than Le Moyne (31-12-1) who not only lost a game to American International, but lost a series to Pace. Their only saving grace was that they won a makeup game with Southern Connecticut St. Le Moyne Dolphins
Le Moyne (31-12-1) had a disapointing week with a game loss to American International and series loss to Pace. Their only saving grace was that they won a makeup game with Southern Connecticut St.
30 Down from last poll
Rankings history
21 Southern Connecticut St.: The Owls (29-14) won a game against Adelphi and a series over American International, but lost a game to Le Moyne. The Dolphins play Adelphi again this week as well as Pace as they jockey for position in the NE-10. Southern Connecticut St. Fighting Owls
The Owls (29-14) won a game against Adelphi and a series over American International, but lost a game to Le Moyne. The Dolphins play Adelphi again this week as well as Pace as they jockey for position in the NE-10.

Dropped Out:

Northern Ky.
Catawba
Tex. A&M-Kingsville
UC San Diego

 

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