Latest NCBWA Division II Regional Rankings – April 8th

ATLANTIC REGION TOP 10

Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
  1. Seton Hill, Pa. (8) 25-7 97 1
  2. Kutztown, Pa. (2) 22-5 91 2
  3. California, Pa. 20-7 76 4
  4. Millersville, Pa. 24-9 70 6
  5. Winston-Salem State, N.C. 30-8 56 7 Continue reading

Delta State Tops NCWBA DII Rankings, Mt. Olive Also Gets First Place Votes

Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Delta State, Miss. (11) 27-4-1 347 1
2. Mount Olive, N.C. (3) 35-4 335 2
3. Chico State, Calif. 27-5 310 3
4. St. Cloud State, Minn. 19-2 305 4
5. Tampa, Fla. 28-6 284 7 Continue reading

NCBWA Keeps North Carolina at No. 1 for Eighth Consecutive Week

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina (eight consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position throughout the 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by nine different conferences (16 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The surveys of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-2013 Record-Previous Rank
1 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-2 1
2 LSU Southeastern 30-2 2
3 Vanderbilt SEC 29-4 3
4 Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-4 4
5 Virginia ACC 29-3 6 Continue reading

Delta State Remains Top DII Team, Tampa Moves to Second After Lander Losses

Rank
(Last Week)
Team / Comment
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(1)
DELTA ST. STATESMEN
The top-ranked Statesmen (27-4-1) continued their winning ways with a three game sweep of Shorter University. Interestingly DSU has been atop the rankings this season with few homeruns (10). Instead Delta State is manufacturing runs by being relentless on the basepaths and patient at the plate.
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(3)
TAMPA SPARTANS
You can throw records out the window when long time rivals Tampa (28-6) and Florida Southern meet up, but please don’t, they attract ants. The Spartans took the series this year, winning two of three against the Mocs last week.
3
(4)
MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
Mount Olive (35-4) earned a pair of wins over Catawba and swept another two over Erskine for another perfect week. The Trojans have won thirteen games in a row and will look to push the total to seventeen with games against St. Augustine’s and Limestone.
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CHICO STATE WILDCATS
Chico State (27-5) swept four games from visiting Cal State San Bernardino to further separate themselves from the CCAA and West Region pack. A big reason the Wildcats have been so successful this season is their defense. The ‘Cats last 61 consecutive innings of baseball have been error-free to raise their fielding percentage to a lofty .973.
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(2)
LANDER BEARCATS
Lander (29-8) lost their first series of the season, dropping a pair of one-run games to Georgia College on the road. The Bearcats will be one half of DII’s top matchups these week when they host USC Aiken as the Peach Belt’s top two teams collide. Continue reading

DI Rating Percentage Index (RPI), Strength of Schedule and Regional Rankings Now Available

From now until the end of the season College Baseball Lineup will publish the weekly DI Rating Percentage Index (RPI) and Strength of Schedule and DI Regional Rankings on the website.

The RPI is widely accepted as one of the most accurate, unbiased measures of a team’s ability.  Three factors contribute into calculating a team’s RPI. The calculation is measure by combined values from a team’s winning percentage, their opponent’s winning percentage and their opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage.  The first and third value each comprise ¼ of the RPI and the second quotient, the opponents’ winning percentage, makes up the remaining half. For the College Baseball Lineup calculation only games played against DI competition are considered.

A team’s Strength of Schedule is simply their opponents’ Winning Percentage – the same as the second part of the RPI calculation.

The WOPR computer is currently housed in an underground bunker below the former Rosenblatt Stadium

The DI Regional Rankings are a unique calculation using a team’s RPI as a basis and generated by the secret College Baseball Lineup WOPR computer housed in an underground bunker beneath the former Rosenblatt Stadium. The Rankings are computer generated and impartial and include factors such as home field success, margin of victory and current winning/losing streaks. Like with the RPI, only games against DI opponents are used in the calculations. The regions are broken down by a schools home state into the following geographic areas:

  • Midwest: ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH
  • Mid-South: WV, KY, TN, AR, MS, AL, LA
  • Northeast: ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, PA, MD, NJ, CT, DE, DC
  • Southeast: FL, GA, SC, NC, VA
  • Southwest: OK, TX, NM, UT, AZ, WY, ID, MT, CO
  • West:  WA, OR, CA, NV, HI, AK

The rankings will be update no less than weekly and can be found here: RANKINGS

Delta State Still Number One in NCBWA National Rankings; Mount Olive Receives Pair of First Place Votes

NATIONAL TOP 25

Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
  1. Delta State, Miss. (11) 24-4-1 323 1
  2. Mount Olive,  N.C. (2) 31-4 306 12
  3. Chico State, Calif. 23-5 283 5
  4. St. Cloud State, Minn. 15-2 263 T8
  5. St. Mary’s, Texas 22-9 262 7
  6. Lander, S.C. 27-6 252 2
  7. Tampa, Fla. 26-5 239 4
  8. Colorado Mesa 23-5 201 13
  9. USC Aiken 27-7 194 6
10. Seton Hill, Pa. 21-6 192 18
11. Alabama-Huntsville 24-6-1 185 19
12. Missouri Western 24-4 180 20
13. Southern New Hampshire 17-6 157 11
14. Grand Canyon, Ariz. 26-5 156 17
15. Ashland, Ohio 17-6 150 14
16. Central Missouri 20-5 142 3
17. Lewis, Ill. 14-3 87 22
18. UNC-Pembroke 26-8 85 RV
19. St. Edwards, Texas 22-10 84 RV
20. Florida Tech 23-10 77 24
21. Kutztown, Pa. 17-5 76 RV
22. Wilmington, Del. 20-9 72 23
23. Cal State Monterey Bay 20-10 58 21
24. West Florida 23-9 39 10
25. Southern Arkansas 25-11 32 25

Dropped out: #T8 Shippensburg, Pa.; #15 Catawba, N.C.; #16 Texas A&M-Kingsville;
Others receiving votes: Minnesota State (17-6) 21 points; Texas A&m-Kingsville (22-10) 19 points; Shippensburg,  Pa. (17-8) 14 points; Sonoma State, Calif. (21-9) 10 points; Montevallo (23-12) 10 points; Cal State L.A. (21-13) 7 points; Wingate, N.C. (26-13) 7 points; Belmont Abbey, N.C. (22-7-1) 6 points; Franklin Pierce, N.H. (16-9) 6 points; Quincy, Ill. (13-6) 5 points; Cal State East Bay (24-10) 3 points; Tarleton State (20-10-1) 1 point.

North Carolina Remains Atop DI NCBWA Poll

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina (seven consecutive weeks) and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) has held down the No. 1 position throughout the 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by nine different conferences (16 total for the season) among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The surveys of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week.

2013 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL (APRIL 1)
Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 24-1 3-0 1
2. LSU Southeastern 26-2 4-0 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 25-4 4-0 5
4. Cal State Fullerton Big West 24-4 3-1 7
5. Oregon Pac-12 22-6 4-0 8 Continue reading