NCBWA – Regional Poll 3/9/09


The National College Baseball Writers Association has published their first weekly Regional update.  NCBWA Regional Poll

This poll is a good barometer to watch as the top 6 teams in the Rocky Mountain (RMAC) and Northern Sun Conferences (NSIC) will face each other in the NCAA Regional Tournament at the end of the season to see which team will advance to the NCAA Division 2 National Tournament.  The NSIC and RMAC conference tournament winners each receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional.

As of right now, Mesa State is the clear front runner as they received all 6 first place votes.  The Mavericks are ranked as high as #4 nationally in the most recent College Baseball Newspaper rankings.

Northern Sun Conference teams in the top 10 include Concordia, Wayne State, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State, Augustana and Winona State. 

3 Responses to “NCBWA – Regional Poll 3/9/09”

  1. 1 Wow March 12, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Looks like SMSU has a fairly easy schedule. They may win the confernce. They don’t play Wayne, St.Cloud,Duluth, Concordia. Wow.
    3/25/2009 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (DH) Mitchell, S.D. 2 p.m. Details
    3/28/2009 * Northern State (DH) Aberdeen, S.D. 1 p.m. Details
    3/29/2009 * Northern State (DH) Aberdeen, S.D. 12 p.m. Details
    3/31/2009 Sioux Falls (S.D.) (DH) Sioux Falls, S.D. 2 p.m. Details
    4/1/2009 Sioux Falls (S.D.) (DH) Marshall, Minn. 2 p.m. Details
    4/4/2009 * Minnesota State, Mankato (DH) Marshall, Minn. 1 p.m. Details
    4/5/2009 * Minnesota State, Mankato (DH) Marshall, Minn. 12 p.m. Details
    4/7/2009 * Bemidji State (DH) Bemidji, Minn. 2 p.m. Details
    4/10/2009 * Minnesota, Crookston (DH) Marshall, Minn. 1 p.m. Details
    4/11/2009 * Minnesota, Crookston (DH) Marshall, Minn. 12 p.m. Details
    4/15/2009 * Bemidji State (DH) Marshall, Minn. 2 p.m. Details
    4/18/2009 * Upper Iowa (DH) Fayette, Iowa 1 p.m. Details
    4/19/2009 * Upper Iowa (DH) Fayette, Iowa 12 p.m. Details
    4/22/2009 * Winona State (DH) Winona, Minn. 2 p.m. Details
    4/25/2009 * Augustana (DH) Marshall, Minn. 1 p.m. Details
    4/26/2009 * Augustana (DH) Sioux Falls, S.D. 1 p.m. Details
    4/29/2009 * Winona State (DH) Marshall, Minn. 2 p.m. Details
    5/2/2009 * Mary (DH) Bismarck, N.D. 1 p.m. Details
    5/3/2009 * Mary (DH)

  2. 2 fishingmn March 13, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Hey Wow – good find

    I may have to do an analysis of strength of schedule – the unbalanced nature of a 13 team conference schedule will definitely play a role in who wins. The challenge with SMSU is that since they haven’t played any games at all it’s hard to know anything about them.

    Something to keep an eye on this next week as they start play.

  3. 3 Wow March 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    They should be tough with a lot of experience and pitching. Not sure they lost much from last year. Reinke is gone but looks like they brought in some good players. Out of the ten top kids with the most at bats, 8 of them are back. They lost the top pitcher, but that is about it. On paper they look good.

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