Archive for May 5th, 2009

Northern Sun D2 College Baseball Poll – 5/5/09

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Each week, the Northern Sun Baseball Blog combines the 3 primary Division 2 College Baseball Poll’s into 1 composite ranking.

There’s a new #1 team in the Northern Sun D2 college baseball poll and it’s Southern Arkansas who reappears after a 1 week absence.  Last week’s #1 team, Barry, falls to #12 but that’s more a function of the College Baseball Poll’s goofy rules about dropping teams from their poll if they don’t report their results to CBN.  Otherwise, it’s likely that they would be 2nd or 3rd.  Instead, West Chester moves up to the #2 spot for their highest ranking all year.

Delta State continues to climb the polls and Tampa (the D2 National Champion in 2006 & 2007) is making a late surge.  On the flip side, Mesa State has really dropped down the polls as they were ranked as high as #3 just 3 weeks ago.

Wayne State (NE) of the Northern Sun Conference continues to move up the rankings and has moved from #20 to #18.  They have made it into the Top 30 of all 3 polls for the first time and are in the Top 10 in the NCBWA ranking.  Minnesota State received votes but not enough to crack the Top 30.

 

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CBN – College Baseball News; Ping – Ping!Baseball; NCBWA – National College Baseball Writers Association; NSB Rank – Northern Sun Baseball Composite Poll; Comb Pts – Combined points in the composite rankings; LW – Last week’s composite ranking

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NCAA D2 College Baseball Conference Playoffs

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For most NCAA Division 2 college baseball teams the regular season is winding down and their respective conference playoffs are starting up.  The table below allows you to link to and see the conference’s that make up each NCAA D2 Regional Tournament as well as the dates for their Conference Tournament and who the winner is.  Pay special attention to the Conference’s with an asterisk (*) in front of their names as those Conference Tourney winners get an automatic bid into their respective NCAA Regional. 

As you can see, there are 4 teams (Shepherd, Stillman, Belmont Abbey & Catawba) which have already qualified.  Virginia State won the CIAA title but that Conference doesn’t have an automatic bid.  After the 19 automatic qualifiers the remaining 29 spots will go to at-large bids as determined by the NCAA Regional Committee’s.  Their most recent poll can be found here but will be updated tomorrow – NCAA Regional Rankings 

Atlantic Region –  Dates Winner
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association  Apr 16-18 Virginia State
Independent (Columbia Union)    
*Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference  May 5-8  
*West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 1-3 Shepherd
Central Region –      
*Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference May 7-10  
*Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference May 6-9  
East Region –     
*East Coast Conference  May 6-10  
*Northeast-10 Conference May 6-10  
*Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference May 7-9  
Midwest Region –     
*Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 7-9  
*Great Lakes Valley Conference  May 7-10  
Independent (Chowan, Oakland City)    
South Region –     
*Gulf South Conference  May 4-8  
Independent (Flagler, Palm Beach Atl)    
*Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 1-3 Stillman College
*Sunshine State Conference May 11-14  
Southeast Region –     
*Conference Carolinas Apr 16-19 Belmont Abbey
*Peach Belt Conference May 9-10  
*South Atlantic Conference  Apr 25-27 Catawba
South Central Region –     
*Heartland Conference May 9-10  
*Lone Star Conference  May 2-5  
*Mid-America Intercollegiate AA May 8-10  
West Region –     
*California Collegiate AA May 7-9  
Great Northwest Athletic Conf No Tourney  
Pacific West Conference May 6-9  

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