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2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« on: April 24, 2009, 09:48:55 am »
Where is the link to this ?

I know it was posted earlier this year.

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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:49:52 am »
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Determination of Competing Institutions Championship Structure

The championship provides for a maximum field of 54 teams. Six teams will
compete at five first-round sites; eight teams will compete at three first-round sites. All
first rounds will use a double-elimination format. Conference champions shall qualify
automatically.

Winners of the eight first-round tournaments will qualify for the double-elimination
championship at Appleton, Wisconsin (see Appendix A).

Selection Information

[Reference: Annual Forms in this handbook and Bylaws 31.01.2, 31.01.3 and 31.3 in the
Division III NCAA Manual.]

The NCAA baseball committees will follow Bylaw 31.3.3 in selecting at-large
participants.

Regular-season conference standings and/or conference postseason competition
shall be considered by the committees when selecting at-large teams.

Regular-Season Contests. At the time the game is scheduled, both teams shall agree
as to whether the game is to be counted for purposes of won-lost records and team and
individual statistics.   A game will be counted by both teams as an official contest unless
both teams agree in writing before the game that it is to be an exhibition contest. If it
is an exhibition contest, the team and the individual statistics and records cannot be
counted for either team.   In any event, the contest or exhibition remains countable as a
contest for the purpose of Bylaws 17.4.5.1 and 17.02.3.   Further, all games will be of
regulation length. 

Coaches should be aware of the application of Bylaw 14.2.4.1 (seasons of competition).
Any participation by a student-athlete against outside competition, however limited,
shall constitute a season of competition.

No games played during the fall will be included in a team’s won-lost record and
statistics.

Pool Information. As required by the selection principles, the following berths have
been allocated for the 2009 championship: Pool A-35, Pool B-6, Pool C-13.

The Division III Baseball committee will select teams to the championship based on
the following selection principles:

• After the determination of the automatic (Pool A) berths, the committee will determine
the Pool B selections followed by the Pool C selections.

• Pool B will comprise independent institutions and institutions that are members
of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. Pool
C will be reserved for institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are
not their conference champions and the remaining teams in Pool B. The number
of berths available for Pool B Institutions is determined by dividing the number of
institutions eligible in Pool B by the access ratio for Pool A (total number of institutions
in conferences with automatic quallification divided by the number of Division III
Conferences with automatic qualification. Pool B = (number of independents and nonqualifying
conference members) divided by (the access ratio for Pool A) - with the
result truncated to the nearest whole number (e.g. 5.61 truncates to 5).

• Berths from Pool B and Pool C will be selected on a national basis, using regional
selection criteria. There will be no predetermined regional allocations for Pools B and C.


Automatic Qualifiers

The 35 conferences granted automatic qualification for the 2009 championship from
Pool A are:

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
American Southwest Conference
Centennial Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Freedom Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Little East Conference
Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Midwest Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
North Atlantic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Conference
Northwest Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
President’s Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


Scheduling Requirements

To be considered during the at-large selection process (Pools B or C), an institution must play at
least 50 percent of its competition against Division III in-region opponents, unless a waiver has been
approved by the Division III Championships Committee.

Bylaw 31.3.3.1 – Countable Competition.

For NCAA team-championship selection purposes, competition is countable only when the teams
played are varsity intercollegiate teams of four-year, degree-granting institutions that conduct a
majority of their competition in that team sport against varsity intercollegiate teams (see Constitution
3.2.4.4) of United States four-year, degree-granting institution. Competition against service teams,
professional teams, semiprofessional teams, amateur teams, two-year colleges and club teams shall
be excluded.

Selection Criteria:

Primary Criteria

The primary criteria emphasize regional competition (all contests leading up to NCAA
championships); all criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in priority order).
• Win-loss percentage against regional opponents.
• Strength-of-schedule (only contests versus regional competition).
- Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OWP).
- Opponents’ Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OOWP).
• See Appendix B for explanation of OWP and OOWP calculations.
• In-region head-to-head competition.
• In-region results versus common regional opponents.
• In-region results versus regionally ranked teams.
• Ranked opponents are defined as those teams ranked at the time of the rankings/
selection process only.
• Conference postseason contests are included.
• Contests versus provisional and reclassifying members in their third and fourth
years shall count in the primary criteria. Provisional and reclassifying members
shall remain ineligible for rankings and selection.

Secondary Criteria

If the evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision, the secondary criteria will be
reviewed. All the criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in priority order). The secondary criteria
introduce results against out-of-region Division III and all other opponents including those contests
versus opponents from other classifications (i.e., provisionals, NAIA, NCAA Divisions I and II).
• Out-of-region head-to-head competition.
• Overall Division III win-loss percentage.
• Results versus common non Division III opponents.
• Results versus all Division III ranked teams.
• Overall win-loss percentage.
• Results versus all common opponents.
• Overall DIII Strength of Schedule.

Additionally, input is provided by regional advisory committees for consideration by the men’s
baseball committee. In order to be considered for selection for Pools B or C, an institution must play at
least 50 percent of its competition against Division III in-region opponents. Coaches’ polls and/or any
other outside polls or rankings are not used as a selection criterion by the men’s baseball committee
for selection purposes.

Regional Alignments

Each Division III men’s baseball team is assigned to one of eight geographic
“evaluation” regions. The primary criteria used for ranking and selection is based on
how a team performs against other Division III “in-region” teams. In addition, results
versus Division III opponents within 200 miles or less of a team’s campus, but
outside its assigned geographic region, will be considered “in-region” and part of
the primary selection/ranking criteria. And finally, the championships committee has
expanded the definition of an in-region contest to include “all competition within an
institutions membership geographical region (Bylaw 4.13.1.1).” The country is divided
into four membership regions. For most institutions, the change in definition should
result in an expanded list of potential in-region opponents than in the past.


Pairings and Site Selection


Once automatic qualifiers are identified and the Pools B and C teams are selected, the
following guidelines should be followed:
• Once selected, teams will be grouped in clusters according to natural geographic
proximity. Teams will then be paired according to geographic proximity. A team may
be moved to numerically balance the bracket if geographic proximity is maintained.
Teams should be paired and eligible sites should be selected according to geographic
proximity (within 500 miles).
• Teams may be seeded on a regional basis using the regional selection criteria.
However, geographic proximity takes precedence over seeding.
• Teams from the same conference do not have to play one another in the first round as
long as geographic proximity is maintained.

Regional Formats

The procedures outlined below shall be used in conducting the
regional competitions. All first-round games shall begin Wednesday, May 13, and will
be conducted over a four- or five-day period as outlined below. Except for reason of
inclement weather, the following formats will not be altered unless prior approval is
granted by the committee. If inclement weather is involved, the last possible time a
regional championship game will be permitted to start is 9 p.m. local time Monday,
May 18. If the regional representative cannot be determined on the field of play by this
time, one team will be selected by the committee. Prospective host institutions must
submit recommended starting times for all games within the proposed budget material
for approval by the committee.


4.13.1.1 Division III
http://www.ncaapublications.com/Uploads/PDF/Division_3_Manual_2008-093931a78a-9fe9-4077-93e0-d99fa45a51c1.pdf

The geographical regions are as follows: (Revised: 1/9/96 effective 8/1/97)

(a) Region 1— Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont; (Revised: 1/12/99)

(b) Region 2— New York, Pennsylvania; (Revised: 1/12/99)

(c) Region 3— Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia; and (Revised:
1/12/99)

(d) Region 4— Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota,
Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota,
Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.




Important Dates

Tuesday, April 7—Committee conference call.
Thursday, April 16—Committee conference call.
Thursday, April 23 - Committee ranking conference call.
Thursday, April 30 - Committee ranking conference call.
Thursday, May 7 - Committee ranking conference call.
Sunday, May 10—Selection call.
Wednesday-Sunday, May 13-17—Regional competition.
Friday-Tuesday, May 22 - 26—Championship competition, hosted by the University of
Wisconsin, Oshkosh and Lawrence University.

General Administration

Dates and Sites

[Reference: Bylaw 31.1.3 in the Division III NCAA Manual.]

Dates and sites for the finals and regional tournaments are determined by the Division
III committee, subject to the approval of the divisional championships committee.

All regional tournaments will be pre-determined.

Regionals—May 13-17, pre-determined sites.

Finals—May 22-26, Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin,
Oshkosh and Lawrence University—host institutions.

In 2010, the championship dates are May 19-23 (regionals) and May 28-June 1
(finals).

Sports Committees

[Reference: Administration and Management in this handbook, and Bylaws 31.1.1 and
31.1.2 in the Division III NCAA Manual.]

The Division III Baseball Championships are under the control, direction and
supervision of the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee. Current members of the
committee are:

Tom Austin, Methodist College
Al Bean, University of Southern Maine
Rick Espeset, Manchester College, chair
Gary Karner, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
John Lonardo, State University College at Old Westbury
Jack McKiernan, Kean University
Matt Newman, Northwest Conference
Greg Wallace, Augustana College



Regional Advisory Committees


Sports committees shall appoint an advisory committee in each of their respective
regions to assist in the evaluation of teams throughout the season. Members of the
2008-09 regional advisory committees are:

Central
Greg Wallace, Augustana College (Illinois), chair
Bob Gillespie, Ripon College
Brian Baldea, University of Chicago
Mike Neal, Blackburn College
Joel Hoist, Wartburg College

Mid-Atlantic
Jack McKiernan, Kean University, chair
Kevin Kime, Mount Aloysius College
Bryan Engle, Messiah College
Yogi Lutz, Alvernia College
Paul Murphy, Gwynedd-Mercy College
Dave Beccaria, Haverford College
TBD, Independent

Mideast
Rick Espeset, Manchester College, chair
Jay Lewis, Wittenburg University
Joe Schaly, Theil College
Gregg Thompson, Muskingum College
Judd Folske, Alma College

Midwest
Gary Karner, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, chair
Keith Bateman, Augsburg College
Pat Bloom, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Bob Koopman, Rockford College
TBD, Independent
TBD, Independent

New England
Al Bean, University of Southern Maine, chair
Matt LaBranche, Western New England College
Ted Shipley, Castleton State College
John Parente, Johnson & Wales University (Rhode Island)
Brendan Eygabroat, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mark Woodworth, Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Jason Doviak, Salem State College
Andy Barlow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Don Shaefer, Southern Vermont College
TBD, Independent
TBD, Independent

New York
John Lonardo, State University College at Old Westbury, chair
Kris Doorey, Plattsburgh State University of New York
Pete Way, Cazenovia College
John Crane, Stevens Institute of Technology
John Martin, Vassar College
TBD, Independent
TBD, Independent

South
Tom Austin, Methodist College, chair
Ray Hendrick, Randolph-Macon College
Paul Saikia, York College (Pennsylvania)
Jeff Cleathes, Rhodes College
Kevin Howard, LaGrangeCollege
TBD, Independent
TBD, Independent

West
Matt Newman, Northwest Conference, chair
Scott Laverty, University of Redlands
Geoff Loomis, Pacific Lutheran University
Dirk Morrison, California State University, East Bay
Shane Shewmake, University of Texas at Dallas


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What is In-Region
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 10:32:58 am »
IN-REGION

The primary criteria used for ranking and selection is based on how a team performs against other Division III “in-region” teams. In addition, results versus Division III opponents within 200 miles or less of a team’s campus, but outside its assigned geographic region, will be considered “in-region” and part of the primary selection/ranking criteria. And finally, the championships committee has expanded the definition of an in-region contest to include “all competition within an institutions membership geographical region (Bylaw 4.13.1.1).” The country is divided into four membership regions.


Appendix C Regional Alignments
(Teams listed are eligible for the 2009 championship)

CENTRAL EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (4) / Institutions (35)

College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (8 )
Augustana College (Illinois)
Carthage College
Elmhurst College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Millikin University
North Park University
North Central College
Wheaton College (Illinois)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (9)
Buena Vista University
Central College (Iowa)
Coe College
Cornell College
University of Dubuque
Loras College
Luther College
Simpson College
Wartburg College

Midwest Conference (9)
Beloit College
Carroll College (Wisconsin)
Grinnell College
Illinois College
Knox College
Lawrence University
Monmouth College (Illinois)
Ripon College
St. Norbert College

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (9)
Blackburn College
Eureka College
Fontbonne University
Greenville College
MacMurray College
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Principia College
Webster University
Westminster College (Missouri)

Pool B Independents/Non AQ (3)
University of Chicago
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Washington University (Missouri) (UAA)
Total Eligible Schools in Central Evaluation Region: 38

MID-ATLANTIC EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (7)/ Institutions 52)

Centennial Conference (10)
Dickinson College
Franklin & Marshall College
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
McDaniel College
Muhlenberg College
Swarthmore College
Ursinus College
Washington College (Maryland)

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (9)
Frostburg State University
Hilbert College
La Roche College
Medaille College
Mount Aloysius College
Penn State University, Altoona
Pennsylvania State University Erie, the Behrend College
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford
University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Commonwealth Conference (6)
Albright College
Arcadia University
Elizabethtown College
Lebanon Valley College
Messiah College
Widener University

Freedom Conference (9)
Alvernia College
Delaware Valley College
DeSales University
Eastern University
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham
King’s College (Pennsylvania)
Manhattanville College
Misericordia University
Wilkes University

New Jersey Athletic Conference (10)
Kean University
Montclair State
The College of New Jersey
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Rowan University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark
William Paterson University

Colonial States Athletic Conference (7)
Baptist Bible College (Pennsylvania)  #
Centenary College (New Jersey)
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Keystone College
Marywood University
Neumann College
Philadelphia Biblical University

North Eastern Athletic Conference (1)
Penn State Berks College
Pool B

Independents/ Non AQ (5)
Drew University  (Landmark)
Juniata College    (Landmark)
Moravian College    (Landmark)
University of Scranton   (Landmark)
Susquehanna University   (Landmark)
Total Eligible Schools in Mid-Atlantic Evaluation Region: 57

MIDEAST EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (7)/ Institutions (45)

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (9)
Anderson University (Indiana)
Bluffton University
Defiance College
Franklin College
Hanover College
Manchester College
College of Mount St. Joseph
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Transylvania University

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8 )
Adrian College
Albion College
Alma College
Calvin College
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Olivet College
Trine University

North Coast Athletic Conference (10)
Allegheny College
Denison University
Earlham College
Hiram College
Kenyon College
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Wabash College
Wittenberg University
College of Wooster

Ohio Athletic Conference (10)
Baldwin-Wallace College
Capital University
Heidelberg College
John Carroll University
Marietta College
Mount Union College
Muskingum College
Ohio Northern University
Otterbein College
Wilmington College (Ohio)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (1)
DePauw University

President’s Athletic Conference (7)
Bethany College (West Virginia)
Washington and Jefferson College
Grove City College
Waynesburg College
Thiel College
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Thomas More College

Pool B
Independents/ Non AQ (2)

Case Western Reserve University (UAA)
Finlandia University
Total Eligible Schools in Mideast Evaluation Region: 47

MIDWEST EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences(3)/ Institutions (30)

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (11)
Augsburg College
Bethel College (Minnesota)
Carleton College
Concordia College, Moorhead
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
Macalester College
St. John’s University (Minnesota)
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
St. Olaf College
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

Northern Athletics Conference (12)
Aurora University
Benedictine University (Illinois)
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University (Wisconsin)
Dominican University (Illinois)
Edgewood College
Lakeland College
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
Marian University (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Rockford College
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (7)
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin, Stout
University of Wisconsin, Superior
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Pool B
Independents/ Non AQ (6)

Bethany Lutheran College (UMAC)
College of St. Scholastica
Crown College (UMAC)
Martin Luther College
Northland College
Northwestern College (UMAC)
Total Eligible Schools in Midwest Evaluation Region: 36

NEW ENGLAND EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (7)/ Institutions (58 )

Commonwealth Coast Conference (12)
Anna Maria College
Colby-Sawyer College
Curry College
Eastern Nazarene College
Endicott College
Gordon College
New England College
Nichols College
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England College

Great Northeast Athletic Conference (9)
Albertus Magnus College
Daniel Webster College
Emerson College
Johnson and Wales University
Lasell College
Norwich University
Rivier College
Saint Joseph’s College (Maine)
Suffolk University

Little East Conference (8 )
Eastern Connecticut State University
Keene State College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Plymouth State College
Rhode Island College
University of Southern Maine
Western Connecticut State University

Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (8 )
Bridgewater State College
Fitchburg State College
Framingham State College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Salem State College
Westfield State College
Worcester State College

New England Small College Athletic Conference (10)
Amherst College
Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Hamilton College
Middlebury College
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Tufts University
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Williams College

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (7)
Babson College
Clark University (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Springfield College
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

North Atlantic Conference (4)
Castleton State College
 University of Maine, Farmington
Husson College
Thomas College

Pool B
Independents/Non AQ (7)

Becker College (NECC)
Brandeis University (UAA)
Elms College (NECC)
University of Maine at Presque Isle  (UMC)  (Error -- UMPI is independent)
University of Minnesota, Morris (UMC)          (Error -- UM-Morris is a member of the UMAC)
Newbury College (NECC)
Southern Vermont College    (Error --SVC is a member of the NECC)
Total Eligible Schools in New England Evaluation Region: 65

NEW YORK EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (4)/ Institutions (27)

Skyline Conference (9)
State University of New York, Farmingdale
Mount St. Mary College (New York)
College of Mount St. Vincent
State University of New York Maritime College
State University College at Old Westbury
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Purchase College State University of New York
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island)
Yeshiva University

State University of New York Athletic Conference (7)
State University College at Brockport
State University College at Cortland
State University College at Fredonia
State University College at New Paltz
State University College at Oneonta
State University College at Oswego
State University College at Plattsburgh

Liberty League (7)
Clarkson University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Rochester
Skidmore College
St. Lawrence University
Union College (New York)
Vassar College

North Eastern Athletic Conference (4)
Cazenovia College
D’Youville College
Keuka College
State University of New York Institute of
Technology at Utica/Rome

Pool B
Independents/ Non AQ (11)

Baruch College (CUNYAC)
City College of New York (CUNYAC)
Ithaca College (Empire 8 )
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
(CUNYAC)
Lehman College (CUNYAC)
Rochester Institute of Technology
(Empire 8 )
St. John Fisher College (Empire 8 )
College of Staten Island (CUNYAC)
Stevens Institute of Technology (Empire
8 )
U.S Merchant Marine Academy
(Landmark)
Utica College (Empire 8 )
Total Eligible Schools in New York Evaluation Region: 38

SOUTH EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conferences (3)/ Institutions (22)

Old Dominion Athletic Conference (10)
Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Eastern Mennonite University
Emory and Henry College
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College
Lynchburg College
Randolph Macon College
Roanoke College
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington and Lee University

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (5)
Centre College
Millsaps College
Oglethorpe University
Rhodes College
University of the South

USA South Athletic Conference (7)
Averett University
Christopher Newport University
Ferrum College
Greensboro College
Methodist College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Shenandoah University

Pool B
Independents/ Non AQ (14)

Catholic University (Landmark)
Emory University (UAA)
Gallaudet University (CAC)
Huntingdon College  (GSAC)
La Grange College    (GSAC)
University of Mary Washington (CAC)
Maryville College (Tennessee)   (GSAC)
Piedmont College      (GSAC)
Rust College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (CAC)
Salisbury University (CAC)
Stevenson University (CAC)
Wesley College (CAC)
York College (Pennsylvania) (CAC)
Total Eligible Schools in South Evaluation Region: 36

WEST EVALUATION REGION
Pool A Conference (4) / Institutions (36)

American Southwest Conference (15)
Concordia University at Austin
East Texas Baptist University
Hardin-Simmons University
Howard Payne University
LeTourneau University
Louisiana College
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
McMurry University
Mississippi College
University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)
Schreiner College
Sul Ross State University
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas Tyler
Texas Lutheran University

Northwest Conference (9)
George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University (Oregon)
University of Puget Sound
Whitman College
Whitworth College
Willamette University

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8 )
California Lutheran University
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd
Scripps Colleges
University of La Verne
Occidential College
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
University of Redlands
Whittier College

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (4)
Austin College
Hendrix College
Southwestern University (Texas)
Trinity University (Texas)

Pool B
Independents/ Non AQ (3)

California State University, East Bay
Chapman University
University of Dallas
Menlo College
Total Eligible Schools in West Evaluation Region: 40
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Pairings and Site Selection
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 09:42:12 pm »
Pairings and Site Selection
Once automatic qualifiers are identified and the Pools B and C teams are selected, the following guidelines should be followed:

• Once selected, teams will be grouped in clusters according to natural geographic
proximity. Teams will then be paired according to geographic proximity. A team may
be moved to numerically balance the bracket if geographic proximity is maintained.
Teams should be paired and eligible sites should be selected according to geographic proximity (within 500 miles).

• Teams may be seeded on a regional basis using the regional selection criteria.
However, geographic proximity takes precedence over seeding.

• Teams from the same conference do not have to play one another in the first round as long as geographic proximity is maintained.
This... is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.  "There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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Re: Pairings and Site Selection
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 11:20:25 am »
Pairings and Site Selection
Once automatic qualifiers are identified and the Pools B and C teams are selected, the following guidelines should be followed:

• Once selected, teams will be grouped in clusters according to natural geographic
proximity. Teams will then be paired according to geographic proximity. A team may
be moved to numerically balance the bracket if geographic proximity is maintained.
Teams should be paired and eligible sites should be selected according to geographic proximity (within 500 miles).

• Teams may be seeded on a regional basis using the regional selection criteria.
However, geographic proximity takes precedence over seeding.

• Teams from the same conference do not have to play one another in the first round as long as geographic proximity is maintained.


Nice work, Crash. This helps make the brackets a bit easier to guess.
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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 06:37:20 pm »
Six-Team (Four Days)

The format for the tournament where six teams participate:

Game 1—Team 1 vs. Team 6
Game 2—Team 2 vs. Team 5
Game 3—Team 3 vs. Team 4

Game 4—Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 5—Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3
Game 6—Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

If four teams remain after Game 6, the following procedure will be observed:

Game 7—Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 8—Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 9—Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Game 10—Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9
Game 11—If necessary, same teams as in Game 10

If five teams remain after Game 6, the following procedure will be observed:

Game 7—Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 8—Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 9—Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7

If two teams remain after Game 9, the following procedure will be observed:

Game 10—Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9
Game 11—If necessary, same teams as in Game 10

If three teams remain after Game 9, the following procedure will be observed:

Game 10—Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9
Game 11—Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10

In all six-team tournaments, Games 1, 2 and 3 will be played on the first day; Games
4, 5 and 6 will be played on the second day; Games 7, 8 and 9 will be played on the
third day, and Games 10 and 11 will be played on the fourth day.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 06:41:02 pm »
Eight-Team (Five Days)

The following are the formats and scenarios for the tournament where eight teams
participate (five days):


Day 1 -
Game 1 -Team 4 vs. Team 5 10 a.m.
Game 2- Team 1 vs. Team 8 1:15 p.m.
Game 3 -Team 3 vs. Team 6 4:30 p.m.
Game 4 -Team 2 vs. Team 7 7:45 p.m.

Day 2 -
Game 5 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 10 a.m.
Game 6 - Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 1:15 p.m.
Game 7 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 4:30 p.m.
Game 8 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 7:45 p.m.

Day 3 -
Game 9 - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7 10 a.m.
Game 10 - Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 5 1:15 p.m.
Game 11 - Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 4:30 p.m
Game 12 - Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9 7:45 p.m.

Day 4 -
Game 13 - Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11 1 p.m.
Game 14 - Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13. 5 p.m.

Day 5 -
Game 15 - Winner Game 14 vs Loser Game 14 (if necessary) 1 p.m.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 06:42:06 pm »
Method of determining regional champion if play cannot be completed:

Six-team tournament:

a. Up until one team becomes 3-0, the highest-seeded team that has not been eliminated
will advance to the finals inAppleton.
b. If teams have an equal number of losses, the higher-seeded team, as determined by
the Baseball Committee before the start of regional play, will advance to the finals in
Appleton.

Eight-team tournament:

a. Up until the completion of game four the highest seeded team will advance to the finals
in Appleton.
b. Up until the completion of game 9, the highest-seeded undefeated team will advance
to the finals in Appleton.
c. After game 9, the undefeated team will advance to Appleton. If both teams have the
same number of losses the higher-seeded team will advance to Appleton.

For all rounds of competition, the committee will do its best to make sure that no
team plays more than two games in a day, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Championship Finals. The eight winners of the competitions will advance to the
championship series. The championship finals bracket, including dates, and game
times, may be found in Appendix A.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 01:12:39 am »
Okay, I'm a little confused by the bracket.  Everything looks normal up through Game 11, which can be thought of as the winner's bracket championship (i.e. the winner of that game is 3-0 and the only unbeaten team.)

In the regional 8-team bracket, that team would advance directly to the championship round, i.e. Game 14, where a fourth victory cinches the title.  Here, however, the winner's bracket champ has to play in a Game 13 against one of the two teams to survive the loser's bracket (i.e. winner of Game 9 or Game 10).  The loser of Game 11 will play the other loser's bracket survivor in Game 12. 

If the winner's bracket winner loses that Game (13), there will still be three teams left standing--both teams from Game 13 and the winner of Game 12.  Here the handbook says the following:
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**If three teams remain after Game 13, winner of Game 11 shall receive bye in Game 14.
I take that to mean that Game 14 would match the winners of Games 12 and 13, with the winner of that game to face the winner of Game 11 (who is also the loser of Game 13) in a one-game winner-take-all championship (Game 15.)

So in other words, the winner of Game 11 still gets a pass into the championship round, just like in the regional bracket, regardless of whether they win or lose in Game 13  But in a queer way it's almost as if winning that game doesn't count for much.  If the winner of Game 11 (who is 3-0) then wins Game 13 (making them 4-0), they proceed to Game 14 and, if necessary, Game 15 for the title.  They must win one of these games to hoist the trophy, meaning they must win 5 times.  But if they lose that Game 13 (making them 3-1), they still go to the finals, and although they're walking a thinner tightrope, they need just one win (their 4th) to claim the title.  In fact, as far as I can make it out, losing Game 13 the only way a team can win the title with just 4 wins.  That just seems odd to me, odd enough to make me wonder if I'm getting this right.

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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 09:27:33 am »
You have it right David.  This bracket reverts back to the way it was four to five years ago.  In recent seasons, the 3-0 team would have taken all day Monday off while three other teams knocked each other out in the losers bracket.  The committee decided that having an entire off day while your opponent played 1 or 2 games, and then having to win just one of two games, was too large of an advantage, even for an undefeated team.

This bracket forces all remaining teams to play on Monday. The 3-0 team has an unusual choice:  1. Go all out with your first day starter knowing that if you win you earn two chances on Tuesday for the title. However, if you lose you'll have just one shot on Tuesday and your first day starter is not available.  OR 2. Go with your fourth starter comfortable with the fact that if you lose you at least have your number one starter with an extra day's rest for a winner take all game on Tuesday.
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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 01:57:08 pm »
What is the limit that a team can roster for the Appleton, WI world series

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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 02:40:20 pm »
I think they should do 2 mini four team team tournaments and let the winners face in the championship like division 1.

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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 02:42:48 pm »
What is the limit that a team can roster for the Appleton, WI world series

I beleive it is 23 or 24... NCAA is pretty strict on this.
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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 03:08:33 pm »
What is the limit that a team can roster for the Appleton, WI world series

I thought it was 25 but it should be in the handbook.  Big Poppa is right, it is a strict rule. 

I had a conversation with Joe Brown in January regarding his attempt to raise the limit.  He has a good case and it is not dollars. The school is not even allowed to suppliment the travel budget to allow a larger number of team players.

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Re: 2009 NCAA DIII BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOOK
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009, 03:14:14 pm »
What is the limit that a team can roster for the Appleton, WI world series

Shenandoah has 48 guys listed on their roster.
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