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2010 Schedules and pre-season polls
« on: November 19, 2009, 11:20:11 am »
Schedules/Polls:
I am not certain when the schedules and polls for NCAA D3 teams will be posted but the NAIA pre-season pool has just been released and many of these teams will appear on the schedules of D3 programs across the country. They should provide a quality measuring stick for the top programs to guage themselves against. Does anybody know which D3 teams have these team traditionally on their schedules? I know Chapman always plays the NAIA schools from California and they are usually great games that go either way.

1 Lubbock Christian University (Texas) (23)
 
2 Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)
 
3 Oklahoma City University
 
4 Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)

5 Lee University (Tenn.)
 
6 Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) (1)
 
7 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.)
 
8 Campbellsville University (Ky.)
 
9 Fresno Pacific University (Calif.)
 
10 Bellevue University (Neb.)
 
11 Tennessee Wesleyan College
 
12 Lindenwood University (Mo.)

13 University of British Columbia
 
T14 William Carey University (Miss.)
 
T14Wayland Baptist University (Texas)
 
16 Union College (Ky.)
 
17 Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)
 
18 Louisiana State University-Shreveport
 
19 Cumberland University (Tenn.)

20 Warner University (Fla.)
 
21 Madonna University (Mich.)
 
22 Malone University (Ohio)
 
23 Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)
 
24 Saint Xavier University (Ill.)
 
25 Northwood University (Texas)
 
 
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 11:46:08 am »
In 2009 Chapman played both Pt. Loma, Azusa Pacific. and Cal State San Marcos -  NAIA baseball programs with both games being very close games.
http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2008-09/stats/teamstat.htm#CU-PLNU
http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2008-09/stats/teamstat.htm#CU-APU
http://www.csusm.edu/athletics/media/baseball2009/90411.html

In 2010 Chapman will again play NAIA Cal State San Marcos and Pt. Loma again at the one the most beautiful backgrounds for a baseball field above the Pacific ocean with waves breaking in the background in the San Diego area. Both teams made it to their respective World Series in 2009. Pt. Loma losing in the finals and Chapman losing in the semi-finals.
http://www.pointloma.edu/Athletics/Baseball/America_s_Most_Scenic_Ballpark.htm

http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2009-10/schedule
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 12:06:20 pm »
I have coached against Pt. Loma many times... very hard to focus with the waves crashing and girls in bikinis constantly walking by your dugout:)
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 01:50:38 pm »
Schedules/Polls:
I am not certain when the schedules and polls for NCAA D3 teams will be posted but ....

The D3baseball.com/NCWBA preseason poll is released in mid January.  Collegiate Baseball releases a preseason poll around Christmas. 


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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 08:25:02 pm »
Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season Poll

Rank    School Name    09 Final Record    Point Totals
1. St. Thomas (MN)    41-13    263
2. Wooster (OH)    43-11    259
3. Eastern Conn. St.    39-8    253
4. Chapman (CA)    32-17    249
5. Carthage (WI)    38-9    247
6. Kean (NJ)    39-11    245
7. Salisbury (MD)    38-8    242
8. Shenandoah (VA)    38-10    239
9.Trinity (CT)    33-7    236
10. Pomona-Pitzer (CA)    37-7    233
11. Keystone (PA)    40-6    232
12. Southern Maine    36-9    229
13. Farmingdale St. (NY)    30-17    224
14. Heidelberg (OH)    37-9    222
15. Wisc.-Whitewater    30-19    220
16. Rensselaer Poly. Inst. (NY)    37-13    216
17. SUNY Cortland (NY)    31-14    214
18. George Fox (OR)    36-11    211
19. Marietta (OH)    32-17    207
20. Cal. Lutheran (CA)    32-11    206
21. St. Olaf (MN)    32-14    203
22. Adrian (MI)    33-11    201
23. Ithaca (NY)    29-10    196
24. Wisc.-Stevens Point    31-16    195
25. Pacific Lutheran (WA)    31-9    194
26. Saint Joseph's (ME)    31-13    192
27. Rose-Hulman (IN)    32-14    188
28. Anderson (IN)    22-18    186
29. Franklin (IN)    31-11    182
30. Johns Hopkins (MD)   28-16   179
Other Top Teams: Beloit, WI (28-9), Christopher Newport, VA (26-13-2), College of New Jersey (27-18-1), Texas-Tyler (39-12), Nebraska Wesleyan (28-13), St. Scholastica, MN (36-7), Wheaton, MA (30-12), William Paterson, NJ (24-17), Washington & Jefferson, PA (35-14), Franklin & Marshall, PA (24-14-1).
Source: Collegiate Baseball newspaper

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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 08:35:30 am »
I am the biggest Carthage fan out there, but for them to be in the top 5 right now is out of line. D3baseball.com All-American pitcher Jordan Jaehne-Llanas is not returning and ABCA All-American Trace Ruffie is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Unless Junior Mario Perez can start 45 times in 2010, Carthage is a bit over-rated right now. They need their younger, unproven arms to step up quickly and fill the void left by the big two.

Also, is it me or did this poll simply reflect an almost exact replica of the final poll in June?

I had considered Carthage for #1 in my own pre-season poll, but the loss of arms really puts them in a hole to start the season. I think a spot in the mid-teens to low twenties is more appropriate for the Redmen. (And the Redmen have a tough start to the season with five of their first ten games against teams in the top fourteen spots in the Collegiate Baseball pre-season poll... see below)

3/6/2010  Sat.   Heidelberg University (#14)
3/6/2010  Sat.   Ohio Wesleyan University
3/7/2010  Sun.   Medaille College
3/8/2010  Mon.   The College of Wooster (#2)
3/9/2010  Tue.   Juniata College
3/10/2010  Wed.   Muskingum College   
3/11/2010  Thu.   Ohio Wesleyan University   
3/12/2010  Fri.   The College of Wooster  (#2)
3/13/2010  Sat.   Kean University  (#6)
3/20/2010  Sat.   University of St. Thomas 7:30 p.m.  Metrodome  (#1)
3/21/2010  Sun.   Saint John's University (DH) 2 p.m.  Metrodome 
« Last Edit: December 21, 2009, 09:10:44 am by BigPoppa »
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 12:39:16 pm »
I am the biggest Carthage fan out there, but for them to be in the top 5 right now is out of line. D3baseball.com All-American pitcher Jordan Jaehne-Llanas is not returning and ABCA All-American Trace Ruffie is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. 
Did he tramsfer?

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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 01:38:56 pm »
I am the biggest Carthage fan out there, but for them to be in the top 5 right now is out of line. D3baseball.com All-American pitcher Jordan Jaehne-Llanas is not returning and ABCA All-American Trace Ruffie is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. 
Did he tramsfer?

I have no idea where he landed. He originally signed with UW-Milwaukee out of junior college, but landed at Carthage last year. I would guess that he either was scoopped up by another D1 school after his all-american season at Carthage or landed back at Milwaukee, though he is not on their roster as of right now.
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 03:18:20 pm »
Not a whole lot of love for the Central region in the early polls.  Looks like after Carthage (#5), Beloit (OTT) is the next team mentioned.  Unless I am missing something.
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 04:21:32 pm »
Not a whole lot of love for the Central region in the early polls.  Looks like after Carthage (#5), Beloit (OTT) is the next team mentioned.  Unless I am missing something.

Agreed, but the Central does not really deserve the respect right now. They had trouble filling out their own regional last year and, other than Carthage, have not fared well beyond the regional. As for Beloit getting a few votes, I am not sure that is deserved either right now. I feel that IWU and and Augustana deserve a little more respect than they got.

Also, the Collegiate Baseball Poll appears to be mostly based on what teams did last year and not what is expected of them this year.
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 11:02:38 am »
I am the biggest Carthage fan out there, but for them to be in the top 5 right now is out of line. D3baseball.com All-American pitcher Jordan Jaehne-Llanas is not returning and ABCA All-American Trace Ruffie is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Unless Junior Mario Perez can start 45 times in 2010, Carthage is a bit over-rated right now. They need their younger, unproven arms to step up quickly and fill the void left by the big two.

Also, is it me or did this poll simply reflect an almost exact replica of the final poll in June?

I had considered Carthage for #1 in my own pre-season poll, but the loss of arms really puts them in a hole to start the season. I think a spot in the mid-teens to low twenties is more appropriate for the Redmen. (And the Redmen have a tough start to the season with five of their first ten games against teams in the top fourteen spots in the Collegiate Baseball pre-season poll... see below)

3/6/2010  Sat.   Heidelberg University (#14)
3/6/2010  Sat.   Ohio Wesleyan University
3/7/2010  Sun.   Medaille College
3/8/2010  Mon.   The College of Wooster (#2)
3/9/2010  Tue.   Juniata College
3/10/2010  Wed.   Muskingum College  
3/11/2010  Thu.   Ohio Wesleyan University  
3/12/2010  Fri.   The College of Wooster  (#2)
3/13/2010  Sat.   Kean University  (#6)
3/20/2010  Sat.   University of St. Thomas 7:30 p.m.  Metrodome  (#1)
3/21/2010  Sun.   Saint John's University (DH) 2 p.m.  Metrodome  


 Here is last 2009 poll for easy comparisons

American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball
NCAA Division III Baseball Poll

May 27, 2009
final poll

Rank School                                    Record  Points Last Rank
1. (8 ) St. Thomas (Minn.)                 41-13   240        5
2. Wooster (Ohio)                           43-11    232        3
3. Carthage (Wis.)                          38-9      222        4
4. Chapman (Calif)                          32-17    210        9
5. Kean (N.J.)                                  39-11    197        2
6. Shenandoah (Va.)                      38-10    190         6
7. Trinity (Conn.)                             33-7      185        1
8. Eastern Connecticut State          39-8      181        7
9. Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)                 37-7      179        8
10. Keystone (Pa.)                          40-6      170       10
11. Salisbury (Md.)                          38-8      157       11
12. Farmingdale (N.Y.) State           30-17    147       12
13. Southern Maine                         36-9      146       13
14. Heidelberg (Ohio)                      37-9      135       14
15. Wis.-Whitewater                       30-18    134        15
16. Millsaps (Miss.)                          34-10   124        16
17. Rensselaer (N.Y.)                       34-11   113        17
18. Cortland (N.Y.) State                  31-14     96       18
19. Marietta (Ohio)                          32-17      92        19
20. George Fox (Ore.)                     36-11       86       20
21. St. Olaf (Minn.)                         32-14      70        21
22. Cal Lutheran                            32-11       61       22
23. Texas-Tyler                               39-12       50       23
24. New Jersey                                27-18-1    45       24
25. Adrian (Mich.)                             33-11       44      25
26. Worcester Polytechnic (Mass.)  30-13       43       26
27. Christopher Newport (Va.)       26-13-2     34       27
28. Ithaca (N.Y.)                                29-10     30       28
29. Luther (Iowa)                              29-13     25       29
30. Wis-Stevens Point                      31-16      20       30

Also receiving votes and named on more than one ballot (alphabetically): Johns Hopkins
(Md.), Nebraska Wesleyan, North Carolina Wesleyan, Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), St.
Scholastica (Minn.), Wheaton (Mass.).
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 01:51:10 pm »
The CB preseason poll reflects the end of the season.  The D3baseball preseason poll will come out in mid January and should look different.

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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 03:25:10 pm »
The CB voters obviously had a lot of love for Hunter Owen and the other Millsaps seniors of 2009.  Millsaps went from #16 in the final poll to not receiving a vote in the preseason.  I've heard that Millsaps will be solid once again this season, but I've also heard that 3 freshmen may start in the infield to go along with SCAC Offensive Player of the Year Will Hawkins. 

It won't be that long before we see if these freshmen can play because Millsaps opens the season February 5.
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 03:57:29 pm »
The CB voters obviously had a lot of love for Hunter Owen and the other Millsaps seniors of 2009.  Millsaps went from #16 in the final poll to not receiving a vote in the preseason.  I've heard that Millsaps will be solid once again this season, but I've also heard that 3 freshmen may start in the infield to go along with SCAC Offensive Player of the Year Will Hawkins. 

It won't be that long before we see if these freshmen can play because Millsaps opens the season February 5.

Frank- good to hear from you again. If I am correct, Millsaps skyrocketed up the polls last year. Maybe they can do it again in 2010. It appears they have a solid nucleus and if the newcomers produce, watch out.
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Re: Schedule/Polls:
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 06:37:46 pm »
Being a South Region fan, I will say that a number 8 slot for Shenandoah is about right if not maybe in the top 5.  They return most of their starting line up and their number 1 and 3 pitchers.

As for CNU at number 32, way over rated considering they lost SS Trae Bailey, 2 time USA South POY and their pitching staff is really young.  I like Methodist ahead of them.