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National topics / 2021 Playoffs
« on: May 24, 2021, 04:55:45 am »

National topics / 2019 Playoffs
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:21:46 pm »
The NCAA Selection show has announced the brackets for the 2019 playoffs.

The bracket is linked at Playoff Central.

National topics / 2019 Regional Rankings
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:31:20 pm »
We are still 16 days away from the first Regional Rankings (April 24, 2019).

Here is the link to the Handbook:

Pro ball / MiLB Topics
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:13:37 pm »
The Chinese National Baseball Team is now playing with the American Association Grand Prairie (TX) Airhogs.

The goal is to make the players more competitive. This interesting article discusses some of the aspects being addressed.

National topics / 2018 D-III World Series
« on: May 20, 2018, 07:29:25 pm »
2018 Division III National Baseball Championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton WI.

The bracket will be announced on May 14, 2018.

Hosted by Mass. Maritime

The bracket will be announced on May 14, 2018

Hosted by Webster

The bracket will be announced on May 14,2018.

Hosted by the Middle Atlantic Conference

The bracket will be announced on May 14,2018.

Hosted by St Scholastica

South Regional. Brackets to be announced on May 2018.

Hosted by William Peace.

The bracket will be announce on May 14,2018

The bracket will be announced on May 14, 2018.

National topics / 2018 Regional Rankings
« on: April 21, 2018, 02:24:03 am »
According to the Manual, here are the dates for the Regional Rankings.

Thursday, April 26 Regional Ranking No. 1.
Thursday, May 3 Regional Ranking No. 2.
Thursday, May 10 Regional Ranking No. 3.
Sunday, May 13 Regional Ranking No. 4
Championship Selections

The Selection Criteria are found on page 22.

Section 24 Selection 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 Division III opponents.
● Division III head-to-head competition.
● Results versus common Division III opponents.
● Results versus ranked Division III opponents as established by the rankings at the time of selection.
● Division III strength of schedule.
● Win-loss percentage last 25% of the season (if applicable).

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.
Weighted Scale. Once the OWP and OOWP are calculated, they are to be combined on a weighted scale (e.g., 2/3 weight
for OWP and 1/3 weight for OOWP) and this combined number becomes the strength of schedule.


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).

● Non-Division III win-loss percentage.
● Results versus common non-Division III opponents.
● Non-Division III strength of schedule.

Multi-Regional Topics / 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:33:27 pm »
Let's start the National Tournament board.

There is a great Hoopsville show going now.  For Newbies, the Mock Selection by D-Mack, Titan Q and Hoops Fan is very instructive the nature of the selection process.

My first thought on the bracketing.

Schreiner (SCAC Pool A bid) is within 500 miles of both ETBU (if ETBU gets a Pool C) and Sul Ross State.

If they put in a bid to host, then only one team would need to be flown to that bracket, unless LeTourneau gets off the table (almost last) and have a complete Texas bracket.

I am assuming 2 flights to Washington state in another bracket.

According the Hoopsville, Hobart came off the table for bid #21.  So Sul Ross State, probably the #2 ranked team in the South, gets flown somewhere!

National topics / 2017 D-III World Series
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:02:55 pm »
2017 Division III National Baseball Championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton WI.

Sauget IL (Central):  #5 seed North Central (CCIW)

York PA (Mid-Atlantic): #3 seed Wheaton MA (NEWMAC)

Washington PA (Mideast): #4 seed Washington & Jefferson (Presidents AC)

Whitewater WI (Midwest): #2 seed Concordia Chicago (NACC)

Harwich MA (New England): #1 seed U Mass-Boston (Little East)

Syracuse NY (New York): #1 seed Oswego St (SUNYAC)

Danville VA (South):  #6 seed  Roanoke (ODAC)

Tyler TX (West):  #2 seed  California Lutheran (SCIAC)

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