TTFB Presents JSI Rankings: NAIA Baseball Rankings


NAIA Baseball

Happy Valentines Day and every Thursday through the 2019 NAIA Baseball season!

TTFB presents a new ranking, one centered on a strength index of how a team has competed thus far to a point in a season. In a nutshell, a higher ranking team has fared well against current strong opponents while lower ranked (and some high ranked) teams lose points for “bad” losses. These will come out every Thursday. 

You’ll notice a tie isn’t in any records below. We hate ties and we award no points for such a result. It’s basically a game that shouldn’t have ever been played and according to our records, it never was played. This isn’t soccer.

Feel free to state your case in the comments on why a team should be higher and what YOU have seen out of these teams. Maybe a few good compliments on the rankings, not so much on the bad comments disagreeing with it (we tried?).

If you see an error, record is wrong, etc – email us at Througthefencebaseball@gmail.com. 

View our NAIA Baseball main page here for updated rankings, draft stock, and analysis throughout the season. 

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February 14th Observations

This is the first ever ranking and there’s bound to be some adjustments. It’s early in the season. Wayyy to early, but hey, these things are fun, right? So, what do we see on the first ranking:

  • Rankings are as of the final games on February 13th with 598 NAIA games in the books.
  • Of the five teams with 10 or more wins and undefeated, JSI favors LSU Shreveport and Texas Wesleyan the most. Both teams have more impressive wins over their counterparts in Fisher, Lawrence Tech, and Tennessee Wesleyan. Of those three, Tennessee Wesleyan stands to gain the most after a nice victory over the sluggish starting Georgia Gwinnett. 
  • Why is a team with a losing record ranked 7 right now? We said the same thing, but JSI likes the big wins over Southeastern (#5), Missouri Baptist (#17), William Carey (#26). Their losses haven’t hurt them so far, but they are in line to drop if they continue the same pace of losing two of three to Warner (#42).
  • Lewis-Clark State ranked 112?? They’ve only played four games. Relax. 
  • Florida and southern teams are way ahead of the competition due to more games played.
  • Again – Wayy too early, but some impressive starts have pushed some new teams to the top. Who will be there at the end? 

JSI School Name W L % Points Coach Poll – NOV 6
1 LSU Shreveport 12 0 1.000 42.5 25
2 Texas Wesleyan 10 0 1.000 39 RV
3 Freed-Hardeman – TN 5 4 0.556 36 2
4 Keiser – FL 7 1 0.875 35 24
5 Southeastern – FL 8 2 0.800 33 1
6 Benedictine Mesa – AZ 7 2 0.778 33  
7 Ave Maria – FL 5 7 0.417 32  
8 St. Thomas – FL 5 3 0.625 32 6
9 Southwestern Christian – OK 8 1 0.889 28.5  
10 McPherson – KS 6 3 0.667 28  
11 Jarvis Christian – TX 6 6 0.500 27.5  
12 Tabor – KS 7 3 0.700 27 RV
13 Wiley – TX 7 3 0.700 27  
14 Hope International – CA 8 1 0.889 26  
15 Tennessee Wesleyan 11 0 1.000 25 12
16 Bryan – TN 6 2 0.750 25 15
17 Missouri Baptist – MO 6 2 0.750 25 RV
18 Madonna – MI 5 3 0.625 23 RV
19 Columbia – MO 3 3 0.500 22  
20 Simpson – CA 4 4 0.500 22  
21 Edward Waters – FL 5 7 0.417 21.5  
22 Bluefield – VA 6 1 0.857 21  
23 Faulkner – AL 5 2 0.714 21 4
24 Oregon Tech 4 6 0.400 21  
25 Spring Arbor – MI 3 5 0.375 21  
26 William Carey – MS 3 5 0.375 21  
27 Texas College 5 8 0.385 20.5  
28 Mayville State – ND 4 3 0.571 20 RV
29 Oklahoma City 7 0 1.000 20 8
30 Viterbo – WI 5 3 0.625 20  
31 Point – GA 7 1 0.875 19.5 RV
32 San Diego Christian – CA 5 3 0.625 19  
33 University of Northwestern Ohio 4 3 0.571 19 10
34 Houston-Victoria – TX 4 3 0.571 18  
35 Ottawa – KS 3 2 0.600 18  
36 Rio Grande – OH 6 5 0.545 18  
37 St. Andrews – NC 7 1 0.875 18  
38 Friends – KS 4 8 0.333 17  
39 Marymount California 3 5 0.375 17  
40 Our Lady of the Lake – TX 3 5 0.375 17  
41 Science & Arts 10 1 0.909 17 11
42 Warner – FL 5 3 0.625 17  
43 La Sierra – CA 4 4 0.500 16  
44 Michigan-Dearborn 5 2 0.714 16  
45 Mid-America Christian – OK 2 2 0.500 16  
46 Mobile – AL 4 3 0.571 16 RV
47 Ottawa (Ariz.) – AZ 2 2 0.500 16  
48 Saint Mary – KS 2 3 0.400 16  
49 Blue Mountain – MS 5 4 0.556 15  
50 Central Baptist – AR 3 6 0.333 15  
51 College of Idaho 4 7 0.364 15  
52 Fisher – MA 12 0 1.000 15  
53 SAGU – TX 7 7 0.500 15  
54 Taylor – IN 6 1 0.857 15  
55 Wayland Baptist – TX 4 3 0.571 15  
56 Webber International – FL 3 5 0.375 15 18
57 Benedictine – KS 3 1 0.750 14  
58 Central Methodist – MO 4 2 0.667 14 21
59 Southwest – NM 4 5 0.444 14  
60 Southwestern – KS 3 4 0.429 14  
61 Bethel – TN 5 2 0.714 13.5  
62 Lyon – AR 5 2 0.714 13.5  
63 Middle Georgia State 5 1 0.833 13.5 17
64 Arizona Christian 6 5 0.545 13  
65 Concordia – MI 2 2 0.500 12  
66 Hannibal-LaGrange – MO 2 2 0.500 12  
67 Indiana Tech 2 1 0.667 12 22
68 Midway – KY 2 2 0.500 12  
69 Georgia Gwinnett 4 3 0.571 11.5 3
70 Oklahoma Panhandle State 4 5 0.444 11.5  
71 Oklahoma Wesleyan 3 2 0.600 11.5 9
72 Sterling – KS 4 7 0.364 11.5  
73 Vanguard – CA 8 1 0.889 11.5  
74 College of the Ozarks – MO 3 4 0.429 11  
75 Georgetown – KY 2 4 0.333 10  
76 Lawrence Tech – MI 10 0 1.000 9.5  
77 Campbellsville – KY 3 1 0.750 9 14
78 Lourdes – OH 3 1 0.750 9  
79 William Jessup – CA 6 1 0.857 9 13
80 William Woods – MO 3 6 0.333 9  
81 Avila – MO 2 7 0.222 8  
82 Bellevue – NE 1 3 0.250 8 23
83 Crowley’s Ridge – AR 1 3 0.250 8  
84 Indiana Wesleyan 1 3 0.250 8 RV
85 Jamestown – ND 2 3 0.400 8 RV
86 Menlo – CA 2 3 0.400 8  
87 Talladega – AL 2 6 0.250 8  
88 Truett-McConnell – GA 5 4 0.556 7.5  
89 Union – KY 4 1 0.800 7.5  
90 Antelope Valley – CA 1 7 0.125 7 7
91 Bethany – KS 3 5 0.375 7  
92 Cincinnati Christian – OH 1 6 0.143 7  
93 Huntington – IN 3 0 1.000 7  
94 Williams Baptist – AR 3 3 0.500 7  
95 Evangel – MO 4 1 0.800 6.5  
96 Asbury – KY 1 1 0.500 6  
97 Cumberlands – KY 1 1 0.500 6 19
98 Huston-Tillotson – TX 2 3 0.400 6  
99 Indiana Southeast – IN 1 1 0.500 6 RV
100 Kansas Wesleyan 5 6 0.455 6  
101 Mount Vernon Nazarene – OH 3 0 1.000 6  
102 Northwestern – IA 1 1 0.500 6  
103 Olivet Nazarene – IL 3 0 1.000 6  
104 Saint Xavier – IL 3 1 0.750 6  
105 St. Mary’s University 1 0 1.000 6  
106 Westmont – CA 6 0 1.000 6 25
107 Pikeville – KY 1 5 0.167 5  
108 The Master’s – CA 5 1 0.833 5  
109 Texas A&M Texarkana 4 4 0.500 4.5  
110 Bethel – IN 2 2 0.500 4  
111 Corban – OR 2 7 0.222 4  
112 Lewis-Clark State – ID 2 2 0.500 4 5
113 Martin Methodist – TN 8 1 0.889 4  
114 Newman University 1 0 1.000 4  
115 Peru State – NE 2 2 0.500 4  
116 Valley City State – ND 1 4 0.200 4  
117 Harris-Stowe State – MO 1 6 0.143 3  
118 Lindenwood-Belleville – IL 1 6 0.143 3  
119 Milligan – TN 1 5 0.167 3  
120 Missouri Valley 1 1 0.500 3  
121 Stillman – AL 3 1 0.750 3  
122 Thomas – GA 1 5 0.167 3  
123 William Penn – IA 6 0 1.000 3  
124 York – NE 2 4 0.333 3  
125 Florida Memorial 5 3 0.625 2.5  
126 Central Christian – KS 1 4 0.200 2  
127 Morningside – IA 1 0 1.000 2  
128 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 4 4 0.500 2  
129 Loyola – LA 3 2 0.600 1.5  
130 LSU Alexandria – La 3 3 0.500 1.5  
131 Marian – IN 3 3 0.500 1.5  
132 Montreat – NC 3 0 1.000 1.5  
133 Grand View – IA 1 3 0.250 1  
134 Reinhardt – GA 2 1 0.667 1 20
135 Bacone – OK 0 2 0.000 0  
136 Baker – KS 1 0 1.000 0  
137 Brewton-Parker – GA 1 9 0.100 0  
138 British Columbia 0 6 0.000 0  
139 Clarke – IA 0 7 0.000 0 RV
140 College of Saint Joseph 0 2 0.000 0  
141 Cornerstone – MI 0 2 0.000 0  
142 Culver-Stockton – MO 0 3 0.000 0  
143 Cumberland – TN 1 3 0.250 0 RV
144 Dakota State – SD 0 4 0.000 0  
145 Doane – NE 1 1 0.500 0  
146 Graceland (Iowa) 0 1 0.000 0  
147 IU Kokomo – IN 0 4 0.000 0  
148 Lindsey Wilson – KY 0 4 0.000 0  
149 MidAmerica Nazarene – KS 0 1 0.000 0  
150 Midland – NE 0 3 0.000 0  
151 Mount Mercy – IA 1 3 0.250 0  
152 Providence Christian – CA 2 9 0.182 0  
153 Rochester – MI 0 4 0.000 0  
154 Roosevelt – IL 0 6 0.000 0  
155 Rust – MS 1 5 0.167 0  
156 Saint Francis – IN 1 1 0.500 0  
157 Shawnee State – OH 0 3 0.000 0  
158 St. Francis – IL 0 3 0.000 0  
159 Tougaloo – MS 0 5 0.000 0  
160 Trinity International – IL 2 5 0.286 0  
161 Florida National – FL 3 7 0.300 -1.5  
162 WVU Tech 3 5 0.375 -1.5  
163 Lincoln Christian – Il 2 7 0.222 -3  
164 Ohio Christian 2 6 0.250 -3  

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