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. 

We know this looks much better on a desktop right now and not the phone. We’re working on that. In the meantime, hit the top right button on your phones browser (looks like 4 lines) and it’ll be pretty.

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? 

JSISchool NameWL%PointsCoach Poll – NOV 6
1LSU Shreveport1201.00042.525
2Texas Wesleyan1001.00039RV
3Freed-Hardeman – TN540.556362
4Keiser – FL710.8753524
5Southeastern – FL820.800331
6Benedictine Mesa – AZ720.77833 
7Ave Maria – FL570.41732 
8St. Thomas – FL530.625326
9Southwestern Christian – OK810.88928.5 
10McPherson – KS630.66728 
11Jarvis Christian – TX660.50027.5 
12Tabor – KS730.70027RV
13Wiley – TX730.70027 
14Hope International – CA810.88926 
15Tennessee Wesleyan1101.0002512
16Bryan – TN620.7502515
17Missouri Baptist – MO620.75025RV
18Madonna – MI530.62523RV
19Columbia – MO330.50022 
20Simpson – CA440.50022 
21Edward Waters – FL570.41721.5 
22Bluefield – VA610.85721 
23Faulkner – AL520.714214
24Oregon Tech460.40021 
25Spring Arbor – MI350.37521 
26William Carey – MS350.37521 
27Texas College580.38520.5 
28Mayville State – ND430.57120RV
29Oklahoma City701.000208
30Viterbo – WI530.62520 
31Point – GA710.87519.5RV
32San Diego Christian – CA530.62519 
33University of Northwestern Ohio430.5711910
34Houston-Victoria – TX430.57118 
35Ottawa – KS320.60018 
36Rio Grande – OH650.54518 
37St. Andrews – NC710.87518 
38Friends – KS480.33317 
39Marymount California350.37517 
40Our Lady of the Lake – TX350.37517 
41Science & Arts1010.9091711
42Warner – FL530.62517 
43La Sierra – CA440.50016 
44Michigan-Dearborn520.71416 
45Mid-America Christian – OK220.50016 
46Mobile – AL430.57116RV
47Ottawa (Ariz.) – AZ220.50016 
48Saint Mary – KS230.40016 
49Blue Mountain – MS540.55615 
50Central Baptist – AR360.33315 
51College of Idaho470.36415 
52Fisher – MA1201.00015 
53SAGU – TX770.50015 
54Taylor – IN610.85715 
55Wayland Baptist – TX430.57115 
56Webber International – FL350.3751518
57Benedictine – KS310.75014 
58Central Methodist – MO420.6671421
59Southwest – NM450.44414 
60Southwestern – KS340.42914 
61Bethel – TN520.71413.5 
62Lyon – AR520.71413.5 
63Middle Georgia State510.83313.517
64Arizona Christian650.54513 
65Concordia – MI220.50012 
66Hannibal-LaGrange – MO220.50012 
67Indiana Tech210.6671222
68Midway – KY220.50012 
69Georgia Gwinnett430.57111.53
70Oklahoma Panhandle State450.44411.5 
71Oklahoma Wesleyan320.60011.59
72Sterling – KS470.36411.5 
73Vanguard – CA810.88911.5 
74College of the Ozarks – MO340.42911 
75Georgetown – KY240.33310 
76Lawrence Tech – MI1001.0009.5 
77Campbellsville – KY310.750914
78Lourdes – OH310.7509 
79William Jessup – CA610.857913
80William Woods – MO360.3339 
81Avila – MO270.2228 
82Bellevue – NE130.250823
83Crowley’s Ridge – AR130.2508 
84Indiana Wesleyan130.2508RV
85Jamestown – ND230.4008RV
86Menlo – CA230.4008 
87Talladega – AL260.2508 
88Truett-McConnell – GA540.5567.5 
89Union – KY410.8007.5 
90Antelope Valley – CA170.12577
91Bethany – KS350.3757 
92Cincinnati Christian – OH160.1437 
93Huntington – IN301.0007 
94Williams Baptist – AR330.5007 
95Evangel – MO410.8006.5 
96Asbury – KY110.5006 
97Cumberlands – KY110.500619
98Huston-Tillotson – TX230.4006 
99Indiana Southeast – IN110.5006RV
100Kansas Wesleyan560.4556 
101Mount Vernon Nazarene – OH301.0006 
102Northwestern – IA110.5006 
103Olivet Nazarene – IL301.0006 
104Saint Xavier – IL310.7506 
105St. Mary’s University101.0006 
106Westmont – CA601.000625
107Pikeville – KY150.1675 
108The Master’s – CA510.8335 
109Texas A&M Texarkana440.5004.5 
110Bethel – IN220.5004 
111Corban – OR270.2224 
112Lewis-Clark State – ID220.50045
113Martin Methodist – TN810.8894 
114Newman University101.0004 
115Peru State – NE220.5004 
116Valley City State – ND140.2004 
117Harris-Stowe State – MO160.1433 
118Lindenwood-Belleville – IL160.1433 
119Milligan – TN150.1673 
120Missouri Valley110.5003 
121Stillman – AL310.7503 
122Thomas – GA150.1673 
123William Penn – IA601.0003 
124York – NE240.3333 
125Florida Memorial530.6252.5 
126Central Christian – KS140.2002 
127Morningside – IA101.0002 
128USC Beaufort (S.C.)440.5002 
129Loyola – LA320.6001.5 
130LSU Alexandria – La330.5001.5 
131Marian – IN330.5001.5 
132Montreat – NC301.0001.5 
133Grand View – IA130.2501 
134Reinhardt – GA210.667120
135Bacone – OK020.0000 
136Baker – KS101.0000 
137Brewton-Parker – GA190.1000 
138British Columbia060.0000 
139Clarke – IA070.0000RV
140College of Saint Joseph020.0000 
141Cornerstone – MI020.0000 
142Culver-Stockton – MO030.0000 
143Cumberland – TN130.2500RV
144Dakota State – SD040.0000 
145Doane – NE110.5000 
146Graceland (Iowa)010.0000 
147IU Kokomo – IN040.0000 
148Lindsey Wilson – KY040.0000 
149MidAmerica Nazarene – KS010.0000 
150Midland – NE030.0000 
151Mount Mercy – IA130.2500 
152Providence Christian – CA290.1820 
153Rochester – MI040.0000 
154Roosevelt – IL060.0000 
155Rust – MS150.1670 
156Saint Francis – IN110.5000 
157Shawnee State – OH030.0000 
158St. Francis – IL030.0000 
159Tougaloo – MS050.0000 
160Trinity International – IL250.2860 
161Florida National – FL370.300-1.5 
162WVU Tech350.375-1.5 
163Lincoln Christian – Il270.222-3 
164Ohio Christian260.250-3 

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