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Second 2012 regional rankings

CENTRAL  In-Region Record Overall Record
1 Washington (Mo.) 24-8 27-12
2 Chicago 19-10 22-11
3 Illinois Wesleyan 19-11 23-12
4 Augustana (Ill.) 20-10 24-12
5 Wheaton (Ill.) 14-12 21-16
6 St. Norbert 17-7 19-10
MID-ATLANTIC
1 Keystone 29-3 32-5
2 Montclair State 21-5 27-12
3 Kean 23-8 28-10
4 Alvernia 26-8-1 28-10-1
5 Rowan 22-8 28-11
6 Misericordia 30-6 32-6
7 Ramapo 24-10 28-11
8 Neumann 23-11 27-11
9 Johns Hopkins 23-11-2 24-13-2
MIDEAST
1 Marietta 27-4 30-5
2 Washington and Jefferson 22-5 26-5
3 Adrian 24-5 27-6
4 DePauw 27-9 30-10
5 Mount Union 24-9 26-10
6 Rose-Hulman 18-8 25-11
7 Anderson (Ind.) 21-8 25-12
MIDWEST
1 St. Thomas (Minn.) 28-3 30-4
2 Wisconsin-La Crosse 24-8 27-9
3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 24-8 25-9
4 Concordia Chicago 25-9 27-9
5 St. Scholastica 24-6 27-9
6 Aurora 25-5 29-8
NEW ENGLAND
1 Wheaton (Mass.) 30-6 32-7
2  St. Joseph (Me.) 35-5 35-5
3 Keene State 26-8 27-11
4 Trinity (Conn.) 23-7 27-9
5 Amherst 20-5 23-7
6 Western New England 27-8 28-10
7 Bowdoin 19-12 21-14
8 Eastern Connecticut State 17-7 26-9
9 Rhode Island College 23-12 23-13
10 Endicott 26-14 26-14
NEW YORK
1 SUNY Cortland 26-4-1 31-7-1
2 St. John Fisher 25-7 27-8
3 Farmingdale State 24-3 28-9
4 Ithaca 17-6-1 22-8-1
5 Old Westbury 24-8 28-11
6 College at Brockport 23-13 24-14
SOUTH
1 Birmingham-Southern 35-7 35-7
2 Christopher Newport 21-7 30-7
3 Salisbury 26-6 30-7
4 Shenandoah 26-9 29-11
5 Emory 26-11 26-11
6 Huntingdon 24-12 30-12
WEST
1 Trinity (Texas) 31-8 34-10
2 Concordia (Texas) 33-9 33-9
3 Whitworth 25-7-1 26-13-1
4 Pacific Lutheran 22-10 24-13
5 La Verne 24-12 25-14
6 Pomona-Pitzer 23-11 25-12-1

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9 comments

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · May 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I just made a quick assessment of the Pool C candidates that are in the Regional Rankings today.

    Here are the assumptions.

    1) Pool B goes to Wash U and to St John Fisher.

    2) The remaining Pool B teams in the regional rankings will be considered in Pool C, (i.e., Chicago, Ithaca, Emory Huntingdon).

    3) The higher regionally ranked member in a conference in which a Pool A has not yet been given is assumed to be the eventual winner of the Pool A bid. (For example, assume that Illinois Wesleyan is the CCIW tourney winner. In other words, for the sake of this exercise this week, assume no tournament upsets.)

    I count 21 candidates for Pool C in the Regional Rankings from this week.

    Therefore, if your team is not listed (HIGH) in the Regional Rankings, you gotta win your tournament.

    Emphatically, no ifs, ands or buts.

    If you are the 3rd Pool C team in the Region, you might be left sitting on the table when the 16th team is selected. The 2nd Pool C team in each Region should be sweating. (They are only taking 16 teams from 8 regions.)

    What is the D-III playoff motto? Leave no doubt! Win ‘em all!

  • Author comment by baseball0605 · May 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    D3 national rankings are a joke. Explain to me how a team can be ranked in the top 25 in the NATION the entire season and the same team is not ranked in the top 6 in their region. It’s not rocket sience.

    • Author comment by D3baseball.com · May 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      The regional rankings are based on in-region records where all polls, whether the Top 25 or the coach’s poll, are based on overall records, and other criteria (past success, key wins in and out of region, etc.)

      It is not hard to find a team that excels in region but not on the national stage.

      • Author comment by nwcfan9 · May 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        Can you explain how a conference co-champion like Pacific not be ranked in the region, while a third place team in the conference is ranked in the region?

        • Admin comment by Pat Coleman · May 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

          nwcfan9 — you have to remember that regional record and SOS are the biggest factors. While conference record is certainly part of regional record, it’s not all of it.

          I would be willing to bet that playing just 26 games in-region, compared to PLU’s 32, is a factor.

          • Author comment by nwcfan9 · May 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

            Almost every region has ranked teams with 26 region games or fewer. I am not saying there aren’t more deserving teams. I am just saying that league standings and head to head record should take precedence. I cannot see lthe logic of a third place team in a league being ranked ahead of a co-league champion when the third place team also did not win the series over the co-champion.

  • Author comment by baseball0605 · May 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    That still makes no sense. So your telling me a team that is 35-11 is not going to make the playoffs because of a bias regional ranking process. They have 7 losses in region. They are excelling in both.

  • Author comment by D3baseball.com · May 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Reputation. I can address my ballot that has few teams if any with 10 losses or more. Both Texas Tyler and Linfield are not on my ballot as there are plenty of teams with better records in region and overall.

    With 50+ playoff spot, less than half of the playoff teams will be ranked. Not being ranked this late in the season also is not a bar to winning a championship. See Illinois Wesleyan for an team that only appeared in the rankings at the end of the year and at number one.

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