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Third Regional Rankings

Third Regional Rankings (10 May 2012)

CENTRAL
1 Washington-St. Louis 25-8 28-12
2 Chicago 19-11 22-12
3 Illinois Wesleyan 22-12 26-13
4 North Park 24-9 28-11
5 Coe 21-15 23-15
6 St. Norbert 19-8 21-11
MID-ATLANTIC
1 Keystone 32-3 35-5
2 Kean 26-8 31-10
3 Alvernia 28-10-1 30-12-1
4 Ramapo 27-12 31-13
5 Misericordia 33-8 35-8
6 Neumann 26-13 30-13
7 Rowan 24-10 30-13
8 Moravian 24-11 28-15
9 Johns Hopkins 24-14-2 25-16-2
MIDEAST
1 Marietta 30-5 34-6
2 Washington & Jefferson 29-6 33-6
3 Adrian 29-7 32-8
4 DePauw 30-11 33-12
5 Mount Union 25-12 27-13
6 Rose-Hulman 20-9 27-12
7 Franklin 22-7 30-9
MIDWEST
1 St. Thomas (Minn.) 28-3 30-5
2 Wisconsin-La Crosse 27-8 30-9
3 Wisconsin-Whitewater 22-13 26-13
4 Concordia (Chicago) 28-10 30-10
5 St. Scholastica 27-6 30-9
6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 26-12 27-13
NEW ENGLAND
1 Wheaton (Mass.) 32-7 34-8
2 36-5 36-5
3 Keene State 28-8 29-11
4 Trinity (Conn.) 25-7 29-9
5 Western New England 31-9 32-11
6 Amherst 20-6 23-8
7 Bowdoin 21-14 23-16
8 Southern Maine 21-13 23-16
9 Eastern Connecticut State 19-9 28-11
10 Bridgewater State 24-10 30-13
NEW YORK
1 SUNY Cortland 30-4-1 35-7-1
2 Farmingdale State 25-3 29-9
3 Ithaca 21-6-1 26-8-1
4 St. John Fisher 27-9 29-10
5 Old Westbury 26-9 30-12
6 Brockport 25-16 26-17
SOUTH
1 Birmingham-Southern 35-7 35-7
2 Christopher Newport 21-7 30-7
3 Salisbury 27-6 31-7
4 Shenandoah 26-9 29-11
5 Emory 26-11 26-11
6 Huntingdon 24-12 30-12
WEST
1 Concordia (Texas) 36-9 36-9
2 Trinity (Texas) 31-8 34-10
3 Whitworth 25-7-1 26-13-1
4 La Verne 24-12 25-14
5 Linfield 22-12 25-15
6 Pomona-Pitzer 23-11 25-12-1

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  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · May 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    The West Regional Playoffs will be held at Linfield College next week.

    The West Region Ranking showing Linfield (Lin) appearing for the first time this season in the Regional Rankings and being slotted ahead of Pomona-Pitzer (P-P) is hard to comprehend by the criteria in the Handbook.

    Let’s do a side-by-side comparing the criteria in the Handbook.

    Win-loss percentage against regional opponents.

    P-P .676 Lin .647 Advantage P-P

    Strength of schedule against in-region competition (from the D3Baseball.com front page at time of this posting listed as “NCAA”)

    P-P .510 Lin .509 Advantage P-P

    In-region head-to-head

    No meetings this year between P-P and Linfield

    In-region results vs. common regional opponents

    P-P 10-4 Lin 7-5 Advantage P-P

    P-P vs Whitworth 1-0; UPS 1-1; Chapman 2-1; CMS 4-0; Cal Lu 2-2.

    Lin vs Whitworth 1-2; UPS 3-0; Chapman 2-2; CMS 0-1; Cal Lu 1-0.

    In-region RESULTS versus regionally ranked teams:

    P-P 3-2 .600 Linfield 4-3 .571 (Advantage P-P which has a higher%)

    P-P Whitworth 1-0; LaVerne 2-2

    Lin Whitworth 1-2; Pac Lu 3-1

    Conference postseason contests are included:

    Neither conference had a post-season tournament.

    By the criteria, Pomona-Pitzer should be ranked ahead of Linfield.

    This is unacceptable.

    • Author comment by devine · May 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Even better , how does Alvernia move up in region after losing two in conference playoffs.

      • Author comment by D3baseball.com · May 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        This is an easy question. The teams behind them also lost two games, except Misericordia. They had one loss last week and play Saturday for the MAFC championship on Saturday. They moved ahead of Montclair State who had to forfeit several regional games and dropped out of the rankings, allowing Alvernia to move up.

    • Author comment by devine · May 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Ralph any predictions yet not much chatter this year

    • Author comment by d3bbfan · May 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      The real question isnt why Linfield is ranked ahead of P-P, but why Linfield is in consideration at all… They tied for fourth/fifth in their own conference and were beaten in season series by three of the four conference opponents with winning records. Unless they give special consideration to the host, I don’t see why a team like Texas-Tyler who is ranked highly and was co-champ of their conference, or Pacific (OR) who was co-champion of NWC and four games ahead of Linfield, wouldn’t be there instead. Clearly Linfield is a quality team but shouldn’t you have to earn it on the field?

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · May 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    http://web1.ncaa.org/champsel_new/exec/pdf/staticpdfrank

    Generated 05/08/2012 2:53 pm

    Here is a difference between the NCAA SOS and Prestosports.com SOS.

    From NCAA

    P-P OWP .490; OOWP .507; RPI .496

    Lin OWP .500; OOWP .514; RPI .505

    Whose numbers do we believe? The NCAA cannot even put out an accurate Handbook.

    Prestosports.com’s numbers have been accurate in the other sports (to the best of our knowledge).

    I have real trouble relying on OWP/OOWP/SOS in the isolated West Region. The number of schools in the region is just too small!

    P-P played 10 unique West Region teams plus Ithaca (a loss to a ranked New York Region team) Kean (a win over a ranked Mid-Atlantic Region team) and a win over Rutgers-Newark.

    Linfield played 13 unique West Region teams.

    By contrast Trinity CT has played 16 unique teams and face their 17th against Williams in the first round of the tourney. (And maybe Amherst for their 18th in the second round of the NESCAC Tourney.)

    • Author comment by devine · May 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      any word when the regions will be set, people are talking earlier then before so you do not have to wait til the middle o the night, some saying by 10pm tonight

      • Author comment by D3baseball.com · May 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        If the past is a consideration, they will be set midnight tonight to 2am Monday.

        • Author comment by devine · May 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

          thanks, what about predictions by d3?

  • Author comment by azbb · May 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Here are a couple other ranking sites and both have Pomona-Pitzer ahead of Linfield:

    Massey Ratings:
    http://masseyratings.com/rate.php?lg=cbase&yr=2012&sub=11620

    Boyd’s World:

    http://www.boydsworld.com/baseball/isr/d3_isr.html

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