NAIA top 25 for Feb. 27

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for Feb. 27, 2008. Comments below.

 

Rank School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 10-2 510
2 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 12-1 505
3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 17-1 472
4 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 14-1 458
5 Spring Arbor (MI) (VIII) 0-0 439
6 Oklahoma City (VI) 13-1 421
7 Southern Polytechnic (GA) (XIII) 12-2 351
8 Oklahoma Baptist (VI) 15-1 324
9 The Master’s (CA) (II) 12-2-1 309
10 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 9-3 303
11 Bellevue (NB) (IV) 4-4 291
12 Tennessee Wesleyan (XII) 10-5 277
13 Saint Thomas (FL) (XIV) 5-6 274
14 Ohio Dominican (IX) 0-0 240
15 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 17-0-1 215
16 U. of Mobile (AL) (XIII) 14-3 211
17 Union (KY) (XII) 10-2 179
18 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 10-6 161
19 Faulkner (AL) (XIII) 15-4 117
20 Campbellsville (KY) (XI) 2-1 114
21 Missouri Baptist (V) 3-3 101
22 Saint Ambrose (IA) (VII) 0-0 89
23 Fresno Pacific (CA) (II) 8-3 88
24 Dickinson State (ND) (III) 0-0 68
25 Cumberland (TN) (XI) 9-6 60

 

First-place votes: Lewis-Clark State 13, Azusa Pacific 4, Lee 3, Lubbock Christian 1


Paul Martin #1 Lewis-Clark State swept a tournament they hosted, defeating MSU-Billings 18-5, Saint Martin’s 12-5, Western Oregon 5-3, and British Columbia 3-1. Paul Martin had 2 RBI vs. MSU-Billings, 3 RBI vs. Saint Martin’s, and 4 RBI vs. Western Oregon. They defeated Washington on Wednesday; Mike Guerrero got the win, and Martin was 2-3 with a home run. (Story from Washington site) They host Gonzaga on Sunday. They have held the number one spot in the poll continuously since 2006.

#2 Azusa Pacific swept a double-header against San Diego Christian on Saturday, defeated La Verne on Tuesday, and #23 Fresno Pacific 11-4 on Wednesday. They host La Sierra on Friday, and Vanguard on Saturday.

#3 Lee swept three games against Brewton-Parker, and their winning streak is now 14 games. They play #19 Faulkner Friday and Saturday.

Will Stramp#4 Lubbock Christian swept four games against #25 Cumberland. Will Stramp leads the Chaparrals with a .448 average and eight home runs, hit a walk-off double to win the first game of the Cumberland series, and hit a two-run home run in the second game. The Chaparrals play at #8 Oklahoma Baptist this weekend.

#5 Spring Arbor still has not played a game this season. They are scheduled to play Shawnee State and U. of Saint Francis in Portsmouth, OH on Saturday.

#6 Oklahoma City won two games against Rogers State, a game against Texas Wesleyan, and a game against Briar Cliff. They play Missouri Valley this weekend.

#7 Southern Polytechnic swept Tennessee Temple. They will play at Southern Wesleyan on Friday and Saturday.

#9 The Master’s split with Biola on Saturday, and lost to Westmont on Wednesday. They will play Cal Baptist on Saturday.