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