NAIA Top 25 and Recap for March 31

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 31, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 1 5 Lubbock Christian 29-4 649
2 2 2 Oklahoma City 31-3 623
3 4 3 Southern Polytechnic 29-3 615
4 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 23-8 593
5 5 9 LSU-Shreveport 30-5 562
6 6 8 Azusa Pacific 26-7 536
7 7 17 Union (KY) 23-5 523
8 8 4 Campbellsville 22-4 502
9 10 6 Lewis-Clark State 16-6 473
10 11 22 Madonna 22-3 443
11 13 20 Embry-Riddle 27-10 434
12 12 10 Berry 25-7 419
13 16 7 British Columbia 21-7 399
14 14 27 Bellevue 18-7 386
15 15 11 Lee 28-8 343
16 17 34 Warner 25-11 300
17 25 13 Malone 19-4 280
18 18 14 The Master’s 24-11 273
19 20 40 Lindenwood 15-4 248
20 23 18 Trevecca Nazarene 21-12 221
21 NR 24 Univ of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 26-6 187
22 21 52 Montreat 17-7 176
23 9 55 Spring Arbor 10-6 170
24 24 15 Fresno Pacific 21-10 141
25 RV 12 College of Idaho 18-8 130
16 Auburn-Montgomery 18-13
19 Wayland Baptist 25-10
21 Southern Nazarene 27-8
23 Belhaven 26-11
25 Biola 18-16

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 18, Southern Polytechnic 5

#1 Lubbock Christian swept three games against Northwestern Oklahoma State, and none of them were close. Next up for the Chaparrals is the U. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma April 3-4.

#2 Oklahoma City swept three games against Saint Gregory’s, and won one games against Bacone. The Stars play Oklahoma Baptist away and home April 2 and 4.

Sean Teague

Sean Teague

#3 Southern Polytechnic swept three games against #15 Lee. IF Jake Barrow is hitting .494 for the Hornets, RHP Sean Teague is 3-0, 0.67 ERA. The Hornets visit Faulkner April 3-4.

#4 Point Loma Nazarene won three of four, defeating Concordia-Irvine twice, and splitting with Biola 7-9 and 11-0. Andrew Bovich got a complete seven-inning shutout in the second game, allowed three hits, struck out two. His record for the season is 6-0, 1.65 ERA. The Sea Lions continue to hold first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference. They play San Diego Christian home and away April 1-2, visit Westmont April 4, and visit San Francisco State April 6-7.

The Sea Lions retained the  #1 spot in Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Their strength of schedule ranking is #6;  Concordia-Irvine is #1 in strength of schedule, Lubbock Christian is #28, Oklahoma City is #25, and Southern Polytechnic is #19.

Blake Walker

Blake Walker

#5 LSU-Shreveport split two high-scoring games with Belhaven, and lost a double-header  to Texas Wesleyan (#69 in the ISR rating). Texas Wesleyan’s Blake Walker went 3-3 with a home run and five RBI in the first game. The Pilots visit William Carey April 3-4.

#6 Azusa Pacific defeated #18 The Master’s in a game that went ten innings, and split with Concordia-Irvine. The Cougars visit #24 Fresno Pacific April 1-2, and San Diego Christian April 4. They play an exhibion game against the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on April 7.

#7 Union (KY) swept three games against King, two of them shutouts, the first one a complete game for Chaz Bargo. Lance Dougherty and Jason Parsons combined for the second shutout. The Bulldogs visit Georgetown College on April 1, host Berea on April 2, and visit Virgina Intermont April 4-5.

#8 Campbellsville lost a game toLindsey Wilson, defeated U. of the Cumberlands, and split with #20 Trevecca Nazarene. The Tigers host Cumberland April 1, and West Virginia Tech April 3-4.

#9 Lewis-Clark State swept three games against Corban. The Warriors visit Division III Linfield April 1, Concordia-Portland April 2, and Division II Saint Martin’s April 3-5.

#10 Madonna won three out of four against Davenport. The Crusaders play Indiana Tech home and away April 4-5.