Cortland's 10th-year head coach Joe Brown leads all active NCAA Division III baseball coaches with a .789 career winning percentage
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The SUNY Cortland baseball team is ranked first nationally in Division III for the 2009 season in two preseason polls – one conducted by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the other by the Web site D3baseball.com.
Cortland finished 42-5 last season, including a school-record 38-game winning streak. The Red Dragons made their ninth NCAA Division III World Series appearance, all since 1995, and finished tied for seventh nationally. Cortland’s string of 16 consecutive NCAA Division III tournament berths is the longest active streak nationally.
The College Baseball News has put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 2. They have put the two time defending national champion Tampa in the top spot. They went 53-10 in 2007 and return a strong squad in their hunt for their third straight national championship. Columbus State, Florida Southern, Mesa State, and Abilene Christian round out the top 5. The full poll is available here.
The College Baseball News has also put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 3. The publication puts Wooster (OH) in the top spot with Cortland State coming up in the second spot. The top five is filled out by Kean (NJ), Chapman (CA), and Emory (GA). The full poll is available here.