The Braves make their first appearance in the NAIA’s 25 Best Baseball Coaches pre-season poll

Baseball | Wed Nov 3, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Reigning NAIA National Champion Georgia Gwinnett claims pole position in the Top 25 Preseason Baseball Coaches. Finalist Central Methodist (Mo.) remains second, Southeastern (Florida) moves to third, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) slips from one place to fourth and Tennessee Wesleyan completes the Top Five. Reinhardt (Ga.) And Bellevue (Neb.) Jump into the poll after being unranked late last year.

The University of Ottawa made the program’s first appearance in the pre-season poll with 20 votes. Ottawa enters 2022 after a record-breaking season that ended with the NAIA’s first trip to the opening round.

Survey methodology

The poll was voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
The Top 25 is determined by a point system based on how each voter ranks the top teams. A team receives 30 points for each vote for first place, 29 for second place, and so on through the list.
The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-scoring is considered a low score) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for each ballot (including including the reduced-cost ballots) on which the teams appear.
Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”.
The frequency of surveys is bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) prior to the 2016-17 academic season. This change gives reviewers the ability to review more work between review periods.
For the full Top 25 schedule, click here.

RANK LATEST SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] SAVE FINAL POINTS
1 1 Georgia Gwinnett [19] 51-10 529
2 2 Central Methodist (Mo.) 49-8 507
3 5 South East (Florida) 51-9 480
4 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 44-8 474
5 7 Wesleyan Tennessee 53-6 459
6 4 Faulkner (Alabama) 32-20 457
7 6 Southeast Indiana (Ind.) 50-15 428
8 9 Keiser (Florida) 37-18 400
9 8 Wesleyan from Oklahoma 49-11 388
ten ten LSU Shreveport (La.) 45-16 382
11 11 Cumberlands (Ky.) 46-8 362
12 14 Loyola (Loyola) 36-15 330
13 13 Avant-garde (California) 40-16 328
14 15 Sciences and Arts (Okla.) 34-12 295
15 17 Indiana Wesleyan 44-14 263
16 16 Hope International (California) 29-15 257
17 19 St. Thomas (Florida) 34-21 253
18 12 Concordia (Neb.) 42-12 252
19 18 Central Georgia State 37-20 230
20 20 Oklahoma City 36-19 190
21 NR Reinhardt (Ga.) 34-21 167
22 24 Nazarene MidAmerica (Kan.) 41-16 148
23 25 Benedictine Mesa (Arizona) 32-16 134
24 NR Bellevue (Neb.) 41-18 129
25 23 Point Park (Pennsylvania) 40-16 128

Others who received votes: William Carey (Miss) 120; Bryan (Tenn.) 106; Notre-Dame du Lac (Texas) 42; Westmont (California) 39; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 32; Webber International (Florida) 28; Colombia (Mo.) 24; Ottawa (Kan.) 20; Indiana Tech 13; OPC (SC) 8; Olivet Nazarene (Illinois) 5; Texas Wesleyan 4; Warner (Florida) 4; Doane (Neb.) 3; Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 3


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