Eagles Jump Two Places To No. 3 in Baseball NAIA Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma Wesleyan University moved up two places in the final NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the regular-season, the national office announced Tuesday.

The Eagles, which opened the season unranked, jumps two places to No. 3 and collected 517 points. OKWU, which has not lost since March 28, was receiving its highest ranking of the year, earned an automatic berth into the National Championship Opening Round field after winning the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title.

The Eagles have an NAIA-best 52 wins and are buzzing with confidence heading into the tournament.

2014 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (May 9)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2014 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma Baptist (19) 50-6 560
2 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1) 43-7 540
3 5 Oklahoma Wesleyan 52-6 517
4 4 Faulkner (Ala.) 46-14 498
5 3 Georgetown (Ky.) 42-8 497
6 6 Georgia Gwinnett 48-10 475
7 8 Missouri Baptist 45-12 433
8 7 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 39-18 432
9 14 Southern Poly (Ga.) 42-16 413
10 13 Tabor (Kan.) 46-11 403
11 10 LSU Shreveport (La.) 42-16 376
12 11 Doane (Neb.) 42-9 350
13 9 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 32-11 324
14 12 The Master’s (Calif.) 37-16 320
15 15 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 37-19 302
16 16 Oklahoma City 35-17 300
17 17 Southeastern (Fla.) 44-14 267
18 18 Bellevue (Neb.) 37-15-2 231
19 19 Point Park (Pa.) 40-15 181
20 20 Northwestern (Iowa) 41-11 179
21 21 Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 42-10 162
22 25 Jamestown (N.D.) 35-8 156
23 RV Cumberland (Tenn.) 40-18 139
24 RV Davenport (Mich.) 41-15 134
25 22 Vanguard (Calif.) 32-21 126

Others receiving votes: Belhaven (Miss.) 120; William Woods (Mo.) 93; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 78; Westmont (Calif.) 74; Talladega (Ala.) 46; Midland (Neb.) 26; Mayville State (N.D.) 26; Sterling (Kan.) 22; British Columbia 20; Tennessee Wesleyan 12; Judson (Ill.) 11; Friends (Kan.) 9; LSU Alexandria (La.) 8; Concordia (Calif.) 5.