Oklahoma Wesleyan Baseball Jumped To No. 11 In NAIA Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oklahoma Wesleyan baseball program climbed five-places in the second regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, after improving to No. 11, the national office announced Tuesday.

The Matt Parker-led team was last week ranked No. 16, but after beating the previously ranked No. 10 Bellevue (Neb.), who are now at No. 17 – last week, the Eagles upward march continued.

OKWU, who is 30-6 on the season, received 411 points in the latest poll release.

The defending national champions Faulkner (30-7) collected 19 of the possible 21 first-place votes and tallied 590 points to stay as the top ranked team in the nation for the fifth-straight time.

2014 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2 (April 1)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2014 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Faulkner (Ala.) (19) 30-7 590
2 2 Oklahoma Baptist (1) 28-5 567
3 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1) 24-5 553
4 4 Missouri Baptist 24-5 526
5 6 Georgia Gwinnett 33-5 515
6 12 Concordia (Calif.) 29-10 495
7 9 LSU Shreveport (La.) 29-8 458
8 5 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 27-11 423
9 13 Georgetown (Ky.) 23-4 421
10 11 Oklahoma City 23-9 420
11 16 Oklahoma Wesleyan 30-6 411
12 14 Tabor (Kan.) 28-5 400
13 8 Belhaven (Miss.) 27-11 377
14 7 The Master’s (Calif.) 27-10 370
15 15 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 27-14 329
16 17 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 19-7 257
17 10 Bellevue (Neb.) 19-10-2 241
18 19 Union (Ky.) 24-9 229
19 RV Doane (Neb.) 21-7 221
20 T20 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 22-9 208
21 22 Friends (Kan.) 25-10 184
22 24 Southeastern (Fla.) 29-11 168
23 RV British Columbia 22-6 167
24 25 Vanguard (Calif.) 23-12 133
25 RV Mobile (Ala.) 24-11 116

Others receiving votes: Northwestern (Iowa) 113; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 97; LSU Alexandria 96; Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 52; Midland (Neb.) 42; Southern Poly (Ga.) 35; Brescia (Ky.) 33; Sterling (Kan.) 27; St. Thomas (Fla.) 26; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 25; Reinhardt (Ga.) 23; Jamestown (N.D.) 14; Point Park (Pa.) 9; Davenport (Mich.) 8; William Woods (Mo.) 6; Mayville State (N.D.) 3.