OKWU Baseball Ranks No. 16 In NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oklahoma Wesleyan baseball team was among the 12 newcomers in NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll released on Tuesday by the national office.

The Eagles, under head Matt Parker and his coaching staff, have been very impressive this season, and after never been ranked, are now the No. 16 ranked team in the nation.

Oklahoma Wesleyan, which knocked off the previously No. 3 ranked Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and going 4-1 last week, is 26-5 on the season and collected 291 points in the poll.

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

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2014 RECORD* TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Faulkner (Ala.) (19) 29-6 560
2 11 Oklahoma Baptist (1) 25-4 528
3 2 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 18-5 514
4 4 Missouri Baptist 22-4 505
5 22 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 25-9 487
6 NR Georgia Gwinnett 29-4 459
7 12 The Master’s (Calif.) 26-8 433
8 RV Belhaven (Miss.) 26-7 426
9 21 LSU Shreveport (La.) 26-7 419
10 14 Bellevue (Neb.) 18-6-2 391
11 5 Oklahoma City 20-8 374
12 9 Concordia (Calif.) 26-9 358
13 23 Georgetown (Ky.) 20-4 357
14 RV Tabor (Kan.) 24-5 354
15 3 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 23-13 302
16 NR Oklahoma Wesleyan 26-5 291
17 NR Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 19-6 249
18 RV Northwestern (Iowa) 18-5 192
19 NR Union (Ky.) 23-8 182
T20 NR Wayland Baptist (Texas) 24-6 180
T20 25 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 19-6 180
22 NR Friends (Kan.) 21-9 158
23 RV LSU Alexandria (La.) 21-10 142
24 NR Southeastern (Fla.) 28-10 140
25 NR Vanguard (Calif.) 20-11 126

Others receiving votes: British Columbia 125; Mobile (Ala.) 91; Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 89; Sterling (Kan.) 82; Southern Poly 68; Reinhardt (Ga.) 39; Judson (Ill.) 29; William Penn (Iowa) 28; Jamestown (N.D.) 24; St. Thomas (Fla.) 11; Brescia (Ky.) 9; Westmont (Calif.) 7; Doane (Neb.) 7; Davenport (Mich.) 3; Bryan (Tenn.) 3; York (Neb.) 3.