All posts by Eric Curitore

RAWLINGS WEEK 13 NCBA DI TOP 20 POLL

Defending  World Series Champion Illinois holds down the #1 spot for the 3rd straight Poll in this week’s latest rankings.

Check out the full results HERE!

Next poll will be released March 5th.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Univ. of North Texas has been placed on probation for violation of NCBA DI Rule 26.01.1. The player in violation has been suspended for UNT’s next 2 games.

26.01.1 Any NCBA participant’s personal social media accounts found abusing other NCBA participants or member teams on social media in an unsportsmanlike fashion are subject to suspension and/or their team being placed on probation.

**The NCBA absolutely encourages social media interaction between teams, players & fans. Please keep in mind there is a distinct difference between friendly banter & inappropriate behavior such as talking trash or making threats towards other teams/players. When that line is crossed, it not only makes that player/team look bad, it makes the NCBA as a whole look bad. The NCBA, along with each & every team past & present, has worked way too hard to create the opportunity & experience this league offers. Inappropriate behavior like this will not be tolerated within any Division of the NCBA.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Southern Methodist University has been placed on probation for violation of NCBA Rule 6.02.2 (playing NCBA Sanctioned Game(s) with less than 9 eligible players on their official NCBA roster).

RAWLINGS WEEK 11 NCBA DI TOP 20 POLL

2019 World Series Champion Illinois holds onto the #1 spot in the latest rankings, as 2 brand new teams enter for the first time this year.

Check out the full results HERE!

Next poll will be released February 20th.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Lone Star College has been placed on probation for violation of NCBA Rule 26.01.0 (forfeited an entire series to conference opponent).

RAWLINGS PRESEASON NCBA DI TOP 20 POLL

2019 World Series Champion Illinois snags the #1 spot in the Rawlings Preseason Top 20 Poll after receiving 18 first place votes. 2 other teams also received first place votes while a total of 52 teams received votes as a whole.

Check out the full results HERE!

Next poll will be released February 6th.

GREAT LAKES TEAM PREVIEWS

2019 couldn’t have went any better for Illinois Club Baseball as they capped off their season with a National Championship. Finishing 14-1 in conference play, they earned the #1 seed at the Regional Playoff. After being upset by Mich. State Game 1, Illinois reeled off 4 straight wins, including 2 straight over Mich. State to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 23-3 record, they secured the #3 seed. The Illini took down Grand Canyon 9-5 in the Championship game bringing their 2019 season to an end as National Champions & ranked as the #1 team in the country.

Does Illinois have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Great Lakes Team Previews to find out.

 

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED TOMORROW!

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC TEAM PREVIEWS

Grand Canyon University took home their 2nd straight SoPac Regional Title in 2019. Finishing 12-3 in conference play, they earned the #2 seed at the Regional Playoff. After back to back run rule victories they took down UC Santa Baraba in the Title game to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 18-3 record, they secured the #4 seed. With wins over Florida State & Iowa, GCU found themselves in the Nat’l Semi Finals for the 2nd year in a row. While they ultimately reached the Championship Game, GCU lost a hard fought battle to Illinois to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #2 team in the country.

Does Grand Canyon have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Southern Pacific Team Previews to find out.

 

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

SOUTH ATLANTIC TEAM PREVIEWS

SOUTH ATLANTIC TEAM PREVIEWS: Florida State University claimed the South Atlantic Regional Title for the 2nd straight year in 2019. Finishing 11-4 in conference play, they earned the #2 seed at the Regional Playoff. After dropping their semi final game against Georgia, they ran the table back through including 2 wins over Georgia on Championship Sunday to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 22-7 record, they secured the #5 seed. FSU dropped Game 1 against Grand Canyon, though reeled off 2 wins against Maryland & Iowa before losing to Illinois to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #3 team in the country.

Does Florida State have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the South Atlantic Team Previews to find out.

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

GULF COAST TEAM PREVIEWS

GULF COAST TEAM PREVIEWS: Texas A&M claimed the Gulf Coast Regional Title for the 2nd year in a row in 2019. Sporting a 16-2 record in conference play, they earned the #1 seed at the Regional Playoff. After a 1st round upset loss, they reeled off 4 straight wins to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 27-5 record, they secured the #2 seed. TAMU was upset by Boston College in Game 1, though picked up wins against Oregon State & Boston College before ultimately falling to Grand Canyon to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #4 team in the country.

Does Texas A&M have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Gulf Coast Team Previews to find out.

 

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!