OLLU receives 42 votes in the 2022 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll

The baseball team received 42 votes in the 2022 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll released today. The team had received eight votes for the first time ever on March 11, 2020. Subsequently, the Saints were ranked in the top 25 as No. 21 on March 31, 2021; No. 24 on April 14, 2021; No. 22 on April 28, 2021; and No. 23 on May 12, 2021.

The Saints finished out their 2021 season as Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular-season champs. They qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament, where they lost in the opening round. They marked their best-ever record at 34-19 overall and 20-4 in the RRAC.

Poll Methodology

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.

The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.

Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”

The frequency of the polls is bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) prior to the 2016-17 academic season. This change allows raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work between rating periods.

For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

11Georgia Gwinnett [19]51-10529
22Central Methodist (Mo.)49-8507
35Southeastern (Fla.)51-9480
43Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)44-8474
57Tennessee Wesleyan53-6459
64Faulkner (Ala.)32-20457
76Indiana Southeast (Ind.)50-15428
89Keiser (Fla.)37-18400
98Oklahoma Wesleyan49-11388
1010LSU Shreveport (La.)45-16382
1111Cumberlands (Ky.)46-8362
1214Loyola (La.)36-15330
1313Vanguard (Calif.)40-16328
1415Science & Arts (Okla.)34-12295
1517Indiana Wesleyan44-14263
1616Hope International (Calif.)29-15257
1719St. Thomas (Fla.)34-21253
1812Concordia (Neb.)42-12252
1918Middle Georgia State37-20230
2020Oklahoma City36-19190
21NRReinhardt (Ga.)34-21167
2224MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)41-16148
2325Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)32-16134
24NRBellevue (Neb.)41-18129
2523Point Park (Pa.)40-16128

Others Receiving Votes: William Carey (Miss.) 120; Bryan (Tenn.) 106; Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 42; Westmont (Calif.) 39; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 32; Webber International (Fla.) 28; Columbia (Mo.) 24; Ottawa (Kan.) 20; Indiana Tech 13; CIU (S.C.) 8; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 5; Texas Wesleyan 4; Warner (Fla.) 4; Doane (Neb.) 3; Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 3Arrows