Defending national champion Faulkner tops the first regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Eagles, who went 5-0 at the 2013 Avista-NAIA World Series en route to the banner, received 19-of-20 first-place votes and 560 points in their fourth-straight edition at No. 1.

Defending national champion Faulkner tops the first regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Eagles, who went 5-0 at the 2013 Avista-NAIA World Series en route to the banner, received 19-of-20 first-place votes and 560 points in their fourth-straight edition at No. 1.

 

 

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.