The Northwood University Seahawks (logo at left) remain the number 1 team in the NAIA D2 college basketball poll, but the Shorter Hawks are the new top-ranked team in D1. This comes after the defeat of the former top team the Oklahoma Baptist Bison at the hands of the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm. Today Balladeer’s Blog will look at the NAIA Division 1 and 2 plus the NCAA Division 3. Tomorrow the NJCAA and NCAA Division 2 will be addressed.

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Division 1 –   1. Shorter Hawks     2. Oklahoma Baptist Bison     3. Robert Morris (IL) Eagles     4. Southern Polytechnic Running Hornets     5. Rogers State Hillcats     6. Concordia (CA) Eagles     T7. Azusa Pacific Cougars     T7. Georgetown (KY) Tigers

NAIA Division 2 –   1. Northwood (FL) Seahawks     2. Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls     3. Davenport Panthers     4. Grace College Lancers     5. Dordt Defenders     6. McPherson Bulldogs     7. Bellevue Bruins     8. Warner Pacific Knights  

NCAA Division 3 –   1. Middlebury Panthers     2. Virginia Wesleyan Marlins     3. MIT Engineers     4. Amherst Lord Jeffs     5. Whitewater Warhawks     6. MHBU Crusaders     7. Hope Flying Dutchmen     8. Emory Eagles  


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  1. Go Crimson Storm! One of the signature upsets of the season!

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