Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the finalized field of teams for the college world series’ in two of the divisions covered here. The NAIA’s College of Idaho Coyotes (logo at left) are the featured team in this post not only because they upset the top seed in their playoff region (Azusa Pacific University) but also because today the college announced IT IS RELAUNCHING ITS FOOTBALL PROGRAM!!!
Yes, for the first time since 1977 C of I will be playing intercollegiate football! But, getting back to the subject at hand, let’s start with the teams making the NAIA and NCCAA Division 1 College World Series field:
NAIA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
(3) COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES – Champs of the Azusa bracket
(3) SOUTH CAROLINA-BEAUFORT SAND SHARKS – Champs of the Hardeeville bracket
(2) POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS – Champs of the Marion brackt
(1) LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (riverboat pilots) – Champs of the Paducah bracket
(3) ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS – Champs of the Hutchinson bracket
(1) OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS – Champs of the Oklahoma City bracket
(1) LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES – Champs of the Cleveland bracket
(1) EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES – Champs of the Daytona Beach bracket
(1) TN WESLEYAN BULLDOGS – Champs of the Kingsport bracket
(H) LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE WARRIORS – host institution
Play begins May 25th for the NAIA, May 16th for the NCCAA
NCCAA1 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FIELD (BY SEED)
1. CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOWJACKETS
2. CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY LANCERS
3. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES (defending champs)
4. OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS
5. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE
6. MALONE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS
7. BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLIN’ RAMS
8. EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS
9. NYACK COLLEGE WARRIORS
10. MID-CONTINENT UNIVERSITY COUGARS
I’ll have the NJCAA3 College World Series field next! NCAA D2 and D3 are just starting their national playoffs this week, with 48 and 56 teams, respectively, in the running.
4 responses to “COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAMS FOR THE NAIA AND NCCAA1”
I never knew about any of these teams before! It’s great to hear about these divisions! I could picture my kids being much happier at these schools!
Thanks! Always glad to spread the word about these teams and colleges!
I live in OK and want to play for the Rogers State Hillcats now!!!
Good to hear that! I hope you get the chance to!