Thanks to popular demand, Balladeer’s Blog has resumed examining the rankings in the NCCAA and USCAA on top of the other divisions of college basketball covered here. The Cal Baptist University Lancers (logo at left) retain the top spot in the NCCAA-1 poll. The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers, whose conference tournament tips off on Thursday, are ranked 4th in the NCCAA-2 poll. Now a look at the top teams in all the divisions:
NAIA-1- 1. Shorter Hawks … 2. Oklahoma Baptist University Bison … 3. Robert Morris (IL) Eagles … 4. Southern Polytechnic Running Hornets
NAIA-2- 1. Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls … 2. Northwood (FL) Seahawks … 3. Davenport Panthers … 4. Dordt College Defenders
NCAA D3- 1. Hope Flying Dutchmen … 2. Amherst Lord Jeffs (up from 6) … 3. MIT Engineers Continue reading
I’ve been getting some emails inquiring why I wasn’t covering USCAA and NCCAA basketball rankings yet this season. I was going to cover their tournaments, of course, but in the meantime I’m thrilled that enough people out there had an interest in the USCAA and NCCAA to let me know they missed me mentioning them! I’ll make a point out of listing the NCCAA and the two USCAA divisions from now on in my weekly posts about the polls.
By the way, people who followed my USCAA basketball tournament coverage last year may be interested to know it is now called Mountain Madness instead of Madness in the Mountains. Thank GOD! Anyway, for this week, the Rochester College Warriors are the number 1 team in the USCAA-1 poll. And here’s a look at the complete polls for both divisions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association):
USCAA-1 1. RC Warriors … 2. Ave Maria University Gyrenes … 3. Southern Virginia University Knights … 4. Belleville Lynx … 5. Newport News Builders … 6. Oakwood Ambassadors (love that name) … 7. UMFK Bengals … 8. Continue reading