USAO in at No. 2 in NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Preseason Poll

NAIA Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After just one regular season poll a year ago, Southeastern (Fla.) returns to the top spot in the preseason edition of the Top 25 for the 2021 season. Science & Arts (Okla.) garnered two first place votes in the No. 2 spot while Georgia Gwinnett, St. Thomas (Fla.) and Tennessee Wesleyan rounded-out the top five.

2021 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll (Nov. 4, 2020)

RankPreviousSchool [First-Place Votes]2020 RecordPoints
11Southeastern (Fla.) [17]26-1528
22Science & Arts (Okla.) [2]18-1510
33Georgia Gwinnett23-2497
44St. Thomas (Fla.)19-5467
55Tennessee Wesleyan16-6462
66LSU Shreveport (La.)22-4434
78Faulkner (Ala.)18-4428
87Cumberlands (Ky.)22-3425
99Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)17-5394
1010Central Methodist (Mo.)16-5364
1112Indiana Southeast (Ind.)18-1358
1211Indiana Tech11-5323
1317Westmont (Calif.)18-9311
1413Lyon (Ark.)20-6300
1515Keiser (Fla.)19-6292
1618Oklahoma City17-8257
1723Reinhardt (Ga.)18-7253
1814Vanguard (Calif.)21-6241
1919Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)22-7235
2020Mobile (Ala.)17-6200
2116Bryan (Tenn.)14-6168
2221Middle Georgia State17-8151
2324Hope International (Calif.)18-8145
24RVLewis-Clark State (Idaho)15-5144
2525MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)15-696

Dropped from the Top 25: Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 

Others Receiving Votes: Taylor (Ind.) 93, Texas Wesleyan 78, Campbellsville (Ky.) 69, Tabor (Kan.) 65, Webber International (Fla.) 45, Concordia (Neb.) 20, Bellevue (Neb.) 19, Columbia (Mo.) 18, IU Kokomo (Ind.) 9, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 8, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 8, Clarke (Iowa) 7, Point (Ga.) 6.