All posts by Eric Curitore

PACIFIC REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

Defending Regional Champion Arizona State (DII) returns after an impressive 2017 run.  After two tough 1 run losses at the World Series, you can bet their hungry to get another opportunity out in Kansas.  Returning Regional Playoff qualifier San Diego State looks to build off their strong 1st season in the NCBA. The Spring season will bring a lot of competitive and exciting baseball.

Check out the Pacific Team Previews to learn more as the season is right around the corner.

Check back tomorrow for the release of the The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll!

NORTHERN PLAINS REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

With last years World Series Runner-Up  & defending Regional Champion now in Division I, the Northern Plains Region is wide open for the 2018 spring season.  Returning Regional Playoff qualifiers Wisconsin (DII), Northern Illinois & South Dakota State will push to make a return trip this year.  After strong fall seasons Toledo, Ferris State, Grand Valley State & North Dakota State join the mix in hopes of making a postseason run.

Check out the Northern Plains Team Previews to learn more as the season approaches.

Check back tomorrow for the Pacific Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released Thursday, January 18th.

ROCKY LONE STAR REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

Texas A&M CoC has become quite the powerhouse within Division II. Dating back to 2012 they have made the World Series 4 times including a Championship run in 2014.  Anything less than another World Series appearance in 2018 will be a disappointment for the Cadets given their recent success and expectations.

Returning Regional Playoff qualifiers Metro State, Houston CC & UC – Colorado Springs are all looking to not only return to the Regional in Amarillo, but take the next step and qualify for the World Series in Kansas. With all 3 conferences being loaded in talent, it’s going to be an exciting Spring season as countless others will try and stand in their way.

Check out the Rocky Lone Star Team Previews to learn more as the season approaches.

Check back tomorrow for the  Northern Plains Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.

NEW PENN REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

With 2017 World Series Champion Slippery Rock now in Division I, The New Penn Region is wide open for 2018. 2017 Regional Playoff qualifiers West Virginia & Penn State will look to make a return trip to the postseason.  The big story from the Region is Cal (PA) and their 12-0 start to conference play this past fall – which has already clinched them a spot in the Regional Playoff.  SUNY Buffalo (10-1) & Akron (8-1) also lead their respective conferences and look to lock things up this spring.

Check out the New Penn Team Previews to learn more as the season approaches.

Check back Monday for the Rocky Lone Star Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.

NEW ENGLAND REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

Defending Regional Champion SUNY Binghamton returns after an impressive 2017 run.  After two tough losses at the World Series, you can bet their hungry to get another opportunity out in Kansas.  With a strong fall season behind us – Lehigh (5-1) & Siena (7-1) join SUNY Binghamton (9-2) as conference leaders as we head into the spring portion of the season. Check out the New England Team Previews to learn more as the season is right around the corner.

Check back tomorrow for the New Penn Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.

GREAT AMERICAN REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

Ohio State (DII) had a memorable 2017 run as they went an incredible 12-0 in conference play & 3-0 at the Regional Playoff by outscoring their opponents by 22 in the process.  At the World Series they came up just short after losing to the eventual Champion in the semi finals. Returning Regional Playoff qualifiers Central Missouri, Illinois (DII) & Central Arkansas will join Ohio State & a host of others, in their pursuit of a 2018 World Series appearance. Check out the Great American Team Previews to learn more.

Check back tomorrow for the New England Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.

DIXIE REGION -TEAM PREVIEWS

With 2017 Champ Florida Gulf Coast now in Division I, the Dixie Region is officially up for grabs in 2018. Returning Regional Playoff teams Tennessee, Longwood & High Point all look to build off their solid 2017 campaigns. Check out the Dixie Team Previews to learn more as the season approaches.

Check back tomorrow for the Great American Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.

CHESAPEAKE REGION – TEAM PREVIEWS

Entering just their 3rd year in the NCBA, Salisbury University has already made a name for themselves. With back to back winning seasons & a trip to the 2017 World Series on their resume, you can bet they have high expectations entering the 2018 Spring Season. Do they have enough to repeat? Who will slow them down? Check out the Chesapeake Team Previews to learn more.

Check back tomorrow for the Dixie Region! The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th!

2018 TEAM PREVIEW FORMS DUE 1/5

NCBA DII officers should be on the lookout for the 2018 NCBA Team Preview Form that was emailed to them as of this morning. This form is the best way to market their teams to the Top 20 Voting Panel. The form needs completed and returned to the NCBA by January 5th. The 2018 Preseason Top 20 Poll will be released January 18th.