PBR JUCO Wire: NJCAA Div. II Rankings (March 7 Update)

Tad Slowik, Mike Rosenbaum & PBR Staff

Rankings reflect games played through March 6.

Overall Record
Preseason Rank
1 LSU-Eunice (LA) 18-3-1 1 Best team by far right now. Talented and playing well.
2 Pearl River (MS) 11-3 7 Looking very strong. Big DH vs. Northwest Florida State this week.
3 Kirkwood (IA) 8-1 3 Won 8 in a row since losing to Dyersburg St. 
4 Madison (WI) N/A 4 Opening week in Arizona against a tough schedule.
5 Western Oklahoma St. 11-4 2 Talented team picking up wins over D1 schools.
6 Meridian (MS) 12-4 10 Another team picking up wins against quality opponents.
7 Gaston (NC) 18-0 NR 18 straight wins, including 3 vs. No. 22 Patrick & Henry.
8 Scottsdale (AZ) 16-4 HM Big week vs. Yavapai and Arizona Western.
9 Lincoln Land (IL) 3-2 9 Just getting started and headed to Florida.
10 Lansing (MI) 2-5 5 Tough schedule lies ahead down in Mississippi.
11 Kellogg (MI) 5-6 8 Very tough schedule, losing to No. 1 LSU-Eunice and D1 powerhouse Wabash Valley.
12 Phoenix (AZ) 15-6 21 Meeting all the challenges despite a tough schedule.
13 Kankakee (IL) 3-1 13 Just getting started; only loss to D1-ranked John A. Logan.
14 Frederick (MD) 8-1 24 7 straight wins, played well in Florida.
15 East Central (MS) 12-2 HM 6 straight wins and beating tough competition, fresh off a DH sweep vs. Tyler.
16 Jones (MS) 11-3 HM Playing well against tough competition early down South.
17 Iowa Central 11-4 17 Playing well so far but need to continue the momentum when Regional play starts.
18 Northeast (IA) 14-1 NR Off to a great start. Big battles ahead in the Region.
19 Palm Beach St. (FL) 17-6 NR Battling well against a tough Florida schedule.
20 Delaware Tech 17-0 NR Getting it done with the bats and on the mound. Big win over Harford. 
21 McHenry (IL) 4-3 22 Just getting started. Have a team that can get it done.
22 Patrick & Henry (VA) 10-7 11 Tough losses early, dropping 3 vs. No. 7 Gaston.
23 Black Hawk-Moline (IL) 1-3 18 Another team that has the talent but needs to play.
24 Parkland (IL) 4-3-1 6 Slow start but talent to rebound.
25 Mesa (AZ) 12-9 HM Competing well against tough Arizona schedule.

Honorable mentions (alphabetical order): Chesapeake (4-0-1); Hinds (7-6); Lackawanna (0-4); Lenoir (14-4); North Iowa Area (7-5); Pasco-Hernando St. (12-10)

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