AUM News
Baseball - Tue. Jun. 05, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery baseball team finished the 2012 campaign ranked No. 17 in the postseason edition of the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

Despite finishing as the runner-up of the Daytona Beach bracket of the NAIA Opening Round Tournament, the Warhawks slipped two spots from a tie for 15th in the final regular season poll.

AUM tallied 211 points in the rankings and finished 38 points out of the No. 16 spot, held by Concordia (Calif.).

National Champions Tennessee Wesleyan earned the top spot in the poll, garnering 467 points and all 17 first-place votes. National runner-up Rogers State (Okla.) was second, jumping 21 spots from the final regular season poll. LSU Shreveport fell to third, while Southern States Athletic Conference foe Lee finished fourth. Oklahoma City rounded out the top five.

During the season, AUM won five games against teams from the top-25, including two against the champion Bulldogs.

The Warhawks and Flames were two of four SSAC teams ranked, a mark which tied the Sooner Athletic Conference for the national lead. Also cracking the top 25 were Faulkner at No. 13 and No. 24 Shorter. Conference member Southern Poly was among the others receiving votes.

AUM finished the 2012 season with a 38-24 overall record, including a 21-9 mark in the highly-competitive SSAC.

COMPLETE POLL

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2012 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

6

Tennessee Wesleyan (17)

53-12

467

2

23

Rogers State (Okla.)

49-16

450

3

1

LSU Shreveport (La.)

54-6

477

4

2

Lee (Tenn.)

56-11-1

424

5

3

Oklahoma City

48-12

404

6

12

Point Park (Pa.)

53-11

394

7

15

South Carolina Beaufort

41-19

372

8

10

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

42-14

358

9

6

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

43-17

345

10

RV

College of Idaho

41-21

326

11

4

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

47-12

320

T12

7

Oklahoma Baptist

47-14

285

13

5

Faulkner (Ala.)

48-13

282

14

11

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

43-16

263

T15

12

St. Thomas (Fla.)

42-12

253

16

9

Concordia (Calif.)

38-18

249

17

15

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

38-24

211

18

21

Missouri Baptist

39-16

189

19

14

Georgetown (Ky.)

45-11

186

20

25

Sterling (Kan.)

45-14

181

21

17

Judson (Ill.)

47-14

157

22

19

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

35-22

150

23

RV

Union (Tenn.)

39-19

129

24

18

Shorter (Ga.)

38-18

123

25

23

Taylor (Ind.)

38-20

95


Others receiving votes:Tabor (Kan.) 94; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 62; Avila (Mo.) 60; Bellevue (Neb.) 49; Doane (Neb.) 39; St. Francis (Ill.) 28; Campbellsville (Ky.) 27; Biola (Calif.) 10; Southern Poly (Ga.) 9; York (Neb.) 6; Bryan (Tenn.) 3; The Master's (Calif.) 1; Peru State (Neb.) 1; Grand View (Iowa) 1; SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Arizona Christian 1; William Woods (Mo.) 1