Bear down…Arizona the number one team in D-I softball

Arizona and Florida are the class of D-I softball thus far in 2017 according to the recently released analysis of Christopher Long.

Long, whose bio includes analytics experience with numerous Major League Baseball teams, just released his updated softball rankings. Long’s rankings take into account a team’s overall strength by tabulating the impact of each team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule.

Here are Long’s  softball rankings for all of D-I as of today.

Rank School Div STR PARK OFS DFS SOS
1 Arizona D1 7.393 1.181 2.273 0.307 1.371
2 Florida D1 7.257 0.957 2.19 0.302 1.351
3 Florida St. D1 5.675 0.979 2.17 0.382 1.287
4 Texas A&M D1 5.471 0.953 2.165 0.396 1.378
5 Oregon D1 5.206 0.97 2.043 0.392 1.371
6 Minnesota D1 5.191 1.026 2.108 0.406 1.175
7 Auburn D1 4.787 1.018 1.962 0.41 1.381
8 Washington D1 4.559 0.977 2.231 0.49 1.471
9 Tennessee D1 4.494 0.996 2.029 0.452 1.349
10 Oklahoma D1 4.206 1.063 1.91 0.454 1.254
11 UCLA D1 4.044 0.985 1.87 0.462 1.475
12 LSU D1 4.005 0.908 1.911 0.477 1.396
13 Utah D1 3.923 1.213 1.79 0.456 1.349
14 Alabama D1 3.916 0.993 1.518 0.388 1.329
15 James Madison D1 3.696 1.061 1.64 0.444 1.074
16 Michigan D1 3.662 0.988 1.673 0.457 1.203
17 Louisiana D1 3.375 0.994 2.125 0.63 1.142
18 Baylor D1 3.298 0.865 1.763 0.535 1.284
19 Arizona St. D1 3.264 1.148 1.422 0.435 1.441
20 Georgia D1 2.953 1.015 1.769 0.599 1.328
21 Texas D1 2.939 0.94 1.763 0.6 1.347
22 BYU D1 2.816 1.118 1.493 0.53 1.141
23 Ohio St. D1 2.75 1.042 1.685 0.613 1.183
24 Ole Miss D1 2.692 0.97 1.569 0.583 1.335
25 Texas St. D1 2.69 1.016 1.307 0.486 1.156
26 South Carolina D1 2.611 0.913 1.784 0.683 1.435
27 Wisconsin D1 2.553 1.041 1.693 0.663 1.126
28 Kentucky D1 2.483 1.048 1.285 0.517 1.374
29 Arkansas D1 2.48 0.974 1.528 0.616 1.32
30 Missouri D1 2.472 0.97 1.722 0.697 1.423
31 Louisiana Tech D1 2.369 0.892 1.591 0.672 1.068
32 Jacksonville St. D1 2.338 1.038 1.397 0.597 1.008
33 Mississippi St. D1 2.263 0.939 1.299 0.574 1.305
34 Fordham D1 2.234 0.99 1.405 0.629 0.976
36 McNeese D1 2.211 0.909 1.657 0.749 1.106
37 Cal Poly D1 2.173 0.874 1.115 0.513 1.116
38 California D1 2.156 0.987 1.374 0.637 1.422
38 Oregon St. D1 2.156 0.953 1.644 0.763 1.376
40 Tulsa D1 2.125 1.089 1.131 0.532 1.153
42 Illinois D1 2.112 1.096 1.661 0.786 1.228
43 USC Upstate D1 2.094 0.967 1.12 0.535 1.005
44 Marshall D1 2.063 1.037 1.46 0.708 1.048
45 Pittsburgh D1 2.047 1.062 1.504 0.735 1.222
46 SIUE D1 2.028 0.92 1.262 0.622 1.019
47 Fresno St. D1 2.002 0.88 1.726 0.862 1.203
48 FIU D1 2.001 0.986 1.215 0.607 1.079
49 CSUN D1 1.977 0.936 1.483 0.75 1.15
51 Fla. Atlantic D1 1.959 0.925 1.262 0.644 1.123
53 Oklahoma St. D1 1.944 1.037 1.553 0.798 1.276
57 Boston College D1 1.886 1.025 1.178 0.624 1.123
57 North Carolina D1 1.886 1.079 1.358 0.72 1.194
60 Hawaii D1 1.856 0.873 1.293 0.697 1.136
61 Notre Dame D1 1.843 1.043 1.394 0.756 1.245
62 Saint Francis (PA) D1 1.832 1.099 1.374 0.75 0.912
63 Louisville D1 1.831 0.958 1.489 0.813 1.198
64 Lipscomb D1 1.798 0.99 1.181 0.657 1.094
65 Wichita St. D1 1.783 1.087 1.44 0.808 1.112
66 San Diego St. D1 1.781 0.901 1.729 0.971 1.162
71 Ohio D1 1.687 0.986 1.165 0.69 1.001
73 Houston D1 1.684 0.979 1.309 0.777 1.16
74 South Ala. D1 1.658 1.003 0.986 0.595 1.126
75 Kennesaw St. D1 1.657 0.943 1.455 0.878 1.046
76 Missouri St. D1 1.651 0.978 1.096 0.664 1.048
78 Syracuse D1 1.639 1.125 1.311 0.8 1.056
79 Illinois St. D1 1.636 1.025 1.484 0.907 1.146
80 Boise St. D1 1.624 1.081 1.308 0.806 1.029
81 Colorado St. D1 1.612 1.145 1.24 0.769 1.125
82 Liberty D1 1.594 1.092 1.232 0.773 0.998
83 Northwestern D1 1.588 1.109 1.329 0.837 1.316
84 Central Mich. D1 1.587 1.003 1.09 0.687 0.991
85 UNI D1 1.572 1.088 1.198 0.762 1.074
86 San Jose St. D1 1.564 0.896 1.21 0.773 1.081
87 Utah St. D1 1.563 1.218 1.251 0.8 1.065
89 Indiana D1 1.558 1.112 1.153 0.74 1.216
90 Grand Canyon D1 1.539 1.063 1.168 0.759 1.085
92 Nicholls St. D1 1.517 0.962 1.063 0.7 0.968
94 Georgia St. D1 1.508 1.103 1.374 0.911 1.131
95 Abilene Christian D1 1.483 1.085 1.177 0.793 1.013
95 La.-Monroe D1 1.483 0.938 1.033 0.696 1.112
97 UNCW D1 1.48 1.046 1.071 0.724 0.96
98 Cal St. Fullerton D1 1.471 0.976 1 0.68 1.209
101 Col. of Charleston D1 1.442 0.899 1.284 0.89 1.044
102 Murray St. D1 1.428 0.965 1.27 0.89 1.007
104 North Florida D1 1.425 1.04 1.167 0.819 1.08
105 Michigan St. D1 1.418 0.977 1.527 1.077 1.101
106 Stanford D1 1.416 0.938 1.412 0.997 1.361
107 UT Martin D1 1.413 0.899 1.379 0.976 0.961
109 Ball St. D1 1.401 1.059 1.117 0.797 1.002
111 Weber St. D1 1.37 1.082 1.23 0.898 1.014
112 St. John’s (NY) D1 1.366 0.99 1.268 0.928 0.98
114 Kansas D1 1.351 1.013 1.101 0.815 1.118
115 UCF D1 1.347 0.959 1.233 0.915 1.206
116 Texas Tech D1 1.342 1.126 1.365 1.017 1.204
119 Lamar University D1 1.335 0.929 1.269 0.951 1.107
121 Southern Ill. D1 1.303 0.941 1.116 0.857 1.058
122 UT Arlington D1 1.302 0.933 1.176 0.903 1.129
124 Nebraska D1 1.292 1.017 1.278 0.989 1.294
125 UC Davis D1 1.29 0.9 1.187 0.921 1.146
125 Sacramento St. D1 1.29 0.928 1.068 0.828 1.041
128 Coastal Caro. D1 1.274 1 1.044 0.82 1.051
130 New Mexico St. D1 1.268 1.244 1.154 0.911 1.117
133 South Fla. D1 1.258 0.971 1.127 0.896 1.162
137 Troy D1 1.221 0.926 1.218 0.997 1.205
142 Belmont D1 1.194 1.002 1.15 0.963 0.963
143 Nevada D1 1.192 1.115 1.188 0.996 1.095
144 Northern Ill. D1 1.189 1.071 1.189 1 0.998
145 Southern Miss. D1 1.188 0.947 0.999 0.841 1.09
147 Western Ky. D1 1.181 1.051 1.015 0.86 1.104
148 Ill.-Chicago D1 1.179 1.014 0.937 0.794 0.914
149 Northwestern St. D1 1.171 0.923 1.302 1.112 1.065
151 Memphis D1 1.167 0.955 1.095 0.938 1.1
152 North Texas D1 1.162 1.079 1.066 0.918 1.198
153 Hofstra D1 1.157 1.006 1.078 0.932 1.081
155 Eastern Ill. D1 1.155 0.858 1.015 0.879 0.972
156 FGCU D1 1.147 0.912 1.033 0.9 1.119
157 Charlotte D1 1.145 1.089 1.078 0.942 1.059
159 North Dakota St. D1 1.144 1.046 0.904 0.79 1.06
160 Montana D1 1.141 0.958 1.174 1.029 1.033
162 Long Beach St. D1 1.136 0.802 1.027 0.904 1.275
163 Furman D1 1.135 1.037 0.902 0.795 0.929
163 Virginia Tech D1 1.135 1.127 1.167 1.028 1.13
165 DePaul D1 1.134 1.037 1.169 1.031 0.991
168 Kent St. D1 1.119 1.128 1.078 0.964 1.044
171 UTSA D1 1.115 1.102 1.114 0.999 1.145
172 UC Santa Barbara D1 1.114 0.966 1.228 1.103 1.137
173 Elon D1 1.108 0.961 1.08 0.974 0.964
175 Iowa D1 1.105 0.99 0.864 0.781 1.216
177 Pacific D1 1.086 0.959 1.071 0.987 1.069
179 Southeast Mo. St. D1 1.08 1.054 1.036 0.959 0.966
180 Sam Houston St. D1 1.078 0.922 0.957 0.888 0.982
181 Ga. Southern D1 1.073 1.008 1.202 1.119 1.12
183 East Carolina D1 1.068 0.956 1.159 1.085 1.077
184 Bradley D1 1.064 0.975 1.133 1.064 1.093
185 Miami (OH) D1 1.063 0.972 1.162 1.093 0.968
186 Stetson D1 1.061 1.016 1.115 1.051 0.999
189 New Mexico D1 1.05 1.23 1.055 1.005 1.104
190 Longwood D1 1.04 1.009 0.862 0.828 1.022
192 Penn St. D1 1.032 1.04 0.943 0.914 1.185
192 North Carolina St. D1 1.032 1.017 1.266 1.227 1.267
195 UNLV D1 1.029 1.098 0.926 0.9 1.123
197 Campbell D1 1.025 0.959 1.288 1.257 0.933
199 Drake D1 1.023 1.028 0.985 0.963 1.101
201 Jacksonville D1 1.022 1.002 1.078 1.055 0.988
204 SFA D1 1.018 0.943 0.859 0.845 1.104
206 Seattle U D1 1.017 0.995 1.106 1.087 1.028
208 Mercer D1 1.016 0.993 1.071 1.055 0.986
209 Princeton D1 1.015 1.013 1.045 1.03 0.877
210 Middle Tenn. D1 1.014 0.994 0.908 0.896 1.036
216 Utah Valley D1 0.992 1.045 1.189 1.199 0.997
217 Lehigh D1 0.987 0.948 0.888 0.9 0.973
225 Loyola Marymount D1 0.976 0.957 1.103 1.13 1.13
229 Purdue D1 0.967 0.927 0.993 1.027 1.189
230 Evansville D1 0.966 0.998 1.073 1.111 1.105
231 Idaho St. D1 0.963 1.04 1.126 1.169 1.062
232 UC Riverside D1 0.961 0.986 1.021 1.063 1.064
234 Towson D1 0.95 0.929 1.171 1.232 0.966
236 Saint Joseph’s D1 0.945 1.035 0.859 0.91 0.926
237 Georgia Tech D1 0.943 1.053 1.149 1.217 1.201
239 Iowa St. D1 0.931 1.157 0.943 1.013 1.103
242 Southeastern La. D1 0.927 0.966 1.018 1.098 1.046
245 Radford D1 0.922 1.021 0.996 1.08 0.927
247 Eastern Ky. D1 0.914 1.009 0.999 1.093 0.984
248 Western Ill. D1 0.913 1.09 0.937 1.027 0.952
249 Manhattan D1 0.909 0.93 0.92 1.013 0.75
250 Massachusetts D1 0.908 0.969 0.837 0.922 0.983
250 UAB D1 0.908 0.955 0.934 1.028 1.15
252 Bowling Green D1 0.906 0.936 0.876 0.967 0.95
254 Bucknell D1 0.905 0.957 0.895 0.989 0.797
257 Central Ark. D1 0.902 1.046 0.938 1.039 1.076
260 Virginia D1 0.897 1.043 1.064 1.186 1.13
261 Loyola Chicago D1 0.896 1.005 0.718 0.801 1.002
264 Western Mich. D1 0.884 0.959 0.861 0.974 0.951
264 UNCG D1 0.884 1.021 1.026 1.16 0.961
266 Rutgers D1 0.88 1.065 1.288 1.463 1.139
267 UConn D1 0.877 1.135 0.764 0.872 1.049
268 Army West Point D1 0.876 0.936 0.877 1.001 0.838
271 Dayton D1 0.87 0.929 0.963 1.108 0.91
272 San Diego D1 0.861 0.886 1.078 1.253 1.038
274 Saint Louis D1 0.857 0.936 0.899 1.049 0.902
276 Winthrop D1 0.85 1.045 0.926 1.091 1.002
277 Morehead St. D1 0.849 0.962 0.71 0.836 0.965
278 Villanova D1 0.848 0.933 0.991 1.168 0.847
279 George Washington D1 0.844 0.944 1.069 1.267 0.881
279 Maryland D1 0.844 1.041 0.972 1.152 1.243
281 Boston U. D1 0.843 0.927 0.999 1.185 0.931
284 Toledo D1 0.835 0.959 0.996 1.193 1.015
285 ETSU D1 0.831 0.976 0.979 1.178 0.922
290 Indiana St. D1 0.822 1.023 1.034 1.257 1
291 Charleston So. D1 0.821 0.962 0.966 1.176 0.996
292 North Dakota D1 0.819 0.948 0.814 0.995 0.963
292 Seton Hall D1 0.819 1.001 0.98 1.197 0.914
295 Omaha D1 0.816 0.985 0.941 1.153 1.046
298 South Dakota D1 0.809 1.078 0.983 1.216 1.025
299 Providence D1 0.807 1.023 1.08 1.338 0.922
301 Harvard D1 0.806 1.026 0.941 1.167 0.862
302 Samford D1 0.805 1.054 0.971 1.207 1.006
307 Marist D1 0.798 0.893 0.811 1.016 0.76
312 Tennessee Tech D1 0.79 0.865 0.956 1.211 1.034
315 LIU Brooklyn D1 0.785 1.046 1.025 1.306 0.965
318 Delaware D1 0.781 0.94 1.099 1.408 1.008
319 Northern Colo. D1 0.775 1.191 0.883 1.14 1.009
320 Binghamton D1 0.764 1.033 1.085 1.419 0.912
320 Austin Peay D1 0.764 1.022 0.949 1.242 1.024
320 Maine D1 0.764 0.939 1.048 1.371 0.93
332 Valparaiso D1 0.75 0.965 0.93 1.24 0.85
335 UTEP D1 0.745 1.22 1.029 1.381 1.098
340 Wright St. D1 0.737 1.033 0.871 1.182 0.93
343 Akron D1 0.731 0.984 0.778 1.064 0.9
343 Saint Mary’s (CA) D1 0.731 0.936 0.737 1.008 1.016
347 Youngstown St. D1 0.727 0.995 0.727 1 0.853
349 Florida A&M D1 0.724 1.009 0.825 1.14 0.926
355 IUPUI D1 0.716 1.04 0.944 1.319 0.951
355 Creighton D1 0.716 1.047 0.886 1.238 1.002
358 UMass Lowell D1 0.714 1.022 0.913 1.279 0.894
358 Iona D1 0.714 0.976 0.907 1.27 0.838
362 Appalachian St. D1 0.707 1.145 0.814 1.151 0.97
363 Butler D1 0.704 0.983 0.883 1.255 0.972
365 Bethune-Cookman D1 0.702 0.96 0.996 1.418 0.902
367 Western Caro. D1 0.699 1.153 0.875 1.252 0.902
370 Penn D1 0.694 0.988 0.878 1.266 0.831
376 Albany (NY) D1 0.681 0.961 0.99 1.454 0.802
379 Oakland D1 0.672 0.938 0.771 1.147 0.861
380 Houston Baptist D1 0.67 0.858 0.997 1.487 0.973
389 Quinnipiac D1 0.649 0.994 0.732 1.128 0.838
390 Santa Clara D1 0.647 0.927 0.837 1.294 1.075
392 Georgetown D1 0.641 1.035 0.952 1.485 0.979
396 Canisius D1 0.635 1.007 0.758 1.193 0.807
401 Fairfield D1 0.628 0.935 0.86 1.371 0.835
403 South Dakota St. D1 0.627 1.034 0.761 1.214 0.901
410 CSU Bakersfield D1 0.619 1.002 0.997 1.61 1.04
412 Texas Southern D1 0.616 0.972 0.65 1.055 0.729
415 Eastern Mich. D1 0.613 1.004 0.753 1.228 0.962
418 Alcorn D1 0.607 0.956 0.901 1.484 0.832
418 Sacred Heart D1 0.607 0.891 0.577 0.95 0.844
422 Wagner D1 0.602 1.015 0.819 1.362 0.841
422 Dartmouth D1 0.602 1.07 0.903 1.499 0.939
426 Monmouth D1 0.598 0.962 0.815 1.362 0.846
435 Southern Utah D1 0.584 1.348 0.796 1.363 1.024
437 La Salle D1 0.583 1.048 0.757 1.298 0.865
442 Hampton D1 0.58 0.968 0.818 1.411 0.766
453 Central Conn. St. D1 0.565 1.044 0.758 1.342 0.868
457 Morgan St. D1 0.547 1.035 0.653 1.193 0.722
458 Niagara D1 0.54 1.002 0.754 1.397 0.781
459 Chattanooga D1 0.539 1.015 0.855 1.587 0.943
467 UMBC D1 0.533 0.99 0.778 1.46 0.757
473 Detroit Mercy D1 0.523 1.087 0.777 1.486 0.871
474 Presbyterian D1 0.521 1.069 0.702 1.348 0.945
477 George Mason D1 0.52 0.91 0.667 1.283 0.89
477 Incarnate Word D1 0.52 0.937 0.756 1.452 1.041
480 Columbia D1 0.514 0.931 0.81 1.574 0.821
487 Northern Ky. D1 0.509 1.083 0.794 1.561 0.914
492 Gardner-Webb D1 0.505 1.06 0.708 1.402 0.941
497 Colgate D1 0.501 1.047 0.834 1.664 0.907
508 Yale D1 0.493 1.02 0.694 1.407 0.844
508 UMKC D1 0.493 0.953 0.764 1.551 0.985
512 Rhode Island D1 0.489 1.018 0.824 1.686 0.939
515 Portland St. D1 0.486 0.882 0.787 1.619 1.052
517 Stony Brook D1 0.485 0.928 0.715 1.473 0.829
521 Mt. St. Mary’s D1 0.482 0.973 0.86 1.785 0.782
531 Alabama St. D1 0.475 1.054 0.837 1.763 0.885
532 Drexel D1 0.473 0.955 0.698 1.474 0.868
538 Robert Morris D1 0.458 1.114 0.712 1.555 0.832
564 A&M-Corpus Christi D1 0.434 0.853 0.534 1.23 1.026
574 Buffalo D1 0.426 1.046 0.636 1.493 0.932
574 Bryant D1 0.426 1.042 0.613 1.439 0.927
577 Prairie View D1 0.424 1.099 0.658 1.552 0.799
585 Cornell D1 0.412 1.055 0.813 1.975 0.817
590 Holy Cross D1 0.408 0.911 0.765 1.873 0.849
590 Mississippi Val. D1 0.408 1.016 0.738 1.809 0.854
594 Siena D1 0.405 0.959 0.721 1.781 0.839
600 N.C. A&T D1 0.399 1.004 0.66 1.655 0.752
601 Brown D1 0.398 1.096 0.62 1.559 0.8
604 Tennessee St. D1 0.397 0.969 0.697 1.754 0.971
610 St. Bonaventure D1 0.387 0.977 0.692 1.79 0.861
616 Fort Wayne D1 0.383 0.997 0.666 1.741 0.925
622 Delaware St. D1 0.38 0.904 0.6 1.578 0.808
625 Green Bay D1 0.377 1.001 0.728 1.93 0.896
627 UMES D1 0.376 1.059 0.573 1.522 0.665
640 Alabama A&M D1 0.361 1.078 0.651 1.805 0.805
645 Ark.-Pine Bluff D1 0.352 1.033 0.691 1.962 0.754
652 Southern U. D1 0.346 1.004 0.659 1.907 0.646
707 Norfolk St. D1 0.301 1.063 0.512 1.701 0.704
722 Lafayette D1 0.287 1.07 0.462 1.608 0.811
728 Cleveland St. D1 0.283 0.993 0.546 1.927 0.875
746 N.C. Central D1 0.272 1.076 0.455 1.676 0.778
754 Fairleigh Dickinson D1 0.262 1.001 0.61 2.328 0.845
767 Saint Peter’s D1 0.255 1.067 0.566 2.222 0.748
768 Jackson St. D1 0.254 1.074 0.662 2.607 0.817
786 Hartford D1 0.24 0.968 0.522 2.175 0.839
801 Coppin St. D1 0.231 1.036 0.559 2.421 0.748
825 Howard D1 0.2 1.031 0.555 2.769 0.752
832 Rider D1 0.195 1.071 0.388 1.991 0.776
837 Grambling D1 0.19 1.048 0.501 2.633 0.758
839 Savannah St. D1 0.189 1.047 0.54 2.85 0.869
840 South Carolina St. D1 0.188 0.993 0.579 3.085 0.833

St. Leo Lions tops in D-II softball

Though the NFCA has Angelo State as their number one team in D-II softball, according to the analysis of Christopher Long that honor should belong to Saint Leo.

Long, whose bio includes analytics experience with numerous Major League Baseball teams, just released his updated softball rankings. Long’s rankings take into account a team’s overall strength by tabulating the impact of each team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule.

Here are Long’s  softball rankings for all of D-II as of today.

Rank School Div STR PARK OFS DFS SOS
1 Saint Leo D2 2.217 0.997 1.836 0.46 0.964
2 Angelo St. D2 2.122 0.926 1.623 0.425 0.887
3 Minnesota St. D2 1.96 0.969 1.542 0.437 0.82
4 West Tex. A&M D2 1.958 1.141 1.787 0.507 0.864
5 West Florida D2 1.92 0.948 1.807 0.523 0.988
6 North Georgia D2 1.916 0.941 1.758 0.51 0.964
7 Central Okla. D2 1.889 1.047 1.703 0.501 0.861
8 Harding D2 1.748 0.985 1.493 0.475 0.859
9 Southern Ind. D2 1.735 0.959 1.619 0.519 0.855
10 Ala.-Huntsville D2 1.722 1.004 1.601 0.517 0.952
11 Winona St. D2 1.695 0.944 1.498 0.491 0.8
12 Valdosta St. D2 1.687 1.002 2.028 0.669 0.984
13 Armstrong St. D2 1.643 0.964 1.843 0.624 0.961
14 Southern Ark. D2 1.559 0.937 1.756 0.626 0.858
15 Young Harris D2 1.532 1.039 1.547 0.561 0.87
16 Colorado Mesa D2 1.512 1.018 1.742 0.64 0.716
17 Cal St. Monterey Bay D2 1.455 0.991 1.46 0.558 0.847
18 California Baptist D2 1.453 0.935 1.511 0.578 0.798
19 St. Mary’s (TX) D2 1.406 0.933 1.504 0.595 0.913
20 Shorter D2 1.377 0.917 1.759 0.71 1.014
21 Lenoir-Rhyne D2 1.362 1.072 1.552 0.634 0.765
22 Limestone D2 1.341 0.984 1.357 0.563 0.805
23 Lee D2 1.337 1.078 1.617 0.673 0.987
24 Tampa D2 1.302 1.007 1.346 0.575 0.954
25 Saginaw Valley D2 1.283 1.008 1.515 0.656 0.832
26 North Ala. D2 1.271 0.982 1.389 0.607 1.004
27 Mo.-St. Louis D2 1.263 0.975 1.493 0.657 0.894
28 Dixie St. D2 1.259 1.201 1.424 0.629 0.806
29 Pittsburg St. D2 1.236 1.042 1.269 0.571 0.864
30 Tarleton St. D2 1.234 1.006 1.422 0.641 0.872
31 Carson-Newman D2 1.232 1.031 1.311 0.592 0.803
32 Tex. A&M-Commerce D2 1.212 0.936 1.766 0.81 0.879
33 Mississippi Col. D2 1.212 0.939 1.685 0.773 0.991
34 Wayne St. (MI) D2 1.211 1.031 1.215 0.558 0.789
35 Coker D2 1.2 1.027 1.324 0.614 0.858
36 Truman D2 1.185 0.924 1.49 0.699 0.852
37 AUM D2 1.171 1.026 1.584 0.752 0.931
38 Palm Beach Atl. D2 1.157 0.973 1.407 0.676 1.014
39 Flagler D2 1.145 0.942 1.288 0.625 0.968
40 Chico St. D2 1.138 0.959 1.199 0.586 0.875
41 Humboldt St. D2 1.127 1.137 1.328 0.655 0.85
42 Lynn D2 1.117 0.917 1.189 0.592 0.966
43 Arkansas Tech D2 1.116 0.891 1.168 0.582 0.897
44 UIndy D2 1.084 0.98 1.164 0.597 0.863
45 Central Wash. D2 1.07 1.065 1.551 0.806 0.791
46 Pfeiffer D2 1.056 0.96 1.405 0.74 0.74
47 Northwest Mo. St. D2 1.053 0.998 1.368 0.722 0.874
48 Francis Marion D2 1.036 0.975 1.443 0.774 0.867
49 West Ga. D2 1.031 1.052 1.515 0.817 0.959
50 Minn. Duluth D2 1.027 0.966 1.264 0.684 0.843
51 Florida Tech D2 1.025 1.235 1.271 0.689 1.05
52 Augustana (SD) D2 1.023 1 1.342 0.729 0.826
53 Newberry D2 1.021 0.917 1.347 0.734 0.869
54 Anderson (SC) D2 1.021 1.039 1.302 0.709 0.804
55 Sonoma St. D2 1.018 0.897 1.487 0.812 0.881
56 Ark.-Monticello D2 1.017 0.923 1.101 0.602 0.888
57 Spring Hill D2 1.012 0.887 1.178 0.647 0.74
58 Embry-Riddle (FL) D2 1.011 0.992 1.068 0.587 0.996
59 Concordia (CA) D2 1.005 0.994 1.109 0.613 0.84
60 Nova Southeastern D2 1.003 0.985 1.242 0.688 1.014
61 West Va. Wesleyan D2 1 0.992 1.294 0.719 0.694
62 Lubbock Christian D2 0.986 1.114 1.262 0.711 0.853
63 Cameron D2 0.983 1.014 1.309 0.741 0.92
64 Rollins D2 0.983 0.958 1.412 0.798 0.957
65 Georgia College D2 0.981 0.956 1.666 0.944 0.92
66 Rockhurst D2 0.981 0.926 1.144 0.648 0.887
67 Grand Valley St. D2 0.981 0.992 1.095 0.621 0.838
68 Emporia St. D2 0.977 0.949 1.207 0.687 0.863
69 Cal St. San B’dino D2 0.974 1.292 1 0.571 0.88
70 Azusa Pacific D2 0.973 0.987 1.211 0.691 0.832
71 Mo. Western St. D2 0.971 0.934 1.46 0.835 0.871
72 North Greenville D2 0.946 0.988 1.112 0.653 0.816
73 Fla. Southern D2 0.933 1.017 1.078 0.642 0.99
74 McKendree D2 0.931 0.921 1.223 0.73 0.882
75 Union (TN) D2 0.928 1.095 1.222 0.733 0.909
76 Charleston (WV) D2 0.924 0.902 1.258 0.757 0.726
77 Southwest Baptist D2 0.918 0.947 0.91 0.551 0.825
78 Barry D2 0.903 0.894 1.387 0.853 1.018
79 Davenport D2 0.896 1.002 1.259 0.781 0.749
80 Columbus St. D2 0.885 1.002 1.368 0.859 0.907
81 Texas Woman’s D2 0.871 0.995 1.409 0.899 0.891
82 West Chester D2 0.861 0.963 1.206 0.779 0.707
83 MSU Denver D2 0.836 0.963 1.299 0.864 0.744
84 Rogers St. D2 0.83 1.05 1.198 0.802 0.795
85 Cal St. East Bay D2 0.824 1.012 1.459 0.985 0.846
86 UC San Diego D2 0.817 1.05 1.123 0.764 0.897
87 Lander D2 0.816 1 1.094 0.745 0.947
88 Lincoln Memorial D2 0.811 1.002 1.251 0.857 0.835
89 Sioux Falls D2 0.802 1.017 1.293 0.896 0.837
90 Stanislaus St. D2 0.8 0.978 1.172 0.814 0.898
91 Okla. Christian D2 0.799 1.091 0.968 0.674 0.857
92 Wingate D2 0.796 1.043 1.059 0.739 0.848
93 Delta St. D2 0.796 0.96 1.105 0.772 0.989
94 Montevallo D2 0.795 1.082 1.282 0.896 0.966
95 Ill.-Springfield D2 0.788 0.998 1.124 0.793 0.883
96 Western Wash. D2 0.787 0.877 1.092 0.771 0.808
97 UNC Pembroke D2 0.783 1.039 1.125 0.799 0.832
98 Eckerd D2 0.759 1.044 0.977 0.715 1.044
99 West Ala. D2 0.757 1.002 1.278 0.939 0.967
100 Lewis D2 0.757 1.011 1.201 0.881 0.869
101 California (PA) D2 0.755 1.017 0.972 0.716 0.737
102 New Haven D2 0.753 0.905 1.2 0.886 0.708
103 Adelphi D2 0.751 0.919 1.1 0.814 0.724
104 Mercy D2 0.748 1.031 1.301 0.966 0.685
105 Maryville (MO) D2 0.742 1.022 1.006 0.754 0.861
106 Bemidji St. D2 0.742 0.927 1.098 0.823 0.775
107 Merrimack D2 0.739 1.002 1.166 0.877 0.679
108 King (TN) D2 0.733 0.965 1.199 0.909 0.799
109 Henderson St. D2 0.729 0.937 1.025 0.781 0.882
110 Caldwell D2 0.728 1.025 1.225 0.935 0.703
111 Tex. A&M-Kingsville D2 0.725 0.953 1.316 1.008 0.909
112 Kutztown D2 0.72 0.923 1.055 0.815 0.735
113 Washburn D2 0.718 1.019 1.137 0.88 0.893
114 Wilmington (DE) D2 0.718 0.952 0.939 0.727 0.708
115 Ashland D2 0.715 1.087 1.113 0.866 0.807
116 Western Ore. D2 0.714 0.94 1.222 0.951 0.788
117 Hawaii Pacific D2 0.708 0.908 1.126 0.883 0.781
118 UVa-Wise D2 0.701 1.062 0.906 0.718 0.741
119 Mo. Southern St. D2 0.694 0.902 1.329 1.065 0.875
120 Colo. Sch. of Mines D2 0.682 1.028 0.977 0.797 0.746
121 Northeastern St. D2 0.682 0.99 1.354 1.104 0.853
122 Saint Martin’s D2 0.674 0.93 1.368 1.128 0.808
123 St. Cloud St. D2 0.67 0.939 1.213 1.007 0.786
124 Missouri S&T D2 0.669 0.883 1.15 0.956 0.895
125 Hawaii Hilo D2 0.655 0.895 1.124 0.954 0.776
126 East Central D2 0.655 1.041 0.951 0.807 0.89
127 S.C. Aiken D2 0.643 1.002 0.955 0.826 0.88
128 San Fran. St. D2 0.641 0.897 1.019 0.884 0.879
129 St. Edward’s D2 0.638 0.865 1.014 0.883 0.949
130 Ky. Wesleyan D2 0.632 0.912 1.146 1.008 0.728
131 Hillsdale D2 0.631 1.025 1.149 1.012 0.865
132 Tusculum D2 0.631 0.994 1.121 0.988 0.841
133 Central Mo. D2 0.63 0.994 0.959 0.846 0.899
134 William Jewell D2 0.627 1.066 1.075 0.953 0.841
135 Cedarville D2 0.626 0.974 1.049 0.931 0.728
136 Queens (NC) D2 0.626 1.065 1.149 1.02 0.867
137 Bloomsburg D2 0.625 0.996 0.957 0.851 0.68
138 LIU Post D2 0.615 0.991 0.985 0.891 0.753
139 Chowan D2 0.613 0.944 0.867 0.786 0.613
140 Trevecca Nazarene D2 0.608 1.051 0.926 0.847 0.794
141 Regis (CO) D2 0.605 1.043 0.965 0.886 0.742
142 Midwestern St. D2 0.605 0.949 1.01 0.928 0.884
143 Minot St. D2 0.599 0.966 1.146 1.063 0.8
144 Southeastern Okla. D2 0.598 1.034 1.155 1.073 0.912
145 Drury D2 0.596 0.974 1.037 0.966 0.863
146 Biola D2 0.596 1.003 0.944 0.88 0.836
147 Southwest Minn. St. D2 0.592 0.972 0.882 0.829 0.836
148 Northwest Nazarene D2 0.589 1.087 1.123 1.059 0.82
149 Academy of Art D2 0.588 0.97 1.094 1.035 0.787
150 Concord D2 0.585 0.917 1.074 1.021 0.769
151 Shepherd D2 0.583 1.009 1.028 0.98 0.698
152 Northwood D2 0.583 1.062 1.221 1.164 0.844
153 Ohio Dominican D2 0.581 0.996 1.069 1.024 0.86
154 Erskine D2 0.578 1.056 0.981 0.943 0.81
155 Northern St. D2 0.574 0.99 1.001 0.97 0.782
156 Bellarmine D2 0.57 0.953 1.014 0.989 0.873
157 Mars Hill D2 0.57 0.975 1.195 1.166 0.932
158 Dominican (NY) D2 0.568 0.96 0.996 0.975 0.661
159 Southern N.H. D2 0.566 0.898 0.954 0.937 0.708
160 Ouachita Baptist D2 0.564 0.941 0.999 0.985 0.871
161 Colo. Christian D2 0.555 1.051 0.959 0.96 0.749
162 Southwestern Okla. D2 0.538 1.049 1.252 1.293 0.892
163 Lindenwood (MO) D2 0.536 1.003 0.98 1.016 0.85
164 Tex. A&M Int’l D2 0.535 0.999 0.855 0.888 0.938
165 Tiffin D2 0.535 0.94 0.965 1.002 0.77
166 Molloy D2 0.534 1.072 0.891 0.928 0.755
167 Concordia Portland D2 0.528 0.971 1.243 1.309 0.807
168 Le Moyne D2 0.525 0.994 0.91 0.963 0.697
169 Eastern N.M. D2 0.521 1.219 1.099 1.172 0.853
170 Findlay D2 0.521 1.078 1.027 1.096 0.814
171 Wis.-Parkside D2 0.513 1.012 0.957 1.038 0.903
172 Ferris St. D2 0.512 0.95 0.915 0.994 0.817
173 Southern Nazarene D2 0.512 1.208 1.033 1.122 0.884
174 Cal St. San Marcos D2 0.511 0.968 0.819 0.891 0.949
175 Holy Family D2 0.51 0.996 1.125 1.226 0.71
176 Mount Olive D2 0.508 0.957 0.967 1.057 0.77
177 Bridgeport D2 0.504 1.05 0.916 1.011 0.688
178 St. Joseph’s (IN) D2 0.504 0.97 1.053 1.161 0.867
179 Upper Iowa D2 0.502 1.04 1.037 1.149 0.866
180 Concordia-St. Paul D2 0.501 1.078 1.131 1.254 0.83
181 Mont. St. Billings D2 0.498 1.155 1.297 1.448 0.843
182 Bloomfield D2 0.498 0.984 1.02 1.139 0.644
183 Ursuline D2 0.496 0.997 0.953 1.068 0.713
184 West Virginia St. D2 0.495 0.93 0.804 0.904 0.683
185 Slippery Rock D2 0.495 1.086 0.79 0.888 0.733
186 Ga. Southwestern D2 0.495 0.996 1.114 1.251 0.818
187 Quincy D2 0.486 0.907 1.219 1.395 0.848
188 NYIT D2 0.484 0.947 0.862 0.989 0.736
189 Dominican (CA) D2 0.484 0.914 0.894 1.027 0.795
190 St. Thomas Aquinas D2 0.482 0.955 0.851 0.981 0.744
191 Claflin D2 0.481 1.03 1.184 1.369 0.601
192 Shippensburg D2 0.477 0.927 0.946 1.104 0.696
193 Gannon D2 0.476 0.976 0.729 0.851 0.705
194 Northwestern Okla. D2 0.476 1.07 0.912 1.064 0.886
195 Wheeling Jesuit D2 0.458 0.989 0.79 0.959 0.724
196 Okla. Baptist D2 0.452 1.128 0.909 1.117 0.877
197 Notre Dame (OH) D2 0.45 0.936 0.78 0.963 0.726
198 American Int’l D2 0.449 0.916 0.725 0.898 0.726
199 Davis & Elkins D2 0.449 1.029 0.925 1.144 0.658
200 Pace D2 0.448 1.066 0.76 0.943 0.733
201 Felician D2 0.442 0.981 0.964 1.212 0.678
202 Lake Erie D2 0.44 1.075 0.895 1.131 0.794
203 Simon Fraser D2 0.439 1.048 0.96 1.216 0.788
204 Newman D2 0.437 1.081 0.848 1.079 0.861
205 Chadron St. D2 0.434 1.03 0.873 1.119 0.782
206 St. Anselm D2 0.433 0.97 0.916 1.175 0.676
207 Mary D2 0.43 1.088 0.785 1.014 0.853
208 Mansfield D2 0.429 1.122 0.859 1.113 0.621
209 Catawba D2 0.425 0.97 0.855 1.119 0.88
210 Lock Haven D2 0.422 0.943 0.818 1.078 0.672
211 Indiana (PA) D2 0.417 1.007 0.758 1.011 0.67
212 Albany St. (GA) D2 0.411 0.953 0.95 1.284 0.652
213 UC-Colo. Springs D2 0.41 1.233 0.878 1.191 0.753
214 Belmont Abbey D2 0.398 0.954 1.025 1.431 0.83
215 Edinboro D2 0.39 0.95 0.918 1.307 0.695
216 Saint Augustine’s D2 0.389 1.002 1 1.43 0.546
217 Walsh D2 0.387 0.975 0.711 1.021 0.815
218 Wayne St. (NE) D2 0.386 0.97 0.998 1.437 0.848
219 Augusta D2 0.384 0.939 0.834 1.208 0.957
220 Mercyhurst D2 0.383 1.034 1.002 1.453 0.735
221 Seton Hill D2 0.382 1.038 0.774 1.126 0.733
222 Fort Hays St. D2 0.374 1.024 0.815 1.211 0.841
223 Colorado St.-Pueblo D2 0.371 0.961 1.012 1.517 0.747
224 Adams St. D2 0.369 1.155 0.912 1.376 0.765
225 Millersville D2 0.367 0.953 0.867 1.315 0.64
226 Philadelphia U. D2 0.363 1.056 0.623 0.956 0.677
227 Miles D2 0.35 1.032 0.811 1.286 0.726
228 Lees-McRae D2 0.347 1.087 0.744 1.192 0.807
229 Post D2 0.344 1.017 0.782 1.265 0.695
230 East Stroudsburg D2 0.344 0.963 0.874 1.41 0.732
231 Neb.-Kearney D2 0.342 0.945 0.871 1.415 0.895
232 Cal St. Dom. Hills D2 0.34 1.061 0.96 1.567 0.932
233 Fairmont St. D2 0.338 0.949 0.756 1.243 0.723
234 Fort Lewis D2 0.337 1.021 1.144 1.89 0.795
235 Queens (NY) D2 0.334 0.931 0.766 1.277 0.735
236 Assumption D2 0.334 1.065 0.711 1.185 0.638
237 Barton D2 0.333 1.004 0.715 1.193 0.712
238 Georgian Court D2 0.331 1.022 1.047 1.761 0.674
239 Fayetteville St. D2 0.331 0.984 0.724 1.218 0.557
240 Pitt.-Johnstown D2 0.329 0.985 0.692 1.171 0.661
241 N.M. Highlands D2 0.325 1.071 0.967 1.656 0.745
242 Southern Wesleyan D2 0.324 1.06 0.93 1.595 0.783
243 Winston-Salem D2 0.32 1.035 0.855 1.484 0.639
244 Southern Conn. St. D2 0.314 0.988 0.707 1.254 0.723
245 Tex. Permian Basin D2 0.313 0.979 0.797 1.416 0.851
246 Urbana D2 0.313 1.02 0.722 1.28 0.743
247 Chestnut Hill D2 0.313 1.014 0.665 1.18 0.695
248 West Liberty D2 0.312 0.97 0.651 1.157 0.68
249 Stonehill D2 0.31 0.972 0.679 1.217 0.738
250 Kentucky St. D2 0.302 1.074 0.78 1.438 0.595
251 Emmanuel (GA) D2 0.302 1.039 0.551 1.014 0.768
252 Christian Bros. D2 0.3 1.076 0.658 1.219 1.042
253 Alderson Broaddus D2 0.293 0.932 0.8 1.519 0.703
254 BYU-Hawaii D2 0.292 0.974 0.759 1.447 0.781
255 Glenville St. D2 0.28 0.946 0.714 1.416 0.748
256 Benedict D2 0.279 1.024 1.036 2.061 0.503
257 Ohio Valley D2 0.279 1.062 0.611 1.216 0.67
258 Chaminade D2 0.277 1.055 0.706 1.418 0.803
259 Malone D2 0.277 0.976 0.671 1.347 0.7
260 Western N.M. D2 0.273 1.222 0.788 1.601 0.962
261 Johnson C. Smith D2 0.273 1.024 0.762 1.55 0.504
262 MSU Moorhead D2 0.27 0.986 0.775 1.596 0.745
263 Oakland City D2 0.261 1.12 0.565 1.206 0.587
264 Bowie St. D2 0.254 0.979 0.648 1.417 0.558
265 Bentley D2 0.253 0.963 0.604 1.328 0.676
266 Saint Rose D2 0.251 1.016 0.679 1.504 0.746
267 Notre Dame de Namur D2 0.245 0.994 0.605 1.371 0.798
268 Nyack D2 0.245 1.018 0.694 1.573 0.673
269 Okla. Panhandle D2 0.242 1.102 0.813 1.869 0.789
270 Black Hills St. D2 0.232 1.022 0.595 1.426 0.758
271 Minn.-Crookston D2 0.219 1.093 0.585 1.483 0.788
272 Lane D2 0.218 0.967 0.607 1.545 0.493
273 Clark Atlanta D2 0.207 1.001 0.765 2.056 0.528
274 Saint Michael’s D2 0.198 0.944 0.534 1.504 0.64
275 Goldey-Beacom D2 0.194 0.91 0.657 1.878 0.679
276 Virginia Union D2 0.188 1.057 0.682 2.02 0.495
277 Lincoln (MO) D2 0.183 1.033 0.57 1.737 0.857
278 Converse D2 0.179 1.04 0.493 1.533 0.821
279 Holy Names D2 0.178 1.109 0.593 1.858 0.814
280 Concordia (NY) D2 0.175 0.952 0.529 1.675 0.654
281 Tuskegee D2 0.164 0.995 0.664 2.257 0.688
282 Clarion D2 0.158 1.032 0.447 1.576 0.696
283 USciences D2 0.153 1.034 0.574 2.084 0.684
284 Salem Int’l D2 0.139 0.919 0.572 2.291 0.577
285 Virginia St. D2 0.135 1.065 0.583 2.398 0.512
286 Brevard D2 0.133 0.962 0.509 2.129 0.884
287 Franklin Pierce D2 0.118 1.041 0.451 2.125 0.683
288 Shaw D2 0.101 0.999 0.438 2.415 0.533
289 LeMoyne-Owen D2 0.092 1.028 0.566 3.416 0.576
290 Fort Valley St. D2 0.059 1.003 0.422 3.997 0.542
291 Bluefield St. D2 0.052 0.931 0.358 3.807 0.566
292 Elizabeth City St. D2 0.051 0.937 0.358 3.881 0.583
293 Lincoln (PA) D2 0.041 1.014 0.336 4.589 0.44
294 Paine D2 0.03 1.099 0.291 5.313 0.534
295 Livingstone D2 0.029 0.94 0.26 4.989 0.542

According to Christopher Long’s D-III softball rankings, don’t mess with Texas-Tyler

While softball fans are waiting on the NCAA to post their 2017 regional rankings, it’s good to know that Christopher Long is using his considerable skills to provide insight into our sport. Long, whose bio includes analytics experience with numerous Major League Baseball teams, just released his updated softball rankings. Long’s rankings take into account a team’s overall strength by tabulating the impact of each team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule.

Here are Long’s  softball rankings for all of D-III as of today.

Rank School Div STR PARK OFS DFS SOS
1 Texas-Tyler D3 1.862 0.985 2.519 0.323 0.675
2 Va. Wesleyan D3 1.428 0.954 2.12 0.354 0.66
3 Berry D3 1.31 1.02 2.223 0.405 0.636
4 Texas Lutheran D3 1.121 0.918 1.809 0.385 0.618
5 Luther D3 1.106 1.04 1.83 0.395 0.627
6 Trine D3 1.087 1.06 2.06 0.452 0.671
7 Coe D3 0.953 1.066 1.795 0.449 0.681
8 East Tex. Baptist D3 0.924 0.901 1.988 0.513 0.718
9 Kean D3 0.906 0.988 1.742 0.459 0.643
10 Rowan D3 0.904 1.009 1.557 0.411 0.651
11 Moravian D3 0.901 0.891 1.515 0.401 0.554
12 St. John Fisher D3 0.898 1 1.45 0.385 0.584
13 Messiah D3 0.872 1.016 1.598 0.437 0.623
14 Emory D3 0.855 0.99 1.909 0.532 0.745
15 St. Thomas (MN) D3 0.839 0.895 1.883 0.535 0.63
16 Texas-Dallas D3 0.83 1.025 1.908 0.548 0.707
17 Wis.-Oshkosh D3 0.824 1.034 1.575 0.456 0.628
18 Linfield D3 0.807 0.961 1.646 0.486 0.675
19 Chris. Newport D3 0.805 1.032 2.084 0.618 0.706
20 Washington-St. Louis D3 0.797 0.948 1.562 0.467 0.721
21 Central (IA) D3 0.782 0.924 1.773 0.541 0.64
22 St. Catherine D3 0.756 0.956 1.557 0.491 0.661
23 Wis.-Eau Claire D3 0.754 1.029 1.676 0.53 0.643
24 Ramapo D3 0.752 0.943 1.509 0.479 0.656
25 Mary Hardin-Baylor D3 0.749 0.869 2.503 0.797 0.72
26 Manhattanville D3 0.738 0.945 1.606 0.519 0.607
27 Birmingham-So. D3 0.736 0.934 1.685 0.546 0.703
28 Randolph-Macon D3 0.721 1.01 1.541 0.509 0.669
29 Alma D3 0.72 0.973 1.423 0.471 0.612
30 Wm. Paterson D3 0.704 0.975 1.497 0.507 0.666
31 Wittenberg D3 0.697 1.029 1.257 0.43 0.619
32 Amherst D3 0.695 0.965 1.857 0.637 0.633
33 Wis.-Whitewater D3 0.687 0.982 1.661 0.577 0.664
34 Whitworth D3 0.685 0.916 1.559 0.543 0.658
35 Louisiana Col. D3 0.676 0.868 1.414 0.499 0.716
36 SUNY Cortland D3 0.67 0.958 1.716 0.611 0.647
37 Guilford D3 0.665 1.018 1.911 0.685 0.618
38 Springfield D3 0.663 1.033 1.575 0.566 0.572
39 Rensselaer D3 0.656 0.904 1.69 0.614 0.61
40 Lynchburg D3 0.638 0.959 1.601 0.598 0.658
41 Chicago D3 0.628 0.913 1.579 0.6 0.672
42 Bowdoin D3 0.626 0.928 1.743 0.664 0.584
43 Millsaps D3 0.622 1.04 1.179 0.452 0.632
44 Hope D3 0.619 1.002 1.487 0.573 0.651
45 Pacific Lutheran D3 0.616 1.013 1.538 0.596 0.694
46 Emory & Henry D3 0.601 1.115 1.372 0.545 0.651
47 Roanoke D3 0.594 0.991 1.174 0.472 0.629
48 Otterbein D3 0.584 1.08 1.467 0.599 0.618
49 Ill. Wesleyan D3 0.582 0.943 1.725 0.706 0.663
50 Frostburg St. D3 0.576 1.008 1.324 0.549 0.625
51 Tufts D3 0.576 0.888 1.63 0.675 0.631
52 Arcadia D3 0.569 0.994 1.163 0.487 0.627
53 Transylvania D3 0.566 0.983 1.408 0.593 0.686
54 Hamline D3 0.555 0.956 1.446 0.621 0.609
55 York (PA) D3 0.538 1.02 1.241 0.55 0.58
56 Wis.-La Crosse D3 0.536 0.901 1.38 0.614 0.642
57 George Fox D3 0.533 1.03 1.375 0.615 0.687
58 Thomas More D3 0.53 0.996 1.449 0.652 0.567
59 Susquehanna D3 0.524 0.878 1.354 0.616 0.609
60 St. Mary’s (IN) D3 0.52 1.086 1.175 0.539 0.592
61 Concordia Wisconsin D3 0.51 0.945 1.441 0.674 0.529
62 La Verne D3 0.508 1.002 1.519 0.713 0.649
63 MIT D3 0.508 0.993 1.221 0.573 0.562
64 Cornell College D3 0.507 0.993 1.464 0.689 0.524
65 Franklin D3 0.504 1.061 1.276 0.604 0.626
66 Denison D3 0.5 0.96 1.548 0.738 0.589
67 Hanover D3 0.495 1.001 1.28 0.617 0.638
68 Saint Benedict D3 0.494 0.923 1.829 0.883 0.62
69 Aurora D3 0.493 0.942 1.454 0.703 0.583
70 Ohio Northern D3 0.492 0.998 1.19 0.577 0.622
71 Ithaca D3 0.488 0.912 1.266 0.619 0.619
72 Piedmont D3 0.488 1.023 0.998 0.488 0.631
73 Benedictine (IL) D3 0.484 0.982 1.591 0.785 0.568
74 Salisbury D3 0.482 0.958 1.688 0.835 0.669
75 SUNY Geneseo D3 0.479 0.998 1.108 0.552 0.572
76 Gust. Adolphus D3 0.477 0.856 1.256 0.627 0.644
77 Southwestern (TX) D3 0.476 1.065 1.392 0.697 0.596
78 Bluffton D3 0.473 1.084 1.217 0.614 0.612
79 Capital D3 0.472 0.944 1.241 0.627 0.632
80 Randolph D3 0.464 0.974 1.448 0.745 0.63
81 Gettysburg D3 0.461 1.1 1.041 0.538 0.582
82 CWRU D3 0.459 1.108 1.273 0.662 0.709
83 East. Mennonite D3 0.457 1.088 1.325 0.691 0.598
84 WPI D3 0.457 0.973 1.473 0.77 0.584
85 Lebanon Valley D3 0.457 0.972 1.261 0.658 0.587
86 Wartburg D3 0.456 1.041 1.606 0.84 0.686
87 Plattsburgh St. D3 0.452 0.972 1.382 0.729 0.629
88 Brandeis D3 0.451 0.989 1.313 0.694 0.639
89 Salem D3 0.449 1.058 1.439 0.765 0.596
90 Millikin D3 0.448 0.988 1.168 0.621 0.584
91 DePauw D3 0.448 1.021 1.441 0.768 0.694
92 Buena Vista D3 0.448 1.098 1.255 0.668 0.656
93 Meredith D3 0.447 1.022 1.205 0.643 0.626
94 Marian (WI) D3 0.442 0.873 1.208 0.653 0.527
95 St. Norbert D3 0.441 0.971 1.294 0.699 0.578
96 TCNJ D3 0.441 0.962 1.319 0.714 0.674
97 Averett D3 0.439 1.055 1.534 0.834 0.655
98 John Carroll D3 0.431 1 1.138 0.629 0.608
99 Ferrum D3 0.431 0.992 1.282 0.71 0.588
100 SUNY Oneonta D3 0.431 1.023 1.472 0.815 0.603
101 St. Olaf D3 0.431 0.936 1.143 0.632 0.59
102 Claremont-M-S D3 0.428 0.912 1.047 0.584 0.674
103 Johnson & Wales (RI) D3 0.424 0.948 1.354 0.762 0.487
104 Maryville (TN) D3 0.423 0.975 1.265 0.714 0.595
105 Williams D3 0.422 0.853 1.478 0.835 0.61
106 Stevens D3 0.415 0.942 1.433 0.824 0.619
107 Lake Forest D3 0.414 0.974 1.317 0.758 0.596
108 RIT D3 0.411 0.981 1.217 0.707 0.589
109 Loras D3 0.409 0.96 1.424 0.831 0.573
110 Stockton D3 0.407 0.938 1.173 0.687 0.702
111 Washington Col. D3 0.407 0.99 1.157 0.679 0.596
112 Rhodes D3 0.403 1.102 1.444 0.855 0.664
113 Illinois Col. D3 0.402 1.066 1.099 0.652 0.551
114 Lycoming D3 0.402 0.927 1.384 0.821 0.597
115 Carthage D3 0.401 0.94 1.099 0.654 0.617
116 Centre D3 0.401 1.045 1.028 0.612 0.619
117 LeTourneau D3 0.398 0.938 1.357 0.813 0.688
118 Staten Island D3 0.39 0.954 0.966 0.591 0.42
119 Clarkson D3 0.388 1.01 1.36 0.837 0.61
120 Hardin-Simmons D3 0.388 1.078 1.076 0.662 0.721
121 Widener D3 0.387 0.951 1.305 0.803 0.584
122 NYU D3 0.385 0.999 1.524 0.945 0.653
123 Montclair St. D3 0.383 0.979 1.252 0.779 0.616
124 Alfred D3 0.381 1.035 1.15 0.72 0.61
125 Alvernia D3 0.381 0.932 1.182 0.74 0.597
126 Greensboro D3 0.38 1.019 1.552 0.974 0.653
127 Heidelberg D3 0.379 1.072 1.291 0.813 0.6
128 Rochester (NY) D3 0.377 0.936 1.236 0.782 0.628
129 Hendrix D3 0.375 1.02 1.39 0.884 0.648
130 Babson D3 0.372 0.914 1.102 0.706 0.587
131 MSOE D3 0.37 1.024 1.26 0.812 0.502
132 Anderson (IN) D3 0.37 1.098 1.187 0.765 0.725
133 Whittier D3 0.369 1.117 1.344 0.868 0.668
134 Webster D3 0.366 0.939 1.257 0.819 0.516
135 Chapman D3 0.365 1.011 1.229 0.802 0.649
136 Wilkes D3 0.359 0.881 1.065 0.708 0.51
137 Willamette D3 0.358 0.989 1.427 0.951 0.696
138 Hood D3 0.354 1.048 0.972 0.655 0.643
139 Salve Regina D3 0.353 0.891 1.437 0.971 0.537
140 Muskingum D3 0.349 1.008 1.175 0.802 0.645
141 Mt. St. Joseph D3 0.348 1.004 1.493 1.024 0.625
142 Dominican (IL) D3 0.347 1.006 1.194 0.821 0.512
143 Redlands D3 0.347 0.991 1.32 0.908 0.673
144 Neb. Wesleyan D3 0.345 1.006 1.167 0.808 0.668
145 Neumann D3 0.343 0.973 1.096 0.761 0.471
146 Mary Washington D3 0.342 0.968 1.28 0.892 0.612
147 Framingham St. D3 0.338 0.998 1.031 0.727 0.52
148 Mt. St. Mary (NY) D3 0.337 0.97 1.091 0.773 0.518
149 Trinity (CT) D3 0.335 0.958 1.224 0.871 0.576
150 Nazareth D3 0.335 1.025 1.009 0.717 0.54
151 Catholic D3 0.334 0.881 1.219 0.869 0.567
152 Husson D3 0.334 1.002 0.956 0.683 0.424
153 Pacific (OR) D3 0.328 0.961 1.086 0.79 0.743
154 William Peace D3 0.325 1.034 1.159 0.851 0.638
155 Wellesley D3 0.324 0.922 1.35 0.995 0.569
156 Wheaton (MA) D3 0.324 1.041 1.143 0.841 0.631
157 Wooster D3 0.323 0.925 1.063 0.785 0.623
158 Concordia Chicago D3 0.322 0.965 1.263 0.936 0.546
159 Lewis & Clark D3 0.321 1.026 1.025 0.761 0.729
160 McDaniel D3 0.32 0.969 1.432 1.067 0.604
161 Penn St.-Behrend D3 0.319 0.972 1.2 0.898 0.533
162 Augsburg D3 0.316 0.961 1.127 0.85 0.568
163 Westminster (PA) D3 0.316 0.946 1.127 0.851 0.52
164 North Central (IL) D3 0.315 0.979 1.148 0.87 0.565
165 Western New Eng. D3 0.309 0.973 1.089 0.841 0.509
166 Occidental D3 0.308 1.026 0.944 0.73 0.653
167 St. Joseph’s (L.I.) D3 0.307 1.001 0.941 0.731 0.513
168 Brockport D3 0.306 0.935 1.196 0.933 0.577
169 Hamilton D3 0.306 1.043 1.39 1.083 0.568
170 Ursinus D3 0.305 1.006 1.27 0.992 0.587
171 Defiance D3 0.305 0.978 1.009 0.789 0.604
172 Concordia (TX) D3 0.303 0.943 1.152 0.908 0.726
173 Carroll (WI) D3 0.303 0.931 0.89 0.701 0.61
174 Macalester D3 0.302 0.946 0.926 0.732 0.555
175 Sul Ross St. D3 0.301 1.12 1.02 0.809 0.729
176 Westminster (MO) D3 0.301 0.959 1.288 1.022 0.518
177 N.C. Wesleyan D3 0.3 0.995 0.988 0.786 0.615
178 Wesleyan (CT) D3 0.298 0.985 1.194 0.956 0.586
179 Rutgers-Newark D3 0.297 1.016 1.179 0.947 0.6
180 St. Lawrence D3 0.296 0.886 1.279 1.03 0.484
181 Fontbonne D3 0.293 0.927 1.258 1.025 0.584
182 Marietta D3 0.293 1.007 0.921 0.749 0.636
183 Scranton D3 0.29 1.075 1.177 0.969 0.537
184 Middlebury D3 0.289 0.928 0.943 0.778 0.563
185 Rose-Hulman D3 0.288 1.091 0.982 0.814 0.586
186 Schreiner D3 0.287 0.989 1.124 0.933 0.602
187 St. Scholastica D3 0.287 0.94 0.919 0.763 0.525
188 Penn St.-Berks D3 0.285 1.034 0.988 0.828 0.455
189 SUNY New Paltz D3 0.285 0.905 0.856 0.715 0.611
190 Mount Union D3 0.284 1.092 1.25 1.049 0.596
191 Covenant D3 0.278 1.092 1.02 0.875 0.526
192 Nichols D3 0.277 0.966 0.856 0.737 0.476
193 U New England D3 0.277 0.973 1.122 0.966 0.516
194 Trinity (TX) D3 0.276 0.924 0.88 0.762 0.655
195 Monmouth (IL) D3 0.276 1.077 1.207 1.044 0.565
196 Elmhurst D3 0.276 0.94 1.172 1.012 0.589
197 Calvin D3 0.275 0.894 1.088 0.944 0.596
198 Western Conn. St. D3 0.275 1.011 1.351 1.171 0.607
199 Bethany (WV) D3 0.274 0.928 0.936 0.814 0.556
200 Cal Lutheran D3 0.273 1.059 0.948 0.829 0.684
201 Salem St. D3 0.271 0.94 1.325 1.165 0.483
202 Fredonia D3 0.267 1.03 0.932 0.834 0.574
203 Immaculata D3 0.267 1.098 1.148 1.027 0.435
204 Ohio Wesleyan D3 0.266 1 1.228 1.103 0.6
205 Kalamazoo D3 0.265 0.998 0.94 0.846 0.623
206 Eureka D3 0.264 1.031 1.061 0.958 0.444
207 Muhlenberg D3 0.262 0.905 0.983 0.893 0.559
208 Wilson D3 0.261 1.102 0.794 0.725 0.441
209 Saint Vincent D3 0.261 0.989 1.161 1.06 0.494
210 King’s (PA) D3 0.26 0.925 1.195 1.097 0.504
211 Huntingdon D3 0.26 0.948 0.962 0.883 0.646
212 Adrian D3 0.259 1.04 1.011 0.93 0.628
213 Shenandoah D3 0.259 1.048 1.07 0.984 0.669
214 Lakeland D3 0.258 0.929 1.097 1.013 0.566
215 Wesley D3 0.257 1.044 1.081 1.002 0.534
216 Simpson D3 0.256 1.018 0.779 0.725 0.704
217 Carleton D3 0.256 0.999 0.948 0.882 0.574
218 Roger Williams D3 0.254 1.088 0.995 0.934 0.534
219 Keene St. D3 0.25 1.017 1.111 1.058 0.571
220 Wis.-Stout D3 0.25 1.005 1.062 1.012 0.609
221 UMass Boston D3 0.249 0.957 1.036 0.99 0.508
222 Albertus Magnus D3 0.248 0.962 1.028 0.99 0.448
223 Albright D3 0.247 0.953 0.904 0.872 0.596
224 Dubuque D3 0.246 0.951 0.875 0.848 0.683
225 Centenary (LA) D3 0.244 0.973 1.032 1.01 0.63
226 Saint Mary’s (MN) D3 0.244 0.96 0.94 0.919 0.655
227 LaGrange D3 0.243 1.026 1.026 1.006 0.556
228 Wis.-Superior D3 0.241 1.154 0.859 0.851 0.446
229 Southern Me. D3 0.239 0.964 0.883 0.881 0.543
230 UMass Dartmouth D3 0.238 0.947 0.883 0.883 0.526
231 Thiel D3 0.237 1.034 1.138 1.144 0.534
232 Smith D3 0.237 1.076 1.146 1.153 0.597
233 Pomona-Pitzer D3 0.236 1.053 0.774 0.781 0.678
234 Misericordia D3 0.235 0.996 0.93 0.942 0.57
235 Buffalo St. D3 0.235 0.936 1.202 1.219 0.654
236 Wis.-River Falls D3 0.235 1.039 1.186 1.205 0.669
237 Augustana (IL) D3 0.235 0.917 1.208 1.227 0.593
238 Suffolk D3 0.235 1.037 0.944 0.957 0.494
239 Frank. & Marsh. D3 0.234 1.082 0.932 0.95 0.6
240 Manchester D3 0.233 0.973 1.062 1.086 0.625
241 Puget Sound D3 0.232 1.092 1.132 1.164 0.677
242 Coast Guard D3 0.23 1.03 1.276 1.324 0.562
243 Worcester St. D3 0.228 1.034 1.046 1.097 0.524
244 Castleton D3 0.228 0.954 1.142 1.194 0.441
245 Endicott D3 0.223 0.976 0.854 0.913 0.52
246 Oswego St. D3 0.222 1.035 0.723 0.777 0.589
247 Mt. St. Vincent D3 0.222 1.077 0.737 0.793 0.446
248 St. Joseph’s (ME) D3 0.218 0.958 0.957 1.045 0.514
249 Plymouth St. D3 0.218 1.009 0.857 0.94 0.515
250 Westfield St. D3 0.216 0.988 0.989 1.09 0.502
251 Ozarks (AR) D3 0.216 1.073 0.84 0.927 0.718
252 Keuka D3 0.214 1.002 0.891 0.992 0.432
253 Penn St.-Altoona D3 0.211 1.023 0.706 0.799 0.509
254 Utica D3 0.21 1.068 1.019 1.158 0.586
255 Wilmington (OH) D3 0.207 1.135 1.019 1.174 0.603
256 Rutgers-Camden D3 0.205 0.917 0.813 0.945 0.616
257 Penn St.-Abington D3 0.204 1.039 1.025 1.198 0.449
258 Dallas D3 0.204 0.96 0.957 1.119 0.643
259 Spalding D3 0.203 1.031 0.9 1.058 0.544
260 Skidmore D3 0.202 1.027 0.798 0.944 0.559
261 Bethel (MN) D3 0.201 0.959 1.016 1.203 0.637
262 Baldwin Wallace D3 0.198 0.982 0.864 1.044 0.588
263 FDU-Florham D3 0.197 1.073 1.137 1.375 0.545
264 Wheaton (IL) D3 0.197 1.066 0.891 1.079 0.64
265 Sage Colleges D3 0.196 1.051 0.922 1.12 0.474
266 Medaille D3 0.196 1.044 0.893 1.085 0.408
267 Olivet D3 0.195 1.028 0.879 1.072 0.602
268 Wis. Lutheran D3 0.195 0.991 0.89 1.087 0.55
269 Penn St. Harrisburg D3 0.191 1.03 0.773 0.966 0.514
270 Bridgewater (VA) D3 0.19 0.982 0.934 1.171 0.631
271 Juniata D3 0.188 0.942 1.048 1.326 0.51
272 Mount Aloysius D3 0.188 1.099 0.728 0.923 0.438
273 Cabrini D3 0.186 1.002 1.005 1.29 0.48
274 Methodist D3 0.185 0.959 0.802 1.032 0.669
275 DeSales D3 0.185 1.08 0.927 1.193 0.6
276 Eastern Conn. St. D3 0.185 0.995 0.94 1.215 0.592
277 Kenyon D3 0.183 1.081 1.152 1.505 0.539
278 Oberlin D3 0.182 1.017 0.917 1.203 0.528
279 St. Joseph (CT) D3 0.182 0.936 0.867 1.133 0.43
280 Greenville D3 0.182 0.979 0.877 1.147 0.532
281 Penn College D3 0.182 0.983 0.9 1.179 0.4
282 Geneva D3 0.179 1.031 0.864 1.151 0.471
283 Haverford D3 0.178 0.926 0.985 1.319 0.615
284 Wis.-Platteville D3 0.178 1.079 1.082 1.452 0.611
285 Bates D3 0.175 0.971 0.847 1.155 0.523
286 Delaware Valley D3 0.171 0.918 0.8 1.118 0.443
287 Iowa Wesleyan D3 0.171 1.011 0.554 0.775 0.483
288 Eastern Nazarene D3 0.17 1.033 0.839 1.176 0.43
289 Cedar Crest D3 0.168 1.081 0.922 1.311 0.389
290 Grinnell D3 0.168 1.061 0.709 1.005 0.537
291 North Park D3 0.165 0.981 0.831 1.199 0.615
292 Emmanuel (MA) D3 0.165 1.086 1.118 1.622 0.475
293 Farmingdale St. D3 0.164 0.947 0.882 1.283 0.49
294 Fitchburg St. D3 0.164 0.93 0.781 1.137 0.488
295 Grove City D3 0.163 1 0.624 0.913 0.469
296 Lesley D3 0.163 0.955 0.796 1.168 0.425
297 Hilbert D3 0.163 1.216 0.776 1.135 0.437
298 Swarthmore D3 0.162 1.009 0.718 1.058 0.497
299 Wis.-Stevens Point D3 0.158 0.958 0.848 1.277 0.609
300 Hunter D3 0.156 1.067 0.756 1.158 0.449
301 Elizabethtown D3 0.155 0.965 0.833 1.278 0.578
302 Houghton D3 0.153 1.06 0.899 1.406 0.518
303 St. Joseph’s (Brkln) D3 0.149 1.063 0.737 1.178 0.35
304 Wash. & Jeff. D3 0.148 0.975 0.624 1.003 0.547
305 Southern Va. D3 0.148 0.95 0.832 1.34 0.578
306 Marywood D3 0.147 0.992 0.957 1.553 0.446
307 Austin D3 0.147 1.065 0.874 1.423 0.607
308 SUNY Potsdam D3 0.144 0.963 0.894 1.485 0.57
309 Pitt.-Greensburg D3 0.143 1.011 0.716 1.197 0.471
310 Howard Payne D3 0.143 1.006 0.718 1.197 0.728
311 Lawrence D3 0.143 0.933 0.923 1.535 0.502
312 Bay Path D3 0.142 1.011 0.93 1.558 0.362
313 Stevenson D3 0.14 0.997 0.691 1.178 0.629
314 Rhode Island Col. D3 0.139 1.029 0.675 1.16 0.452
315 Curry D3 0.138 0.927 0.794 1.369 0.502
316 Finlandia D3 0.137 1.003 0.933 1.621 0.352
317 Crown (MN) D3 0.137 1.096 0.706 1.231 0.478
318 Northwestern-St.Paul D3 0.136 0.898 0.686 1.199 0.49
319 Newbury D3 0.136 0.992 0.903 1.587 0.351
320 Clark (MA) D3 0.136 0.983 0.567 0.992 0.518
321 Bridgewater St. D3 0.135 0.967 0.827 1.465 0.473
322 Regis (MA) D3 0.135 1.02 0.572 1.012 0.378
323 Dickinson D3 0.134 1.017 0.616 1.095 0.598
324 New Jersey City D3 0.133 1.028 0.784 1.407 0.559
325 D’Youville D3 0.133 0.998 0.796 1.431 0.5
326 Simmons D3 0.132 0.937 0.698 1.258 0.491
327 Ripon D3 0.131 0.896 0.601 1.096 0.528
328 Waynesburg D3 0.131 0.954 0.861 1.569 0.5
329 Drew D3 0.131 0.949 0.737 1.345 0.554
330 Eastern D3 0.131 1.017 0.666 1.212 0.589
331 Emerson D3 0.129 0.991 0.849 1.568 0.609
332 Franciscan D3 0.129 1 0.936 1.726 0.452
333 Sarah Lawrence D3 0.129 0.942 0.725 1.345 0.424
334 Elmira D3 0.128 0.968 0.756 1.404 0.54
335 Cazenovia D3 0.127 1.011 0.92 1.728 0.411
336 New England Col. D3 0.126 0.978 0.764 1.453 0.409
337 Mary Baldwin D3 0.126 1.054 0.792 1.504 0.562
338 Colby D3 0.126 0.914 0.693 1.315 0.563
339 SUNY Canton D3 0.125 1.079 0.756 1.441 0.391
340 Pitt.-Bradford D3 0.124 1.009 0.751 1.449 0.461
341 Alverno D3 0.121 1.08 0.625 1.231 0.498
342 Becker D3 0.121 1.015 0.786 1.545 0.434
343 Keystone D3 0.12 0.993 0.821 1.637 0.429
344 Gordon D3 0.12 0.973 0.677 1.346 0.477
345 Me.-Presque Isle D3 0.118 1.063 0.715 1.448 0.342
346 Allegheny D3 0.118 1.099 0.628 1.265 0.573
347 Gwynedd Mercy D3 0.116 1.103 0.799 1.638 0.439
348 Centenary (NJ) D3 0.115 0.969 0.676 1.397 0.44
349 Norwich D3 0.114 1.093 0.627 1.315 0.438
350 Albion D3 0.111 1.064 0.668 1.434 0.564
351 Purchase D3 0.111 0.956 0.652 1.395 0.423
352 La Roche D3 0.11 1.04 0.657 1.425 0.458
353 Elms D3 0.109 0.998 0.837 1.838 0.366
354 Hiram D3 0.106 1.005 0.619 1.386 0.55
355 Concordia-M’head D3 0.105 0.955 0.805 1.831 0.547
356 Wesleyan (GA) D3 0.104 0.995 0.584 1.345 0.579
357 Berea D3 0.103 1.01 0.754 1.748 0.555
358 Bethany Lutheran D3 0.101 0.885 0.559 1.317 0.419
359 Mount Ida D3 0.099 0.971 0.556 1.345 0.397
360 Northland D3 0.098 0.972 0.692 1.686 0.474
361 Me.-Farmington D3 0.097 1.015 0.692 1.709 0.414
362 MCLA D3 0.097 0.92 0.69 1.696 0.481
363 Old Westbury D3 0.096 0.931 0.515 1.285 0.372
364 Union (NY) D3 0.096 0.971 0.619 1.543 0.579
365 Mount Mary D3 0.095 1.022 0.685 1.724 0.439
366 Rivier D3 0.095 1.011 0.734 1.837 0.42
367 Baruch D3 0.095 1.009 0.776 1.943 0.333
368 Minn.-Morris D3 0.091 1.039 0.79 2.07 0.436
369 Martin Luther D3 0.087 1.062 0.568 1.563 0.411
370 Beloit D3 0.084 0.922 0.613 1.737 0.522
371 New Rochelle D3 0.081 1.125 0.825 2.434 0.256
372 Thomas (ME) D3 0.08 0.971 0.523 1.55 0.475
373 Lancaster Bible D3 0.078 1.063 0.601 1.845 0.437
374 Blackburn D3 0.078 1.048 0.709 2.173 0.427
375 SUNY Poly D3 0.078 0.887 0.504 1.543 0.378
376 Chatham D3 0.077 1.05 0.586 1.823 0.494
377 Principia D3 0.076 0.999 0.563 1.769 0.47
378 Edgewood D3 0.075 0.984 0.582 1.848 0.538
379 Johnson St. D3 0.074 1.009 0.554 1.781 0.462
380 Mass. Maritime D3 0.071 1.005 0.547 1.829 0.365
381 MacMurray D3 0.07 0.94 0.643 2.195 0.51
382 Wells D3 0.066 1.076 0.574 2.067 0.385
383 Anna Maria D3 0.065 1.05 0.571 2.105 0.426
384 St. Elizabeth D3 0.065 1.024 0.634 2.343 0.435
385 Sewanee D3 0.063 1.119 0.555 2.087 0.638
386 Gallaudet D3 0.063 1.044 0.516 1.967 0.428
387 Alfred St. D3 0.061 0.995 0.714 2.791 0.468
388 Rockford D3 0.06 0.978 0.455 1.821 0.485
389 Lasell D3 0.059 0.968 0.557 2.236 0.432
390 Cobleskill St. D3 0.059 1.102 0.565 2.297 0.374
391 Knox D3 0.058 1.039 0.589 2.408 0.526
392 Mitchell D3 0.056 0.977 0.472 2.004 0.38
393 Clarks Summit D3 0.055 0.989 0.459 1.989 0.375
394 Agnes Scott D3 0.051 1.001 0.451 2.09 0.575
395 Rust D3 0.049 1.067 0.587 2.857 0.551
396 Morrisville St. D3 0.048 0.968 0.438 2.176 0.414
397 Rosemont D3 0.048 1.013 0.449 2.246 0.369
398 Wentworth D3 0.046 1.136 0.501 2.568 0.444
399 Southern Vt. D3 0.045 1.138 0.546 2.919 0.373
400 Cairn D3 0.042 0.913 0.557 3.173 0.303
401 Maranatha Baptist D3 0.042 0.992 0.531 2.994 0.332
402 Lehman D3 0.041 1.123 0.522 3.044 0.35
403 Notre Dame (MD) D3 0.04 1.121 0.529 3.117 0.385
404 John Jay D3 0.032 1.129 0.439 3.277 0.369
405 Sweet Briar D3 0.031 1.003 0.405 3.084 0.669
406 Lyndon St. D3 0.03 1.04 0.428 3.371 0.381
407 Pine Manor D3 0.025 0.963 0.33 3.113 0.301
408 North Central (MN) D3 0.025 0.977 0.416 4.041 0.407
409 York (NY) D3 0.024 1.038 0.341 3.414 0.33
410 Wheelock D3 0.023 1.018 0.366 3.773 0.339
411 Yeshiva D3 0.023 1.04 0.394 4.105 0.4
412 Brooklyn D3 0.02 1.118 0.371 4.391 0.308
413 Daniel Webster D3 0.019 1.036 0.316 3.958 0.311
414 Valley Forge D3 0.015 1.017 0.351 5.54 0.225
415 Trinity Washington D3 0.014 1.141 0.351 5.858 0.257

 

Participation in NCAA Baseball and Fastpitch Softball

Having just stumbled upon the NCAA’s reporting on participation in college athletics, I thought I’d take a look at how many athletes participate in NCAA baseball and fastpitch softball for all of Division I, Division II, and Division III.

As a positive, women’s softball has seen an increase in participation every year since reporting began in the 2007-2008 season. However, in 2015-16 that growth in participation slowed to just 0.26 percent, which is the slowest percentage of growth in the reporting period. Softball added just 51 more players for the 2015-16 season.

In contrast, after a period of stagnation, men’s baseball has seen considerable growth in participation of late. In the past four seasons, participation in men’s baseball increased by 3,356 players. Over that same period of time participation in women’s softball increased by 1,174 players.

participation

Year Baseball Softball
2007-08 30,388 17,154
2008-09 29,816 17,489
2009-10 30,365 17,726
2010-11 31,264 18,188
2011-12 31,199 18,505
2012-13 32,450 18,671
2013-14 33,433 19,047
2014-15 34,198 19,628
2015-16 34,555 19,679

Source: http://web1.ncaa.org/rgdSearch/exec/saSearch

Acquiring NCAA Softball Stats with R

A nice instructional piece was just posted to the The Hardball Times website by Bill Petti on how to acquire NCAA baseball data. I’ve been asked many times before if the NCAA provides a database of softball data and my response is always “unfortunately, no”. By following Bill’s outline, his instructions can be modified to acquire NCAA softball data as well.

Here’s the link to the article: Research Notebook: Acquiring NCAA Baseball Stats with R.

For other data collection tools for use with women’s softball, see new-softball-research-tools-released-ncaa-softball.

If you don’t know how to use R and/or want to learn more about sabermetrics, there is a course that combines the two titled Sabermetrics 101.

Revisited: Do power-heavy or speed-heavy teams do better in the postseason?

By Matt Meuchel,

I have revisited the concept that I investigated in a previous article about power-heavy teams and speed-heavy teams. Last time I examined it, it was with 2 years of data (2013 and 2014). Now that I have 4 seasons of data I wanted to check back in on it. This time I added the 2 other parts of the equation that I didn’t check.

So here is a refresher on the methodology: I looked at the 2 different statistics to examine if a team was an All Power Team or an All Speed Team. I looked at Isolated Power (ISO) and Stolen Bases per Game (SB/G). For each of the 4 seasons I identified all teams that were 1 and 2 standard deviations above and below the mean in both statistics. From this I could find those teams that fit into 4 different categories:
1) Teams with Above Average Power and Above Average Speed
2) Teams with Below Average Power and Below Average Speed
3) Teams with Above Average Power and Below Average Speed (Termed “All Power Teams”)
4) Teams with Below Average Power and Above Average Speed (Termed “All Speed Teams”)

Here are the statistics associated with these categories:

1) There were 31 teams in 4 seasons that qualified as Teams with Above Average Power and Above Average Speed. Of those 31 teams 11 (35.5%) did not make the post season and 20 (64.5%) made the post season. Of those that made the post season 11 were Regional Teams (35.5% of total), 3 were Super Regional Teams (9.7% of total), and 6 were WCWS Teams (19.4% of total).

2) There were 40 teams in 4 seasons that qualified as Teams with Below Average Power and Below Average Speed. Of those 40 teams 40 (100%) did not make the post season and 0 (0%) made the post season.

3) There were 22 teams in 4 seasons that qualified as “All Power Teams”. Of those 22 teams 14 (63.6%) did not make the post season and 8 (36.4%) did make the post season. Of those that made the post season 6 were Regional Teams (27.3% of total), 1 was a Super Regional Team (4.5% of total), and 1 was a WCWS Team (4.5% of total).

4) There were 30 teams in 4 seasons that qualified as “All Speed Teams”. Of those 30 teams 27 (90%) did not make the post season and 3 (10%) did make the post season. Of those that made the post season all 3 of them were Regional Teams (10% of total) and none were Super Regional or WCWS teams.

In conclusion, of course teams desire to fit into category 1 where you have above average power and speed and no one wants to be in category 2 where you have below average power and speed. Even though these are very intuitive thoughts I wanted to put the stats to these two categories. Categories 3 and 4 were the categories I examined before and that I wanted to update the stats on. I will say that both Categories 3 and 4 have become less favorable toward post season play with 2 more seasons of data. Category 4 was not favorable before after 2 seasons and is even less after 4 seasons of data. Funny thing about Category 4 is that it is relatively stable (in the 4 years it had 7, 8, 7, and 8 teams fit into this category in individual years) for the amount of teams that qualify for it as well as for those that make the post season (1 team made it in 2013, 2014, and 2015 but none for 2016). Category 3 had more favorable post season stats after 2 seasons (where 50% qualified for the post season) than after 4 seasons, which was interesting. Even given that regression backward, this category has over 3 times as many of it’s members qualify for the post season compared to Category 4.

Christopher Long’s D-I Top 20

Let’s start out by saying that the number-one team in D-I softball for 2016 was not who you think it was.

Following up on the D-III top 20 and the D-II top 20 as provided by Detroit Tigers analyst Christopher Long, here are his season-ending top 20 teams in D-I softball. Long’s rankings take into account the impact of a team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule. And yes, there’s a surprise at #1.

Rank

School Overall Strength Home Park Offensive Strength Defensive Strength

SOS

1

Florida 7.887 0.956 2.198 0.279

1.478

2

Oklahoma 6.036 1.061 2.297 0.381

1.410

2 (tie)

Oregon 6.036 0.973 2.579 0.427

1.397

4

Michigan 6.029 0.993 2.465 0.409

1.352

5

Auburn 5.857 1.018 2.618 0.447

1.434

6

Alabama 5.159 1.000 2.218 0.43

1.468

7

Florida St. 5.029 0.984 2.25 0.447

1.384

8

Washington 4.934 0.971 2.719 0.551

1.515

9

UL Lafayette 4.706 0.998 2.246 0.477

1.241

10

Georgia 4.566 1.012 2.116 0.463 1.417

11

Missouri 4.449 0.968 2.391 0.537 1.447

12

LSU 4.336 0.907 2.060 0.475

1.478

13 Tennessee 4.321 0.993 2.231 0.516

1.406

14 Texas A&M 3.938 0.947 2.530 0.642

1.474

15

UCLA 3.861 0.992 2.289 0.593 1.531

16

Minnesota 3.754 1.021 2.017 0.537 1.294
17 James Mad. 3.752 1.054 1.485 0.396

1.149

18

Kentucky 3.648 1.051 1.531 0.420

1.351

19 Arizona 3.420 1.188 1.672 0.489

1.457

20

Utah 3.391 1.205 1.596 0.471

1.438

Yes, of course Oklahoma won the national championship. But for their body of work over the course of the season, according to Long’s calculations Florida was clearly the best team in the country.

The teams from the Women’s College World Series were well represented in the rankings, with the final 8 teams all ranked in the top 15.

And not to beat a dead horse, but what happened to #2 Oregon? Their ouster at home by UCLA in the Super Regionals is even more surprising seeing these rankings.

Christopher Long’s D-II Top 20

Following up on the D-III top 20 as provided by Detroit Tigers analyst Christopher Long, here are his season-ending top 20 teams in D-II softball. Long’s rankings take into account the impact of a team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule

Rank

School

Overall Strength

Home Park

Offensive Strength

Defensive Strength

SOS

1

N. Alabama 2.761 0.980 2.135 0.432 1.005

2

N. Georgia

2.579

0.933

1.787

0.387 0.971

3

Saint Leo 2.412 1.003 1.516 0.352

0.938

4 Humbldt St. 2.340 1.145 1.700 0.406

0.967

5

W. Tx. A&M 2.156 1.152 1.938 0.503 0.904
6 Valdosta St. 2.088 0.997 1.856 0.497

0.982

7

S. Arkansas 2.065 0.943 1.677 0.454 0.938
8 Armstrng St 1.870 0.967 1.641 0.491

0.999

9

U. Indy 1.820 0.983 1.580 0.486 0.83
10 Mo.-St. Lou. 1.807 0.977 1.322 0.409

0.836

11

Ark. Tech 1.806 0.905 1.509 0.467 0.935
12 WV Wesl. 1.682 1.010 1.378 0.458

0.81

13

Ala.-Hunts. 1.611 1.016 1.689 0.587 0.993
14 W. Florida 1.54 0.956 1.597 0.580

0.986

15

Cal. Baptist 1.507 0.97 1.438 0.533 0.871

16

Rollins 1.505 0.951 1.378 0.512 0.904
17 Wayne St. 1.496 1.045 1.27 0.475

0.793

18

Azusa Pac. 1.457 1.022 1.556 0.597 0.898
19 Chico St. 1.444 0.960 1.452 0.562

0.937

20 Georgia C. 1.439 0.950 1.724 0.670

0.901

 

Christopher Long’s D-III Top 20

Christopher Long, currently of the Detroit Tigers, has the ability to analyze almost any sport. This includes softball. Best of all he shares the code he uses and his findings at his GitHub site https://github.com/octonion. This is the same Christopher Long who makes an appearance in the book The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, which is a great read on the benefits and challenges of applying analytics to minor-league baseball. But I digress.

I just noticed that Christopher has updated his year-end softball rankings, which take into account the impact of a team’s home field, their offensive and defensive strength, and their strength of schedule.

Here are his rankings for D-III.

Rank School

Overall Strength

Home Park

Offensive Strength

Defensive Strength

SOS

1 Texas-Tyler

2.239

0.987

2.285

0.245

0.801

2 CMS

1.353

0.916

1.830

0.325

0.776

3 Salisbury

1.312

0.96

2.122

0.389

0.664

4 Berry

1.256

0.992

2.18

0.417

0.735

5 E. Tx. Bapt.

1.244

0.903

2.411

0.466

0.791

6 Va. Wslyn.

1.241

0.969

1.82

0.353

0.714

7 Emory

1.215

0.995

2.26

0.447

0.75

8 Rowan

1.201

1.011

2.159

0.432

0.708

9 Texas Lu.

1.192

0.926

2.167

0.437

0.667

10 Linfield

1.171

0.959

2.204

0.453

0.856

11 Luther

1.139

1.03

1.71

0.361

0.653

12 Birm.-So.

1.063

0.919

1.979

0.448

0.753

13 St. Thomas

1.047

0.894

1.693

0.389

0.705

14 Trine

0.951

1.065

1.813

0.459

0.747

15 Messiah

0.930

1.016

1.847

0.477

0.689

16 Pacific (OR)

0.924

0.96

2.001

0.521

0.856

17 Chris. Newp.

0.923

1.034

2.029

0.528

0.734

18 Whitworth

0.904

0.911

1.763

0.469

0.853

19 George Fox

0.879

1.032

1.708

0.467

0.841

20 La Verne

0.873

0.991

1.754

0.483

0.735

Since I am an assistant coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, of course it is nice to see that we’re ranked #2. But what I really can’t help but notice is the strength of the West Region. In all a remarkable 9 out of top 20 teams play in the West Region and just 7 of these teams made the playoffs. Left out of the mix were #16 Pacific (25-16-1 overall) and #20 La Verne (31-11). Because the NCAA’s priority for D-III softball is saving money by flying as few teams as possible to Regional locations, not only were two teams left out of the post-season but the remaining 7 teams were fighting for just one spot in the eight-team World Series. Not surprisingly that one team from the West Region, Texas-Tyler, won the national championship.

To learn more about Christopher Long and his work, follow him on Twitter at @octonion or see his blohttp://angrystatistician.blogspot.com.

Infographic: 2016 WCWS

WCWS 2016

It turns out that a comment by Adelphi associate head coach Ophir Sadeh is right: women’s college softball is a perfect fit for television. This year’s D-I Women’s College World Series featured competitive games played within a reasonable amount of time. In fact 6 of the 15 WCWS games were decided by just 1 run and 9 games were decided by 2 runs or less. There were a record 78,072 fans in attendance in Oklahoma City and the title game between Oklahoma and Auburn easily topped the cable sports TV ratings for June 8.