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Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Earns Preseason 20th Rank by Collegiate Baseball

Collegiate Baseball released its 2023 NCAA Division II Preseason Poll this week with two South Atlantic Conference teams ranked in the top-40.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears are No. 20. The Bears went 46-13 last season. Wingate is ranked No. 5 after going 48-10 a season ago.

Lenoir-Rhyne begins the season February 1st when they host Belmont Abbey.

Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 Pre-Season NCAA Div. 2 Poll
Rank Team (Final 2022 Record) Points
1. North Greenville (54-10) 624
2. Southern Arkansas (47-13) 623
3. Tampa (44-13) 620
4. Columbus St. (46-13) 617
5. Wingate (48-10) 616
6. Southern New Hampshire (46-12) 613
7. Angelo St. (51-14) 612
8. Point Loma Nazarene (51-10) 609
9. Rollins (43-17) 607
10. West Chester (36-15) 603
11. Lee (33-24) 597
12. Mount Olive (34-20) 594
13. UNC Pembroke (38-17) 590
14. Illinois Springfield (48-11) 588
15. Colorado Mesa (43-17) 585
16. St. Edward’s, TX (32-25) 583
17. Spring Hill (38-15) 580
18. Augustana, SD (47-13-1) 578
19. East Stroudsburg (41-20) 574
20. Lenoir-Rhyne (46-13) 570
21. Cal. Poly Pomona (35-19) 569
22. Nova Southeastern (36-17) 564
23. Quincy (37-25) 562
24. Savannah St. (34-12) 560
25. Molloy (40-15) 555
26. Seton Hill (33-19-1) 553
27. Henderson St. (40-17) 552
28. Saint Leo (36-17) 551
29. Cal. St. Monterey Bay (38-17) 547
30. Young Harris (39-18) 546
31. West Texas A&M (39-19) 543
32. Charleston, WV (40-18) 539
33. Wayne St., MI (37-19) 536
34. Millersville (42-14) 532
35. Minnesota St. (39-9) 531
36. Montevallo (36-15) 526
37. Florida Southern (29-21) 525
38. Azusa Pacific (38-19) 524
39. Valdosta St. (31-16) 516
40. Davenport, MI (36-23) 512

Also Receiving Votes: Southern Conn. St. (31-15-1), Ashland (35-21), Franklin Pierce (31-17), Central Missouri (46-9), Northwood, MI (31-23-1), Northwest Nazarene (31-23), Belmont Abbey (34-19), Slippery Rock (33-18), Delta St. (32-17), Ouachita Baptist (33-24), Western Oregon (34-20), Walsh (31-23), Le Moyne (27-25), Adelphi (30-15-2), Northeastern St., OK (38-18), Washburn (33-22), Gannon (29-17), Mercyhurst (31-18), Colorado School Of Mines (33-19), Frostburg St. (33-17), Chico St. (34-15), California University Of Pennsylvania (31-17), St. Cloud St. (37-13), St. Mary’s, TX (23-29), Grand Valley St. (30-20), Oklahoma Baptist (27-22), Texas-Tyler (31-22), Wilmington (31-13), Texas A&M-Kingsville (33-20), Metropolitan State-Denver (35-22), West Florida (22-24), Lynn (27-21), Maryville (32-20).