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NCAA Conference Rating Guide – For clubs seeking imports

NCAA Conference Rankings

Listed below are our rankings of each baseball conference in NCAA divisions 1,2 and 3 as of May, 2017. Each conference is ranked on a scale of 1-10 (ten being the highest possible score) based on the overall talent level of the players in that conference. The scoring system is not biased to any level as some lower division conferences may receive higher scores than that of conferences in higher divisions. Under each conference is the list of notable teams that compete in the conference.

Division 1

  1. Southeastern Conference (SEC) 10/10

Florida

-Kentucky

-Louisiana State

-Arkansas

-Mississippi State

 

  1. Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 10/10

-North Carolina

-Louisville

-Clemson

-Virginia

-Wake Forest

 

  1. Pacific Twelve Conference (PAC 12) 10/10

-Oregon State

-Stanford

-UCLA

-Arizona

-Washington

 

  1. Big Twelve Conference 10/10

-Texas Tech

-Texas Christian (TCU)

-West Virginia

-Baylor

-Oklahoma

 

  1. American Athletic Conference (AAC) 10/10

-South Florida

-Houston

-Central Florida

-Memphis

-East Carolina

 

  1. Conference USA   9.5/10

-Old Dominion

-Louisiana Tech

-Florida Atlantic

-Rice

-Charlotte

 

  1. Sun Belt Conference 9.5/10

-South Alabama

-Louisiana Lafayette

-Coastal Carolina

-Georgia Southern

-Texas Arlington

 

  1. Big West Conference 9.5/10

-Long Beach State

-Cal State Fullerton

-Cal Poly

-UC Santa Barbara

-Hawaii

 

  1. Big Ten Conference 9/10

-Indiana

-Maryland

-Nebraska

-Minnesota

-Iowa

 

  1. Big South Conference 9/10

-Liberty

-Campbell

-High Point

-Winthrop

-Gardner Webb

 

  1. Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) 9/10

-Missouri State

-Dallas Baptist

-Wichita State

-Evansville

-Indiana State

 

  1. Southern Conference (SOCON) 9/10

-Mercer

-Georgia Southern

-Samford

-UNC Greensboro

-Wofford

 

  1. West Coast Conference (WCC) 8.5/10

-San Diego

-BYU

-Saint Mary’s

-San Francisco

-Pepperdine

 

  1. Atlantic Sun Conference 8.5/10

-Florida Gulf Coast

-Jacksonville

-North Florida

-Kennesaw State

-Stetson

 

  1. Big East Conference 8.5/10

-St. John’s

-Seton Hall

-Xavier

-Creighton

-Butler

 

  1. Southland Conference 8.5/10

-Southeastern Louisiana

-Sam Houston State

-Lamar

-New Orleans

-Houston Baptist

 

  1. Mountain West Conference 8/10

-San Diego State

-San Jose State

-New Mexico

-Fresno State

-Nevada

 

  1. Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) 8/10

-William and Mary

-College of Charleston

-Delaware

-Northeastern

-UNC Wilmington

 

  1. Mid American Conference (MAC) 8/10

-Kent State

-Central Michigan

-Ball State

-Buffalo

-Eastern Michigan

 

  1. Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) 8/10

-Rhode Island

-VCU

-St. Bonaventure

-Saint Louis

-Davidson

 

  1. Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) 7.5/10

-Tennessee Tech

-Austin Peay

-Murray State

-Morehead State

-Southeast Missouri State

 

  1. America East Conference 7/10

-Binghamton

-UMBC

-Umass Lowell

-Albany

-Stony Brook

 

  1. Ivy League 7/10

-Yale

-Cornell

-Dartmouth

-Princeton

-Harvard

 

  1. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) 6.5/10

-Canisius

-Marist

-Fairfield

-Niagara

-Monmouth

 

  1. Western Athletic Conference (WAC) 6.5/10

-New Mexico State

-Grand Canyon

-CSU Bakersfield

-Sacramento State

-Texas Rio Grand Valley

 

  1. Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 6.5/10

-Bethune Cookman

-Florida A&M

-North Carolina A&T

-Norfolk State

-North Carolina Central

 

  1. Northeast Conference (NEC) 6/10

-Central Connecticut State

-Bryant

-Sacred Heart

-LIU Brooklyn

-Wagner

 

  1. Patriot League 6/10

-Navy

-Holy Cross

-Army

-Bucknell

-Lehigh

 

  1. Horizon League 6/10

-Wright State

-Illinois-Chicago

-Oakland

-Valparaiso

-Milwaukee

 

  1. The Summit League 6/10

-Oral Roberts

-South Dakota State

-North Dakota State

-Western Illinois

-Fort Wayne

 

  1. South Western Athletic Conference (SWAC) 5/10

-Alabama State

-Texas Southern

– Grambling State

-Arkansas Pine Bluff

-Prairie View

-Alcorn State

 

  1. Division 1 Independents (No Conference Association) 3/10

-New York Institute of Technology


 

Division II

  1. Sunshine State Conference (SSC) 9/10

-Tampa

-Florida Southern

-Nova Southeastern

-Florida Tech

-Lynn

 

  1. California Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) 8.5/10

-Chico State

-UC San Diego

-Cal Poly Pomona

-Cal State Monterrey Bay

 

  1. Peach Belt Conference 8.5/10

-North Georgia

-South Carolina Aiken

-Georgia College

-UNC Pembroke

-Flagler

 

  1. The PacWest Conference 8.5/10

-Dixie State

-Azusa Pacific

-Point Loma Nazarene

-Cal Baptist

-Fresno Pacific

 

  1. Conference Carolinas 8/10

-Mount Olive

-Belmont Abbey

-Pfeiffer

-Erskine

-Barton

 

  1. Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 8/10

-Emporia State

-Central Missouri

-Lindenwood

-Central Oklahoma

-Northwest Missouri State

 

  1. Gulf South Conference 8/10

-Delta State

-Valdosta State

-North Alabama

-Union

-West Alabama

 

  1. Lone Star Conference 8/10

-Angelo State

-West Texas A&M

-Texas A&M Kingsville

-Tarleton State

-Cameron

 

  1. Great American Conference   7.5/10

-Arkansas Tech

-Oklahoma Baptist

-Southern Arkansas

-Arkansas Monticello

-Henderson State

 

  1. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 7/10

-Mercyhurst

-West Chester

-Millersville

-Seton Hill

-Shippensburg

 

  1. Heartland Conference 7.5/10

-Lubbock Christian

-Arkansas Fort Smith

-St. Edwards

-St. Mary’s (TX)

-Oklahoma Christian

 

  1. South Atlantic Conference 7.5/10

-Catawba

-Lincoln Memorial

-Tusculum

-Newberry

-Carson-Newman

 

  1. Great Lakes Valley Conference 7/10

-Northwood

-Southern Indiana

-Bellarmine

-Drury

-Wayne State

 

  1. Great Northwest Athletic Conference 7/10

-Western Oregon

-Central Washington

-Concordia

-Northwest Nazarene

-Montana State Billings

 

  1. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference   6.5/10

-Colorado Mesa

-Regis

-Colorado Christian

-Colorado Pueblo

-Metro State Denver

 

  1. Northeast 10 Conference   6.5/10

Southern New Hampshire

-Northeastern State

-Franklin Pearce

-Lemoyne

-Southern Connecticut

 

  1. Great Midwest Athletic Conference 6.5/10

-Trevecca Nazarene

-Kentucky Wesleyan

-Alderson-Broaddus

-Cedarville

-Ohio Valley

 

  1. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 6.5/10

-Minnesota State

-St. Cloud State

-Augustana

-Wayne State

-Minot State

 

  1. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 6/10

-Grand Valley State

-Lake Erie

-Ashland

-Saginaw Valley

-Wayne State

 

  1. East Coast Conference   6/10

-St. Thomas Aquinas

-CW Post

-Bridgeport

-Queens

-Molloy

 

  1. Mountain East Conference 6/10

-Shephard

-West Liberty State

-Fairmount State

-Charleston WV

-Concord

 

  1. Central Atlantic Athletic Conference 6/10

-Felician

-Wilmington

-Chestnut Hill

-Nyack

-Philadelphia University

 

  1. Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 5/10

– Stillman College

-Tuskegee University

-Miles College

-Albany State

-Kentucky State


Division III

  1. American Southwest Conference   7.5/10

-Concordia (Texas)

-Texas-Tyler

-Texas-Dallas

-East Texas Baptist

-Belhaven

 

  1. Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 7.5/10

-UW-Whitewater

-UW-La Crosse

-UW-Stevens Point

-UW-Platteville

-UW-Oshkosh

 

  1. Southern Athletic Association 7.5/10

-Birmingham-Southern

-Berry

-Rhodes

-Milsaps

-Oglethorpe

 

  1. Southern Cal. Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 7.5/10

-Cal Lutheran

-Chapman

-Redlands

-Occidental

-LaVerne

 

  1. Northwest Conference 7.5/10

-Linfield

-Pacific Lutheran

-Willamette

-Whitworth

-George Fox

 

  1. Old Dominion Athletic Conference 7.5/10

-Shenandoah

-Bridgewater

-Washington and Lee

-Virginia Wesleyan

-Randolph Macon

 

  1. USA South Atlantic Conference 7.5/10

-Lagrange

-Piedmont

-Ferrum

-North Carolina Wesleyan

-Greensboro

 

  1. New Jersey Athletic Conference 7/10

-Kean

-Rowan

-Ramapo

-Rutgers-Newark

-TCNJ

 

  1. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 7/10

-St. Thomas

-Bethel

-St. John’s

-Concordia (MN)

-Macalester

 

  1. Little East Conference 6.5/10

-Boston

-Southern Maine

-Eastern Connecticut

-Mass-Dartmouth

-Plymouth State

 

  1. State University of New York Athletic Conference 6.5/10

-SUNY Cortland

-SUNY Brockport

-SUNY Oswego

-SUNY Oneonta

-SUNY Fredonia

 

  1. Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 6.5/10

-Trinity

-Texas Lutheran

-Centenary (LA)

-Dallas

-Southwestern

  1. New England Small College Athletic Association 6/10

-Amherst

-Williams

-Trinity

-Wesleyan

-Middlebury

 

  1. Ohio Athletic Conference 6/10

-Mount Union

-Otterbein

-Marietta

-Heidelberg

-Baldwin-Wallace

 

  1. Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 6/10

-Buena Vista

-Wartburg

-Dubuque

-Coe

-Luther

 

  1. University Athletic Association 6/10

-NYU

-Case Western Reserve

-Emory

-Washington (Missouri)

-Brandeis

 

  1. College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin 6/10

-Augustana

-North Central Illinois

-Wheaton

-Carthage

-Illinois Wesleyan

 

  1. Capital Athletic Conference 6/10

-Mary Washington

-Salisbury

-Frostburg State

-Christopher Newport

-Marymount

 

  1. Landmark Conference 6/10

-Drew

-Susquehanna

-Catholic

-Moravian

-Scranton

 

  1. Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth 5.5/10

-Arcadia

-Alvernia

-Lebanon Valley

-Messiah

-Hood

 

  1. New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference 5.5/10

-Wheaton (Ma)

-Mass. Institute of Technology

-Springfield

-Babson

-Clark

 

  1. Centennial Conference 5.5/10

-Johns Hopkins

-Ursinus

-Franklin and Marshall

-McDaniel

-Dickinson

 

  1. Northern Athletics Conference 5.5/10

-Concordia-Chicago

-Concordia Wisconsin

-Benedictine

-Aurora

-Edgewood

 

  1. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 5.5/10

-Webster

-Spalding

-Greenville

-Westminster

-Fontbonne

 

  1. Commonwealth Coast Conference 5.5/10

-Roger Williams

-Salve Regina

-Endicott

-Western New England

-Wentworth

 

  1. Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 5.5/10

-Manchester

-Earlham

-Bluffton

-Franklin

-Anderson

 

  1. Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 5.5/10

-Adrian

-Calvin

-Kalamazoo

-Hope

-Albion

 

  1. Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom 5/10

-Miseracordia

-DeSales

-Wilkes

-King’s

-Manhattanville

 

  1. President’s Athletic Conference 5/10

-Washington and Jefferson

-Thomas More

-Thiel

-Waynesburg

-Grove City

 

  1. Colonial States Athletic Conference 5/10

-Keystone State

-Gwynedd-Mercy

-Neumann

-Marywood

-Immaculata

 

  1. Empire 8 Conference 5/10

-Utica

-Ithica

-St. Johns Fisher

-Houghton

-Stevens

 

  1. North Atlantic Conference 5/10

-Castleton State

-Husson

-Farmington-Maine

-Lyndon State

-New England College

 

  1. North Coast Athletic Conference 5/10

-Wooster

-Alleghany

-Oberlin

-Denison

-Wabash

 

  1. Great Northeast Athletic Conference 4/10

-St. Joseph’s Maine

-Johnson and Wales

-Lasell

-Norwich

-Albertus Magnus

 

  1. Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference 4/10

-Salem State

-Worcester State

-Framingham State

-Westfield State

-Fitchburg State

 

  1. Midwest Conference 4/10

-Ripon

-St. Norbert

-Carroll

-Grinnell

-Illinois College

 

  1. Alleghany Mountain Conference 4/10

-Penn State Altoona

-LaRoche

-Pitt-Bradford

-Hilbert

-Pitt-Greensburg

 

  1. Liberty League 4/10

-Union

-RPI

-Rochester

-Clarkson

-St. Lawrence

 

  1. North Eastern Athletic Conference 3.5/10

-Keuka

-Gallaudet

-Penn State Abington

-Lancaster Bible

-Cazenovia

 

  1. New England Collegiate Conference 3.5/10

-Mitchell

-Becker

-Lesley

-Southern Vermont

-Newbury

 

  1. Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3/10

-St. Scholastica

-Northland

-Northwestern Minnesota

-Minnesota-Morris

-Bethany Lutheran

 

  1. City University of New York Athletic Conference 2.5/10

-Staten Island

-John Jay

-Lehman

-CCNY

-Baruch

 

  1. Skyline Conference 2/10

-SUNY Old Westbury

-Farmingdale State

-NYU Polytechnic Institute

-SUNY Purchase

-Yeshiva

 

  1. Division III Independents 1/10

-Chicago

-Maranatha Baptist Bible

-Finlandia

-Valley Forge Christian

-Clarks Summit

 

– Written by IBC scouting director Kyle Kennett 

3 Responses to NCAA Conference Rating Guide – For clubs seeking imports

  1. ross2014 June 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    This is good stuff. Any info on NAIA conferences/teams?

  2. burnsy September 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    ross2014 Just saw this message…… we will ad NAIA at some point, however our knowledge of NAIA is not up to snuff and therefore we are looking for an outside source.

  3. Baseballcoach December 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Very similar to div 2 NCAA and low end div 1. Lots of naia schools play d1 and 2 during the year the top teams in naia often bat those teams like LCU back in the day or OCU, Lewis Clark, LSU Shreveport, Faulkner and such

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