North Central Remains Atop Central Region Rankings

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May 3, 2018 – In the second installment of the 2018 NCAA Division III Region Rankings, the North Central College baseball team remains atop the Central Region poll, released on Thursday.

North Central just recently clinched at least a share of the fourth-straight College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season championship and the right to host the CCIW Tournament for the third time in the last four years.

The Cardinals are 24-9 overall this season, going 19-2 in CCIW play so far while posting a 21-2 record against Central Region opponents.  In the most recent strength of schedule release by D3baseball.com, the Cardinals have faced the toughest schedule among all Division III programs this season.

Fellow CCIW member Carthage College is currently ranked fourth in this week's region rankings, while Augustana College sits seventh in the eight-team poll.

North Central closes out the home portion of the regular season schedule on Friday, May 4, opening the final conference series with North Park University at 3 p.m.