Talladega College-Toughest Strength of Schedule In NAIA Baseball

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has Talladega baseball ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Baseball Bo Chip Power Index, the national office released on Monday. The Bo Chip Power Index awards teams points based on its wins and losses, record of opponent and division, affiliation of opponent and strength of schedule.

Talladega is the highest ranked team from HBCU Baseball in the power index with a score of 4.375 which ranks them 34th overall in the Bo Chip nationally but they sit at the top spot, with the toughest strength of schedule in the NAIA. Talladega (9-10, 3-0 in A.I.I.) for the season.

Boyd Nation, highly regarded in the college baseball analytics community for his algorithm development also has Talladega ranked No. 1 in his Strength of Schedule ratings and ranked 25th in his NAIA Iterative Strength Ratings.

Talladega, year after year, plays one of HBCU small schools’ toughest non conference schedules. Since the start of the 2019 season, 33 games (15 home, 18 away) against nationally ranked NAIA Top 25 ranked teams including those ranked in the NCAA Division II and HBCU Baseball Top Ten.

The NAIA uses the Bo Chip Index to help rank teams during the regular season. The NAIA Baseball National Selection Committee (NSC) uses the Bo Chip Power Index to assist in the selection of all at-large teams in the NAIA Baseball National Championship.

The NSC consists of one representative from each geographic area, a representative from the National Administrative Council (NAC) Rules and Ratings Committee, the president of the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association and three at-large members.

The index below also includes other ranking HBCU Baseball programs in bold.

NAIA Baseball – Bo Chip Power Index 

  OVERALL BO CHIP 
  (Through March 3)
                          NAIA ONLY SOS
RANK TEAM SCORE W L T RANK RANK
1 Tennessee Wesleyan 5.471 15 2 0 1 17
2 Westmont 5.129 15 2 0 8 36
3 Freed-Hardeman 5.118 13 4 0 3 15
4 Middle Georgia 5.059 14 3 0 9 27
5 OCU 5.053 17 2 0 4 83
6 Cumberlands KY 4.941 15 2 0 7 60
Southeastern 4.941 15 2 0 14 70
8 Mobile 4.933 11 4 0 2 23
9 Faulkner 4.895 15 4 0 5 25
10 St. Thomas 4.832 14 5 0 19 42
11 Bryan 4.778 14 4 0 6 19
12 Rio Grande 4.682 14 8 0 36 91
13 Indiana Tech 4.667 8 4 0 10 4
14 LSU Shreveport 4.626 19 4 0 18 135
15 Georgia Gwinnett 4.556 14 4 0 21 33
16 Oklahoma Wesleyan 4.533 12 3 0 16 119
17 Point 4.526 14 5 0 10 16
18 Indiana Southeast 4.471 10 7 0 20 6
19 Science & Arts 4.358 18 1 0 16 99
20 Central Methodist 4.333 12 3 0 27 64
McPherson 4.333 9 6 0 59 123
22 Robert Morris 4.286 5 2 0 24 132
23 Taylor 4.24 16 4 0 48 107
24 Texas Wesleyan 4.236 19 3 0 13 158
25 William Jessup 4.231 9 4 0 15 22
26 Mid-America Nazarene 4.167 3 3 0 28 2
27 Indiana Kokomo 4.154 9 4 0 30 58
28 Georgetown 4.15 14 6 0 34 82
29 Mount Marty 4.143 4 3 0 31 95
30 Hope International (4L) 4.133 11 8 0 28 117
31 Benedictine KS 4.125 7 1 0 33 115
32 Baker 4.111 6 3 0 69 87
Huntington 4.111 4 5 0 55 8
34 Talladega 4.105 9 # 0 25 1
35 Warner 4.1 16 4 0 58 164
36 Concordia MI 4.083 10 2 0 39 111
37 Tabor 4.082 14 3 0 41 173
38 Wayland Baptist 4.077 10 3 0 22 92
39 Vanguard 4.06 13 2 0 23 172
40 Benedictine Mesa 4.056 13 5 0 50 97
41 Jarvis Christian 4.053 10 9 0 48 80
42 LSU Alexandria 4.025 12 4 0 51 121
43 Keiser 4 14 6 0 81 103
Ave Maria 4 8 # 0 68 24
Morningside 4 5 1 0 41 180
Briar Cliff 4 5 5 0 41 18
Bellevue 4 5 9 0 41 11
Concordia NE 4 4 4 0 31 78
Aquinas 4 1 1 0 41 141
50 Southwestern Christian 3.952 15 6 0 51 114
51 Union KY 3.933 10 5 0 53 75
52 St. Andrews 3.911 13 5 0 36 79
Webber International 3.911 9 9 0 57 14
54 William Penn 3.908 10 3 0 26 13
55 Our Lady of the Lake 3.905 10 # 0 41 76
56 Lawrence Tech 3.892 11 2 0 34 170
57 Lyon 3.89 16 4 0 40 113
58 The Master’s 3.882 10 6 1 56 74
59 Truett-McConnell 3.857 8 6 0 41 66
60 Missouri Baptist 3.8 10 5 0 59 81
61 Bluefield 3.786 9 5 0 64 12
62 Bethel TN 3.75 8 8 0 61 45
Olivet Nazarene 3.75 6 2 0 61 178
Viterbo 3.75 5 3 0 61 133
Mount Mercy 3.75 4 8 0 36 28
66 Mayville State 3.714 4 3 0 65 108
67 Blue Mountain 3.7 9 # 1 67 54
Harris-Stowe 3.7 8 # 0 85 155
69 Thomas 3.694 9 8 0 73 57
70 Clarke 3.692 4 9 0 53 5
71 Northwestern OH 3.667 5 # 1 80 84
72 Marymount 3.643 7 6 1 76 124
73 Central Baptist 3.619 10 # 0 76 94
74 Arizona Christian 3.609 10 # 0 84 48
75 Park 3.575 6 2 0 95 168
76 Columbia 3.571 8 6 0 76 127
Jamestown 3.571 3 4 0 117 93
78 British Columbia 3.553 8 9 0 69 30
79 Houston-Victoria 3.533 7 8 0 10 43
80 Madonna 3.529 8 9 0 83 41
Mt. Vernon Nazarene 3.529 9 5 0 85 109
82 Ottawa AZ 3.52 8 7 0 75 3
83 Doane 3.5 2 6 0 85 37
84 Wiley 3.467 10 8 0 72 67
Midway 3.467 8 7 0 90 71
86 Shawnee State 3.462 7 6 0 113 139
87 Reinhardt 3.455 5 6 0 92 116
88 TAMUT 3.45 9 # 0 98 105
89 Southwest 3.448 14 7 0 85 154
90 St. Xavier 3.444 4 5 0 93 55
91 Goshen 3.433 5 7 0 69 77
92 Antelope Valley 3.389 8 9 1 96 131
93 Martin Methodist 3.375 11 5 0 97 106
94 Panhandle State 3.368 12 7 0 76 96
95 Cumberland TN 3.357 7 7 0 73 26
96 Lindenwood IL 3.353 7 # 0 149 118
97 West Virginia Tech 3.35 9 # 0 99 179
98 Lourdes 3.333 5 1 0 100 181
Menlo 3.333 5 7 0 114 62
Trinity Christian 3.333 3 3 0 100 69
Northwestern IA 3.333 2 4 0 100 44
Dordt 3.333 1 2 0 100 156
103 Florida Memorial 3.33 11 9 0 151 104
104 Williams Baptist 3.313 6 # 0 85 144
105 William Carey 3.286 4 # 0 108 29
106 Evangel 3.25 11 5 0 123 160
Calumet St. Joseph 3.25 3 5 0 109 169
108 Bethel IN 3.24 3 7 0 128 140
109 Ozarks 3.229 9 # 0 109 152
110 St. Mary 3.222 4 5 0 114 159
111 Southwestern 3.214 6 8 0 65 122
112 Loyola 3.2 9 9 0 82 163
St. Francis IN 3.2 2 8 0 117 20
Indiana South Bend 3.2 1 9 0 117 86
Cornerstone 3.2 3 4 0 117 89
116 Fisher 3.194 13 4 0 177 10
117 Texas College 3.191 10 # 0 106 59
118 USC Beaufort 3.179 8 # 0 127 137
119 Montreat 3.154 7 6 0 94 46
120 Midland 3.14 5 5 0 123 47
121 Michigan Dearborn 3.111 6 2 1 125 175
Missouri Valley 3.111 4 5 0 153 134
123 Campbellsville 3.083 5 7 0 128 39
124 Marian 3.077 5 8 0 128 9
125 Friends 3.053 6 # 0 126 53
126 SWAG 3.05 10 # 0 128 130
127 Florida National 3.033 5 # 0 158 31
128 Point Park 3.018 6 5 0 100 143
129 Ottawa KS 3 6 6 0 128 125
Corban 3 5 # 1 91 65
Brescia 3 4 5 0 128 85
Peru State 3 4 8 0 121 112
Presentation 3 3 5 0 128 120
Siena Heights 3 1 1 0 128 174
Judson 3 1 8 0 128 90
St. Ambrose 3 0 3 0 128 7
137 Crowley’s Ridge 2.985 3 # 0 153 101
138 Edward Waters 2.973 7 # 0 106 50
139 Spring Arbor 2.971 4 # 0 121 157
140 Hannibal-LaGrange 2.969 7 6 0 114 110
141 Mid-America Christian 2.967 4 8 0 159 40
142 Ohio Christian 2.954 4 9 0 144 146
143 Indiana Wesleyan 2.941 5 # 0 142 32
144 Pikeville 2.917 4 8 0 143 51
145 Kansas Wesleyan 2.875 7 9 0 152 177
146 Cincinnati Christian 2.838 3 # 0 128 126
147 Lindsey Wilson 2.833 1 # 0 150 49
148 San Diego Christian 2.829 6 8 0 109 129
149 Bethany 2.824 5 # 0 156 151
150 Avila (1W) 2.8 6 # 0 128 138
Valley City State 2.8 1 4 0 146 61
152 Sterling 2.789 7 # 0 112 35
153 Voorhees 2.75 1 5 2 NR NR
154 Asbury 2.689 4 5 0 145 52
155 William Woods 2.667 5 # 1 153 147
156 Simpson 2.643 5 8 1 147 176
157 College of Idaho 2.639 9 # 0 100 171
158 Stillman 2.62 5 5 0 128 184
159 Brewton-Parker 2.591 8 # 0 169 153
160 Huston-Tillotson 2.588 4 # 0 176 161
161 Milligan 2.583 4 8 0 173 145
162 Hastings 2.571 2 5 0 160 136
St. Francis IL 2.571 1 6 0 171 38
164 Waldorf 2.556 3 6 0 162 102
Trinity International 2.556 2 7 0 162 148
166 Grace 2.55 1 3 0 177 149
167 LC State 2.538 5 7 1 147 63
168 Grand View 2.5 1 3 0 166 56
Culver-Stockton 2.5 1 9 0 166 73
Roosevelt 2.5 0 8 0 166 21
171 Central Christian 2.462 1 # 0 174 72
172 York 2.455 3 8 0 169 100
173 Bacone 2.4 0 5 0 128 34
174 La Sierra 2.383 4 8 0 157 142
175 Tougaloo 2.382 2 9 0 162 150
176 Graceland 2.286 1 6 0 172 167
177 Providence Christian 2.205 4 # 0 160 68
178 Oregon Tech 2.105 6 # 0 162 165
179 Cleary 2 1 1 0 177 182
Rochester 2 0 8 0 177 98
181 Lincoln Christian 1.945 2 9 0 175 88
182 Dakota Wesleyan 1.75 1 7 0 181 128
183 Penn State Schuykill 1.6 0 2 0 NR NR
184 Rust 1.385 1 # 0 182 162
185 Dakota State 1 0 4 0 182 183
186 Kentucky Christian 0.657 0 7 0 184 166

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