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adbono posted:
BishopLeftiesDad posted:

Congrats to Texas Tyler on winning the D3 world series.

UT Tyler received an at large tournament bid, by the way.  They didn't win their conference (Concordia, Tx did) or their conference tournament (UT Dallas did). Confirming what many have thought for a long time -  that once teams in the West Region were given equal opportunity they would do well.  it just doesn't stand to reason that D3 teams in the Northeast are better than D3 teams in California and Texas. 

Teams from the West Region have won 4 of the last 6 championships. Before that it was more proportional. Six of the 8 ranked teams from the West Region made the tournament, plus Willamette who was not ranked.Trinity and La Verne were left out, but probably belonged. I guess the West Regional has "always" been 6 teams, because of the additional travel expense of flying. It would be interesting to see a "money is no object" seeding of D3 similar to D1.

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