Teams begin where they left off

SMALL COLLEGE NEWS ... The NSCAA/adidas preseason polls are out, and there are no surprises. The NCAA Division II and III preseason rankings are duplicates of the final 2008 rankings, released after postseason play. That means last year's champions are all No. 1:

NCAA Men's Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills
NCAA Men's Division III Messiah (with first-year coach Brad McCarty in charge)
NCAA Women's Division II Seattle Pacific
NCAA Women's Division III Messiah

As for the NAIA rankings, last year's champions -- both Tennessee schools -- are No. 1:

NAIA Men Bethel
NAIA Women Lee

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