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The Griffins have been the true definition of a hot streak this year. Missouri Western started out the season 3 and 7 in their first 10 games only to go on to win their next 8 of 10 to put them back above 500.

Follow that up with losing 6 of their next 10 and then just now finishing off winning 9 of their last 10. The roller coaster ride for the Griffins has been an event most haven’t ever ridden before.

After mentioning all of that, now the situation rises that their final MIAA matchup of the year falls this weekend, giving them an entire weekend off before the MIAA playoffs start. Will they be able to turn it on again once the playoffs begin remains the question to be answered.

Missouri Western on the season has done their best to win games on the mound. Currently the 3rd best staff in the MIAA will need to be their calling card if they plan to go further than the first round of the playoffs. A week off before playoffs begin could be a great thing for their young arms.

My rankings for the 2nd to last week of the regular season:

                                                               Division II
Rank Team 2017 Record Last Week Results Previous Rank
1 Central Missouri 29-12 4-0 1
2 Drury 26-15 2-3 2
3 Southwest Baptist 28-14 1-3 3
4 Lindenwood 26-16 1-2 4
5 Missouri Western 25-17 4-0 6
6 NW Missouri St. 26-16 2-2 5
7 Missouri S & T 21-18 4-1 7
8 Missouri Southern 24-22 3-1 8
9 Maryville 22-20 2-2 9
10 Rockhurst 20-21 2-2 10
11 William Jewell 18-21 1-4 11
12 UMSL 15-23 2-3 12
13 Truman 14-28 2-3 13

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