Dropping out of Division 1:
- University of New Orleans Privateers: Tim Jamieson's alma mater; they went to the College World Series in 1984; MU is 2-6 all-time vs. UNO. Details about UNO's switch at UNO athletics allowed to become Division II (DailyComet.com)
- Lemoyne Dolphins: Mizzou defeated Lemoyne in the 2004 NCAA Regional; MU played LeMoyne at Simmons Field in 2011, winning the series 3-1. Read Le Moyne baseball in season of transition from Division I to D-II (blog.syracuse.com)
- Centenary Gentlemen: MU is 3-0 all-time vs. the Gents
- Cleveland State Vikings: MU is 3-0 vs. CSU
Climbing up to D-1:
- University of Nebraska - Omaha: One UNO replaces another UNO in D-1; The Mavericks are on Mizzou's 2012 schedule. See Nebraska-Omaha Rips Out Hearts (cbssports.com)
I have to agree with the trend of that discussion, that D-1 Baseball would be well-served if there were a lot more schools that would realize they could be successful in D-II or D-III rather than being an also-ran in D-1. For at least half of the D-1 schools, the best they can ever hope for is to win their conference tournament and get an automatic bid to the Regionals, where they'll go 2-and-Q.
But then, who would the Tigers play in early March?