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NCAA is typically bigger schools like Florida, Texas, UCLA, Tennessee. NAIA is smaller schools, many private schools, but still highly competitive. These include Lee University (NAIA College World Series 2 years in a row) and AUM (Auburn University of Montgomery). These schools are highly competitive, and many of them could compete in the NCAA.

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