Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (2-25-19)

LSU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (7-0) is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.

The Tigers, No. 1 for the third straight poll, beat Southeastern Louisiana once and Bryant three times last week. LSU is averaging 10.7 runs per game on offense with 25 extra base hits and four players hitting .400 or better.

Ten teams are undefeated in the top 30, including defending national champion Oregon St. (8-0), six teams at 7-0 (LSU, North Carolina, Florida St., N.C. State, Baylor, Arizona St.) and three teams at 6-0 (Georgia, Michigan and Illinois).

In key series over the past weekend, Florida won two of three at home against Miami (Fla.). However, the Gators lost two mid-week games to South Florida and North Florida. UCLA took two of three at Georgia Tech., N.C. State beat Coastal Carolina 7-6 in 11 innings during the Baseball At The Beach tournament in South Carolina, Mississippi St. beat Southern Mississippi two of three at home and Sam Houston St. swept a 3-game series against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Poll Notes: Arizona St. (7-0) is hitting .398 as a team with 7 homers, 20 doubles and averaging 13 runs per game. South Carolina (6-1) has belted 16 home runs in 7 games.

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
NCAA Div. I Baseball Poll
(As of Feb. 25, 2019)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. Louisiana St. (7-0) 494 1
  2. Vanderbilt (5-1) 492 2
  3. UCLA (6-1) 490 3
  4. Texas Tech. (5-1) 488 4
  5. Oregon St. (8-0) 485 7
  6. North Carolina (7-0) 484 8
  7. Florida St. (7-0) 482 9
  8. Stanford (6-1) 480 5
  9. Georgia (6-0) 475 11
10. N.C. State (7-0) 472 22
11. Coastal Carolina (7-1) 471 10
12. Louisville (5-2) 468 12
13. Florida (5-3) 466 6
14. Baylor (7-0) 464 21
15. Clemson (6-1) 462 15
16. Mississippi St. (6-1) 460 25
17. Mississippi (4-2) 458 13
18. Texas (6-2) 457 14
19. Texas Christian (5-2) 455 16
20. Cal. St. Fullerton (4-2) 453 17
21. Duke (6-1) 451 20
22. Arkansas (5-1) 448 23
23. Texas A&M (7-1) 445 28
24. Arizona St. (7-0) 442
25. Michigan (6-0) 440
26. Illinois (6-0) 438
27. Sam Houston St. (5-1) 435
28. Oklahoma St. (5-2) 433 18
29. Auburn (6-2) 431 26
30. South Carolina (6-1) 429


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RHP Noah Song, Navy: Song fanned 14 Air Force batters in only 6 innings to pace the Midshipmen to a 2-1 victory. Each of the first 10 outs Song recorded came via strikeouts. On the year, he is 1-0 with 26 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings and has yet to allow a run. His strikeout per nine inning average is 20.06.

LF/C Thomas Dillard, Mississippi: Dillard belted 3 home runs with 7 hits and 13 RBI over 4 games last week including a career-high 8 RBI in a game against Tulane. He is hitting .522 on the season through 6 games.

LHP Tommy Henry, Michigan: Henry fired a complete-game 1-hitter during a 2-0 win over The Citadel. He struck out 13 batters, faced the minimum 27 batters and only needed 88 pitches. He threw first pitch strikes to 21 of 27 batters.

CF Braiden Ward, Washington: During a 3-game sweep of Northern Colorado, Ward stole 5 bases, went 7-for-12 at the plate, hit 3 doubles, 1 triple, scored 8 runs and had 12 total bases.

RHP Davis Sharpe, Clemson: Again VMI, Sharp allowed only 1 hit, no runs and struck out 11 over 6 innings. He faced just 19 batters (1 over the minimum) and retired 12 batters in a row at one point. If that wasn’t enough, he was 4-for-14 as the designated hitter with a double, RBI, 3 runs scored and a .444 on-base percentage with 1 stolen base.

LF Ryan Shinn, Kentucky: Shinn reached base in 10 of 12 plate appearances with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI. He was so difficult to get out that he was hit three times in the final game of the Texas Tech series. Going back to the final game of the Austin Peay series, he reached base 10 consecutive times which featured 7 hits.

LHP Ethan Small, Mississippi St.: Small fanned a career-high 13 batters over 7 innings against Southern Mississippi. He allowed only 1 single in the seventh inning and two base runners overall.

OF Parker Chavers, Coastal Carolina: Chavers recorded 11 RBI with 3 home runs over 5 games last week. He had a .789 slugging percentage.

RHP Brandon White, Washington St.: White didn’t allow a hit in 6 1/3 innings of work with 9 strikeouts against Santa Clara during a 10-0 win. Only one batter reached base after a Cougar fielding error in the sixth inning. He only needed 75 pitches to record his first career win.

LHP Brandon Eisert, Oregon St.: In a rarity, Eisert picked up 3 wins last week each in relief appearances. He didn’t give up a run over 8 1/3 innings with 8 strikeouts and only allowed 4 hits.

RHP Tyler Baum, North Carolina: Baum tied a career high with 7 IP and set a new career high in strikeouts (12) and only surrendered one walk and one earned run in a win over South Florida.

LHP Reid Detmers, Louisville: Tossed seven no-hit innings against Brown. Allowed just one baserunner (walk) in the 22 batters he faced. Set a career high with 11 strikeouts.