Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (3-2-20)

UCLA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — UCLA (11-0) is ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive week in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Bruins won four straight during the past week with victories over Pepperdine, Oklahoma St., Texas A&M and Illinois.

UCLA has outscored opponents, 85-11 in 11 games and has the lowest ERA in NCAA Division I at 0.91. Bruin pitchers have struck out 135 batters with only 27 walks. On defense, UCLA has only committed 8 errors in 11 games.

Poll Notes: No. 2 Florida has been just as impressive as UCLA with a perfect 11-0 start. The Gators swept a 3-game series at home against Troy over the past weekend. Other teams with impressive winning streaks include Tennessee (12-0), Alabama (12-0), N.C. State (11-0), Mississippi (10 straight victories), Texas Tech. (7 straight) and Louisville (7 in a row).

In key series over the past weekend, Georgia swept a 3-game series against Georgia Tech., Long Beach St. took two of three at home against Mississippi St. and Clemson won two of three against South Carolina.

Four teams fell out of the top 30 in East Carolina (2-2 last week), Central Michigan (1-3), Oklahoma St. (3-2) and Georgia Tech. (1-3). New to the poll is Alabama (12-0), Duke (9-2), Oklahoma (9-3) and U.C. Santa Barbara (9-2).

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 2020 Pre-Season
Baseball Poll
(As of March 2, 2020)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. UCLA (11-0) 496 1
  2. Florida (11-0) 495 2
  3. Texas Tech. (11-1) 492 4
  4. Georgia (11-1) 489 8
  5. Vanderbilt (10-3) 486 5
  6. Louisville (8-3) 483 7
  7. N.C. State (11-0) 480 10
  8. Mississippi (10-1) 477 14
  9. Miami, Fla. (8-3) 475 13
10. Arizona St. (8-4) 471 12
11. Michigan (6-4) 468 9
12. Mississippi St. (7-4) 466 6
13. Arkansas (7-3) 464 3
14. Florida St. (8-3) 462 11
15. Central Florida (11-2) 460 17
16. Tennessee (12-0) 458 23
17. Auburn (10-3) 456 18
18. Texas Christian (10-1) 455 21
19. Texas (10-2) 453 16
20. Texas A&M (10-3) 451 15
21. Long Beach St. (8-3) 448 25
22. Louisiana St. (7-5) 447 19
23. Alabama (12-0) 444
24. Pepperdine (10-1) 443 22
25. North Carolina (8-4) 440 20
26. Duke (9-2) 438
27. Clemson (9-2) 437 26
28. Oklahoma (9-3) 434
29. Tulane (9-2) 430 29
30. U.C. Santa Barbara (9-2) 427

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
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RHP Dane Acker, Oklahoma: Acker pitched a no-hitter against Louisiana St. during a 1-0 win. He struck out 11 batters and walked one. It was the Sooners’ first individual 9-inning no-hitter since 1989.

RHP Jake Miller, San Diego: Miller threw a no-hitter against Monmouth during a 7-0 win. It was the first no-no since the 2008 season for the Toreros. He struck out 10 and walked two. Miller had a perfect game through seven innings.

SS/2B Nick Gonzales, New Mexico St.: Gonzales belted 5 home runs over 5 games and collected 10 RBI as he went 7-for-18 at the plate. He scored 9 runs and was walked 8 times. One of his home runs against Purdue Fort Wayne was an inside-the-park grand slam.

C/1B Hunter Goodman, Memphis: Goodman had a monster week as he collected 24 RBI in four games as he belted 4 home runs and went 11-for-21 at the plate. He also scored 7 runs. In one game against Western Illinois, he recorded 11 RBI as he went 4-for-6 as he hit 1 homer and 2 doubles.

RHP Aaron Funk, Little Rock: Funk struck out a program-best 17 batters during a win over North Alabama. The 17 strikeouts are the most in Sun Belt Conference history, matching four other performances. He allowed one run on four hits while pitching a complete game for the Trojans.

LF/1B Adam Cecere, Wake Forest: Cecere hit 4 home runs with 10 RBI as he went 5-for-12 at the plate. He hit for the home run cycle with a grand slam against Appalachian St., a 2-run homer in the first game against Brown which was followed by a 3-run homer and solo homer in the nightcap.

LHP Nick Swiney, N.C. State: Swiney struck out 15 Purdue batters over eight innings during a 6-0 win. He yielded just one base hit in the first at bat of the game. Starting with the last out of the first inning, he retired 19 in a row. Swiney is the first Wolfpack pitcher since All-American Carlos Rodon in 2014 to fan 15 batters in a game.

LHP Dylan Dodd, Southeast Missouri: Dodd struck out a career-high 15 batters during a complete game shutout over Ohio. He scattered five hits and did not allow a walk.

OF Dan Bolt, Bradley: During a 3-game series at Tennessee Tech., Bolt hit 4 home runs as he went 4-for-12 with 8 RBI. He also drew 3 walks. Over Bradley’s last six games, Bolt has blasted 7 home runs.

LHP Sam Weatherly, Clemson: In seven innings against South Carolina, Weatherly allowed no hits, no runs and recorded 11 strikeouts with 3 walks to earn the win during a 7-1 win by Clemson. He only allowed one runner past first base and no runner past second.

LHP Adam Seminaris, Long Beach St.: Seminaris only allowed 1 hit against Mississippi St. over eight innings and struck out 10 during a 4-0 win over the Bulldogs. At one point, he retired 14 consecutive batters.

RHP Collin Sullivan, South Florida: Sullivan recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts in six innings during a 2-1 win over Northwestern.

RHP Brian Van Belle, Miami (Fla.): Van Belle posted a career-high 14 strikeouts over 7 innings during a 2-1 win over Towson. He only allowed three hits.

1B Niko Kavadas, Notre Dame: Kavadas belted 4 home runs and compiled 9 RBI over three games against Presbyterian as he went 6-for-16 at the plate and scored 5 runs.

OF Steele Netterville, Louisiana Tech.: Netterville hit 4 home runs over 5 games as he collected 14 RBI and went 10-for-18 at the plate. He also scored 8 runs and hit 2 doubles.