Collegiate Baseball Div I Poll 3-6-17

TCU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas Christian is ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum. 

The Horned Frogs (10-1), winners of six straight, captured the Shriner’s Hospital For Children College Classic over the past weekend with wins over LSU, Texas A&M and Mississippi. Earlier in the week, TCU beat Rice. The 15-inning win against Texas A&M, 11-10, featured an incredible 46 strikeouts in the game combined by both pitching staffs (26 strikeouts by TCU’s staff and 20 by Texas A&Mֹ’s).

TCU pitchers have struck out 119 over 11 games (10.8 per game). On offense, the Horned Frogs have belted 14 home runs by six different players while stealing 24 bases and limiting opponents to only 4.

Poll Notes: In key series over the past weekend, Clemson took two of three against South Carolina, Stanford took three of four at home against Texas while Michigan knocked off UCLA, Southern California and San Diego on the road. The Wolverines have won 7 of their 8.

Several teams have noteworthy winning streaks in Oklahoma (12), Louisville (11), Missouri (10), Tennessee (8), Missouri St. (8), East Carolina (8) and Florida St. (7).

Seven teams fell out of the top 30 in Virginia Tech. (1-4 last week), UCLA (1-3), Miami, Fla. (2-2), Texas (2-3), Oklahoma St. (2-3), Arizona St. (2-2) and N.C. State (2-3). New to the poll this week are Michigan (9-3 overall), East Carolina (8-3), Coastal Carolina (9-5), Florida Gulf Coast (10-2), Tennessee (9-1), Missouri (10-1) and Missouri St. (10-1).  

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

 

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of March 6, 2017)
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Rank Team (2017 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Texas Christian (10-1) 496 1
  2. Florida (10-2) 494 2
  3. Oregon St. (10-1) 492 4
  4. Arizona (10-1) 489 5
  5. Louisville (11-0) 487 6
  6. Louisiana St. (9-3) 486 3
  7. Virginia (11-1) 483 8
  8. Florida St. (9-2) 480 10
  9. St. John’s (10-1) 478 16
10. Baylor (11-1) 478 17
11. Texas A&M (9-3) 477 11
12. Texas Tech. (11-2) 475 12
13. Oklahoma (13-1) 472 18
14. North Carolina (9-3) 469 7
15. Clemson (8-3) 465 22
16. Dallas Baptist (8-3) 462 23
17. Stanford (9-3) 459 25
18. South Carolina (7-5) 456 13
19. Michigan (9-3) 453
20. East Carolina (8-3) 450
21. Vanderbilt (7-5) 446 14
22. Cal. St. Fullerton (5-4) 442 15
23. Coastal Carolina (9-5) 440
24. Florida Gulf Coast (10-2) 438
25. Tennessee (9-1) 437
26. Missouri (10-1) 434
27. Missouri St. (10-1) 433
28. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-4) 429 28
29. Washington (7-4) 424 29
30. Mississippi (7-4) 422 9


Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

• LHP Parker Rigler, Kansas St.: Rigler fired the first no-hitter at Kansas St. since 1991 during a 14-0 win over Eastern Illinois. It was the ninth no-no in Wildcat history as he struck out six batters, walked two and threw 103 pitches during the 9-inning outing.

• RHP Danny Hrbek, Radford: Hrbek tossed the first 9-inning no-hitter in Radford history during a 4-0 win over Quinnipiac. He registered 8 strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter as he threw only 88 pitches which included 63 strikes. He was one error away from throwing a perfect game.

• C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech.: Bart blasted 5 home runs over 4 games last week, hitting at least one homer in each game. He was 9-for-17 at the plate and recorded a 1.471 slugging percentage as he drove in 11 runs and scored 8 times.

• LHP David Peterson, Oregon: Peterson struck out 17 batters during the Ducks’ 1-0 win over Mississippi St. while allowing only 3 hits and no walks over 8 innings. He struck out multiple hitters in seven of the eight innings he worked.

• LHP Adam Scott, Wofford: Scott fanned 17 batters over 8 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh. It was the most amount of strikeouts by a Wofford pitcher since 1956. In his last two outings, he has 29 strikeouts and 1 walk in 14 1/3 innings.

• OF Quinn Brodey, Stanford: Brodey had walk-offs in two straight games and the game-winning RBI in another — all in 24 hours — to lead Stanford to three wins over Texas. Both walk-offs came with two outs. Over 5 games last week, he was 9-for-22 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI and a stolen base.

• OF Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt: Kendall belted 3 home runs and added a double as he was 6-for-18 at the plate. He collected 8 RBI with 2 stolen bases. .

• SS Jeremy Eierman, Missouri St.: Eierman homered in 3 consecutive games against Central Arkansas as he was 4-for-10 at the plate. He scored 8 runs in the Bears’ 4 games last week and drove in 6 runs.