Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (4-1-19)

N.C. STATE NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — N.C. State (27-2) is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.  

At the top of the poll for the third straight week, the Wolfpack leads the nation in wins and is first in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 10-2 record. N.C. State beat Virginia two of three at home over the weekend.

No. 2 is Arizona St. (25-1), tied for the best start in school history after 26 games. The Sun Devils sit at 8-1 in the Pac-12 Conference after sweeping a 3-game series at home against Arizona.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Stanford and East Carolina have won 9 in a row while Brigham Young and Ball St. have won eight straight. North Carolina has won six consecutive games.

In key matchups over the weekend, UCLA took two of three at Southern California, Louisiana St. took two of three at Mississippi St., Oregon St. swept a 3-game series at Washington, Coastal Carolina lost two of three at home to Arkansas St., Auburn won two of three at South Carolina, U.C. Santa Barbara won two of three at Cal. St. Fullerton, Florida swept a 3-game series against Alabama, North Carolina swept three from Duke and Texas Christian lost two of three at home to Oklahoma St.

Six  teams fell out of the top 30 in Florida St. (1-3 last week), Illinois (4 straight losses), Oklahoma (1-3), Washington (4 straight losses), Southern Mississippi (2-2) and San Diego (1-3). New to the poll is Oklahoma St. (18-8, 5-1 in Big 12), Brigham Young (21-5, 7-2 West Coast), Texas (20-11), Ball St. (17-9), Arkansas St. (19-9, 7-2 Sun Belt) and Florida Atlantic (19-9, 8-1 Conference USA).

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 April 1, 2019)
Presented By
www.bigleaguechew.com

Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. N.C. State (27-2) 495 1
  2. Arizona St. (25-1) 494 3
  3. UCLA (20-5) 491 2
  4. Stanford (18-3) 489 6
  5. Vanderbilt (22-6) 487 5
  6. Oregon St. (19-5-1) 486 7
  7. Georgia (23-5) 483 8
  8. Arkansas (22-6) 481 9
  9. Louisiana St. (19-9) 479 12
10. Mississippi St. (24-5) 478 4
11. Texas A&M (23-6-1) 474 11
12. East Carolina (21-6) 471 16
13. Clemson (22-6) 470 15
14. Auburn (22-6) 469 13
15. Texas Tech. (18-7) 468 14
16. Louisville (22-6) 466 21
17. North Carolina (22-7) 463 22
18. Coastal Carolina (20-8-1) 461 10
19. U.C. Santa Barbara (19-5) 460 17
20. Florida (20-10) 458 19
21. U.C. Irvine (18-5) 456 18
22. Baylor (20-7) 454 25
23. Oklahoma St. (18-8) 451
24. Brigham Young (21-5) 448
25. Texas Christian (17-9) 445 28
26. Texas (20-11) 443
27. Georgia Tech. (19-9) 441 29
28. Ball St. (17-9) 438
29. Arkansas St. (19-9) 437
30. Florida Atlantic (19-9) 434


Collegiate Baseball’s

National Players Of The Week
Powered By
www.diamond-sports.com

C/1B Christian Hodge, Navy: Over 6 games, Hodge belted 5 home runs with 16 RBI as he went 12-for-26 at the plate with 7 runs scored.

RF Jake Sanford, Western Kentucky: Sanford hit 5 home runs over 4 games and drove in 15 runs as he went 12-for-20 and scored 8 runs.

RHP Zak Kent, Virginia Military Institute: Kent recorded 14 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings during a 5-4 win over Samford.

RF Brock Hale, Brigham Young: Hale hit 4 home runs with 9 RBI and added 6 runs as he went 8-for-16 at the plate over four games.

LHP Zack Thompson, Kentucky: Thompson pitched a complete game shutout against Georgia during a 5-0 win over the Bulldogs. He struck out 13 batters and only surrendered 2 hits.

1B Chandler Bengtson, Columbia: Bengtson hit 4 home runs over 4 games as he went 5-for-12 with 5 walks, 11 RBI and 7 runs scored.

RHP Bobby Miller, Louisville: Miller tossed 7 no-hit innings against Wake Forest before exiting at 109 pitches. He struck out 8 batters and picked up his first win of the season.

RF J.J. Bleday, Vanderbilt: Bleday became the first Commodore since Aaron Westlake in 2010 to homer in four straight games as he went 6-for-16 at the plate with 10 RBI and 6 runs scored.

1B Tido Robles, Azusa Pacific: Robles hit 4 home runs as he went 7-for-13 at the plate with 13 RBI, 7 runs scored and a double. In addition, he walked 6 times and was hit by pitches twice for a .714 on-base percentage.

OF Jabari Richards, Furman: Richards went 10-for-16 at the plate as he belted 3 home runs, including a grand slam, 2 doubles, 1 triple and drove in 11 RBI with 7 runs scored. If that wasn’t enough, he hit for the cycle against Gardner-Webb on the road which was the first by a Furman hitter since 2006.