Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (4-22-19)

UCLA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — UCLA (30-7) is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.  

The Bruins, winners of nine of their last 10 games, beat Pepperdine and then California two of three at home. This is the third straight week UCLA has been at the top of the poll.

The Bruins are third in the nation with a 2.73 ERA. The staff has struck out 385 batters with 124 walks. Defensively, UCLA has a .981 fielding percentage (fifth in the USA). Opponents have only stolen 14 bases in 27 attempts this season over 37 games.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. U.C. Santa Barbara has won 12 straight, Texas-Arlington 9 in a row, Indiana 10 of 11, Stanford 7 of 8, Arkansas 6 straight while Oregon St., Georgia and Duke have won 5 consecutive.

In key matchups of ranked teams over the weekend Arkansas swept three from Mississippi St. at home, Louisiana St. took two of three from Florida at home, Duke swept a 3-game series at Clemson, Mississippi lost two of three at Auburn, Baylor lost two of three at Texas Tech., Miami (Fla.) lost two of three at Louisville, Florida St. won two of three at Virginia and Oklahoma St. swept a 3-game series against Texas at home.

Five  teams fell out of the top 30 in Clemson (lost 7 in a row), Texas Christian (1-3), Florida (2-2), Miami, Ohio (1-3) and Nebraska (2-3).

New to the top 30 is Oklahoma St. (won 4 straight, first in Big 12 Conference with 10-5 record), Indiana (first in Big Ten Conference at 10-1), Duke (won 5 in row, including 3-game sweep at Clemson), Brigham Young (first in West Coast Conference at 10-5), West Virginia (third in Big 12 Conference with 12-3 record).

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 22, 2019)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. UCLA (30-7) 495 1
  2. Stanford (27-6) 493 2
  3. Oregon St. (28-8-1) 490 4
  4. Georgia (33-8) 487 5
  5. Vanderbilt (31-9) 486 6
  6. U.C. Santa Barbara (30-5) 484 7
  7. Louisville (31-9) 482 8
  8. Arkansas (30-10) 480 9
  9. Mississippi St. (32-9) 478 3
10. Arizona St. (30-8) 476 12
11. East Carolina (29-10) 473 13
12. North Carolina  (30-11) 470 14
13. Texas A&M (29-12-1) 468 10
14. N.C. State (31-10) 466 11
15. Louisiana St. (26-15) 464 15
16. Oklahoma St. (23-15) 461
17. Georgia Tech. (27-13) 458 19
18. Louisiana Tech (27-12) 456 21
19. U.C. Irvine (25-9) 454 24
20. Texas-Arlington (28-13) 451 29
21. Texas Tech. (25-13) 449 23
22. Mississippi (27-14) 448 17
23. Baylor (26-12) 447 18
24. Indiana (27-13) 445
25. Duke (24-16) 443
26. Miami, Fla. (27-14) 442 22
27. Florida St. (24-14) 436 26
28. Florida Atlantic (27-12) 434 27
29. Brigham Young (26-10) 427
30. West Virginia (24-14) 425


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RF J.J. Bleday, Vanderbilt: Bleday hit 5 home runs over 4 games as he went 7-for-18 at the plate with 7 RBI. He also scored 6 runs and had 23 total bases.

RHP Chase Walter, Western Carolina: Walter struck out a career-high 17 batters during a 5-1 complete game win over Furman. He gave up one earned run.

OF Dan Bolt, Bradley: Bolt belted 4 home runs with 7 RBI over 4 games as he went 8-for-16 at the plate. In the process, he extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Over those 14 games, he has raised his batting average 71 points.

RHP Alek Manoah, West Virginia: Manoah struck out 15 batters during a complete-game 1-0 shutout over Kansas. His performance comes a week after he fanned 15 Texas Tech. batters. In his last two starts, he has mowed down 30 batters.

RF James Ciliento, Bryant: Ciliento went 10-for-24 at the plate over five games as he belted 4 home runs and collected 12 RBI.

RHP Noah Song, Navy: Song fired a 1-hitter during a 3-0, 7-inning win over Army. Following a leadoff bunt single, Song retired 14 straight batters before allowing a 2-out walk in the fifth inning. He struck out 8 batters to move his season total to 118.

LF Justin Kirby, Kent St.: Kirby hit 3 home runs with a double over 4 games as he scored 7 runs and collected 5 RBI while stealing 2 bases.

LHP Evan Kravetz, Rice: Kravetz struck out a career-high 13 batters over 7 innings on the way to a win over Middle Tennessee. He only allowed 1 hit. The 13 strikeouts were the highest total by a Conference USA pitcher this season.

OF Mike Antico, St. John’s: Antico went 7-for-14 with 3 home runs and collected 8 RBI over 4 games. He also stole 3 bases.

LHP Jake Agnos, East Carolina: Agnos struck out a career-high 14 batters over 8 2/3 innings during a 5-1 win over Connecticut. He struck out at least one batter in all nine innings. From the third until the ninth inning, he retired 18 of 19 batters, including 13 straight, before issuing a 2-out walk.

1B Ben Whetstone, Missouri St.: Whetstone clubbed 3 home runs and drove in 10 runs while scoring 6 runs.

RHP Cole Henry, Louisiana St.: Henry struck out a career-high12 Florida batters over 5 1/3 innings. His strikeout total was the most by an LSU pitcher in an SEC game since the 2015 season.

2B Travis Holt, High Point: Holt went 7-for-10 at the plate with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, 5 RBI and 3 runs scored.

RHP Michael Clark, Cal Poly: Clark earned two wins and did not allow a run over 10 1/3 innings of work with 8 strikeouts. He pitched the final four innings of Cal Poly’s 4-2 win over Long Beach St., allowing no hits, no walks and struck out two. Two days later, he came back to pitch 6 1/3 innings during a 5-4 victory. He scattered 5 hits with 6 strikeouts.

DH/1B Matt Joslin, Austin Peay St.: Joslin went 6-for-9 with 13 RBI  over 4 games with 2 home runs which included a grand slam.

1B Tony Gallo, Lehigh: Gallo went 11-for-16 at the plate with 2 home runs, a double, 2 walks and 8 RBI over 4 games. He had an on-base percentage of .750 and slugging percentage of 1.125.