Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (4-29-19)

UCLA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — UCLA (34-7) is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.  

The Bruins, winners of five straight and 13 of their last 14, beat Cal. St. Fullerton on the road and then swept a 3-game series at home against Utah during the past week.

UCLA leads the nation with a 2.64 ERA as the pitching staff has struck out 426 batters with 137 walks. The staff is ranked second nationally as the Bruins have only allowed 6.3 hits per game. UCLA has a superb fielding percentage of .982 which ranks fourth in the USA.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Texas St. has won 10 in a row, Southern Mississippi and Michigan 8 straight, Vanderbilt seven consecutive while Texas Tech. has won 6 in a row.

In key matchups over the weekend, Mississippi St. swept a 3-game series at home against Georgia, Vanderbilt swept a 3-game series over Auburn, Arkansas swept a 3-game series against Tennessee, Arizona St. lost two of three at Washington, Mississippi swept a 3-game series against Texas A&M at home, N.C. State lost two of three at Notre Dame, Louisiana St. won two of three at Alabama, Texas Tech. swept a 3-game series at home against Oklahoma St., Georgia Tech. won two of three at home against Clemson, U.C. Irvine won two of three at Cal. St. Fullerton, Baylor swept a 3-game series at Texas Christian, Indiana won two of three at home against Minnesota and West Virginia won two of three at Texas.

Three  teams fell out of the top 30 in Louisiana Tech. (1-4), Texas-Arlington (0-4) and Florida Atlantic (2-2).

New to the top 30 is Michigan (31-11, won 8 straight), Southern Mississippi (29-13, won 8 in a row) and Texas St. (31-13, won 10 consecutive).

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 29, 2019)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. UCLA (34-7) 495 1
  2. Vanderbilt (34-9) 493 5
  3. Stanford (31-7) 490 2
  4. Louisville (35-9) 488 7
  5. Oregon St. (31-10-1) 485 3
  6. Arkansas (34-11) 484 8
  7. Mississippi St. (36-9) 482 9
  8. U.C. Santa Barbara (32-7) 480 6
  9. Georgia (33-12) 477 4
10. East Carolina (33-11) 475 11
11. North Carolina (33-12) 473 12
12. Arizona St. (32-10) 470 10
13. Louisiana St. (29-16) 467 15
14. Georgia Tech. (30-14) 466 17
15. Baylor (30-12) 464 23
16. Texas Tech. (29-13) 461 21
17. Mississippi (30-15) 459 22
18. U.C. Irvine (28-10) 456 19
19. Texas A&M (30-15-1) 454 13
20. N.C. State (33-12) 451 14
21. Oklahoma St. (25-16) 449 16
22. Michigan (31-11) 448
23. Indiana (30-14) 447 24
24. Miami, Fla. (31-14) 445 26
25. Florida St. (28-15) 443 27
26. Duke (27-17) 441 25
27. Brigham Young (29-10) 438 29
28. West Virginia (26-15) 435 30
29. Southern Mississippi (29-13) 429
30. Texas St. (31-13) 425


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RHP Noah Song, Navy: Song struck out 15 batters in a 7-inning complete game, 2-0 win over Lehigh. He allowed 4 hits and didn’t allow a walk. Song continues to lead the nation with 133 strikeouts.

3B Alex Binelas, Louisville: Binelas collected 4 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run and 13 RBI as he went 9-for-13 last week and scored 10 runs. He hit for the cycle against Alabama A&M, the first Louisville player to do so since 1998.

RHP Ryan Garcia, UCLA: Garcia threw a 9-inning complete game 2-hitter with 14 strikeouts during a 5-0 win over Utah. He only allowed three base runners all game, none of which advanced past first base.

1B/RHP Tristin English, Georgia Tech.: English belted 3 home runs, 1 double and collected 11 RBI with 6 runs scored as he went 6-for-16 at the plate over 4 games. He also made two appearances on the mound that secured two wins. He got a 6-out save to close the door on Georgia. He also closed out a game against Clemson.

1B Hunter Slater, Southern Mississippi: Slater hit 3 homers with 1 double, 10 RBI and scored 6 runs as he went 7-for-24 over 5 games. He tied a pair of school records with 3 home runs and 8 RBI against New Orleans in one game.

RHP Bryce Elder, Texas: Elder struck out 13 West Virginia batters over 7 2/3 innings. He carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and had his no-hit bid broken up with two outs in the seventh.

OF Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas: Kjerstad hit 3 homers, 3 doubles and collected 7 RBI with 8 runs as he went 9-for-20 over 5 games.

RHP Grant Gambrell, Oregon St.: Gambrell tied a career high with 12 strikeouts over a career-long 8 1/3 innings during a 2-0 win over Washington St. He only allowed two singles.

C Adley Rutschman, Oregon St.: Rutschman was 11-for-23 with 3 doubles, 1 home run and 7 RBI over 5 games. He hit safely in all 5 games and collected multiple hits in 4 of the 5.

OF Ryan Johnson, Kentucky: Over 4 games, he hit .500 with 3 home runs, 7 runs scored, 4 RBI, 5 walks, 2 hit by pitches and one stolen base. Against Western Kentucky,he belted 3 consecutive home runs in the game which were his fourth, fifth and sixth of his career.

CF Andy Shadid, Bradley: Shadid hit 4 doubles, 2 home runs and collected 11 RBI over 4 games.

LF Jonathan Allen, San Francisco: Allen belted 3 home runs, 1 double and collected 6 RBI with 6 runs scored over 4 games. He homered once in all 3 games of the Gonzaga series.