Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 4-30-18

STANFORD NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Stanford (33-6) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Cardinal, winners of 10 of their last 11, are on top of the Collegiate Baseball poll for the second straight week. Last week Stanford beat California 2 of 3 and also beat Pacific once.

Stanford is tied with UCLA for the lead in the Pac-12 Conference with a 14-4 record. The Cardinal leads the nation with a WHIP of 1.08 which is the number of hits and walks divided by the number of innings pitched. Stanford is also No. 2 in the USA in ERA (2.59) and hits allowed per nine inning (6.78).

Poll Notes: Tennessee Tech. saw its remarkable 28-game winning streak halted with a 10-6 loss to Southeast Missouri St. in the final game of a 3-game series.

Several teams are red-hot. Southern Mississippi has won 9 in a row, Clemson 8 straight, UCLA, North Carolina and Oklahoma St. seven consecutive while Oregon St. has won 8 of its last 9. Several teams slipped in the poll. N.C. State lost three straight to North Carolina and has lost 4 straight (fell from third to seventh), Texas Tech. lost 4 of its last 5 (fell from 11th to 16th) and East Carolina lost 3 straight (fell from 15th to 25th).

In key series over the past weekend, Florida won two of three at home against Auburn, N.C. State lost 3 straight at North Carolina, Oregon St. won 2 of 3 at home against Arizona St., Michigan lost 2 of 3 at Iowa, Mississippi won 2 of 3 at home against Louisiana St., Arkansas swept a 3-game series at home against Alabama and earlier in the week beat Texas Tech., South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 2 of 3 on the road, Clemson swept a 3-game series at Virginia, Houston swept a 3-game series at East Carolina, Oklahoma St. swept a 3-game series against Oklahoma, Florida St. won 2 of 3 at home against Miami (Fla.) and dropped one against Stetson, Texas A&M won 2 of 3 at Mississippi St. and Texas lost 2 of 3 at West Virginia.

Three  teams fell out of the top 30 in Indiana (2-2 last week), Florida Atlantic (1-3) and U.C. Irvine (1-3). New to the poll is Southern Mississippi (9 wins in a row), Houston (3 wins over East Carolina) and Stetson (4 consecutive wins).

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 30, 2018)

Presented Bywww.bigleaguechew.com

Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. Stanford (33-6) 495 1
  2. Florida (36-10) 492 2
  3. UCLA (29-10) 490 4
  4. North Carolina (31-13) 488 6
  5. Oregon St. (32-7) 486 5
  6. Arkansas (32-13) 484 10
  7. N.C. State (31-11) 481 3
  8. Clemson (34-11) 480 14
  9. Duke (33-11) 478 9
10. Georgia (30-14) 475 13
11. Mississippi (34-11) 474 8
12. Oklahoma St. (27-14-1) 472 17
13. Michigan (25-13) 470 7
14. South Carolina (26-18) 467 25
15. Vanderbilt (25-18) 465 12
16. Texas Tech. (33-12) 463 11
17. Southern Mississippi (32-11) 461
18. Texas (30-17) 458 23
19. Houston (28-16) 456
20. St. John’s (28-11) 453 16
21. Tennessee Tech. (37-6) 451 20
22. Texas A&M (32-12) 450 22
23. Minnesota (28-12) 448 26
24. Coastal Carolina (31-14) 446 30
25. East Carolina (30-12) 442 15
26. Florida St. (31-14) 440 19
27. Oklahoma (28-18) 437 18
28. Auburn (31-14) 436 21
29. Louisville (29-14) 434 24
30. Stetson (34-11) 428

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

RHP Jonathan Bowlan, Memphis: Bowlan set a school record with 18 strikeouts during a 9-inning complete game, 8-2 win over South Florida. It was the most amount of strikeouts by an NCAA Div. I pitcher this season. All 18 strikeouts were swinging. At one point, he retired 18 consecutive batters from the end of the third inning into the ninth inning.

C Alex Holderbach, Eastern Kentucky: Holderbach belted 6 home runs with 12 RBI, 8 runs scored and went 8-for-17 at the plate over four games. He started the week by breaking the school single-game home run record with 4 against Xavier.

LHP Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech.: Thomas struck out a career-high 17 batters during a 5-1 complete game win over Wake Forest. It was the most amount of strikeouts by a Tech. pitcher in a single game since the 2013 season and only two shy of the school record of 19 set during the 1975 season.

RHP Barrett Loseke, Arkansas: Loseke fanned 17 batters over three relief appearances which spanned 8 1/3 innings. He only allowed 2 hits and no runs as he compiled 2 saves and a win.

LHP Adam Scott, Wofford: Scott tied a career-high with 17 strikeouts during a 2-1 win over N.C. Greensboro. He pitched a complete 9-inning game, gave up no walks and surrendered one run. It was his sixth complete game of his career.

2B Eddie Silva, Florida International: Silva hit 4 home runs with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 7 runs scored and 12 RBI last week over four games as he went 9-for-15 at the plate.

RHP Jake Eissler, Texas Christian: Eissler retired all 15 batters he faced over 5 innings which featured a career-high 11 strikeouts during a 9-5 win over Texas Tech.

RHP Kenyon Yovan, Oregon: Yovan struck out a career-high 15 batters over 8 innings against Southern California as he only allowed 2 hits and walked none. The 15 strikeouts were the third most in Oregon history.

RHP Mitch Janssen, Bradley: Janssen made two starts during the week as he struck out 14 batters over a combined 10 1/3 innings. He allowed only 1 run on 3 hits. He began the week by working the first 3 2/3 innings at Illinois where he exited after 72 pitches with a 3-1 lead. Then in an emergency start Saturday working on 3 days rest, Janssen responded with a career-high 10 strikeouts while holding Missouri St. scoreless on 2 hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. At one point, he retired 18 consecutive Bears.