Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (4-8-19)

UCLA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — UCLA (23-6) is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.  

The Bruins took two of three at Stanford and have won five of their last six games as they sit at 9-3 in the Pac-12 Conference.

UCLA has a 2.55 team ERA which is ranked second in the nation as the staff has struck out 302 and walked 95.

Offensively, the Bruins are averaging 6.3 runs per game.

N.C. State, ranked No. 1 the previous three polls, slipped to second after posting a 2-2 record last week. The Wolfpack started the week with a loss against South Carolina and then won two of three at Boston College.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Florida Atlantic has won 17 of its last 19 games while U.C. Santa Barbara and U.C. Irvine have each won 5 straight.

In key matchups of ranked teams over the weekend, Arizona St. lost two of three at Southern California, Vanderbilt lost two of three at Georgia, Arkansas won two of three at Auburn, Louisiana St. won two of three at home against Texas A&M, Mississippi St. won two of three at Tennessee, Clemson won two of three at home against Louisville, Georgia Tech won two of three at home against North Carolina and Mississippi swept a 3-game series at home against Florida.

Baylor and Texas split the first two games of their series before rain cancelled the final game. Texas Christian won two of three at Oklahoma, Michigan won two of three at home against Minnesota and Central Michigan took two of three at home against Ball St.

Five  teams fell out of the top 30 in Florida (1-3 last week), Oklahoma St. (1-3), Brigham Young (1-3), Ball St. (3-2) and Arkansas St. (1-4).

New to the top 30 is Mississippi (23-10), Michigan (22-8-1), Central Michigan (23-8), Sam Houston St. (20-9) and Southern Mississippi (20-9).

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 8, 2019)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. UCLA (23-6) 495 3
  2. N.C. State (29-4) 493 1
  3. Stanford (20-5) 491 4
  4. Georgia (27-6) 488 7
  5. Oregon St. (23-6-1) 486 6
  6. Vanderbilt (24-8) 485 5
  7. Arkansas (24-8) 483 8
  8. Louisiana St. (23-10) 481 9
  9. Arizona St. (26-4) 479 2
10. Mississippi St. (27-6) 478 10
11. East Carolina (24-7) 475 12
12. Texas A&M (25-8-1) 473 11
13. Clemson (24-8) 470 13
14. U.C. Santa Barbara (23-5) 466 19
15. U.C. Irvine (21-5) 465 21
16. Mississippi (23-10) 462
17. Baylor (22-8) 460 22
18. Georgia Tech. (22-10) 457 27
19. Texas Tech. (21-9) 454 15
20. Louisville (24-8) 452 16
21. North Carolina (23-9) 450 17
22. Texas Christian (20-10) 447 25
23. Auburn (23-9) 445 14
24. Florida Atlantic (23-9) 442 30
25. Coastal Carolina (22-11-1) 440 18
26. Texas (21-13) 439 26
27. Michigan (22-8) 436
28. Central Michigan (23-8) 433
29. Sam Houston St. (20-9) 431
30. Southern Mississippi (20-9) 428


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3B Joey Polak, Missouri St.: Polak belted 4 home runs and drove in 8 runs over 5 games. He registered multi-hit performances in 4 straight games and became the ninth player in program history to homer three times in one game against Southern Illinois.

RHP Adrian Mardueno, San Diego St.: Mardueno threw 11 shutout innings with 2 wins as he only allowed 3 hits and struck out 12 in a pair of outings against defending national champion Oregon St. and Nevada. He pitched 7 shutout innings and only allowed 2 hits against Oregon St. as he retired 21 of the 24 batters he faced.

RHP Tony Locey, Georgia: Locey went a career-high 7 innings during a 3-1 win over Vanderbilt and only allowed 1 hit. He struck out 5 and gave up 1 earned run. Locey retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced.

LHP Brooks Gosswein, Bradley: Gosswein didn’t allow a hit over 8 1/3 innings in 2 outings as he struck out 13. On Wednesday against Southern Illinois Edwardsville, he came out of the bullpen to retire all 4 batters he faced with 2 strikeouts. On his regular start Saturday against Robert Morris-Springfield, he threw the first 7 innings of Bradley’s 8-inning no-hitter and didn’t surrender a hit as he fanned 11 batters. His 11 strikeouts were the most by a Bradley pitcher since 2012.

3B Carmen Sclafani, Rutgers: Sclafani collected 12 RBI over 4 games as he went 8-for-14. He belted 2 3-run homers and 2 doubles.

RHP Michael Gutierrez, Felician: Gutierrez struck out a Felician record 16 batters over 8 scoreless innings during a 1-0 win over Jefferson.

OF Andy Shadid, Bradley: Shadid hit 3 home runs with 3 doubles and knocked in 9 runs over 5 games.

1B/RHP Tristan English, Georgia Tech.: English hit .533 on the week with a trio of games against North Carolina and one against Auburn. He collected 2 homers, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 9 RBI and scored 7 runs. He became the first Yellow Jacket in 18 years to hit for the cycle as well. He also came in to close against North Carolina, allowing just one run in the ninth inning of game three to clinch the series.

SS Jackson Cluff, Brigham Young: Cluff had a monster game during a 17-4 win over San Diego. He collected 9 RBI as he finished 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 walks. He delivered his first career grand slam in the contest. For the week, he had 10 RBI, walked 7 times, had 1 homer and 2 doubles.

RHP Tyler Peck, Chapman: Peck struck out 14 Whittier batters over 7 2/3 innings. He set the tone early as he fanned the first five batters in a row and 6 of the first 7.

LHP Ken Waldichuk, St. Mary’s: Waldichuk struck out a season-high 12 batters over 7 innings against Portland. At one point, he struck out 5 consecutive batters.

C Tatem Levins, La Salle: Levins hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 6 RBI over 4 games last week as he went 8-for-17 at the plate.

CF Mathew Koehler, Western Carolina: Koehler belted 3 home runs with 7 RBI and 4 runs scored over 4 games as he went 5-for-16 at the plate.

SS Myles Christian, Middle Tennessee: Christian hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 9 RBI over 4 games as he went 11-for-22 at the plate with 9 runs scored. He also was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases.