Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 5-1-17

OREGON ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon St. (34-4, 18-3 Pac-12) is ranked No. 1 for the eighth straight week in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum. 

The Beavers won two of three at home against Southern California over the past weekend and lead the nation with a 1.91 ERA. Oregon St. pitchers have struck out 320 batters and walked 105 while limiting opponents’ stolen bases to 13 in 17 attempts over 38 games.

Poll Notes: In key series over the past weekend, Texas Tech. won two of three at home against Texas Christian, North Carolina swept a 3-game series at home against Clemson, Auburn took two of three at Mississippi St., Kentucky won two of three at South Carolina, Arkansas lost two of three at home to Mississippi, Virginia won two of three at Florida St., Stanford swept three at home against Arizona, Texas-Arlington swept a 3-game series at home against Louisiana-Lafayette, Vanderbilt split two games at home against Tennessee, Washington won two of three at home against California and Texas A&M swept a 3-game series at Missouri.

Several teams have been red-hot, including Missouri St. (9 wins in a row), Stanford (8), Texas-Arlington (8), Kent St. (8 of 9) and Louisville (7).

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.

 

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of May 1, 2017)

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Rank Team (2017 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Oregon St. (34-4) 497 1
  2. Louisville (38-6) 494 3
  3. North Carolina (36-9) 493 4
  4. Texas Tech. (36-12) 490 6
  5. Auburn (32-14) 488 8
  6. Kentucky (31-14) 487 9
  7. Mississippi St. (30-16) 484 7
  8. Texas Christian (31-11) 482 2
  9. Clemson (34-11) 480 5
10. Florida (30-13) 477 13
11. Louisiana St. (30-15) 474 14
12. Long Beach St. (28-14) 470 16
13. Stanford (27-12) 468 29
14. Virginia (35-11) 465 12
15. St. John’s (31-7) 463 11
16. Missouri St. (30-13) 461 28
17. Arkansas (34-12) 458 10
18. Maryland (29-13) 455 15
19. Cal. St. Fullerton (26-15) 453 18
20. Wake Forest (30-13) 450 23
21. Kent St. (27-13) 448
22. Brigham Young (25-14) 446
23. Texas-Arlington (26-17) 445
24. Vanderbilt (26-17) 443 22
25. South Carolina (25-17) 441 21
26. Michigan (33-10) 438 25
27. Southern Mississippi (34-12) 432 30
28. Florida Atlantic (29-13-1) 428
29. Texas A&M (32-13) 425
30. Washington (24-17) 423

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

  • LHP David Peterson, Oregon: Peterson struck out an Oregon record 20 Arizona State batters during a 2-0 win over the Sun Devils. He allowed 4 hits and 1 walk. The 20 strikeouts matched the single-game high in the nation this season in NCAA Division I baseball.
  • 1B/LHP Brendan McKay, Louisville: McKay had a monster week at the plate as he belted 6 home runs with 12 RBI over five games. He opened the week by hitting 4 home runs with a career-high 9 RBI during a 14-4 win at Eastern Kentucky. The 4 home runs tied a school record and is the most amount of home runs by a player in 1 game this season. If that wasn’t enough, the lefthanded pitcher struck out 12 Toledo batters in 8 innings of work.
  • 3B/1B Drew Ellis, Louisville: Ellis belted 4 home runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple and had 7 RBI as he went 11-for-18 at the plate last week. He finished with at least two hits in each of the five games he played in.
  • SS Joe Dunand, N.C. State: Dunand had a remarkable week as he belted 4 home runs, 4 doubles and knocked in 13 runs with 8 runs scored over 5 games. He went 9-for-15 at the plate.
  • RHP Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount: Abbott struck out 15 San Diego batters during a 10-3 win with no walks. He didn’t allow a hit over the first 6 innings. The 15 strikeouts are 1 short of the school record set in 1996.
  • RHP Cory Gill, Troy: Gill struck out 12 batters in just 6 innings of work over 2 relief appearances against Auburn and Coastal Carolina. He didn’t give up a run and only allowed 2 hits.
  • RHP Luke Lind, North Dakota St.: Lind fired a 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts during a 3-0 win over South Dakota St. It was the first 1-hitter at North Dakota St. since 2002 and the first 9-inning complete-game shutout since 2013.
  • LHP Luke Heimlich, Oregon St.: Heimlich fired a 1-hitter over 8 innings against Southern California during a 3-1 win over the Trojans. He only walked 1 batter and struck out 7.
  • LHP Devin Hemmerich, Norfolk St.: Hemmerich came within 1 strike of a no-hitter against Delaware St. before settling for a 1-hit complete game shutout. It was his second shutout and sixth complete game of the season as he struck out 5 in the victory.