Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (5-16-22)

TENNESSEE NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tennessee (45-7) is ranked No. 1 for the seventh time this season in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Volunteers beat Georgia two of three at home over the past weekend and clinched the fourth outright Southeastern Conference regular-season title in program history and first since 1995 with a 22-5 SEC record.

Tennessee leads the nation in nine NCAA Div. I categories, including ERA (2.36), hits allowed per nine innings (6.09), home runs (120), home runs per game (2.31), slugging percentage (.598), strikeout-to-walk-ratio (4.47), WHIP (0.95), won-loss percentage (.865) and walks allowed per nine innings (2.46).

Oregon St. (40-11), ranked No. 1 last week, slipped to second after dropping two of three at Arizona.

Poll Notes: In key series over the weekend, Texas Tech. swept a 3-game series at home against Oklahoma St., Arkansas lost two of three at home to Vanderbilt, Miami (Fla.) lost two of three at Florida St., Virginia Tech. took two of three at home against Louisville, Texas A&M swept a 3-game series at home against Mississippi St., Texas St. swept a 3-game series at home against Louisiana, Mississippi swept a 3-game series at Louisiana St., Auburn won two at home against Alabama and Maryland swept a 3-game series at home against Michigan.

Several teams have been hot. East Carolina has won 10 in a row, Stanford (8), Texas St. (7), Mississippi (7), U.C. Santa Barbara (5) and Gonzaga (5).

Two teams fell out of the top 30 in Ball St. (2-3 last week) and Louisiana St. (1-3).

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 May 16, 2022)
Presented Bywww.bigleaguechew.com

Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. Tennessee (45-7) 494 2
  2. Oregon St. (40-11) 491 1
  3. Virginia Tech. (36-11) 489 7
  4. Stanford (33-14) 488 10
  5. U.C. Santa Barbara (37-11) 485 9
  6. Arkansas (37-14) 483 4
  7. Texas A&M (33-16) 482 11
  8. Miami, Fla. (37-14) 476 5
  9. Louisville (35-15-1) 473 6
10. Texas St. (41-11) 471 12
11. Vanderbilt (34-16) 470 16
12. Texas Tech. (35-16) 467 30
13. Arizona (35-18) 464 13
14. UCLA (33-18) 463 15
15. Texas Christian (32-18) 460 28
16. Oklahoma St. (34-17) 457 3
17. Connecticut (42-10) 455 8
18. Notre Dame (31-11) 451 17
19. Virginia (37-13) 448 18
20. Mississippi (31-19) 445
21. East Carolina (34-18) 443
22. Maryland (41-10) 440 23
23. Auburn (35-16) 438 21
24. Florida St. (32-18) 435 27
25. Rutgers (39-12) 433 22
26. Southern Mississippi (38-14) 430 20
27. Georgia (33-18) 427 25
28. Florida (32-19) 425 26
29. Gonzaga (32-13) 420 29
30. Grand Canyon (36-17) 418 24

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week
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SS Matt Shaw, Maryland: Shaw had an incredible week as he belted 7 home runs over 4 games with 13 RBI. He also scored 8 runs and went 8-for-16 at the plate. He hit at least one home run in each game led by 3 circuit clouts during a 20-6 win over Michigan as he went 4-for-5 with 8 RBI.

RHP Dylan Tebrake, Creighton: Tebrake recorded a Creighton single-game record 15 strikeouts during a 3-1 complete game win over Butler. He allowed only three hits as he retired 21 of the final 23 batters he faced.

OF Ryan Maka, Valparaiso: Maka hit 4 home runs during a 3-game series against Bradley as he went 7-for-13 with 6 RBI, 6 runs scored and 20 total runs.

RHP Max Rajcic, UCLA: Rajcic fanned a career-high 14 batters over eight innings during a 4-0 win over Washington St. He only surrendered 1 hit and gave up no walks.

1B Tyler Locklear, Virginia Commonwealth: Locklear belted 3 home runs, 2 doubles, was hit by pitches twice, walked twice and went 11-for-17 at the plate with 12 RBI and 10 runs scored. In the first two games of a sweep at Massachusetts, he was 9-for-9.

RHP Drew Thorpe, Cal. Poly: Thorpe struck out 13 batters during a 13-4 win over Cal. St. Fullerton in 7 2/3 innings. He walked one and scattered four hits.

OF/DH Max Ryerson, Georgia St.: Ryerson hit 3 homers over 4 games as he went 6-for-15 with 7 RBI and also drew 3 walks. He has now belted 21 homers on the season which ties the Georgia St. season record. Over the past two weeks, Ryerson has hit 7 homers with 19 RBI and 11 runs scored. He was a Collegiate Baseball National Player of The Week last week as well.

DH Cam Redding, Saint Louis: Redding belted 3 homers with 9 RBI and 8 runs scored as he collected 11 hits and finished with a 1.500 slugging percentage during a 3-game series against Rhode Island.

OF Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina: Honeycutt hit 3 homers with 1 triple, 1 double, 7 RBI and scored 6 runs as he went 9-for-19. He also swiped 4 bases and walked 4 times.