Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 5-21-18

STANFORD NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Stanford (43-8) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Cardinal, winners of five in a row, is on top of the poll for the fourth time this season and lead the Pac-12 Conference with a 21-6 record. Last week, Stanford swept a 3-game series at home against Washington St. and also beat Brigham Young in a single game.

Stanford’s pitching staff is third in the nation with a 2.77 ERA. On defense, the Cardinal has only allowed 17 stolen bases in 39 attempts over 51 games.

Florida, ranked No. 1 last week and at the top of the poll six times during the course of the 2018 season, slipped to second after being swept in a 3-game series at Mississippi St. The Gators are still the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament this week after rolling to an SEC-best 20-10 league record.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Purdue has won 18 of its last 20, Stetson 11 straight, Clemson 6 in a row, while Stanford, Minnesota and Texas have each won 5 consecutive games.

In key series over the past weekend, Florida was swept three straight at Mississippi St., Oregon St. won two of three at Southern California, Arkansas lost two of three at Georgia, N.C. State lost two of three at Florida St., Duke lost two of three at Georgia Tech., South Carolina won two of three at Texas A&M, Texas Tech. swept a 3-game series at Oklahoma St., Texas swept three at home over Texas Christian, Purdue swept a 3-game series at home against Michigan, Connecticut won two of three at home against East Carolina, Missouri St. won two of three at Dallas Baptist, UCLA swept a 3-game series at home against Oregon and Vanderbilt swept 3 against Kentucky at home

Five teams fell out of the top 30 in Michigan (0-3 last week), Oklahoma (1-2), Baylor (2-1), Louisiana St. (2-2) and Cal. St. Fullerton (2-1). New to the poll is UCLA (35-17 overall), Purdue (34-18), South Florida (32-18-1), Connecticut (32-18-1) and Vanderbilt (31-24).

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 21, 2018)

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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. Stanford (43-8) 495 3
  2. Florida (41-15) 493 1
  3. Oregon St. (42-9-1) 491 2
  4. Clemson (43-13) 489 4
  5. North Carolina (37-17) 486 6
  6. Georgia (37-17) 483 8
  7. Mississippi (42-14) 481 10
  8. N.C. State (40-14) 477 7
  9. Arkansas (37-17) 475 5
10. Duke (39-14) 474 9
11. Southern Mississippi (39-15) 472 13
12. Texas (37-18) 469 16
13. Texas Tech. (38-15) 467 19
14. South Carolina (32-22) 465 11
15. Minnesota (37-13) 464 15
16. Florida St. (39-17) 462 22
17. Stetson (41-11) 460 23
18. St. John’s (36-14) 458 12
19. Tennessee Tech. (46-7) 455 18
20. Oklahoma St. (29-22-1) 452 14
21. UCLA (35-17) 450
22. Houston (33-21) 448 20
23. South Florida (32-18-1) 446
24. Coastal Carolina (38-17) 445 24
25. Louisville (40-16) 444 25
26. Connecticut (32-18-1) 442
27. Purdue (34-18) 439
28. East Carolina (39-15) 437 21
29. Vanderbilt (31-24) 434
30. Missouri St. (35-15) 430 29

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

RHP Zach Linginfelter, Tennessee: Linginfelter set a new career high with 14 strikeouts over 7 innings as he gave up 2 earned runs during the 12-inning, 3-2 loss to Missouri. Tennessee pitching struck out a program high 21 Tiger batters in the game.

LHP Luke Heimlich, Oregon St.: Heimlich struck out 14 batters for the second consecutive week during a 4-0 win over Southern California. He struck out at least one batter in every inning but the seventh and tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his 13th win of the season, which leads the nation. He is a Collegiate Baseball National Player of The Week for the second straight week.

C Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt: Scott belted 3 home runs over 4 games last week with 18 total bases, 9 RBI and 5 runs scored as he went 7-for-18 at the plate. Scott has now hit 6 home runs over the past two weeks.

OF Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest: Lanzilli hit 4 home runs and 1 double as he collected 9 RBI and went 7-for-15 at the plate. All nine of his home runs this season have come since the start of April.

LHP Daniel Lynch, Virginia: Lynch struck out a career-high 13 batters over 7 innings during an 8-4 win over Georgia Tech. His 13 strikeouts were the most by a Cavalier pitcher this season as he allowed two earned runs in the contest.

SS Will Holland, Auburn: Holland recorded 7 extra base hits last week — 2 home runs and 5 doubles over 4 games and scored 7 runs. During the 3-game series against LSU, he went 10-for-14 as he collected 3 or more hits in all 3 games against the Tigers.

OF/1B Seth Beer, Clemson: Beer had one of the best weeks of his career as he went 9-for-12 over four games with 3 homers, 1 double, 8 RBI, 8 runs scored, 6 walks and 2 hit by pitches. He reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in 17 of his 20 plate appearances.

OF Bryant Packard, East Carolina: Packard is currently riding a 32-game hitting streak and went 10-for-18 at the plate last week over 4 games. He belted 2 homers, 3 doubles, scored 8 runs and had 4 RBI.

1B/DH Jack Weiller, Virginia: Weiller came off the bench to hit 3 home runs in 3 consecutive at-bats at Wake Forest. He homered twice in the same inning as part of a 9-run, ninth inning for the Cavaliers. Overall on the week, he collected 7 RBI and scored 4 runs.

OF Griffin Conine, Duke: Conine hit 3 home runs over 3 games against Georgia Tech as he collected 7 RBI and went 6-for-9 at the plate.

OF Jeremy Ydens, UCLA: Ydens went 11-for-20 over 4 games with 14 RBI, 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 2 triples. He is hitting .429 in Pac-12 play.

LHP Clayton Andrews, Long Beach St.: Andrews only allowed 1 hit in 7 innings of work as he struck out 7 batters against Hawaii during an 8-0 win. He didn’t allow a Hawaii runner to reach scoring position.

LHP Jeb Bargfeldt, Miami (Fla.): Bargfeldt delivered the best performance of his career as he tossed a 9-inning complete game and allowed only 2 hits with 7 strikeouts during a 3-0 win over Boston College. He did not walk a batter and faced just four over the minimum.

RHP Sam Shutes, Toledo: Shutes threw the first complete game shutout of his career over nine innings as he gave up only 2 hits and struck out 9. He faced two batters over the minimum and retired the final 17 batters he faced, six of which came via the strikeout.