Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 5-22-17

OREGON ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon St. (45-4, 27-3 Pac-12) is ranked No. 1 for the 11th straight week in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum. 

The Beavers hold the all-time record for being ranked No. 1 the longest in any given season in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Prior to OSU’s incredible 11-week run at the top which started with the March 13 poll when the Beavers were 14-1, the old record was set by LSU at eight consecutive weeks during the 2015 season.

The Beavers now have the most wins in Pac-12 Conference history with a 27-3 league record as they have surpassed the 1981 Arizona State ball club (26 victories). Oregon St. won all 10 series in conference play this season, seven by sweeps.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot, including Southern Mississippi (14 consecutive wins), Oregon St. (12 straight victories), Louisiana St. (7), Stanford (18 of 20), Dallas Baptist (6 of 7) and Arizona (5).

In key series over the past weekend, Louisville lost two at home to Florida St., Florida won two of three at home against Kentucky, LSU swept a 3-game series at Mississippi St., Stanford swept three at home against Washington, Arkansas won two of three at Texas A&M, Gonzaga swept three at home against Brigham Young and Arizona won three straight at Arizona St.

Four teams dropped out of the top 30 this week in Brigham Young (1-3), Oklahoma (0-2), McNeese St. (2-2) and South Carolina (2-2). New to the poll is Gonzaga (4 wins in a row), Loyola Marymount (4 straight wins), Dallas Baptist (won 6 of last 7) and UCLA (won 4 in row).

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 22, 2017)

Presented By www.bigleaguechew.com

Rank Team (2017 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Oregon St. (45-4) 498 1
  2. Florida (40-15) 494 4
  3. Louisiana St. (39-17) 493 5
  4. Louisville (46-9) 491 2
  5. North Carolina (44-11) 490 3
  6. Texas Tech. (42-13) 486 7
  7. Texas Christian (39-14) 485 6
  8. Stanford (37-14) 483 10
  9. Long Beach St. (35-16-1) 481 11
10. Kentucky (38-18) 478 8
11. Virginia (41-13) 475 13
12. Missouri St. (37-15) 473 12
13. Arkansas (39-15) 470 15
14. Southern Mississippi (44-12) 469 17
15. Arizona (36-17) 467 19
16. Wake Forest (38-17) 465 22
17. Clemson (39-17) 461 14
18. Coastal Carolina (37-18-1) 458 24
19. Kent St. (35-16) 457 16
20. St. John’s (40-9) 453 20
21. Mississippi St. (34-22) 452 9
22. Gonzaga (31-17) 451
23. Nebraska (34-18-1) 449 23
24. Michigan (42-13) 447 29
25. Cal. St. Fullerton (33-19) 446 21
26. South Alabama (36-19) 444 25
27. Loyola Marymount (37-16) 442
28. Baylor (34-19) 438 27
29. Dallas Baptist (36-19) 435
30. UCLA (28-23) 432

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

  • CF Scott Hurst, Cal. St. Fullerton: Hurst had a monster game against Cal. St. Northridge as he belted 4 home runs with 7 RBI and 6 runs scored as he went 5-for-5 at the plate during a 16-7 win for the Titans. His 4 home run total tied a school record for circuit clouts in a game. In four games last week, he was 10-for-18.
  • RHP Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount: Abbott struck out a career-high 16 batters over 7 innings during a 6-4 win over Portland.
  • RHP Alex Cunningham, Coastal Carolina: Cunningham tied the school record with 14 strikeouts during a 5-0 win over Appalachian St. as he pitched 8 1/3 innings. Earlier this season, he also struck out 14 batters against San Francisco.
  • 1B Jake Adams, Iowa: Adams belted 5 home runs with 8 RBI over four games last week. He had two 2-home run games and hit circuit clouts in three of four contests. He currently has 24 home runs on the season, breaking the Hawkeye single-season record that has stood since 1986.
  • 1B Nick Patten, Delaware: Patten had a remarkable game against College of Charleston during a 17-4 win. He went 5-for-5, hit for the cycle, belted 2 home runs and recorded 7 RBI. Over three games last week, he was 8-for-12, recorded 9 RBI and scored 6 runs.
  • RHP Cole Bartlett, Missouri: Bartlett allowed only one hit in a 2-0 win over Tennessee as he retired 27 of 29 batters in the game. He threw his second career complete game and required only 105 pitches with 2 strikeouts.
  • DH Nick Rivera, Florida Gulf Coast: Rivera belted 4 home runs with 9 RBI during a 3-game sweep of Kennesaw St. His four home runs gave him the school career record with 42. He also tied an NCAA record with 6 walks in the series finale.
  • DH Kevin Milam, St. Mary’s: Milam hit 3 home runs on 3 consecutive days, including 2 grand slams and a walk-off home run. Over four games last week, he drove in 10 runs.
  • 3B Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest: Aiello belted 3 home runs, 1 double and had 9 RBI as he went 6-for-15 over four games.
  • 1B Austin Listi, Dallas Baptist: Listi hit 3 home runs and drove in 7 runs as he went 5-for-13. He became the Patriots’s all-time home run leader when he blasted his 49th career home run at Evansville. He now has 20 home runs on the season.
  • 1B Chad Spanberger, Arkansas: Spanberger delivered 3 home runs, 1 double and 5 RBI last week as he went 4-for-13. He has 4 home runs in his last 4 games and is hitting .294 during that span with 7 RBI.
  • RHP Greg Veliz, Miami (Fla.): Veliz struck out 13 batters during a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech over eight innings. His fastball velocity was between 96-98, and he did not walk a batter as he only gave up 4 hits.