Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll (5-27-19)

UCLA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — UCLA (47-8) is ranked No. 1 for the eighth straight week in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew.  

The Bruins, winners of 10 in a row and 18 of their last 19, beat Oregon twice on the road with game three being rained out. UCLA won every series they played during the season for the first time in program history. For the second time in history, UCLA won every road series during the season, joining the 2010 club.

UCLA is No. 1 in the nation in team ERA (2.59), shutouts by its pitching staff (11) and No. 2 in hits allowed per nine innings (6.16). The Bruins also are No. 5 in strikeout-to-walk ratio (578 strikeouts, 185 walks) and No. 2 in fielding percentage (.982). Defensively, UCLA has only allowed 18 stolen bases in 35 attempts over 55 games.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Central Michigan has won 18 in a row, Vanderbilt 9 consecutive, Creighton 8 straight and Fresno St. 7 in a row.

Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Tennessee (0-2 last week), Dallas Baptist (3-2), Florida Atlantic (3-1) and Brigham Young (0-2). New to the poll is Creighton (38-11), Southern Mississippi (38-19), Mississippi (37-25) and Indiana St. (41-16).

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 27, 2019)
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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. UCLA (47-8) 496 1
  2. Vanderbilt (49-10) 494 2
  3. Stanford (41-11) 491 3
  4. Arkansas (41-17) 487 5
  5. Mississippi St. (46-13) 485 6
  6. Georgia (44-15) 483 8
  7. Louisville (43-15) 480 7
  8. U.C. Santa Barbara (45-9) 478 4
  9. Oklahoma St. (36-18) 475 13
10. East Carolina (43-15) 473 9
11. Georgia Tech. (41-17) 471 11
12. Oregon St. (36-18-1) 468 10
13. Texas Tech. (39-17) 467 12
14. North Carolina (42-17) 464 17
15. N.C. State (42-17) 462 14
16. Central Michigan (46-12) 458 18
17. Baylor (34-17) 455 16
18. Miami, Fla. (39-18) 452 15
19. Louisiana St. (37-24) 449 21
20. Florida St. (36-21) 446 19
21. Arizona St. (37-17) 444 20
22. West Virginia (37-20) 443 24
23. Fresno St. (38-14-1) 442 25
24. Indiana (36-21) 440 22
25. Texas A&M (37-21-1) 438 23
26. California (32-18) 435 27
27. Creighton (38-11) 432
28. Southern Mississippi (38-19) 430
29. Mississippi (37-25) 428
30. Indiana St. (41-16) 425


Collegiate Baseball’s

National Players Of The Week
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RHP Connor Lehmann, St. Louis: Lehman set a school record with 19 strikeouts over 9 2/3 innings against Rhode Island in a 2-1 loss during the Atlantic-10 Tournament. During a stretch from the sixth through the ninth innings, 11 of the 12 outs came via a strikeout. He only allowed 3 hits as he threw 141 pitches. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up a hit. He held Rhode Island scoreless until the bottom of the 10th inning when he gave up two runs.

LHP Mat Clark, Clemson: Clark took a perfect game into the eighth inning and no-hitter into the ninth inning in Clemson’s 7-1 win over Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. He ultimately allowed one run on one hit, a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, before being taken out. Clark retired the first 22 batters of the game.

1B Michael Busch, North Carolina: Busch was named MVP of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament as he went 8-for-18 at the plate with 3 homers, 1 triple, 1 double, 9 runs scored and 5 RBI.

LHP John Doxakis, Texas A&M: Doxakis threw 8 innings without allowing a hit during a 1-0 loss to Mississippi during the Southeastern Conference Tournament. He recorded 10 strikeouts.

DH Chris Ayers, Indiana St.: Ayers went 6-for-16 at the plate over four games during the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and hit 3 homers with 1 double. He collected 8 RBI and scored 7 runs as he was named MVP.

LHP Tyler Wilson, Rhode Island: Wilson struck out 14 batters over 10 innings during a 2-1 win over St. Louis during the Atlantic-10 Tournament. He only allowed 1 run on 6 hits.

RHP Trey McLoughlin, Fairfield: McLoughlin fanned a career-high 14 batters during a 3-hit shutout against Canisius during the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. He retired the first 17 batters of the game and struck out at least one batter in eight of his nine innings pitched. He completed the game by striking out the side in the ninth.