Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 5-29-17

OREGON ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon St. (49-4) is ranked No. 1 for the 12th straight week in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum. 

OSU, winners of 16 straight, swept a 4-game series over the past weekend at home against Abilene Christian and leads the nation with a 1.84 ERA.

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 12-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, Pac-12 champs, have the most wins in league history with a 27-3 record as they surpassed Arizona State’s 1981 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 Louisiana St. (11 wins in a row), Sam Houston St. (8), Stanford (7), Dallas Baptist (6), Florida St. (6), Houston (6), Iowa (6) and Florida Gulf Coast (winners in 8 of last 9).  

Numerous conferences held their tournaments over the past week. Winners who are in the top 30 include LSU (SEC), Florida St. (ACC), Iowa (Big Ten), South Alabama (Sun Belt), Brigham Young (West Coast), Sam Houston St. (Southland), Houston (American Athletic), Dallas Baptist (Missouri Valley) and Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun).

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 Poll
(As of May 29, 2017)

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Rank Team (2017 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Oregon St. (49-4) 498 1
  2. Louisiana St. (43-17) 495 3
  3. Florida (42-16) 493 2
  4. North Carolina (47-12) 491 5
  5. Louisville (47-10) 490 4
  6. Stanford (40-14) 487 8
  7. Texas Tech. (43-15) 485 6
  8. Texas Christian (42-16) 483 7
  9. Long Beach St. (37-17-1) 480 9
10. Kentucky (39-20) 477 10
11. Virginia (42-14) 474 11
12. Missouri St. (40-17) 471 12
13. Arkansas (42-17) 469 13
14. Southern Mississippi (48-14) 468 14
15. Arizona (37-19) 465 15
16. Wake Forest (39-18) 463 16
17. Clemson (39-19) 461 17
18. Florida St. (39-20) 458
19. South Alabama (39-19) 455 26
20. Dallas Baptist (40-19) 452 29
21. St. John’s (42-11) 448 20
22. Mississippi St. (36-24) 445 21
23. Cal. St. Fullerton (34-21) 442 25
24. Houston (40-19) 439
25. Florida Gulf Coast (42-18) 437
26. Brigham Young (37-19) 434
27. Sam Houston St. (40-20) 431
28. Iowa (38-20) 429
29. Nebraska (35-20-1) 427 23
30. UCLA (30-25) 425 30

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

  • DH Ryan Flick, Tennessee Tech.: Flick belted 5 home runs with 16 RBI over three games at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament as he was named the MVP. During a 14-9 win over Southeast Missouri, he hit 3 home runs and drove in 9 runs in 5 trips to the plate. His trio of home runs in one game tied the school record as well as his RBI total.
  • 1B Chad Spanberger, Arkansas: Spanberger was named MVP of the Southeastern Conference tournament after hitting 5 home runs in the span of 12 plate appearances and finishing with 10 RBI as he went 8-for-19 at the plate in 5 games. During an elimination game against Auburn, he belted 3 home runs and 7 RBI.
  • DH Keston Hiura, U.C. Irvine: Hiura had a remarkable week as he went 14-for-19 at the plate over four games. He began the week with a 4-hit effort against UCLA, going 4-for-6 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI as the Anteaters won, 12-4. Then during a 3-game series against U.C. Davis, he was 10-for-13, including his second career 5-hit game. Hiura had 7 RBI during the week and 4 doubles.