Collegiate Baseball Div 1 Poll 5-7-18

STANFORD NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL 

TUCSON, Ariz. — Stanford (37-6) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Cardinal, winners of 14 of their last 15, is on top of the Collegiate Baseball poll for the third straight week. Last week Stanford beat Utah on the road three straight and San Francisco one game at home.

Stanford leads the Pac-12 Conference with a 17-4 record and is No. 1 in the nation with a 2.60 team ERA. The staff has struck out 337 batters and walked 124. On defense, the Cardinal has only allowed 13 stolen bases in 30 attempts over 43 games.

Poll Notes: Several teams are red-hot. Tennessee Tech. has won 31 of its last 32, St. John’s 18 of its last 19, North Carolina 8 straight, Stetson 7 in a row, Minnesota 7 of its last 8 and Cal. St. Fullerton 6 in a row.

In key series over the past weekend, Florida won two of three at Texas A&M, UCLA dropped three at Arizona, Arkansas lost two of three at Louisiana St., Clemson and Florida St. split the first two games of a 3-game series, Georgia swept a 3-game series at Missouri, Mississippi lost two of three at South Carolina, Oklahoma St. lost two of three at Iowa, Vanderbilt lost three straight at Auburn, Texas Tech. lost two of three at home to Texas, Houston lost two of three at home to Central Florida, Minnesota swept a 3-game series at home against Indiana, Coastal Carolina lost two of three at Louisiana-Lafayette and East Carolina swept a 3-game series at Tulane.  

One team fell out of the top 30 in Vanderbilt which has lost five straight games. New to the poll is Cal. St. Fullerton (25-20) which leads the Big West Conference with a 12-3 record and has won six straight.

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 7, 2018)

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Rank Team (Record) Points PVS
  1. Stanford (37-6) 496 1
  2. Florida (38-11) 492 2
  3. North Carolina (32-13) 490 4
  4. Oregon St. (35-7-1) 487 5
  5. Clemson (35-12) 486 8
  6. Arkansas (33-15) 482 6
  7. N.C. State (34-12) 481 7
  8. UCLA (30-13) 479 3
  9. Georgia (33-14) 478 10
10. Duke (35-11) 476 9
11. South Carolina (28-19) 473 14
12. Mississippi (36-13) 472 11
13. Southern Mississippi (35-12) 469 17
14. Oklahoma St. (28-17-1) 467 12
15. Michigan (29-14) 465 13
16. Texas (33-18) 463 18
17. St. John’s (32-11) 462 20
18. Minnesota (32-12) 460 23
19. Texas Tech. (35-14) 456 16
20. Houston (29-19) 454 19
21. East Carolina (33-12) 451 25
22. Tennessee Tech. (40-6) 449 21
23. Texas A&M (34-14) 448 22
24. Auburn (34-14) 447 28
25. Florida St. (32-15) 445 26
26. Oklahoma (31-18) 442 27
27. Stetson (37-11) 439 30
28. Coastal Carolina (32-16) 437 24
29. Louisville (32-15) 435 29
30. Cal. St. Fullerton (25-20) 428

 

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week

RHP Casey Mize, Auburn: Mize matched a program record with 15 strikeouts during a 9-inning complete game, 4-1 win over Vanderbilt. He allowed 1 run on 4 hits with no walks. He is the first Southeastern Conference pitcher to strike out 15 batters in a game since 2013 and the first to do it in an SEC game since 2012. It was Mize’s fifth game of the season with double digit strikeouts. Mize struck out 11 in his first five innings of work.

1B Adam Sasser, Georgia: Sasser belted 4 home runs with 10 RBI as he went 7-for-13 at the plate in leading the Bulldogs to a 3-game sweep over Missouri. He tied a school record with 3 home runs (2 solo, 1 grand slam) during a 10-6 win over Missouri as he delivered 6 RBI.

RHP Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi: Sandlin has not allowed an earned run over his last 32 innings, including a 9-inning win against Alabama Birmingham last week as he struck out 9 batters. He has now fanned 106 batters and walked just 10 on the season.

LHP Haylen Green, Texas Christian: Green became the fourth pitcher in TCU history to toss a solo 9-inning 1-hitter as he guided the Horned Frogs to an 11-0 win over Lamar. He faced just two batters over the minimum and required only 90 pitches to fire his first career complete game. He finished with a career-high 11 strikeouts.

RHP Jake Eissler, Texas Chrstian: Eissler faced the minimum through six innings against Lamar and fanned a career-high 12 batters. Over the past two weeks, he has pitched 10 innings and faced the minimum of 30 batters. Over the course of those 10 innings, he has struck out 23 of the 30 batters he has faced.

RHP Chance Kirby, Texas-San Antonio: Kirby struck out a career-high 13 batters over 7 1/3 innings during a 7-0 win over Rice. He allowed 4 hits and one walk.

RHP Brian Eichhorn, Georgia Southern: Eichhorn fired a 1-hit, 3-0 win over Troy as he struck out 9 batters. Only 3 Trojan hitters got on base via a walk, error and hit over his 9 innings of work.

RHP Cody Deason, Arizona: Deason tossed his first career shutout during a 2-0 win over UCLA. He struck out a career-high 11 batters and surrendered one walk and 5 hits. It was Arizona’s first complete game shutout since J.C. Cloney blanked Coastal Carolina in the opening game of the 2016 College World Series finals.

1B Jordan Verdon, San Diego St.: Verdon hit 3 home runs and drove in 10 RBI over 4 games as he went 10-for-17 at the plate. He opened the week with 3 consecutive 1 home run, 3 RBI performances.

2B Kyle Gray, West Virginia: Gray extended his hitting streak to 22 games as he belted 4 home runs, 2 doubles and recorded 9 RBI over 4 games last week as he hit .588 with 10 hits.