Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 3-2-15

TCU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas Christian (7-1) is ranked No. 1 for the third straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Horned Frogs’ only game of the week was a 1-0 win over Texas Southern. A 3-game series against Cal. Poly was cancelled due to poor weather.

TCU has a superb 1.27 team ERA with 57 strikeouts and 16 walks over eight games. The defense has only committed 4 errors and only allowed opponents 2 stolen bases.

In key series over the weekend, Texas lost two of three at home to San Diego, Rice split four games at home against Stanford, Oregon took two of three at U.C. Santa Barbara, South Carolina split two games against Clemson, Central Florida won two of three at home against Mississippi and Cal. St. Fullerton swept three at home against Baylor.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. Mississippi St. has rolled to a 13-0 record for only the fourth time in school history. Three other undefeated teams include Texas A&M (12-0), Southern California (12-0) and Virginia (10-0). Notre Dame has rolled to a 10-1 record with nine consecutive wins. It marks the best start since the 2004 season when the Irish started 12-1.

Three teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Georgia (1-3 last week), Baylor (1-3) and Kennesaw St. (1-2). New to the poll is Stanford (6-6 overall), Notre Dame (10-1) and Cal. St. Fullerton (5-5).

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Poll
(As of March 2, 2015)

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Rank Team (2015 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Texas Christian (7-1) 494 1
  2. Virginia (10-0) 493 2
  3. Louisiana St. (10-1) 491 3
  4. Vanderbilt (9-2) 490 4
  5. Florida (10-1) 488 5
  6. Texas Tech. (9-1) 485 7
  7. UCLA (10-1) 483 8
  8. Mississippi St. (13-0) 481 14
  9. Oregon (10-2) 479 13
10. Central Florida (10-1) 477 17
11. Texas A&M (12-0) 475 19
12. Houston (8-4) 462 6
13. Arizona St. (7-4) 459 9
14. Oklahoma St. (7-4) 457 10
15. Texas (8-4) 455 11
16. Rice (8-5) 453 12
17. South Carolina (7-2) 452 15
18. U.C. Santa Barbara (8-3) 450 16
19. Maryland (7-2) 449 20
20. Southern California (12-0) 447 29
21. North Carolina (6-3) 445 21
22. Florida St. (8-3) 444 22
23. Miami, Fla. (8-4) 443 23
24. Louisville (7-4) 442 24
25. Notre Dame (10-1) 440
26. Stanford (6-6) 438
27. Illinois (8-2-1) 435 26
28. Georgia Tech. (8-3) 432 27
29. Nevada (9-1) 429 30
30. Cal. St. Fullerton (5-5) 427

 

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National Players Of The Week

RHP Alex Robinett, Army: Robinett fired a no-hitter during a 1-0 win over Longwood. He struck out 10 batters and walked four in the 9-inning complete game.

RHP Kyle Cody, Kentucky: The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Cody threw 7 no-hit innings and eclipsed his career-high with 9 strikeouts during a 5-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the 9-inning contest. He retired 15 consecutive hitters and reached his pitch count of 96 at seven innings as he was taken out.

RHP Chris Mathewson, Long Beach St.: Mathewson combined with Darren McCaughan to throw the first no-hitter in school history during a 4-0 win over Wichita St. Mathewson struck out 8 and faced just one over the minimum through seven innings. He retired the first 11 batters he faced and sat down the last six in order before McCaughan took over to finish the no-no.

RHP Zach Prendergast, Seton Hall: Prendergast threw 7 no-hit innings as Seton Hall blanked Cornell, 1-0. He struck out six batters.

CF Braden Bishop, Washington: Bishop had a monster week as he reached base 12 times over 5 games and was 6-for-6 in stolen bases with 8 runs scored, 6 RBI, 2 home runs and 7-for-15 at the plate.

LHP Brent Stong, Bradley: Stong ran his scoreless streak to 16 innings after not allowing a run in 8 innings of work against Southeast Missouri State. He struck out 7 and walked 1. In two starts, he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and an 11:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

RHP Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt: Fulmer fanned a career-high 11 batters over 6 scoreless innings during a 16-1 win over Illinois St. He punched out 8 of the first 9 batters he faced and 10 of the first 14. Fulmer did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and allowed only 1 runner to reach scoring position.

LHP Jason Richman, Georgia Southern: Richman struck out 14 batters over 9 1/3 innings and beat Georgia twice to extend his streak to 19 innings without allowing an earned run. Richman held opponents to 3 hits and 1 unearned run over his 3 appearances last week.

LHP Nick Macaione, Lehigh: Macaione threw the first nine innings of a combined 11-inning no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Iona. He gave up just one walk and hit two batters while striking out four.