TEXAS A&M NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas A&M (27-2) is ranked No. 1 for the second straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.
The Aggies are tied for the lead in the Southeastern Conference with a 7-2 record with Vanderbilt and won two of three at home against Missouri over the past weekend. Texas A&M has a 1.96 team ERA with 263 strikeouts and 73 walks. On offense, the Aggies are hitting .316 with 82 extra base hits over 29 games.
In key series over the past weekend, Louisiana St. lost two of three at home to Kentucky, Central Florida won two of three at home against Houston, Arizona St. swept Stanford at home three straight, Nebraska swept a 3-game series at home against Texas, Louisville won three straight at home against Georgia Tech., Georgia took two of three at South Carolina, Miami (Fla.) won two of three at North Carolina, Arizona swept a 3-game series against Oregon at home, Iowa swept a 3-game series at home against Indiana and Virginia swept a 3-game series at Notre Dame.
Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. Coastal Carolina has won 9 of its last 10, UCLA has captured 8 straight, Arizona 6 in a row, Nevada 10 of 11 and San Diego 11 of its last 13.
The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.
|Rank||Team (2015 Record)||Points||Pvs|
|1.||Texas A&M (27-2)||495||1|
|2.||Texas Christian (21-4)||493||4|
|5.||Louisiana St. (23-5)||487||2|
|8.||Florida St. (22-7)||482||7|
|9.||Arizona St. (18-7)||479||9|
|10.||Central Florida (22-7)||477||8|
|11.||Oklahoma St. (19-8)||474||12|
|15.||Southern California (22-6)||461||16|
|16.||Miami, Fla. (20-9)||458||18|
|17.||U.C. Santa Barbara (19-7)||456||17|
|18.||Oregon St. (21-7)||454||19|
|22.||South Carolina (19-9)||444||13|
|27.||San Diego (16-9)||433||29|
|28.||Dallas Baptist (22-3)||431||—|
|30.||Coastal Carolina (20-7)||427||—|
- 1B Buddy Putnam, South Florida: Putnam belted 4 home runs with 10 RBIs over 4 games as he went 7-for-16 at the plate.
- CF Matt Albanese, Bryant: Albanese delivered 4 home runs with 8 RBIs over 3 games as he went 4-for-10 at the plate. He homered in all three games.
- LHP Alex Lange, LSU: Lange matched a career-high 13 strikeouts over 7 innings as he gave up one run during a 7-3 win over Kentucky.
- RHP Joe Ingle, East Carolina: Ingle struck out 10 batters in 5 1/3 innings over three relief appearances. He didn’t allow a run and gave up one hit.
- Pitchers Kyle Kubat, Jake Hohensee, Colton Howell and Jeff Chesnut, Nebraska: For the first time in history, four pitchers from one school have been named Louisville Slugger National Players Of The Week. But for good reason. These four pitchers combined to strike out 19 Texas hitters during a 1-0, 15-inning win over the Longhorns. It was the most strikeouts by a Husker staff since 2009 when NU notched 22 punch outs in a 15-inning game against Louisiana-Lafayette. After the Longhorns produced three hits through the first three innings, Texas didn’t record another hit until the 14th inning with a single — a mid-game 9-inning no-hitter.
- RHP Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt: Fulmer struck out a career-high 12 Tennessee batters over eight scoreless innings during a 9-0 win over the Volunteers. He recorded at least one strikeout in seven of his eight innings.
- RHP Jayson Rose, Utah: Rose fanned a career-high 11 batters over six innings during a 3-2 win over California. He only walked one batter.
- LHP Justin Jacome, U.C. Santa Barbara: Jacome struck out a career-high 12 batters in a 9-inning, complete game, 3-1 win over Long Beach St. He only allowed one earned run on four hits.