MIAMI NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Miami, Fla. (25-4) is ranked No.1 for the first time this season in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.
The Hurricanes, who sit in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 11-2 record and won nine straight and 20 of their last 22, unseated Florida as a top team in the nation after the Gators lost two of three at home against Mississippi State.
Florida had been ranked number one in all eight previous polls during the 2016 season. The Gators are second the Southeastern conference with an 8-4 league record.
Poll Notes: Several teams of been red-hot lately. Lamar has won 15 in a row while Mississippi and Missouri State have captured five straight. In key series over the weekend, LSU beat Vanderbilt two of three in Baton Rouge, Florida State knocked off Louisville two of three in Tallahassee, Texas Tech swept a three-game series at Oklahoma State and Stanford took two of three from UCLA.
Four teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Michigan (1-3 last week), Virginia (2-3), Tulane (2-2), and Utah (1-3). New to the top 30 is Southern Mississippi (25-8, 11-1 in Conference USA), Lamar (25-7, 15 wins in a row), New Mexico (23-9, four wins in a row) and Stanford (17-9).
The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.
Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of April 11, 2016)
|Rank||Team (2016 Record)||Points||Pvs|
|1.||Miami, Fla. (25-4)||493||2|
|2.||South Carolina (28-5)||492||6|
|4.||Florida State (22-8)||488||5|
|5.||Mississippi State (23-9-1)||486||8|
|8.||Texas A&M (25-7)||478||7|
|10.||Texas Tech. (24-9)||474||19|
|11.||Texas Christian (24-7)||471||10|
|13.||U.C. Santa Barbara (21-7-1)||467||12|
|14.||Oregon State (22-7)||464||14|
|16.||Missouri State (25-6)||459||16|
|17.||N.C. State (22-9)||457||21|
|18.||Southern Mississippi (25-8)||456||—|
|19.||North Carolina (23-9)||454||11|
|20.||Louisiana State (21-10)||452||25|
|21.||South Alabama (25-8)||450||28|
|22.||Coastal Carolina (23-10)||449||23|
|24.||Florida Atlantic (23-6)||446||18|
|26.||Brigham Young (25-5)||439||22|
|27.||Georgia Tech. (23-8)||435||24|
|28.||New Mexico (23-9)||432||—|
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
- OF Spencer Johnson, Missouri State: Johnson belted four home runs and 12 RBI over four games. His most notable achievement was during an 18-11 win over Kansas as he hit three home runs and collected 9 RBI.
- C Joey Roach, Georgia State: Roach hit four home runs in four games as he drove in 8 runs and went 7-for-14 at the plate.
- RHP Zac Gallen, North Carolina: Gallen struck out 13 batters in a complete game 6-0 win over Virginia Tech. He faced three batters over the minimum.
- RHP J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina: Bukauskas struck out 13 batters over 7 1/3 innings during a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
- 1B Hunter Melton, Texas A&M: Melton hit three home runs with 11 RBI over four games as he went 8-for-15 at the plate.
- OF Kramer Ferrell, Western Carolina: Ferrell hit three home runs with 9 RBI as he went 7-for-11 with six runs scored.
- LF Hunter Haley, Oklahoma: Haley hit three home runs with 8 RBI as he went 6-for-14 at the plate.
- RHP Evan Guillory, Louisiana-Lafayette: Guillory threw a one-hit complete game against Northwestern State as he struck out seven. After giving up a single in the first inning, he retired 25 of the next 26 batters including the last 15.
- RHP Nick Wood, Oral Roberts: Wood fired a one-hit shutout against Western Illinois during a 6-0 win. He faced the minimum number of batters while striking out seven.
- RHP Brady Bramlett, Mississippi: Bramlett struck out 12 batters in 7 scoreless innings against Arkansas. He issued one walk and retired 16 straight batters at one point.