Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 4-13-15

TEXAS A&M NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL 

TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas A&M (33-3) is ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Aggies, winners of 7 of their last 8 games, are ranked No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference with an 11-3 record. Over the past weekend, Texas A&M beat Mississippi St. two of three at home. The Aggies feature a pitching staff that has a 2.07 ERA (third in the nation) with 316 strikeouts and 87 walks. The offense is hitting .317 (fourth in the USA) and has hit 42 homers in 36 games and 106 extra base hits.

In key series over the past weekend, Vanderbilt lost two of three at home to Mississippi, UCLA won two of three at Southern California, Texas Christian lost two of three at Kansas St., Florida St. lost three straight at Notre Dame, Arizona St. won its first two at home against Arizona, Iowa took two of three at Maryland, Florida swept a 3-game series at home against South Carolina, U.C. Irvine won two of three at home against Long Beach St., Georgia Tech. won two of three at home against Virginia, and Oklahoma won two of three at Texas.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. U.C. Irvine has won 15 of its last 16, Illinois 9 straight, Miami (Fla.) and Notre Dame 8 in a row, Missouri St. 12 of 13, and College of Charleston 10 of 11. Four teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Nevada (1-3 last week), Rice (1-3), Arizona (lost 5 in a row) and South Carolina (2-3). New to the poll is Oklahoma (24-14), Georgia Tech. (24-12), Notre Dame (24-10) and Texas Tech. (22-14).

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 April 13, 2015)

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Rank Team (2015 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Texas A&M (33-3) 495 1
  2. UCLA (25-7) 493 3
  3. Louisiana St. (31-6) 490 4
  4. Louisville (27-8) 489 5
  5. Arizona St. (23-9) 487 8
  6. Miami, Fla. (28-9) 484 11
  7. Vanderbilt (28-9) 482 2
  8. Texas Christian (26-8) 480 6
  9. Florida St. (26-12) 478 7
10. Oklahoma St. (24-11) 475 9
11. U.C. Santa Barbara (26-8) 473 12
12. Florida (28-9) 470 17
13. Southern California (26-9) 467 10
14. Iowa (23-9) 465 15
15. Central Florida (25-12) 462 13
16. California (22-11) 459 14
17. Missouri (24-12) 456 16
18. Illinois (28-6-1) 454 18
19. U.C. Irvine (21-11) 452 23
20. Oregon St. (23-11) 449 20
21. Missouri St. (24-8) 447 29
22. Nebraska (26-11) 444 27
23. Oklahoma (24-14) 442
24. Georgia Tech. (24-12) 439
25. Notre Dame (24-10) 437
26. Maryland (24-10) 435 21
27. Texas Tech. (22-14) 433
28. Houston (23-13) 430 25
29. Coastal Carolina (25-9) 429 28
30. College of Charleston (24-8) 426 30

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NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • C/DH J.J. Schwarz, Florida: Schwarz belted 7 home runs in 4 games last week and collected 15 RBI with 12 runs scored. Amazingly, his 7 home run barrage surpassed the 6 homers Taylor Gushue had in 63 games last year to lead the Gators. Schwarz went 9-for-17 at the plate.
  • 1B Tucker Tubbs, Memphis: Tubbs also put on a show as he hit 6 home runs with 8 RBI and 9 runs scored over 5 games. He blasted a home run in five consecutive games and collected 12 hits.
  • 3B Landon Coon, Oklahoma Baptist: Coon cracked 5 home runs and 3 doubles over 6 games and knocked in 14 runs. He had a streak of 4 home runs in 4 consecutive at-bats at one point.
  • LHP Jack Herzing, Penn. St. Behrend: Herzing had a career-high 16 strikeouts during a complete game 4-1 win over Penn. State Altoona. He only allowed three hits and no earned runs.
  • RHP Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt: Fulmer struck out a career-high 14 batters during a 6-0 win over Mississippi. He had two streaks of 10 consecutive retired batters during the game as he didn’t allow a walk.
  • LHP Alex McIntosh, Wisconsin-Milwaukee: McIntosh teamed with Mike Schneider to throw the first no-hitter in Wisconsin-Milwaukee history during a 7-0 win over Wisconsin-Superior. McIntosh pitched the first seven innings and struck out 11 batters with only one walk as he fired 93 pitches. What made his performance even more amazing is that he didn’t know he was going to start until a pre-game injury to the planned starter took place roughly 25 minutes before the start of the game. Schneider then came in to close out the no-hitter over the final two innings as he retired six straight batters.