Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 4-25-16

Florida No. 1 In Collegiate Baseball Poll

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Florida (36-6) is ranked No.1 for the ninth time this season in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Gators have won seven of their last eight games and rank second in the Southeastern Conference with a 13-5 record. Last week Florida beat Jacksonville and then won two of three at home over Georgia.

Miami, Fla., ranked No. 1 the past two weeks, posted a 1-3 record last week and fell to fourth. The Hurricanes are still second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 14-5 record despite losing two of three at home against Virginia over the past weekend. Earlier in the week, Miami lost to Florida Atlantic.

Ranked second is South Carolina with a 33-8 overall record and SEC-leading 14-4 record after beating Missouri three straight at home over the past weekend. The Gamecocks have won four in a row. A showdown will take place this weekend as No. 1 Florida plays at No. 2 South Carolina.

Poll Notes: Several teams of been red-hot lately, including Minnesota (winners of 11 of their last 12), Florida State (five in a row) and South Carolina (four straight).

In key series over the past weekend Louisville lost two of three at Boston College, Texas A&M won two of three over Alabama, Vanderbilt lost two of three at Tennessee, Texas Tech lost two of three against Texas, Texas Christian lost two of three at Oklahoma State, Florida State swept a three-game series against Notre Dame, Mississippi State won two of three at LSU, Cal Poly swept a 3-game series against UC Santa Barbara, Kentucky lost two of three to Arkansas, Arizona swept a three-game series at California, Southern Mississippi won two of three over Rice, Wake Forest swept North Carolina three straight, Creighton won two of three at Brigham Young and Arizona State swept a 3-game series at Stanford.

Five teams fell out of the poll this week in Missouri State, North Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame and Brigham Young. New to the top 30 this week is Arizona, Cal. Poly, Mississippi, Arizona State and Oklahoma State.

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 25, 2016)
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Rank Team (2016 Record) Points  Pvs
  1. Florida (36-6) 493 2
  2. South Carolina (33-8) 490 4
  3. Florida State (28-11) 489 9
  4. Miami, FL (30-8) 486 1
  5. Texas A&M (32-8) 485 5
  6. Vanderbilt (30-10) 482 6
  7. Louisville (31-9) 481 3
  8. Mississippi State (27-13-1) 478 10
  9. N.C. State (28-11) 476 13
10. Texas Tech (31-12) 473 7
11. Texas Christian (28-10) 472 8
12. Oregon State (26-10) 470 17
13. Coastal Carolina (30-11) 467 18
14. Southern Mississippi (29-12) 465 19
15. Louisiana State (27-13) 463 15
16. Virginia (26-17) 460 20
17. Arizona (26-14) 456
18. Minnesota (25-11) 453 22
19. Cal. Poly (25-13) 450
20. California (22-14) 449 14
21. U.C. Santa Barbara (25-10-1) 447 11
22. Kentucky (24-15) 446 12
23. South Alabama (30-11) 445 23
24. Mississippi (31-10) 441
25. Washington (22-14) 440 27
26. Creighton (27-9) 437 25
27. Arizona State (23-14) 435
28. Cal. State Fullerton (24-14) 433 28
29. Rice (25-13) 431 24
30. Oklahoma State (25-14) 426



  • RHP Cody Sedlock, Illinois: Sedlock was masterful in 10 2/3 innings against Ohio State as he struck out 14 batters and allowed no runs on four hits as he threw 132 pitches. He got a no decision in the game that went 15 innings and was won, 1-0 by Illinois.
  • OF Logan Gray, Austin Peay: Gray belted four home runs with two doubles and 14 RBI over four games last week. He was 11-for-18 with 7 runs scored.
  • LHP Aaron Leasher, Morehead State: Leasher struck out 15 batters during a 2-0 complete game victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. He struck out at least one batter in 7 of the 9 innings he pitched.
  • LHP Wayne Wages, Georgia State: Wages threw a perfect game for 8 1/3 innings before finishing with a one-hit, 10-0 shutout over Appalachian State. He struck out a career-high nine and walked none. He retired the first 25 batters in order.
  • OF Gene Cone, South Carolina: Cone was 10-for-12 during a three-game series against Missouri with 6 RBI, four doubles and one triple. He set a school record with his 27-game hitting streak in the final game of the series. It’s the longest active hitting streak in Division I this season.
  • DH Quincy Nieporte, Florida State: Nieporte belted three home runs, three doubles and 10 RBI as he was 8-for-15 at the plate over five games last week.
  • 1B Alex Lee, Samford: Lee hit three home runs with 10 RBI as he was 9-for-18 at the plate over 5 games. He also scored seven runs.