Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 4-6-15

TEXAS A&M NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas A&M (30-2) is ranked No. 1 for the third straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Aggies, winners of four in a row, including a weather shortened 2-game series against Kentucky over the past weekend, has a 2.08 team ERA, second in the nation, and has struck out 282 batters with 81 walks. Offensively, Texas A&M is hitting .320 with 36 homers and 95 extra base hits in 32 games.

In key series over the past weekend, Texas Christian beat Texas Tech. two of three on the road, Vanderbilt swept a 3-game series at Georgia, UCLA won two of three at home against Oregon St., Louisiana St. swept a 3-game series at Alabama, Missouri won two of three at home against Florida, Louisville won the first two games of a 3-game series at Virginia, Oklahoma St. swept a 3-game series at home against Texas, Southern California swept a 3-game series at Arizona and Maryland swept a 3-game series at home against Nebraska,

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. U.C. Irvine has won 12 straight, College of Charleston 7 consecutive, Vanderbilt, Louisville and U.C. Santa Barbara 6 in a row while Southern California and Illinois have won five straight.

Five teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Virginia (1-3 last week), Georgia (0-4), Texas (0-4), San Diego (1-3) and Dallas Baptist (2-2). New to the poll is Maryland (22-7), Rice (22-12), U.C. Irvine (18-10), Missouri St. (20-8) and College of Charleston 21-7).

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 6, 2015)
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Rank Team (2015 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Texas A&M (30-2) 495 1
  2. Vanderbilt (27-6) 493 3
  3. UCLA (23-6) 490 4
  4. Louisiana St. (27-5) 489 5
  5. Louisville (24-7) 487 7
  6. Texas Christian (23-6) 485 2
  7. Florida St. (25-8) 483 8
  8. Arizona St. (21-8) 480 9
  9. Oklahoma St. (22-9) 479 11
10. Southern California (25-6) 477 15
11. Miami, Fla. (24-9) 474 16
12. U.C. Santa Barbara (23-7) 470 17
13. Central Florida (23-10) 467 10
14. California (21-9) 463 12
15. Iowa (21-7) 461 24
16. Missouri (22-11) 458 29
17. Florida (24-9) 456 6
18. Illinois (24-6-1) 454 25
19. Nevada (26-6) 451 26
20. Oregon St. (22-9) 448 18
21. Maryland (22-7) 445
22. Rice (22-12) 444
23. U.C. Irvine (18-10) 442
24. Arizona (22-9) 439 13
25. Houston (21-11) 437 14
26. South Carolina (21-11) 435 22
27. Nebraska (23-10) 433 19
28. Coastal Carolina (23-8) 430 30
29. Missouri St. (20-8) 429
30. College of Charleston (21-7) 426

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NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • LHP James Reeves, The Citadel: Reeves fired the first no-hitter at The Citadel in 13 years and tied his season high with 14 strikeouts during a 4-0 win over Mercer.
  • RHP Kolton Mahoney, Brigham Young: Mahoney tied the third-best performance in school history with 15 strikeouts during a 3-2 win over Portland as he threw 141 pitches in 8 innings.
  • 2B Nate Mondou, Wake Forest: Mondou belted 4 home runs over 4 games as he went 9-for-19 at the plate. He now has hit safely in 14 consecutive games.
  • DH/C Nick Egli, Belmont: Egli knocked in a remarkable 15 runs over 4 games as he went 7-for-18 at the plate. He hit 3 homers, 3 doubles and scored 6 runs.
  • 1B Thomas Stallings, Virginia Military Institute: Stallings went 7-for-15 with 3 homers, 5 runs scored, 5 RBI and 16 total bases over four games. Prior to a doubleheader at Furman, he entered the day hitting only .213. He then went 7-for-10 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI. Two of his home runs came in back-to-back at-bats as he became the first Keydet to accomplish the feat since 2010.