Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-18-15

LSU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (46-9) is ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight time in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Tigers captured the Southeastern Conference regular-season title over the past weekend after winning two of three at South Carolina. LSU claimed their 16th SEC championship . The Tigers have won 23 of its last 27 games and 16 of its last 19.

In key series over the past weekend, Texas Christian swept a 3-game series at Oklahoma, Miami (Fla.) won three straight at home against Georgia Tech., Clemson swept a 3-game series at Florida St. (the first time the Seminoles have been swept at home in an ACC series since 2006), Vanderbilt won two of three at Alabama, California and Southern California split their first two games in Berkeley, Calif., Oregon St. swept three at Stanford, U.C. Santa Barbara won three straight at home against U.C. Irvine, Arkansas won two of three at Georgia and Virginia swept a 3-game series at North Carolina.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. Illinois has won 26 straight, Miami (Fla.), Missouri St. and St. John’s 12 in a row, Radford 11 consecutive and Texas Christian 9 straight. Oregon St. also hasn’t lost a game in 9 consecutive games.

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 May 18, 2015)

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Rank Team (2015 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Louisiana St. (46-9) 495 1
  2. Illinois (45-6-1) 493 2
  3. UCLA (40-12) 491 4
  4. Texas Christian (43-9) 489 5
  5. Louisville (42-14) 487 3
  6. Miami, Fla. (42-13) 485 7
  7. Vanderbilt (39-17) 483 10
  8. Texas A&M (43-10) 481 6
  9. Florida (40-15) 479 9
10. Florida St. (37-19) 477 8
11. Oregon St. (36-14-1) 474 18
12. Arizona St. (32-19) 471 12
13. Missouri St. (41-10) 470 15
14. Oklahoma St. (34-17) 468 14
15. Iowa (38-14) 464 13
16. California (32-17) 463 11
17. Southern California (35-17) 462 17
18. Cal. St. Fullerton (31-22) 459 21
19. U.C. Santa Barbara (39-13-1) 456 23
20. Notre Dame (35-19) 454 24
21. Dallas Baptist (41-11) 450 16
22. College of Charleston (41-11) 448 20
23. Houston (39-17) 446 26
24. Rice (35-18) 444 19
25. Nevada (41-13) 439 25
26. St. John’s (36-14) 438 28
27. Radford (39-14) 435 30
28. Clemson (31-25) 433
29. Virginia (33-19) 431
30. Arkansas (33-20) 429 27

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NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • 3B David Thompson, Miami (Fla.): Thompson hit 5 home runs and collected 12 RBI over four games last week as he went 6-for-17 at the plate. He also scored 8 runs, walked 4 times and had 21 total bases.
  • RHP James Kaprielian, UCLA: Kaprielian teamed up with closer David Berg for what is believed to be UCLA’s first no-hitter in school history during a 10-inning, 1-0 win over Arizona. It also is believed that the no-hitter was the first time the Wildcats have been no-hit in school history. Kaprielian pitched 9 no-hit innings, recording a season-high 11 strikeouts while totaling 113 pitches. Berg threw a perfect 10th inning without allowing a hit.
  • C Tyler Lawrence, Murray State: Lawrence tied an Ohio Valley Conference record and broke the Murray State record with 4 home runs in a single game during a 27-7 win over Morehead State. Lawrence was 5-for-5 with 11 RBI in the contest. The 11 RBI was one shy of tying the school and conference mark of 12. He was 9-for-18 over four games and scored 8 runs.
  • LHP Chris Erwin, Kennesaw St.: Erwin tied a school record with 15 strikeouts and also totaled 2 RBI at the plate to lead the Owls to a win over Georgia Southern. He tied Kyle Heckathorn’s record of 15 strikeouts set during the 2009 season. It was the most strikeouts recorded in the Atlantic Sun Conference since Chris Sale fanned 15 in 2010 season for Florida Gulf Coast.
  • RHP Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt: Fulmer struck out 14 batters during a complete game, 9-inning, 2-1 win over Alabama. The Crimson Tide rallied for a run with two outs in the first inning against Fulmer on two hits, but he responded by not allowing a hit the rest of the game. No Tide runner advanced past first base after the first inning.