Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-4-15

LSU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (40-8) is ranked No. 1 for the third straight time in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Tigers have won 17 of their last 20 and took two of three from Mississippi St. on the road over the past weekend. LSU is tied with Texas A&M for the No. 1 position in the Southeastern Conference Western Division with a 16-7 record.

The Tigers feature an offense that is hitting .319 with 39 homers, 109 doubles and 20 triples. On the base paths, LSU has stolen 86 bases while limiting opponents to 38 over 48 games. The pitching staff has a 2.89 ERA with 405 strikeouts and 170 walks.

In key series over the past weekend, Louisville split two games at Clemson, Arizona St. lost two of three at California, Florida St. won two of three at home against Coastal Carolina, Illinois swept a 3-game series at Ohio St., Vanderbilt won two of three at Kentucky, Oklahoma State won two of three against Oklahoma at a neutral site, Houston won two of three at Tulane and Arkansas won three straight at Alabama.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. Illinois set a school record with its 21st consecutive win. College of Charleston has won 8 straight, St. John’s 8 of its last 9, Dallas Baptist 7 straight while Missouri St., Nevada and Texas A&M have won 5 in a row.

Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Ohio St. (0-3 last week), Maryland (2-3), Oklahoma (1-3) and Texas Tech. (2-3). New to the poll is Cal. St. Fullerton (26-20 overall), U.C. Irvine (28-16), South Alabama (32-17) and St. John’s (28-14).

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 May 4, 2015)

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Rank Team (2015 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Louisiana St. (40-8) 495 1
  2. Texas A&M (41-7) 493 5
  3. Illinois (40-6-1) 490 8
  4. Louisville (36-11) 488 3
  5. UCLA (33-11) 486 2
  6. Texas Christian (37-9) 484 4
  7. Florida St. (35-14) 482 7
  8. Miami, Fla. (34-13) 480 10
  9. California (29-15) 478 13
10. Arizona St. (29-15) 477 6
11. Vanderbilt (35-14) 474 9
12. Oklahoma St. (31-15) 472 11
13. U.C. Santa Barbara (34-10-1) 469 14
14. Florida (35-13) 466 12
15. Iowa (33-12) 464 15
16. Missouri St. (34-10) 460 17
17. Dallas Baptist (36-9) 457 19
18. Southern California (32-14) 454 16
19. Oregon St. (29-14) 452 18
20. College of Charleston (35-9) 450 20
21. Rice (29-16) 447 21
22. Cal. St. Fullerton (26-20) 444
23. U.C. Irvine (28-16) 442
24. North Carolina (29-16) 439 22
25. Florida Atlantic (35-11) 437 26
26. Nevada (38-11) 435 29
27. Arkansas (29-18) 431 30
28. Houston (32-16) 429 27
29. South Alabama (32-17) 427
30. St. John’s (28-14) 425

 

Print NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • LHP Devin Hemmerich, Norfolk St.: Hemmerich fired a no-hitter during a 6-1 win over Coppin St. in a 7-inning complete game. He struck out 10 and walked one. It was the fifth no-hitter in school history.
  • RHP Alex Robinett, Army: Robinett struck out a school and Patriot League record 21 batters against Air Force during a 9-inning complete-game 8-0 win. He recorded at least two strikeouts in every inning and struck out the side in three different frames, including the ninth to cap the 3-hit shutout. The old Army strikeout record was 17.
  • OF/1B AJ Ramirez, Southern California: Ramirez drove in 12 runs over 4 games as he collected 7 extra base hits in going 9-for-18 at the plate. He had 3 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs (including one grand slam).
  • INF Chad De La Guerra, Grand Canyon: De La Guerra was 11-for-23 at the plate with 3 home runs and 9 RBI over 5 games.
  • LHP Matt Hall, Missouri St.: Hall struck out 15 batters over 7 innings during a 9-1 win over Wichita St. His 15 strikeouts were the fourth highest single-game total in school history and only two off the record.
  • RHP Boomer Biegalski, Florida St.: Biegalski flirted with a no-hitter against Coastal Carolina as he held the Chanticleers without a hit for the first six innings. The lone hit came on a solo home run to open the top of the seventh. He finished with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings of work.
  • OF Kyle Lewis, Mercer: Lewis went 7-for-13 at the plate with 3 homers and 7 RBI over 3 games. He had one home run in each game.