Collegiate Baseball Div I Poll 2-27-17

TCU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas Christian is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Horned Frogs (6-1) captured two of three over the weekend at home against Arizona State. The pitching staff has struck out 66 batters over seven games while the offense has stolen 17 of 21 bases while limiting opponents to only two.

No. 2 Florida (6-1) swept a 3-game series at home against Miami (Fla). Earlier in the week, the Gators lost to Jacksonville. Florida starting pitchers totaled 29 innings last week with just one run allowed and 34 strikeouts. The Gators shutout Miami in back-to-back games for the first time in 248 meetings and allowed just two runs in 27 total innings.  

Poll Notes: In other key series over the weekend, LSU swept a 3-game series at home against Maryland, Texas A&M won two of three at home against Pepperdine, Louisiana-Lafayette won two of three at Sam Houston St., Texas Tech. swept a 3-game series at home against California, Dallas Baptist won two of three at home against New Mexico, UCLA won two of three at home against Gonzaga and Virginia Tech. won three of four at Nevada.

Several teams are red-hot to start the season. Arizona and Baylor are 8-0, while Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and St. John’s are all 7-0. Texas Tech. and Stanford have won five straight. Five teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Sam Houston St. (3-4), Long Beach St. (4-3), Rice (3-5), U.C. Santa Barbara (4-3) and Coastal Carolina (4-4). New to the top 30 are St. John’s (7-0), Baylor (8-0), Oklahoma (8-1), Virginia Tech. (7-1) and UCLA (4-2). Baylor’s 8-0 start is the best since the 1984 season.

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 Feb. 27, 2017)

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Rank Team (2017 Record) Points Pvs
  1. Texas Christian (6-1) 496 1
  2. Florida (6-1) 494 3
  3. Louisiana St. (7-1) 492 2
  4. Oregon St. (7-1) 488 5
  5. Arizona (8-0) 487 7
  6. Louisville (7-0) 485 11
  7. North Carolina (7-0) 483 12
  8. Virginia (7-0) 480 13
  9. Mississippi (7-0) 477 14
10. Florida St. (5-2) 474 9
11. Texas A&M (6-1) 471 15
12. Texas Tech. (8-1) 469 20
13. South Carolina (5-3) 465 4
14. Vanderbilt (4-3) 463 6
15. Cal. St. Fullerton (4-3) 460 10
16. St. John’s (7-0) 457
17. Baylor (8-0) 455
18. Oklahoma (8-1) 452
19. Virginia Tech. (7-1) 449
20. UCLA (4-2) 446
21. Miami, Fla. (2-4) 443 8
22. Clemson (5-2) 442 22
23. Dallas Baptist (5-2) 440 23
24. Texas (5-3) 438 25
25. Stanford (5-2) 437 28
26. Oklahoma St. (4-2) 432 29
27. Arizona St. (4-3) 429 19
28. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-3) 426 16
29. Washington (4-3) 424 17
30. N.C. State (4-2) 420 30

 

  • RHP Justin Dillon, Sacramento St.: Dillon fired the first no-hitter in the NCAA Division I history of the program during a 2-0 win over Northern Kentucky. He struck out a career-high 13 while issuing one walk as he faced two batters over the minimum (walk in the fifth inning and a fielding error in the ninth).
  • 1B Gavin Sheets, Wake Forest: Sheets recorded an incredible 16 RBI as he went 10-for-17 last week with 3 homers, 2 doubles and scored 9 runs. He tied a school record with 3 home runs and 9 RBI in a series-opening win over Southern California.
  • LHP Jared Poché, Louisiana St.: Poché nearly fired a no-hitter for the second straight outing as he tossed 8 hitless innings against Maryland before it was broken up on an infield single to lead off the ninth. He threw a complete-game 7-inning no-hitter against Army one week prior. In his two starts this season, Poché has worked 15 innings, allowed no runs on one hit, two walks and struck out 10.
  • RHP Luca Dalatri, North Carolina: Dalatri struck out 15 batters over eight innings and did not walk a batter during a 7-5 win over Radford. Dalatri’s 15 strikeouts were the most for a Tar Heel since Matt Harvey struck out 15 at Clemson in 2010.
  • 1B Brian Fortier, Davidson: Fortier had a career week as he belted 4 home runs and recorded 9 RBI as he went 8-for-18 at the plate.
  • OF Brent Rooker, Mississippi St.: Rooker knocked in 14 runs over five games as he went 9-for-19, belted 3 home runs, 4 doubles and scored 5 runs.
  • 1B Brett Johnson, James Madison: Johnson hit 4 home runs over 3 games last week as he went 5-for-14 at the plate with 9 RBI. He also hit a double.
  • OF Rahiem Cooper, Virginia Tech.: Cooper had a monster week as he hit 3 home runs (including 2 grand slams) as he went 7-for-22 at the plate with 9 RBI. He added a triple for good measure.