Collegiate Baseball HS Poll 6-5-17


TUCSON, Ariz. — Shawnee (OK) remains No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll after completing its season 40-0.

The Wolves claimed the Oklahoma 5A state title and have a 52-game win streak dating back to last season.

No. 2 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) defeated Jesuit (Tampa, FL) 5-1 for the Florida 6A title. This is the team’s seventh state title over the last 8 years. The Mavericks won their last 9 games of the season to finish 29-2.

There were many upsets over the past two weeks that dramatically changed the Top 10 teams.

Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) moved up to No. 3 after knocking off top-ranked Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA), 7-6 in the tournament and defeating Madison (San Diego, CA), 6-2 and 4-3 for the CIF Open Division title. They finished 31-4.

No. 4 Moody (Corpus Christi, TX) will meet Wakeland (Frisco, TX) in a best of three series for the Texas 5A title. Of its 12 state playoff games, Moody has only lost one game to Tivy, but they won that 3-game series. They are 30-2-3.

No. 5 Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) finished 30-1 and are National Association of Christian Athletes D1 national champions.

No. 6 Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) capped off a 30-0 season by defeating Pensacola Catholic (Pensacola, FL) 11-1 (5 innings) to claim the Florida 4A title. It was the school’s first state championship in any sport. Also the Warriors were the first team in the state to go undefeated since the 2013 season.

No. 7 Jackson (Massillon, OH) defeated Strongsville (OH), 8-2 for the Ohio Division 1 championship. It was the Polar Bears second title in four years. They finished 30-2.

No. 8 El Toro (Lake Forest, CA) won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship after defeating Corona (CA), 4-0. It is the second section title for the Chargers (the first was in 2008). They completed the season 27-7-1 and won 14 of their last 15 games.

Senior pitcher Jake Jackson finished the season 12-1 with an 0.66 ERA.

No. 9 Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) remain undefeated with a 26-0 record as they head into the regional championship. They will face Roncalli, a team they beat early in the season.

No. 10 Saline (MI) won its fourth straight district title with wins over Ann Arbor Pioneer, 5-1 and Ann Arbor Huron, 8-1. Cole Daniels pitched seven innings of the Pioneer game and struck out four.

The Hornets (34-3) will face Allen Park in the Division 1 regional semi-final.

New to the poll at No. 11 is Round Rock (TX) which defeated Rockwall-Heath, 7-0 and 3-0 and Hendrickson, 4-1 and 7-4 to face Reagan (San Antonio, TX) for a best of three series for the Texas 6A title. They are 31-7.

No. 12 Jefferson City (MO) came from behind to beat Fort Zumwalt West (O’Fallon, MO), 2-1 in 8 innings to claim the Missouri 5A state championship. In the bottom of the seventh, the Jays were trailing 1-0 and were in their final out when Payton Bodenstab singled in Cole Ahrens to send the game to another inning. In the eighth inning, Jacob Weirich was hit-by-a-pitch for a walk-off RBI to win the game. They ended the season 31-2.

No. 13 La Cueva (Albquerque, NM) won the New Mexico 6A state title and has a 28-1 record.

No. 14 Basic (Henderson, NV) won the Nevada 4A championship and has a 29-7 record.

No. 15 Helena (AL) won the Alabama 6A title with a 38-6 record.

No. 16 West Lauderdale (MS) won the Mississippi 4A championship and finished 33-3.

No. 17 Pope (Marietta, GA) beat Lee County (Leesburg, GA) 2-1 and 5-1 to win the Georgia 6A state title. They finished 34-6.

New to the poll at No. 18 is Puyallup (WA) which captured the 4A state title with a 3-2 win over Kentlake. They completed the season 25-2.

No. 19 TC Roberson (Asheville, NC) beat top-ranked New Hanover, 3-1 and 10-4 to claim the state’s 4A title. They finished with a 31-3 record.

No. 20 Timber Creek (Orlando, FL) won its first 9A state baseball title after defeating University (Orange City, FL), 5-0. Junior pitcher Preston Schumacher tossed 6 2/3 innings, striking out 12, allowing five hits and three walks. Timber Creek finished the season 25-7 while winning 15 of its last 16 games.

No. 21 Deer Park (TX) defeated previously ranked Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, TX), two games to one, to advance to the Texas 6A state championship series against Southlake Carroll. They are 33-8-1 going.

Returning to the poll at No. 22 is Canterbury School (Fort Myers, FL) which won the Florida 3A title for the second year in a row. Canterbury defeated University Christian, 4-1. Cooper Swanson tossed a two hitter and struck out five. They finished 27-5.

No. 23 Malvern Prep (PA) also returns to the national poll after defeating Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 9-2 to win the PISAA state title. They completed the season 25-6.

Slipping to No. 24 is Huntington Beach (CA) which suffered a 4-1 loss to Placentia El Dorado in the Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. They finished 27-5.

No. 25 West Orange (Winter Garden, FL) lost to University, 2-0 in the Florida 9A regional finals and was knocked out of the tournament. They finished 26-4.

No. 26 Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) was knocked out of the CIF Open Division tournament by Eastlake, 7-6. They finished 29-5.

No. 27 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) lost to Clovis H.S. in the title series for the CIF Central Section and ended with a 28-4 record.

No. 28 William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) ended its season with a 25-2 record. They lost in the PAISAA semifinal to Perkiomen School, 9-5.

No. 29 New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) lost the 4A state championship title series to TC Roberson to finish 25-5.

No. 30 Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) lost to Archbishop McCarthy in the state playoffs to end its season at 26-3.

Teams that fell out of the poll include St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ), Rockwall-Heath (TX), St. John Bosco (CA), Fort Bend Travis (TX), West Monroe (LA), Oxford (MS), North Gwinnett (GA) and Lake Travis (TX).

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Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll
(June 5, 2017)

Rank School    City/State Record
  1. Shawnee (Shawnee, OK) 40-0 F
  2. Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) 29-2 F
  3. Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) 31-4 F
  4. Moody (Corpus Christi, TX) 30-2-3
  5. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 30-1 F
  6. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 30-0 F
  7. Jackson (Massillon, OH) 30-2 F
  8. El Toro (Lake Forest, CA) 27-7-1 F
  9. Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) 26-0
10. Saline (Saline, MI) 34-3
11. Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) 31-7
12. Jefferson City (Jefferson City, MO) 31-2 F
13. La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 28-1 F
14. Basic (Henderson, NV) 29-7 F
15. Helena (Helena, AL) 38-6 F
16. West Lauderdale (Collinsville, MS) 33-3 F
17. Pope (Marietta, GA) 34-6 F
18. Puyallup (Puyallup, WA) 25-2 F
19. TC Roberson (Asheville, NC) 31-3 F
20. Timber Creek (Orlando, FL) 25-7 F
21. Deer Park (Deer Park, TX) 33-8-1 F
22. Canterbury School (Fort Myers, FL) 27-5 F
23. Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) 25-6 F
24. Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA) 27-5 F
25. West Orange (Winter Garden, FL) 26-4 F
26. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) 29-5 F
27. Buchanan (Clovis, CA) 28-4 F
28. William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) 25-2 F
29. New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 25-5 F
30. Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) 26-3 F