Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 4-16-12

LOUISIANA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (30-7) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division I baseball poll by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

It marks the first time this season the Tigers have been ranked No. 1. LSU, which swept a 3-game series against Alabama over the past weekend, has won six straight games and 13 of its last 14. The Tigers are tied for the top spot with Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference at 11-4.

Previously No. 1 ranked Kentucky fell to second after posting a 2-2 record last week. The Wildcats lost to Louisville but then won two of three on the road at Arkansas.

Poll Notes: In key top 30 action during the past week, Florida beat Florida St. to sweep the 3-game season series between the two teams. UCLA won two of three at Arizona and Oregon won two of three at Stanford. Several teams have been red hot. Baylor has won 19 in a row, one shy of the school record of 20 straight which was set in 1985. The Bears are first in the Big 12 Conference with a perfect 15-0 record.

Purdue has won eight in a row, Texas Christian six straight and San Diego six consecutive while Sam Houston St. has won 14 of its last 15. Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Cal. Poly (1-3 last week), Florida Atlantic (2-2), Virginia (2-3) and Appalachian St. (1-3). New to the poll this week is Oklahoma (22-14, won 4 in a row), Texas Christian (20-13, tied for first in Mountain West Conference at 9-3), Missouri St. (27-10, first in Missouri Valley Conference at 6-2) and Oregon St. (23-11).

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of April 16, 2012)

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  Rank School (Record) Points Previous
    1. Louisiana St. (30-7) 497 3
    2. Kentucky (32-5) 496 1
    3. Baylor (30-7) 495 5
    4. Florida (28-8) 492 4
    5. Florida St. (29-7) 490 2
    6. Oregon (24-10) 487 10
    7. UCLA (24-8) 486 11
    8. Arizona (24-11) 479 8
    9. Texas A&M (28-8) 477 6
  10. North Carolina (27-9) 474 12
  11. Rice (27-11) 472 13
  12. Central Florida (30-8) 469 15
  13. South Carolina (27-10) 467 18
  14. Cal. St. Fullerton (23-12) 466 14
  15. Miami, Fla. (25-11) 464 7
  16. Arkansas (25-10) 463 9
  17. San Diego (29-8) 461 19
  18. N.C. State (24-10) 460 17
  19. Stanford (22-9) 458 16
  20. Sam Houston St. (25-10) 456 20
  21. Arizona St. (23-13) 454 24
  22. Purdue (28-5) 453 22
  23. Texas (20-13) 451 25
  24. Mississippi (24-12) 449 21
  25. New Mexico St. (27-10) 448 23
  26. Oklahoma (22-14) 446
  27. Louisville (25-11) 439 26
  28. Texas Christian (20-13) 436
  29. Missouri St. (27-10) 434
  30. Oregon St. (23-11) 430

 

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER‘SNATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  LHP Henry Sisson, Davidson: Sisson threw a no-hitter with 9 strikeouts during a 1-0 win over Wofford. It marked the first Davidson no-hitter since Wes Self threw one against High Point during the 2001 season and just the sixth in Wildcat history. Only four hitters reached base, three on walks and one via an error.
  C Josh Ludy, Baylor: Ludy cracked 4 home runs and delivered 12 RBI with 5 runs scored as he hit .647 (11-for-17) during 5 games last week. His best game of the week was in the series finale against Kansas State as he belted 3 home runs and had 7 RBI in a 5-for-6 effort.