Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-14-12

OREGON NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon (37-14) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Ducks, winners of 10 of their last 11 games and ranked sixth last week, vaulted to the top spot after previously No. 1 Florida St. went 1-3 last week as did No. 2 Baylor. None of the top six teams from last week went unbeaten except Oregon.

The Ducks, which lead the Pac-12 Conference with an 18-8 record, have a superb 3.06 ERA and have only allowed opponents 21 stolen bases in 45 attempts this season over 51 games. Last week, Oregon beat Oregon St. and took two from Southern California with game three scheduled for today. The No. 1 ranking for Oregon is believed to be a first in program history, according to Oregon’s sports information office.

Poll Notes: In key top 30 games over the past week, Florida St. was beaten by Maryland once, Stetson once and Clemson once. The final two games of the Clemson series are scheduled today. Baylor was swept in a 3-game series by Oklahoma. Florida won two of three against Mississippi St., Kentucky swept a 3-game series against Alabama, Arizona swept a 3-game series at California and Louisville beat St. John’s two of three.

Several teams have been extremely hot. Utah Valley has the longest winning streak in the nation this season at 32 games. North Carolina has strung together a 9-game winning streak. Two teams fell out of the top 30 in Coastal Carolina (2-2 last week) and Mississippi St. (2-2). Two new teams in the poll are Oklahoma (33-19) and Mississippi (34-18).

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 May 14, 2012)

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  Rank School (Record)

Points

Previous

    1. Oregon (37-14)

497

6

    2. Kentucky (41-11)

496

7

    3. South Carolina (38-13)

495

3

    4. Louisiana St. (39-13)

494

4

    5. Florida (38-14)

493

5

    6. Florida St. (40-10)

490

1

    7. Baylor (39-11)

488

2

    8. Arizona (33-15)

485

10

    9. Rice (36-14)

483

8

  10. North Carolina (38-13)

480

14

  11. UCLA (35-13)

479

11

  12. Cal. St. Fullerton (32-15)

477

9

  13. Texas A&M (37-14)

476

12

  14. N.C. State (36-13)

473

15

  15. Stanford (32-14)

470

16

  16. Arizona St. (32-17)

468

19

  17. Arkansas (35-17)

465

13

  18. Purdue (39-10)

463

21

  19. Central Florida (40-12)

461

17

  20. San Diego (38-13)

453

18

  21. Texas (29-18)

450

24

  22. Oklahoma St. (32-19)

448

25

  23. Virginia (34-15-1)

445

23

  24. Oklahoma (33-19)

443

  25. Louisville (35-17)

440

26

  26. St. John’s (32-19)

439

20

  27. Utah Valley (39-11)

436

27

  28. Oregon St. (32-17)

434

22

  29. Texas Christian (32-16)

433

28

  30. Mississippi (34-18)

431

 

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER‘SNATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  RHP Ross Stripling, Texas A&M: Stripling threw the 11th no-hitter in Texas A&M history during a 1-0 win over San Diego State. He only allowed one walk while striking out seven during his 106-pitch outing. On the season, Stripling is 9-2 with a 2.36 ERA and has fanned 97 batters over 103 innings.
  RHP Preston Olson, Utah Valley: Olson set a school record with 16 strikeouts over eight innings during a 10-0 win against New York Institute of Technology. Olson only allowed two hits and walked two.
  DH Nick Backlund, Mercer: Backlund belted four home runs over five games last week with eight RBI. He also scored six runs as he went 5-for-16 at the plate. On the season, Backlund is hitting .379 with 16 homers, 16 doubles and 52 RBI.