Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-21-12

OREGON NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon (41-14) has been ranked No. 1 for the second straight week in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Ducks, winners of eight straight and 14 of their last 15 games, sit on top of the Pac-12 Conference with a 19-8 record. Last week, Oregon beat Southern California one game and then swept a 3-game series against Seattle. The 41 wins is the most in school history.

Poll Notes: In key top 30 games over the past week, Mississippi St. swept a 3-game series against Kentucky. The Wildcats have now lost four straight and slipped from second last week to 13th this week. Louisiana St. took two of three at South Carolina, Florida St. won two of three at home against N.C. State, Baylor won two of three against Texas, Rice took two of three against Central Florida and Texas A&M swept a 3-game series against Oklahoma St.

Several teams have been hot. North Carolina has won 13 in a row as has Kent St. Stanford has captured seven straight along with Texas A&M while UCLA has won seven of its last eight. Three teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Oklahoma St. (0-4 last week), St. John’s (1-2) and Mississippi (0-4). New to the poll is Mississippi St., Miami (Fla.), and Kent St.

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

(Top 30 Agate Follows)

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 21, 2012)

www.baseballnews.com

  Rank School (Record)

Points

Previous

    1. Oregon (41-14)

498

1

    2. Louisiana St. (42-14)

496

4

    3. South Carolina (39-15)

495

3

    4. Florida (40-16)

493

5

    5. Florida St. (43-12)

491

6

    6. Baylor (42-12)

489

7

    7. North Carolina (42-13)

486

10

    8. Arizona (36-16)

485

8

    9. Rice (39-15)

483

9

  10. UCLA (38-14)

482

11

  11. Texas A&M (41-14)

480

13

  12. Stanford (36-14)

478

15

  13. Kentucky (41-15)

477

2

  14. Arkansas (39-17)

474

17

  15. Cal. St. Fullerton (33-18)

471

12

  16. N.C. State (38-15)

469

14

  17. Arizona St. (35-18)

467

16

  18. Purdue (41-12)

459

18

  19. Central Florida (41-14)

457

19

  20. San Diego (39-13)

454

20

  21. Mississippi St. (34-21)

452

  22. Texas (30-20)

449

21

  23. Miami, Fla. (34-19)

448

  24. Virginia (36-16-1)

446

23

  25. Oklahoma (35-21)

442

24

  26. Louisville (38-18)

441

25

  27. Kent St. (37-17)

438

  28. Oregon St. (35-18)

434

28

  29. Texas Christian (35-17)

433

29

  30. Utah Valley (43-12)

431

27

 

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER‘SNATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  RHP Tyler Duffey, Rice: Duffey struck out 13 of the 17 batters he faced in three relief appearances last week. He threw a combined 5 1/3 innings and did not allow a run or a hit. Duffey fanned three batters in 1 2/3 innings against Sam Houston St. Then he turned in a pair of brilliant performances at Central Florida. In his first outing against UCF in game two of the series, he stuck out all five batters he faced. The next day, he struck out the side in the eighth and fanned the first batter in the ninth to give him nine straight strikeouts over a 2-game span.

 

  RF/DH Ryan Mathews, N.C. State: Mathews hit four home runs over four games and went 6-for-14 at the plate with 5 runs scored and 9 RBI. He also upped his hitting streak to 21 games as he had at least one hit in each of the four games.

 

  RHP Mark Appel, Stanford: Appel fired a 9-inning complete game against Utah with 13 strikeouts and one walk during a 6-0 win. He allowed four hits and retired 12 straight batters at one point.