Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-28-12

LOUISIANA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (43-16) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

In one of the craziest weeks in poll history, none of the top six teams from last week escaped with a winning record as each team posted at least two losses.

Oregon, previously ranked No. 1 after winning 14 of its previous 15 games, was swept in a 3-game series at Oregon St. and slipped to 10th this week. The Ducks finished third in the Pac-12 Conference with a 19-11 record after entering last week at the top of the league with a one game lead.

LSU moved up to No. 1 despite posting a 1-2 record in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Tigers won the regular season SEC title with a 19-11 record.

Poll Notes: Several teams have been red-hot. Kent St. has won 17 in a row, New Mexico nine straight while Oregon St. has captured seven of its last eight. Four teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Texas (0-2 last week), Louisville (1-2), Texas Christian (1-2) and Utah Valley (4-0).

New to the poll this week is New Mexico (captured the Mountain West Tournament with a 4-0 record), Vanderbilt (one of the hottest teams in the nation with nine wins in its last 10 games), St. John’s (won the Big East Tournament with four straight wins) and Georgia Tech. (36-24, won ACC Tournament as the eighth seed).

Three teams barely missed being ranked in Utah Valley (47-12, won 40 of last 41 games), Stony Brook (46-11, won 22 of its last 23), and Pepperdine (34-21, won West Coast Conference title after beating San Diego two of three at home).

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 28, 2012)

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  Rank School (Record)

Points

Previous

    1. Louisiana St. (43-16)

495

2

    2. South Carolina (40-17)

493

3

    3. Florida (42-18)

490

4

    4. Florida St. (43-15)

489

5

    5. Baylor (44-14)

487

6

    6. North Carolina (44-14)

486

7

    7. UCLA (42-14)

484

10

    8. Arizona (38-17)

483

8

    9. Rice (41-16)

481

9

  10. Oregon (42-17)

479

1

  11. Texas A&M (42-16)

476

11

  12. Stanford (38-16)

474

12

  13. Kentucky (43-16)

473

13

  14. Cal. St. Fullerton (35-19)

471

15

  15. N.C. State (39-17)

469

16

  16. Purdue (44-12)

467

18

  17. Mississippi St. (39-22)

464

21

  18. Oregon St. (38-18)

461

28

  19. Arkansas (39-19)

459

14

  20. Arizona St. (36-20)

458

17

  21. Central Florida (43-15)

456

19

  22. Miami, Fla. (36-21)

454

23

  23. Oklahoma (38-22)

451

25

  24. Virginia (38-17-1)

448

24

  25. Kent St. (41-17)

446

27

  26. New Mexico (36-22)

445

  27. San Diego (40-15)

443

20

  28. Vanderbilt (33-26)

440

  29. St. John’s (37-21)

438

  30. Georgia Tech. (36-24)

437

 

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER‘SNATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  1B/LHP Jake Davies, Georgia Tech.: Davies had a monster 4-game stretch at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament as he went 7-for-16 with 4 homers, one double, 7 runs scored, 11 RBI (2 shy of the ACC Tournament record), 1.250 slugging percentage and walked four times. In addition to his offensive numbers, he also pitched a career-long six innings as he allowed two hits and one run during a 5-1 win over Clemson that clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament championship game.
  RHP Taylor Sewitt, Manhattan: Sewitt pitched 22 scoreless innings over three straight days at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament to guide the Jaspers to the league title. He struck out 20 batters, allowed 10 hits and won three games as he threw 296 total pitches. He began with a nine inning complete game, 1-0 victory over Fairfield on Friday with 12 strikeouts. The next day, he came out of the bullpen and held Canisius scoreless in the final two innings of a 5-4, 10-inning walk-off win. Then on Sunday, he pitched 11 scoreless innings to lead Manhattan to a 3-2 win.