Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 6-5-12

LOUISIANA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (46-16) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

It marks the second straight poll the Tigers have been on top. LSU, which finished first during the Southeastern Conference regular season with a 19-11 SEC record, won three straight to capture the Baton Rouge Regional.

Poll Notes: The top five teams in the nation remain the same as last week after winning their respective regionals. Kent St., which advanced to the Eugene Super Regional, has the longest winning streak in the nation at 20. Of the remaining 16 teams left in the NCAA Division I championship, four teams are left from the SEC and four from the Pac-12 to lead all conferences.

The possibility exists that all eight of these teams could qualify for the College World Series which would be the first time in history four teams from two different conferences qualified for the same ’Series. Five schools fell out of the top 30 in Miami, Fla. (0-2 last week), New Mexico (1-2), San Diego (0-2), Vanderbilt (2-2) and Georgia Tech. (2-2). New to the poll is Texas Christian, Stony Brook, Pepperdine, Appalachian St. and Louisville.

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 June 5, 2012)

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  Rank School (Record) Points Previous
    1. Louisiana St. (46-16) 495 1
    2. South Carolina (43-17) 493 2
    3. Florida (45-18) 491 3
    4. Florida St. (46-15) 490 4
    5. Baylor (48-15) 487 5
    6. UCLA (45-14) 485 7
    7. Arizona (41-17) 484 8
    8. Oregon (45-17) 482 10
    9. Stanford (41-16) 479 12
  10. N.C. State (43-18) 476 15
  11. Arkansas (42-19) 475 19
  12. Oklahoma (42-23) 473 23
  13. Kent St. (44-17) 471 25
  14. St. John’s (40-21) 468 29
  15. Texas Christian (40-20) 466
  16. Stony Brook (50-12) 465
  17. North Carolina (46-16) 463 6
  18. Rice (42-18) 461 9
  19. Texas A&M (43-18) 459 11
  20. Arizona St. (36-20) 458 20
  21. Kentucky (45-18) 456 13
  22. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-21) 454 14
  23. Purdue (45-14) 453 16
  24. Mississippi St. (40-24) 451 17
  25. Oregon St. (40-20) 448 18
  26. Central Florida (45-17) 447 21
  27. Virginia (39-19-1) 445 24
  28. Pepperdine (36-23) 443
  29. Appalachian St. (41-18) 441
  30. Louisville (41-22) 439