OREGON ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon State is ranked No. 1 for the second straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.
The Beavers (38-8), winners of 11 straight and 13 of their last 14, have won 11 consecutive Pac-12 Conference games.
No. 2 Virginia has been outstanding as well with a 41-9 overall record and 21-6 Atlantic Coast Conference record. The Cavaliers have won all nine ACC series this season and were 4-0 last week.
Poll Notes: Several other teams have been red-hot. Sam Houston St. has won 11 straight, Oklahoma St. 9 in a row, Indiana 8 consecutive, Washington 7 straight, Miami (Fla.) 25 of 27, Texas Christian 14 of 15, Louisville 13 of 14 and Nebraska and Stony Brook 9 of 10.
In key series over the past weekend, Oregon St. swept a 3-game series at home over UCLA, Virginia swept a home series against Georgia Tech., Vanderbilt took two of three at Florida, Miami (Fla.) swept a 3-game series at Duke, Florida St. won two of three at North Carolina, Texas Christian won two of three at home against Oklahoma, Cal. Poly took two of three at home against U.C. Irvine, Arizona State took two of three at home against Oregon, Louisiana St. and Alabama split two games, Pepperdine took two of three at home against San Diego and Creighton took two of three at St. John’s.
Four teams fell out of the top 30 in St. John’s (2-2 last week), San Diego (1-3), Central Florida (3-2) and Duke (1-3). New to the poll is Sam Houston St. (37-14), Nebraska (34-17), Stony Brook (31-15) and Creighton (27-15-1).
The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.
Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Poll
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|Rank||Team (2014 Record)||Points||Pvs|
|1.||Oregon St. (38-8)||494||1|
|4.||Miami, Fla. (38-14)||486||5|
|6.||Florida St. (39-12)||483||6|
|7.||Oklahoma St. (38-13)||480||9|
|9.||Texas Christian (36-14)||474||10|
|12.|| Cal. Poly (41-10)
|15.||Louisiana St. (36-14-1)||460||15|
|16.||Mississippi St. (33-19)||457||18|
|17.||South Carolina (39-13)||455||19|
|21.||U.C. Irvine (34-16)||445||16|
|25.||Sam Houston St. (37-14)||433||—|
|27.||Texas Tech. (37-16)||427||27|
|29.||Stony Brook (31-15)||425||—|
• RHP Cas Silber, High Point: Silber set a High Point University single-game record with 13 strikeouts over six shutout innings during a 6-4 win over Longwood.
• RHP Matt Fraudin, Gardner-Webb: Fraudin fired a 1-hit complete game with 11 strikeouts during a 2-0 win over William & Mary. He retired the first 19 batters he faced, including 10 via strikeouts, before having his perfect game broken up with one away in the seventh. Fraudin allowed one more base runner the rest of the way, issuing a walk in the eighth, before retiring the Tribe in order in the ninth. William & Mary was ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring at the time, averaging 9 runs per game.
• RHP Nick Burdi, Louisville: The closer for Louisville had three scoreless appearances last week as he posted 13 strikeouts and no walks over six innings with just one hit.
• RHP Daniel Gossett, Clemson: Gossett struck out 11 batters during an 8-0 complete game shutout over Notre Dame. He allowed four hits and one walk. No Fighting Irish base runner advanced past second base in the contest.
• RF Brandon Thomasson, Tennessee Tech.: Thomasson belted 3 home runs and 2 doubles over three games. He scored 6 runs while walking 3 times. He now has 8 home runs in his past 9 games and 20 for the season.
• OF Michael Aquino, Rice: Aquino went 8-for-17 with 7 RBI, 4 runs scored, a grand slam and 5 doubles for a .941 slugging percentage.
• SS Vince Conde, Vanderbilt: Conde was 6-for-17 with 2 homers, 4 runs scored and 8 RBI in four games last week.
• INF Greg Davis, Louisiana-Lafayette: Davis was 6-for-8 with 8 RBI and 4 runs scored, a grand slam and double against South Alabama. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.250 and had a .778 on-base percentage. In the first game he played, he recorded 5 RBI, including the game-winning hit in the ninth to give Louisiana an 8-7 win. He followed that up with 3 hits in the series finale and drove in another 3 runs.