LOUISIANA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana-Lafayette is ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (53-7) have won 10 straight. It marks the fourth time this season that Louisiana-Lafayette has been ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball.
Oregon St., ranked No. 1 the past three weeks, slipped to second after losing two of three at Southern California.
Poll Notes: Several other teams have been red hot. Louisiana St., which captured the Southeastern Conference tournament, has won eight straight, and its pitching staff now has 17 shutouts (leads the nation) after a 2-0 SEC title game win over Florida. Kennesaw St., winners of the Atlantic Sun tournament, has won 23 of its last 24. Cal. St. Fullerton has posted seven consecutive wins. Indiana (Big Ten tournament champion) has won six straight and 15 of its last 16.Arizona St. has won 9 of its last 10, Texas Christian (won Big 12 tournament) six in a row, Pepperdine (West Coast tournament champion) 7 of 9, Georgia Tech. (ACC tournament winner) 6 of 7, and San Diego St. (Mountain West tournament winner) 6 of 7.
Six teams fell out of the top 30 in Sam Houston St. (1-2 last week), Kansas (0-2), Ball St. (1-2), Texas Tech. (0-2), Canisius (2-2) and Creighton (2-1). New to the top 30 is Cal. St. Fullerton (32-22), Pepperdine (39-16), Kentucky (35-23), Kennesaw St. (37-21), Georgia Tech. (36-25) and San Diego St. (42-19).
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
(As of May 26, 2014)
|Rank||Team (2014 Record)||Points||Pvs|
|2.||Oregon St. (42-12)||492||1|
|3.||Miami, Fla. (41-17)||489||3|
|5.|| Cal. Poly (45-10)||484||5|
|7.||Louisiana St. (44-14-1)||480||14|
|8.||Florida St. (43-15)||477||6|
|9.||Texas Christian (42-15)||475||12|
|10.||Oklahoma St. (45-16)||473||7|
|15.||South Carolina (42-16)||461||15|
|18.||Arizona St. (33-22)||454||21|
|21.||Mississippi St. (37-22)||445||17|
|22.||Cal. St. Fullerton (32-22)||443||—|
|27.||Kennesaw St. (37-21)||428||—|
|28.||Georgia Tech. (36-25)||426||—|
|30.||San Diego St. (42-19)||420||—|
National Players Of The Week
• RHP Justin Garza, Cal. St. Fullerton: Garza tossed the fourth no-hitter in Cal. St. Fullerton history during a 3-0 win over Cal. St. Northridge. It marked the first complete game of his career as he struck out 12 which matched a career high.
• RHP Kyle Davis, Southern California: USC’s closer had an incredible week for the Trojans. He started it off with his eighth save of the year with one inning of no-hit ball during a 6-3 win over Grand Canyon. Then he added his ninth save of the season in game one of a 3-game series against Oregon St. In game three of the OSU series, he started for the first time this season and threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts as he held the Beavers to only five hits during a 3-1 win. His 14 strikeouts were the most by a Trojan pitcher since the 2008 season. The only run he allowed was unearned.
• SS Blake Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette: Trahan’s homer in the seventh inning lifted the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 6-5 win over Texas-Arlington in the championship game of the Sun Belt tournament as he was named MVP. In four games during the tournament, he was 7-for-11 with 1 home run, 1 double, 2 triples and 5 RBI.
• DH Brennan Morgan, Kennesaw St.: Morgan was named MVP of the Sun Belt tournament after totaling 9 hits with 7 RBI as he batted .642 in the Owls’ four victories.
• SS Camden Duzenack, Dallas Baptist: Duzenack was 9-for-18 over five games with a double, 4 RBI and 3 stolen bases as he was named MVP of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
• 1B Vincent Citro, Siena: Citro led Siena to its first conference title and NCAA appearance in 15 years with a superb performance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. He was 14-for-20 at the plate in five games as he hit .700. He helped Siena rally from the loser’s bracket to claim the title with four consecutive wins in a 30-hour period. Citro posted multi-hit games in all five contests. On championship Sunday, he was 6-for-9 over two games.