Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 5-20-13

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VANDERBILT NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Vanderbilt (48-7) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s NCAA Division I baseball poll for the fourth straight week after winning 15 of its last 16 games.

Over the past weekend, Vanderbilt beat Alabama two of three and earlier in the week defeated Belmont. The Commodores won the Southeastern Conference regular season title with a remarkable 26-3 record. It is the most league wins in SEC history. The Commodores have now won 18 straight series dating back to last season.

Poll Notes: Several other teams have been hot. Louisville has won 16 straight, Sam Houston St. has captured 14 of its last 15, and Campbell 9 straight. In key top 30 games during the past week, Virginia beat North Carolina two of three in Chapel Hill, N.C., Louisiana St. beat Mississippi two of three, Oregon St. knocked off Oregon two of three, Cal. St. Fullerton swept a 3-game series from U.C. Irvine, Florida St. beat Clemson two of three, Louisville swept a 3-game series from Pittsburgh, Mississippi St. beat South Carolina two of three, Kansas St. beat Oklahoma two of three, and Troy beat South Alabama two of three.

Three teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Pittsburgh (lost 4 games last week), Oklahoma (lost 7 of its last 9), and U.C. Irvine (lost 4 straight). New to the top 30 is Troy (39-16), Cal. Poly (37-16) and Rice (37-17).

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

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Poll
(As of May 20, 2013)
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Rank   Team (2013 Record)

Points

Pvs.

  1.   Vanderbilt (48-7)

498

1

  2.   Louisiana St. (48-8)

496

3

  3.   North Carolina (47-8)

494

2

  4.   Oregon St. (43-9)

493

4

  5.   Cal. St. Fullerton (45-8)

491

5

  6.   Virginia (45-9)

488

7

  7.   Oregon (43-13)

485

6

  8.   Louisville (46-10)

483

10

  9.   Florida St. (44-11)

481

9

10.   N.C. State (42-13)

480

8

11.   UCLA (37-15)

477

11

12.   Arkansas (35-19)

470

12

13.   Arizona St. (34-17-1)

464

13

14.   Clemson (39-17)

460

14

15.   South Carolina (39-16)

458

15

16.   New Mexico (35-18)

457

17

17.   Kansas St. (39-16)

454

18

18.   Mississippi St. (40-16)

450

23

19.   Seton Hall (36-17)

446

24

20.   Oklahoma St. (39-14)

443

26

21.   Troy (39-16)

440

22.   Indiana (40-13)

436

21

23.   Cal. Poly (37-16)

433

24.   Mississippi (36-20)

429

20

25.   South Alabama (40-16)

428

22

26.   Rice (37-17)

425

27.   Sam Houston St. (36-18)

424

27

28.   Campbell (46-9)

423

28

29.   Western Carolina (38-18)

420

29

30.   Coastal Carolina (35-19)

418

30


LOUISVILLE SLUGGER NATIONAL PLAYERS OF WEEK

• OF Nick Ferdinand, Delaware: Ferdinand had a monster 3-game series against  James Madison as he belted 4 home runs, 1 double and knocked in 7 runs with 5 runs scored. He was 5-for-12 and ended the season as the Colonial Athletic Association leader with 14 home runs.

• RHP David Hess, Tennessee Tech.: Hess struck out 11 of 14 batters he faced over 4 1/3 innings of work against Belmont. He allowed one hit and walked none to earn his seventh win of the year. His strikeout total accounted for 85 percent of his total outs in the contest, the second highest percentage in the nation this season by a pitcher who tossed at least four innings.  

• LHP Carlos Rodon, N.C. State: Rodon struck out 15 batters during a 7-6, 10-inning win over Duke. He allowed four earned runs and threw 128 pitches during nine innings of work.