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CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 9th)

By: Aaron Kirby
Top 3 clubs stay the same but after that not so.  #1 Stetson (37-10) stays in the top spot after sweeping ASUN series at FGCU…….. #2 TCU (33-14) also stays put taking 2 of 3 at Oklahoma St.  In Sunday’s rubber match Ok St tied game with a run in btm 9th but TCU’s Zac Jordan hit a 2 out HR in top of 10th for a 8-7 win……… #3 Fresno St (33-10) went 3-2 in WAC games for the week.  Fresno St beat Hawaii on Monday and split 4 games with Louisiana Tech.

Texas St (31-16) slides up 1 spot to #4 after a sweep at UTSA.  With the sweep the Bobcats have a 3 game lead in SLC with 2 weekends left…….Troy (34-14) moves up 2 spots to #5 after a 3-1 week.  The Trojans picked up a 8-7 win in 11 innings over Jacksonville St mid week before taking 2 of 3 from Louisiana……Elon (33-18) stays at #6 after a 3-1 week.  Elon dropped a mid week game at UNCW before getting a sweep at The Citadel and get closer to wrapping up SOCON regular season title.  Elon now has a 3.5 game lead on UNCG and only has one more SOCON series left vs Furman in 2 weeks.  Down 5-3 with 2 outs and no one on in top 9th Elon got 4 singles in row and took 6-5 lead.  The 3rd hit got past LF and allowed 2 runs to score.  Citadel tied it in btm 9th with 2 out HR but Elon scored 2 in top 12th for 8-6 win and sweep.

FIU (32-16) has won 12 games in a row and moved up to #7.  The Golden Panthers beat FGCU 19-6 midweek before sweeping Sunbelt series at MTSU.  The 12 game win streak and 3 straight Sunbelt series sweeps has gotten FIU to just 1 game back of Troy in Sunbelt.

SE Louisiana (32-18) drops 6 spots to #10 with a 2-2 week.  The Lions saw their RPI fall to #56 losing 2 of 3 to Nicholls St at home and now sit in 4th place in the Southland.

UCONN (33-13-1) shot all the way up to #11 going 2-0 vs South Florida.  UCONN now has a comfortable 4 game lead on St Johns in the Big East.  However UCONN swept St Johns so its more like a 5 game lead……..Also moving shooting up the standings was Jacksonville (29-18), who comes in at #12 going 3-2 on week including winning 2 of 3 from North Florida.

Florida Atlantic (27-19) falls just 2 spots to #13 after dropping 2 of 3 at Western Kentucky……Wichita St (30-22) stays at #14 even with a 2-3 week.  The Shockers dropped both games of a home and home to Kansas but took 2 of 3 from Creighton in the big MVC series.  With the series win WSU is still 2 games behind Creighton in the MVC.

2 more clubs shot up the standings with help of bad weeks from others.  Western Kentucky (29-19) moves up 9 spots to #15 with a 2-2 week including winning 2 of 3 from FAU.  Dallas Baptist (32-15) moves up 7 spots to #16 after a 2-2 week.  The Patriots beat down Texas Tech 11-1 on Tuesday and won 1 of 3 at Texas A&M.

UNCG (27-18) climbs 6 spots to #19 after winning 2 of 3 at College of Charleston.  With the series win the Spartans moved into 2nd place in SOCON and one of best turn around stories in college baseball in 2011.  UNCG won 5-4 in 11 innings on Friday and lost 6-5 in btm 9th on Satuday.  Sunday Greensboro entered the top of the 9th down 6-2 but 7 runs later they had a 9-6 lead heading to btm 9th……….College of Charleston (31-17) drops 5 spots to #20 with the home series loss to UNCG.  The Cougars post season hopes also took a big hit losing 2 of 3………Georgia Southern (27-21) fell 7 spots to #21 with a 2-2 week.  The Eagles got a walk off win over Charleston Southern on Wednesday but dropped 2 of 3 at home to Wofford.  After evening series with 12-4 win over Wofford on Saturday GSU gave up 10 runs in top of 1st inning on Sunday.

Creighton (32-12) drops 2 spots to #23 with series loss at Wichita St…….Cal St Bakersfield (26-18) stuggles continue going 1-3 and dropping 7 spots to #25. Cal St Bakersfield split 2 games at Kansas St before losing both games on the weekend to Loyola Marymount.

3 teams dropped out of top 25 in week 12.  #9 Louisville (25-23) went 0-5 on week and dropped all the way out.  It takes something rather bad to drop out from #9.  The Cardinal dropped 2 home mid week games to a good E. Michigan club before getting swept at Seton Hall.  E. Michigan then lost 2 of 3 to N. Illinios so try and explain that one?………..#20 Stephen F. Austin (30-17) also had a really bad week going 0-4.  The Lumberjacks dropped a mid week game at Rice then entered the weekend tied for 1st with Texas St in the SLC but got swept at home by Sam Houston St……….#22 Pittsburgh (28-18) dropped out of the rankings after a 2-3 week.  Pitt picked up wins over Cleveland St and at Akron during week before being swept at St Johns.

3 teams out means 3 teams in.  Sam Houston St (33-17) jumps back into the rankings at #18 with a 4-0 week.  The Bearkats beat Texas Southern on Tuesday before traveling to 1st place Stephen F. Austin and picking up a huge sweep by scores of 5-1, 7-3 and 3-2 on Sunday………..ETSU (30-16) gets back in top 25, after 8 weeks out, at #22 with a 3-1.  ETSU picked up a 5-3 win at App St (28-19) on Wednesday before traveling to Raleigh, NC and taking 2 of 3 from NC State.  With the wins ETSU’s RPI #33 now looks not so head scratching……..Also reappearing in top 25 after long time on outside is St Johns (26-17) who comes in at #24.  St Johns gets back in with a sweep of Pittsburgh in Big East play.

 

 


“Mid-Major Major 25″
2011 WEEK #13




SCHOOL (REC) PVS (WK) WEEKS RESULTS-5/2-5/8
#1 Stetson (37-10) #1 (3-0) at FGCU;






#2 TCU (33-14) #2 (2-1) at Oklahoma St;






#3 Fresno St (30-8) #3 (3-2_ 1-0 Hawaii; 2-2 Louisiana Tech;






#4 Texas St (31-16) #5 (3-0) at UTSA;






#5 Troy (34-14) #7 (3-1) 1-0 Jacksonville St; 2-1 Louisiana;






#6 Elon (33-18) #6 (3-1)_ 0-1 at UNCW; 3-0 at Citadel;






#7 Florida International (32-16) #10 (4-0) 1-0 FGCU; 3-0 at MTSU;






#8 Charlotte (36-11) #8 (2-1) Richmond;






#9 Coastal Carolina (33-15) #12 (3-0) Radford;






#10 SE Louisiana (32-18) #4 (2-2) 1-0 at New Orleans; 1-2 Nicholls St;






#11 UCONN (33-13-1) #19 (2-0) South Florida;






#12 Jacksonsville (29-18) #17 (3-2) 0-1 Florida St; 1-0 at Florida A&M; 2-1 North Florida;






#13 Florida Atlantic (27-19) #11 (1-2) at Western Kentucky;






#14 Wichita St (30-22) #14 (2-3) 0-1 at Kansas; 0-1 Kansas; 2-1 Creighton;






#15 Western Kentucky (29-19) #24 (2-2) 0-1 at E. Kentucky; 2-1 Florida Atlantic;






#16 Dallas Baptist (32-15) #23 (2-2) 1-0 at Texas Tech; 1-2 at Texas A&M;






#17 San Jose St (30-18) #16 (0-2) 0-1 Stanford; 0-1 at UC Davis






#18 Sam Houston St (33-17) NR (4-0) 1-0 Texas Southern; 3-0 at SFA;






#19 UNCG (27-18) #25 (2-1) at College of Charleston;






#20 College of Charleston (31-17) #15 (1-2) UNCG;






#21 Georgia Southern (27-21) #13 (2-2) 1-0 Charleston Southern; 1-2 Wofford;






#22 ETSU (30-16) NR (3-1) 1-0 at App St; 2-1 at NC State;






#23 Creighton (32-12) #21 (1-2) at Wichita St;






#24 St Johns (26-17) NR (3-1) 0-1 Iona; 3-0 Pittsburgh;






#25 Cal St Bakersfield (26-18) #18 (1-3) 1-1 at Kansas St; 0-2 Loyola Marymount;







Dropped Out


#9 Louisville (25-23)
(0-5) 0-2 E. Michigan; 0-3 at Seton Hall;
#20 Stephen F Austin (30-17)
(0-4) 0-1 at Rice; 0-3 Sam Houston St;
#22 Pittsburgh (28-18)
(2-3) 1-0 Cleveland St; 1-0 at Akron; 0-3 at St Johns;











Bubble Boys



Kent St (32-13)
(2-1) Miami, Oh;

James Madison (31-16)
(1-1) at Virginia Tech;

Stony Brook (34-10)
(4-0) at Hartford;

Rhode Island (29-17)
(3-0) UMASS;

Louisiana (24-19)
(1-2) at Troy;

 

 

  • goose

    Kent State as a bubble team?!

    • RSN

      It was Kent St who won 2 of 3 vs Miami or St Johns who swept Pitt. And that is Miami of Ohio.

    • RSN

      It was Kent St who won 2 of 3 vs Miami or St Johns who swept Pitt. And that is Miami of Ohio.

  • goose

    Kent State as a bubble team?!

  • goose

    Kent State as a bubble team?!

  • CBBall fan from the Midwest

    Gonzaga and Michigan State not even on the bubble? That’s silly. I know the poll is just for fun but make it a little more credible. Have you seen these teams play? Pretty good clubs.

    • http://hsbaseballdad.blogspot.com Hsbaseballdad

      Michigan State had a good year, and you are right they are on the bubble, if they finish up strong they should get in. n

    • RSN

      Gonzaga and Michigan St are certainly on the list of teams called “bubbles”. Week #1 listed a bunch of teams on the list and decided just to list 5 teams. The 5 teams are usually the 5 closest that week. But there is a list of about 20+ teams on bubble list each week keep track of. This late not its rare a team will jump out of now where to get on list.