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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 23rd)

Purdue (31-6) remains on top for 4th consecutive week. The Boilermakers won 12-2 at Illinois-Chicago Wednesday before they traveled to Nebraska in the Big 10 series of year to date. Purdue took game 1 Friday 8-5 and Nebraska evened series Saturday with an 8-3 win. Purdue won the series with an 8-3 win of their own on Sunday. With the series win Purdue sits in first place in Big 10, 3 ½ games ahead of Michigan St and Minnesota, at 12-3. According to warrennolan.com Purdue’s RPI is 11 which have them in very good position to host a regional. They can add to that resume in the next 2 weeks when they host Michigan St and then travel to UCLA for 3 game series May 5th-6th.

RISING

Louisville (28-12) climbs 4 spots to #4. The Cardinals went 3-1 on the road this week, beating Indiana 21-4 Tuesday before traveling to South Florida winning 2 of 3 from the Bulls.

Sam Houston St (28-11) moves up 3 places to #6 with a 3-1 week. On Tuesday the Bearkats beat Houston 5-4 and won 2 of 3 at McNeese St in Southland play. They maintain their 4 game lead in the SLC over SE Louisiana and UT-Arlington with an impressive 17-4 mark.

College of Charleston (29-12) climbs 5 spots to #8 with a 4-0 week. The Cougars picked up a huge 4-3 win at South Carolina on Tuesday. On the weekend they hosted city rival Citadel in SoCon play and won all 3 games including winning 6-5 in 11 innings on Sunday.

Indiana St (31-10) slides up 3 to #15. The Sycamores beat Valparaiso 2-1 mid week before hosting Dallas Baptist in huge non-conference series late in season. Dallas Baptist won game 1 on Friday 15-2 but Indiana St rebounded to win Saturday 6-3 and took the series with a 7-5 win on Sunday.

UT-Arlington (26-14) moves up 6 spots to #18 with sweep of Northwestern St in Southland play.

 

 

FALLING

Dallas Baptist (27-12) drops 7 spots to #9. The Patriots swept 2 mid week games vs Texas Southern before the Indiana St series where they lost 2 of 3.

Gonzaga (26-12) tumbles 6 spots to #10 with a 1-3 week. The Bulldogs beat Washington St 7-4 on Tuesday and then traveled to San Francisco in WCC play and got swept. San Francisco won 4-3 Friday to open the series behind Kyle Zimmer (8.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K).

Liberty (32-12) falls 5 spots to #20 with a 2-3 week. The Flames opened the week Monday losing 5-3 at Georgia. On Wednesday they traveled to UNC and picked up very nice 5-3 win over the Tar Heels. Liberty then traveled to UNCA in Big South series. On Friday Liberty entered the 9th inning down 5-3 and scored 3 runs to take a 6-5 lead but UNCA scored a run in btm 9th to tie game at 6-6 and won it in 13th on wild pitch with 2 outs. Asheville won game two 2-0 to win series and Liberty salvaged one game on weekend with a 16-6 win on Sunday.

Nebraska (26-15) slides down 3 spots to #25 after losing 2 of 3 to Purdue in Big 10 play.

DROPPED OUT

#20 Western Carolina (25-15)

#21 George Mason (27-15)

#23 Belmont (27-16)

#25 Georgia Southern (23-19)

IN

Samford (25-15) reenters the rankings at #20 with a 4-0 week. The Bulldogs beat UAB 11-0 on Wednesday and swept Western Carolina in their Southern Conference series. Samford came back in all 3 wins vs WCU including winning 10-9 Sunday after giving up 7 runs in the top of 1st.

Kennesaw St (26-17) enters at #21 after a 4-1 week. The Owls beat Jacksonville St 5-3 Tuesday, Mercer 6-1 Wednesday and won 2 of 3 vs Belmont in their A-Sun series. After winning 2 of 3 vs Stetson last weekend and 2 of 3 vs Belmont this week the Owls are now tied for 2nd with Belmont at 12-6 in A-Sun.

USC Upstate (29-12) enters the top 25 again at #23. The Spartans moved into 1st place in the A-Sun at 13-5 with sweep of Jacksonville. The Spartans travel to preseason A-Sun favorite Stetson this weekend in HUGE series.

Michigan St (26-13) enters the rankings for first time in 2012 at #24. The Spartans went 4-1 on week with 13-3 win vs Western Michigan, 11-1 win at Central Michigan and winning 2 of 3 from Minnesota. Michigan St is now tied for 2nd place with Minnesota at 7-5 in Big 10 3 ½ games behind Purdue.

OTHER NOTABLES

Utah Valley (26-11) has extended its winning streak to 19 games 2nd current longest in country behind Baylor’s 24 and 3rd longest this season.

Army (33-9) has a 9 game win streak. Saturday SR LHP Logan Lee (7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) threw a 7 inning no hitter in game 1of double header vs Bucknell, winning 8-0. In game 2 Army won 2-1 in 15 innings and clinched the Patriot League regular season title at 16-0.

Mid-Major Top 25- Week 10

RNK

SCHOOL

(REC)

PVS

(WK)

Weeks Results 4/16-4/22

#1

Purdue

(31-6)

#1

(3-1)

1-0 at Illinois-Chicago; 2-1 at Nebraska;

#2

San Diego

(31-9)

#3

(2-1)

2-1 St Mary’s;

#3

New Mexio St

(30-11)

#5

(3-1)

0-1 at Sacramento St; 3-0 Louisiana Tech;

#4

Louisville

(28-12)

#8

(3-1)

1-0 at Indiana; 2-1 at South Florida;

#5

TCU

(23-14)

#7

(3-1)

1-0 Louisiana Monroe; 2-1 at San Diego St;

#6

Sam Houston St

(28-11)

#9

(3-1)

1-0 Houston; 2-1 at McNeese St;

#7

Missouri St

(29-12)

#6

(2-2)

0-1 St Louis; 2-1 at Wichita St;

#8

College of Charleston

(29-12)

#13

(4-0)

1-0 at South Carolina; 3-0 Citadel;

#9

Dallas Baptist

(27-12)

#2

(3-2)

2-0 Texas Southern; 1-2 at Indiana St;

#10

Gonzaga

(26-12)

#4

(1-3)

1-0 Washington St; 0-3 at San Francisco;

#11

Texas St

(23-16)

#12

(3-1)

0-1 at Texas; 3-0 Central Arkansas;

#12

Stetson

(26-13)

#11

(3-1)

0-1 at Miami; 3-0 Lipscomb;

#13

Florida Atlantic

(25-14)

#10

(1-1)

0-1 at Central Florida; 1-0 Arkansas St;

#14

Appalachian St

(28-9)

#16

(3-0)

3-0 Furman;

#15

Indiana St

(31-10)

#18

(3-1)

1-0 Valparaiso; 2-1 Dallas Baptist;

#16

SE Louisiana

(28-13)

#17

(3-2)

0-1 at Tulane; 1-0 Jackson St; 2-1 at UTSA;

#17

Pepperdine

(24-16)

#14

(2-2)

0-1 at Cal St Fullerton; 2-1 at Santa Clara;

#18

UT-Arlington

(26-14)

#24

(3-0)

3-0 Northwestern St;

#19

Coastal Carolina

(26-13)

#19

(2-2)

0-1 at Virginia Tech; 2-1 High Point;

#20

Liberty

(32-12)

#15

(2-3)

0-1 at Georgia; 1-0 at North Carolina; 1-2 at UNCA;

#21

Samford

(25-15)

NR

(4-0)

1-0 UAB; 3-0 Western Carolina;

#22

Kennesaw St

(26-17)

NR

(4-1)

1-0 Jacksonville St; 1-0 Mercer; 2-1 Belmont;

#23

USC Upstate

(29-12)

NR

(4-0)

1-0 at NC A&T; 3-0 Jacksonville;

#24

Michigan St

(26-13)

NR

(4-1)

1-0 W. Michigan; 1-0 at C. Michigan; 2-1 Minnesota;

#25

Nebraska

(26-15)

#22

(1-2)

1-2 Purdue;

dropped out

#20

Western Carolina

(25-15)

#21

George Mason

(27-15)

#23

Belmont

(27-16)

#25

Georgia Southern

(23-19)

others receiving votes

Army

(33-9)

Utah Valley

(26-11)

Belmont

(27-16)

Stony Brook

(29-10)

Hawaii

(23-16)

UNCW

(24-16)

Rhode Island

(24-16)

Western Carolina

(25-15)

North Dakota St

(28-9)

Campbell

(32-10)

 

 

  • Bsb20

    FWIW, Upstate and Stetson don’t meet up until next weekend.

  • MM25RSN

    Thank You.  I was looking at SC Upstate’s schedule and their next weekend series was Stetson and did not see that it was 5/4-5/6.  Assumed they would not take an entire week in the middle of season.  But you know what happens if you assume.  

  • Big Blue Wildcat12

    I anticipate TX ST to make a major turn around in the SLC and see them taking the next 12 of their last 14 games (either sweeping the remaining 4 conference series and losing to A&M and Baylor or finishing their last 12 conference games at 11-1 and picking up a win against Baylor or @ TX A&M).  Their # 1/2/3 non-conference stud, Mitchell Pitts got injured after allowing only 2 runs to Rice (of which arguably should have been ruled errors instead of hits) and if he is back in the pitching rotation to finish off their last 2 non-conference games vs. Baylor and TX A&M or even in time for conference tournament I anticipate them winning the conference tourney and being an underdog and decent competitor in Super regional play.  Any idea on his anticipated return or any thoughts?

    • CFFan

      Don’t expect him to return

    • MM25RSN

       There are 4 pretty darn good clubs in SLC.  Sam Houston has just been more consistent especially in league than SE Louisiana, UT-Arlington and Texas St. 
      All 4 of those clubs are on the verge of at large bid.  I just saw that
      SE Louisiana is 8-0 vs 50 RPI clubs according to warrennolan.com.  That
      is very impressive.

      If you look at Texas State’s remaining SLC schedule they will be favored
      each series  that is for sure with all 4 remaining opponents below
      .500.  They can not lose any more series either or their RPI
      will probably not be low enough. 

      Sam Houston still has series at UT-Arlington and vs SE Louisiana. 

      SE Louisiana has series at Sam Houston

      UT-Arlington host Sam Houston. 

      So the schedule really favors Texas St but they need some major help. 
      Id probably be pulling for Sam Houston to sweep either SE Louisiana or
      UT-Arlington if i was a Texas St fan.  Being 6 games out with 12 to go
      cant see how they could catch Sam Houston so getting into the top 3 is
      going to be really important. 

    • jbro17

       That’s a bold statement.  This board is littered with jinxes.  Better watch out.

      • MM25RSN

         LOL jbro17 learned his lesson!!!!  I tried to tell my buddy who is an assistant what he needed to do last week and he did not do it and they got swept. 

  • GOVSDAD19

    you should start looking at Austin Peay State they are 24-15 and 11-3 in the OVC   

    • MM25RSN

      I have been keeping an eye on Austin Peay for over month.  They are having a good season but right now not too close.  While i do not use the RPI in determining who gets in and who does not if you look at Austin Peay its not good. 

      vs 1-50 (0-0)
      vs 51-100 (5-4)
      vs 101-200 (9-9)

  • MM25RSN

    Here are some scores from Friday Night.

    GOOD

    #24 Michigan State 2 @ #1 Purdue 6
    Connecticut 0 @ #4 Louisville 5
    Manhattan 1 @ #5 TCU 2 (10)
    Southern Illinois 0 @ #7 Missouri State 1
    #8 College of Charleston 5 @ Western Carolina 4
    #11 Texas State 3 @ Nicholls 0
    #12 Stetson 10 @ UNF 2
    #13 Florida Atlantic 7 @ Troy 3
    Nebraska-Omaha 1 @ #15 Indiana State 2
    #18 UT Arlington 4 @ Stephen F. Austin 2
    #19 Coastal Carolina 4 @ #20 Liberty 2
    #21 Samford 16 @ Davidson 6

    BAD

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5 @ #6 Sam Houston State 2
    #9 Dallas Baptist 3 @ Wichita State 13
    #22 Kennesaw State 2 @ FGCU 5

    UGLY

    Loyola Marymount 5 @ #10 Gonzaga 4
    #16 Southeastern Louisiana 1 @ Northwestern State 5