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2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 7th)

By: Aaron Kirby
TCU (29-16) slides up 2 spots to take over #1 for week 12. The Horned Frogs went 3-1 on the week beating Oklahoma 4-3 Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 vs New Mexico in MWC play. TCU and New Mexico are now tied atop the MWC standings at 13-5 and having split their 6 games.

Purdue (35-9) fall’s just one spot to #2 after dropping 2 of 3 at UCLA. The Boilermakers lost Friday 5-1 and Saturday 3-2 and were down 10-5 heading to the 9th on Sunday. Purdue then scored 10 runs in the top of 9th inning and won 15-11.

Utah Valley (35-11) moves up one spot to #23 after going 5-0 (1-0 vs Utah, 4-0 at Houston Baptist) on the week and extending their win streak to 28 games. Their last lost was 45 days ago a 13-3 loss to Sacramento St Thursday March 22 and they were just 7-11 overall. The NCAA Division 1 record is 34 consecutive wins held by Texas in 1977 and Florida Atlantic in 1999.

RISING

Dallas Baptist (34-14) climbs 7 spots to #5 with a 5-0 week. The Patriots swept a home and home with UT-Arlington mid week before sweeping Evansville on the weekend.

Indiana St (36-12) moves up 4 spots to #11 after taking 2 of 3 from Wichita St in Missouri Valley play. The Sycamores now are just a ½ game behind Missouri St for 1st place in the MVC.

SE Louisiana (33-16) climbs 4 spots to #12 with a 3-1 week. The Lions picked up a 6-3 win at South Alabama Tuesday and won 2 of 3 vs Stephen F. Austin in SLC play. After splitting the first 2 games SE Louisiana could not afford to drop another series setting up a must win Sunday. SE Louisiana scored 7 runs in btm 6th to take a 10-9 lead only to see Stephen F. Austin score single runs in 7th and 8th to take an 11-10 lead to btm of 9th. SE Louisiana scored 2 runs in bottom of 9th on 3 errors and no hits to win 12-11.

Samford (32-17) slides up 2 places to #16 after a 3-1 week. The Bulldogs beat Troy 15-4 on Tuesday and won 2 of 3 at Georgia Southern in Southern Conference play. All 3 games at GSU were decided by a single run with Samford winning 5-4 Friday, 6-5 Saturday and Georgia Southern winning Sunday 3-2. The Bulldogs have won 12 of 15 games to get back in contention in the SOCON setting up big series vs App St next weekend.

SC Upstate(32-14) moves up 2 spots to #21 after a 3-2 week. The Spartans lost 7-6 at Wofford and won 15-3 at Georgia St mid week. The Spartans traveled to Stetson in big A-Sun series and won 2 of 3. SC Upstate is in 1st place in A-Sun 2 games in front of Belmont and 3 games in front of Stetson and Kennesaw St.

FALLING

College of Charleston (31-15) slides 2 spots to #9 losing the first games at Clemson. The Cougars dropped Saturday’s opener at Clemson 4-3 in 13 innings. CofC took a 3-2 lead in the top of 13th on Daniel Aldrich’s 3rd double of game. Clemson entered the btm of 13th without a hit since the 2nd inning. After a 1 out single, FC and intentional BB but runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs former CofC player Thomas Brittle hit a 0-2 pitch into left for single and tie ball game. A wild pitch to next batter brought home the winning run. After that heartbreaking loss Clemson won Sunday’s game 12-3.

Sam Houston St (32-15) falls 5 spots to #10 after a 1-3 week. The Bearkats lost 10-0 vs Texas A&M Tuesday and lost 2 of 3 at UT-Arlington in Southland Conference play. It was the first SLC series loss of the year and Sam Houston St still has a 3 game lead over SE Louisiana.

New Mexico St (30-17) drops 7 to #13 with a 0-4 week. The Aggies lost 12-7 to Texas St Tuesday before traveling to the island and getting swept by Hawaii in WAC play. They have now lost 6 games in a row and their once NCAA lock is not so much.

Stetson (31-17) falls 10 spots to #19 after a 1-3 week. The week started with a 5-4 loss in 13 innings to Central Florida on Wednesday and ended with an 11-6 loss to SC Upstate on Sunday. The Hatters lost Friday’s opener 8-4 and evened the series with 6-3 win on Saturday before the 11-6 loss Sunday. The preseason favorite is tied for 3rd in A-Sun at 12-9 and more than likely has to win the conference tourney to get in a regional.

DROPPED OUT

#22 New Mexico (27-21)

IN

Hawaii (28-18) enters the poll at #25 after sweeping New Mexico St by scores of 5-2, 14-2, and 1-0. Hawaii now has a 1 game lead on New Mexico St in the WAC

OTHER NOTABLES

Cornell (31-15) has earned the first bid to the NCAA tournament winning 2 of 3 vs Dartmouth to win the Ivy League title. The Big Red and Big Green split a double header on Saturday setting up one game for the title and bid. Cornell RF Chris Cruz hit a walk off 2 run HR in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 3-1 win and the Ivy League title.

Southern (24-14) has won 16 games in a row

Delaware St (31-14) has won 15 games in a row

Mid-Major Top 25- Week 12

RNK

SCHOOL

REC

PVS

WK

Weeks Results 4/30-5/6

#1

TCU

29-16

#3

3-1

1-0 Oklahoma; 2-1 New Mexico;

#2

Purdue

35-9

#1

1-2

1-2 at UCLA;

#3

San Diego

36-11

#4

3-0

3-0 at BYU;

#4

Missouri St

34-14

#8

3-0

2-0 vs Air Force; 1-0 at Kansas

#5

Dallas Baptist

34-14

#12

5-0

1-0 at UT Arlington; 1-0 UT Arlington; 3-0 Evansville;

#6

Louisville

33-15

#2

2-2

0-1 at WKU; 2-1 at West Virginia;

#7

Texas St

27-18

#10

2-1

2-1 Lamar;

#8

Coastal Carolina

32-14

#13

2-1

2-1 Campbell;

#9

College of Charleston

31-15

#7

0-2

0-2 at Clemson;

#10

Sam Houston St

32-15

#5

1-3

0-1 Texas A&M; 1-2 at UT-Arlington;

#11

Indiana St

36-12

#15

2-1

2-1 Wichita St;

#12

SE Louisiana

33-16

#16

3-1

1-0 at South Alabama; 2-1 Stephen F. Austin;

#13

New Mexio St

30-17

#6

0-4

0-1 Texas Tech; 0-3 at Hawaii;

#14

Appalachian St

34-11

#11

2-2

0-1 at ETSU; 2-1 UNCG;

#15

Gonzaga

29-17

#14

2-3

0-2 Oregon; 2-1 at St Marys;

#16

Samford

32-17

#18

3-1

1-0 Troy; 2-1 at Georgia Southern;

#17

Pepperdine

26-18

#17

2-2

0-1 at Cal Poly; 2-1 San Francisco;

#18

Florida Atlantic

28-18

#19

2-1

2-1 Western Kentucky;

#19

Stetson

31-17

#9

1-3

0-1 UCF; 1-2 SC Upstate;

#20

UNCW

29-18

#20

2-1

2-1 Towson;

#21

USC Upstate

32-14

#23

3-2

0-1 Wofford; 1-0 at Georgia St; 2-1 at Stetson;

#22

UT-Arlington

29-20

#21

2-3

0-1 Dallas Baptist; 0-1 at Dallas Baptist; 2-1 Sam Houston St;

#23

Utah Valley

35-11

#24

5-0

1-0 BYU; 4-0 at Houston Baptist;

#24

Michigan St

29-16

#25

2-1

2-1 at Illinois;

#25

Hawaii

28-18

NR

3-0

3-0 New Mexico St

dropped out

#22

New Mexico

27-21

others receiving votes

Western Carolina

29-17

Kent St

30-17

Portland

23-16

Stony Brook

36-11

St Johns

31-17

Army

37-12

St Louis

33-15

Campbell

34-14

Liberty

34-15

Cornell

31-15-1

 

Week 12 RPI Results

Rank

Team

Start

End

Change

#1

TCU

40

33

-7

#2

Purdue

10

10

#3

San Diego

33

28

-5

#4

Missouri St

39

34

-5

#5

Dallas Baptist

37

24

-13

#6

Louisville

34

42

+8

#7

Texas St

51

56

+5

#8

Coastal Carolina

35

25

-10

#9

College of Charleston

28

36

+8

#10

Sam Houston St

47

51

+4

#11

Indiana St

56

50

-6

#12

SE Louisiana

53

54

+1

#13

New Mexico St

21

30

+9

#14

Appalachian St

24

32

+8

#15

Gonzaga

30

37

+7

#16

Samford

65

65

#17

Pepperdine

26

39

+13

#18

FAU

71

76

+5

#19

Stetson

46

48

+2

#20

UNCW

50

53

+3

#21

SC Upstate

72

68

-4

#22

UT-Arlington

66

59

-7

#23

Utah Valley

81

62

-19

#24

Michigan State

52

45

-7

#25

Hawaii

88

61

-17

Campbell

103

83

-20

Western Carolina

87

71

-16

Wichita St

54

44

-10

St Johns

68

63

-5

Elon

43

52

+9

Nebraska

73

82

+9

 

****RPI RESULTS FROM WARRENNOLAN.COM****

  • Bsb20

    Stetson doesn’t deserve to be ranked ahead of Upstate.

    • MM25RSN

       Stetson dropped 10 spots getting beat in 13 innings by UCF and dropping series at home to SC Upstate.  That is pretty big drop.  SC Upstate would have moved up even higher but they lost at Wofford mid week and beat Georgia St.  Cant just drop a team under the other because they won a series.  Both teams do not have a very good record vs top teams.  SC Upstate is 2-2 vs top 50 RPI teams and Stetson is 0-4 according to warrennolan.com.  vs top 100 SC Upstate (5-7) Stetson (9-12).  While i do not use RPI to determine where to rank a team it is useful. 

  • Chim097

    Hey guys I think its finally time to sneak Mercer into this top-25 poll after the stretch it has been on. They are now up to 33 wins on the season and just put together a 4-1 week including a huge series win over North Florida.

    • MM25RSN

      There were a bunch of teams that had good weeks.  Have not had time to go over all the results yet to see who gets in but will definetly look at Mercer. 

      I went to Western Carolina at Georgia Southern series this weekend and did not get in till late so the top 25 will be a day late.  

      • Chim097

        No worries, remember the Bears already beat Georgia Southern 12-4 earlier this season since I saw the Eagles pulled out a good series win at WCU

    • MM25RSN

      Chim097,
      Couldnt do it this week sorry.  It was really not easy to determine the 2 teams.  There were 10 teams that had good weeks but nothing special.  Mercer was one of around 6 or 7 that i narrowed list down to.  Love the series win vs UNF but Alabama St no