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2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 28th)

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Purdue (44-12) ends the 2012 regular season as the #1 Mid-Major. The Boilermakers will make their first NCAA appearance since 1987 and will host (Gary, Indiana) a regional as announced Sunday. Purdue went 3-0 on their way to winning the Big 10 tourney title with a win over Ohio St and two wins over Indiana including a 6-5 win in the title game.

CONFERENCE CHAMPS

  • Pepperdine (33-21) moves up 6 spots to #2 after winning 2 of 3 vs San Diego to win the WCC and earn the automatic bid. It is Pepperdine’s first trip to a Regional since 2008.
  • Coastal Carolina (41-17) moves to #4 after winning the Big South again. The Chanticleers went 4-0 on way to tile with wins over Charleston Southern, Radford, High Point before beating Liberty 4-1 in Championship game. It is Coastal’s 6th consecutive Big South tourney title. They have also won 6 consecutive regular season titles.
  • Samford (39-21) climbs 10 spots to #8 after winning their first Southern Conference title and earn their first ever NCAA bid. The Bulldogs beat Western Carolina, App St, and Furman to get to the title game. In a rematch of the 2011 SoCon title game with Georgia Southern the Bulldogs won 9-6 in 10 innings.
  • UNCW (38-21) slides up 5 to #12 after winning the Colonial. The Seahawks beat VCU and faced Delaware 3 times winning twice for the title. Delaware forced the “if necessary” game with an 11-9 before UNCW won the title 10-8 in game 2. It will be UNCW’s first regional appearance since 2008.
  • Kent St (41-17) comes in at #13 after winning the MAC once again. The Golden Flashes beat Buffalo twice and W. Michigan on way to title game vs C. Michigan which they won 3-1. Kent St has won 4 consecutive MAC tourney titles.
  • Utah Valley (47-12) moves up to #15, going 4-0 on their way to Great West title. However the Great West does not have an automatic bid to NCAA so they will need the committee to overlook their RPI #72, according to warrennolan.com, and reward them for their 32 game win streak, won 40 of their last 41 games, and have a nation best 47 wins.
  • Stony Brook (46-11) moves up 6 places to #18 after winning the America East. The Seawolves beat Binghamton and Maine twice, including 13-6 in the championship game. Their 46 wins is tied for second in the nation and will not be a team any #1 seed wants to face.
  • UT-Arlington (36-23) gets back in the rankings at #19 after going 4-0 on way to winning the Southland. The Mavericks beat McNeese St, TAMCC, Sam Houston St before beating SE Louisiana 13-4 in the title game. It is UT-Arlington’s first trip to regional since 2006.
  • St John’s (37-21) enters the rankings at #20. St John’s went 4-0 on their way to their 7th Big East tournament title and their 34th NCAA regional appearance. The Red Storm beat Notre Dame twice and Seton Hall once before beating South Florida 7-3 in the championship game.
  • Belmont (39-22) enters the rankings at #22 winning the A-Sun tourney title after winning the A-Sun regular season title. The Bruins beat Stetson 4-3 to open the tourney but dropped game two 3-1 to Kennesaw St. Coming out of the losers bracket the Bruins beat Mercer 10-3, FGCU 6-4, and Kennesaw St 10-4 in title game.
  • Austin Peay (38-22) enters the rankings for the first time in 2012 at #25 after winning their 2nd consecutive Ohio Valley Conference tourney championship. The Governors won the OVC after losing game 1 to SE Missouri St 4-3 and won 4 straight games out of the loser’s bracket including beating Eastern Illinois 7-0 in game 1 and 3-0 in game two for the title.

DROPPING/HURT NCAA CHANCES

  • Louisville (39-20) falls to #7 after going 1-2 in the Big East tourney. The Cardinals opened up with a 8-4 win vs Pitt, however lost their next 2 games, 4-1 vs UCONN and 6-2 vs South Florida. The Cardinals won the Big East regular season and have a RPI of 42 so they should get in.
  • Sam Houston St (38-20) and Missouri St (39-20) drop 3 spots to #9 and #10. Both clubs went 2-2 in their conference tourney to put them squarely on the bubble. Missouri St’s is in better shape having a RPI of 37 compared to 52 for Sam Houston St. However Sam Houston St won the regular season in the Southland by 4 games and Missouri St finished 2nd a ½ game behind Indiana St.
  • SE Louisiana (39-21) did move up 5 spots to #11 going 3-2 in Southland tourney losing in title game to UT-Arlington. However, with a RPI of 55 they may come up just a little short. The Loins beat both C. Arkansas and Texas St, split 2 games with SFA and lost to UT-Arlington.
  • Appalachian St (39-16) slides 4 spots to #16 after going 1-2 in the SoCon Tourney. The Mountaineers won the opener vs Furman, lost 12-7 to Samford and were knocked out 13-4 by Furman. App St won the SoCon regular season title and has a RPI of 40 so they should be in good shape for a bid.
  • Indiana St (41-17) falls 6 places to #17 after going 0-2 in MVC tourney. The Sycamores dropped the opener to eventual champion Creighton 5-0 and lost 8-5 to Evansville. Indiana St won the regular season title in the MVC and has a RPI of 44 so they have a very good shot at an at-large bid.
  • New Mexico St (35-22) went 0-2 in the WAC tourney losing to Fresno St and Louisiana Tech. The Aggies have a RPI of 39 but have gone just 5-10 in their last 15 games.
  • College of Charleston (37-20) tumbles 10 spots to #24 after going 0-2 in SoCon tourney. The Cougars were thought to be in good shape entering the tourney. However, with an 8-6 loss in 11 innings to Citadel to open the tourney followed by a 14-12 loss to Elon they are going to be one of the last ones in or out. They finished regular season tied with App St for regular season title and have a RPI of 49.

DROPPED OUT

  • #20 Florida Atlantic (32-22)
  • #22 Mercer (38-21)
  • #23 Wichita St (35-25)
  • #25 Stetson (35-23)

*RPI’s are from warrennolan.com

Mid-Major Top 25- Week 15

RNK

SCHOOL

REC

PVS

WK

Weeks Results 5/21-5/27

#1

Purdue

44-12

#4

3-0

1-0 Ohio St; 2-0 Indiana;

#2

Pepperdine

33-21

#8

2-1

2-1 San Diego

#3

San Diego

40-15

#2

1-2

1-2 at Pepperdine

#4

Coastal Carolina

41-17

#8

4-0

1-0 Charleston Southern; 1-0 Radford; 1-0 High Point; 1-0 Liberty

#5

Dallas Baptist

39-17

#5

DNP

#6

TCU

36-19

#1

1-2

1-1 San Diego St; 0-1 New Mexico

#7

Louisville

39-20

#3

1-2

1-0 Pitt; 0-1 South Florida; 0-1 UCONN

#8

Samford

39-21

#18

4-0

1-0 Western Carolina; 1-0 App St; 1-0 Furman; 1-0 Georgia Southern

#9

Sam Houston St

38-20

#6

2-2

1-1 Texas A&M CC; 1-0 McNeese St; 0-1 UT-Arlington

#10

Missouri St

39-20

#7

2-2

1-1 Bradley; 1-0 Wichita St; 0-1 S. Illinios

#11

SE Louisiana

39-21

#16

3-2

1-0 C. Arkansas; 1-0 Texas St; 1-1 SFA; 0-1 UT-Arlington

#12

UNCW

38-21

#17

3-1

1-0 VCU; 2-1 Delaware

#13

Kent St

41-17

#21

4-0

2-0 Buffalo; 1-0 W. Michigan; 1-0 C. Michgan

#14

Gonzaga

34-22

#9

2-2

0-1 at Washington St; 2-1 at BYU

#15

Utah Valley

47-12

#19

4-0

1-0 NY Tech; 2-0 Houston Baptist; 1-0 N. Dakota

#16

Appalachian St

39-16

#12

1-2

1-1 Furman; 0-1 Samford;

#17

Indiana St

41-17

#11

0-2

0-1 Creighton; 0-1 Evansville

#18

Stony Brook

46-11

#24

3-0

2-0 Maine; 1-0 Binghamton

#19

UT-Arlington

36-23

NR

4-0

1-0 McNeese St; 1-0 TAMCC; 1-0 Sam Houston St; 1-0 SE Louisiana

#20

St Johns

37-21

NR

4-0

2-0 Notre Dame; 1-0 Seton Hall; 1-0 South Florida

#21

New Mexico St

35-22

#15

0-2

0-1 Fresno St; 0-1 Louisiana Tech

#22

Belmont

39-22

NR

4-1

1-0 Stetson; 1-1 Kennesaw St; 1-0 Mercer; 1-0 FGCU

#23

Texas St

32-24

#13

1-2

1-1 SFA; 0-1 SE Louisiana;

#24

College of Charleston

37-20

#14

0-2

0-1 Citadel; 0-1 Elon

#25

Austin Peay

38-22

4-1

1-1 SE Missouri St; 1-0 Jacksonville St; 2-0 E. Illinois;

dropped out

#20

Florida Atlantic

32-22

#22

Mercer

38-21

#23

Wichita St

35-25

#25

Stetson

35-23

others receiving votes

Army

41-13

New Mexico

36-22

Bethune-Cookman

34-25

Michigan St

37-21

Wichita St

35-25

Liberty

41-19

Mercer

38-21

St Louis

41-18

South Florida

38-22

Nebraska

35-23

 

We will have one final poll after the post season.

  • BB

    Brian – have enjoyed the site all year!  Thanks for your time! — GO DBU!

  • MM25RSN

    Well where is the guy who said i was in love with Stony Brook?  

  • MM25RSN

    Stony Brook and hopefully Kent St to CWS