MidMajorLogo2012

CBD Mid-Major Poll (March 25th)

By Aaron Kirby

MidMajorLogo2012The North has risen as 2 northern schools rank #1 and #2. Notre Dame (14-6) takes over the top spot taking 2 of 3 from Seton Hall in their Big East opening series. The Irish dropped the series opener 4-3 on Friday but rebounded by sweeping both ends of doubleheader Saturday by the same 3-2 score……..Indiana (18-3) moves up to #2 riding an 11 game win streak including 5 wins in week 6. The Hoosiers started the week sweeping a home and home series with Miami, Ohio by combined score of 26-3 and opened Big 10 play with a sweep of Penn St.

 

Rising

  • Pepperdine (13-9) –The Waves swept their WCC series vs Santa Clara winning 4-3, 7-5, and 19-4.
  • Florida Atlantic (14-9)-The Owls traveled to Arkansas St winning 2 of 3 and are off to good start in the Sun Belt (4-2) with series win vs FIU and at Arkansas St.
  • Georgia Southern (16-7)-The Eagles continued their impressive start in week 6 with a 5-4 win at Georgia Tech on Tuesday and swept Davidson in SoCon play. After 3 SoCon series the Eagles sit at (8-1) and already have a 2 ½ game lead on 2nd place Elon.
  • UNCW (17-7)-The Seahawks went 5-0 on the week with a 10-3 win vs East Carolina Tuesday and 10-3 win vs Charleston Southern Wednesday and swept Georgia St in CAA play winning 9-0, 12-1 and 12-11.
  • Gonzaga (14-6-1)-The baseball Zags had a better week than their basketball brothers. The Bulldogs won 10-8 at Washington St Tuesday and won 2 of 3 vs San Diego in big WCC series.
  • South Alabama (21-4)-The Jaguars went 4-0 for week picking up a nice 13-7 win at Southeastern Louisiana Tuesday and sweeping Arkansas-Little Rock in Sun Belt play.
  • Campbell (21-3)-The Camels went 5-0 on week with 2 mid week wins vs Rider and swept Big South series at UNC-Asheville. Campbell has won 11 of 12.

Falling

 

  • Louisville (19-4)-The Cardinals week started off good with 2 mid week wins vs USC but ended badly losing 2 of 3 at home to Rutgers to open Big East play.
  • San Diego (15-8)-The Toreros dropped 2 of 3 at Gonzaga in WCC play. San Diego lost the first 2 games of series 6-2 and 8-1 before rallying for 2 in the top of 9th Sunday to avoid the sweep winning 10-9.
  • UNLV (17-7)-After their sweep at Stanford 3 weeks ago the Rebels have lost back to back MWC series. Last week they dropped 2 of 3 at home to New Mexico and this week they lost 2 of 3 at San Diego St, losing 5-3 Friday, winning 4-2 Saturday and losing series Sunday 5-4.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette (17-6)-The Ragin’ Cajuns went 1-3 on the week, beating Southern 11-6 Tuesday before getting swept at Middle Tennessee St in Sun Belt play (5-12, 5-7, and 3-9).

Enter Rankings

  • Middle Tennessee St (15-10) reenters the rankings at #23 after a 4-1 week. The Blue Raiders started the week off with a 3-1 loss at Belmont on Tuesday but rebounded nicely with 4 big wins. Wednesday MTSU hosted Vanderbilt and picked up a 4-1 win and swept Louisiana-Lafayette (12-5, 7-5, and 9-3) in Sun Belt play.
  • Cal State Bakersfield (17-7) enters the top 25 at #24. The Roadrunners went 3-1 on week winning 5-3 at Cal St Northridge Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 at Sacramento St in WAC play.

Dropped Out

  • #21 Central Arkansas (18-6) went 1-3 with win at Arkansas Pine Bluff mid week and was swept at Oral Roberts in Southland series.
  • #24 Arkansas St (16-9) went 2-3 splitting 2 games at Missouri and losing 2 of 3 to FAU.

News and Notes

Pittsburgh (15-6) swept Big East series at St Johns

Ohio St (15-6) swept Big 10 series at Purdue

Samford (15-10) swept SoCon series at Furman

Cornell (11-5) has won 7 games in row including sweeping series at Villanova this weekend.

Longest Current Win Streaks

Indiana-11

Tennessee Tech-11

Cornell-7

Michigan St-7

Cambell-6

Georgia Southern-6

UNCW-6

William & Mary-6

 

CBD Mid-Major Top 25 Week 6

Rnk

School

Record

Pvs

Wk

Weeks Results for 3/18-3/24

#1

Notre Dame

14-6

#3

2-1

2-1 Seton Hall;

#2

Indiana

18-3

#5

5-0

2-0 at Miami Ohio; 3-0 Penn State;

#3

Louisville

19-4

#1

3-2

2-0 USC; 1-2 Rutgers;

#4

San Diego

15-8

#2

1-2

1-2 at Gonzaga;

#5

Missouri State

14-6

#4

1-1

1-1 at New Mexico;

#6

Pepperdine

13-9

#7

3-0

3-0 Santa Clara;

#7

Austin Peay

19-4

#6

2-2

0-1 at Indiana St; 2-1 Jacksonville St;

#8

Mercer

19-7

#8

3-2

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

#9

Florida Atlantic

14-9

#9

2-1

at Arkansas St;

#10

SE Louisiana

18-7

#10

4-1

0-1 South Alabama; 1-0 at Jackson St; 3-0 at NW st;

#11

Florida Gulf Coast

15-5

#11

2-1

2-1 at ETSU;

#12

Creighton

12-5

#12

2-1

2-1 at Evansville;

#13

Georgia Southern

16-7

#16

4-0

1-0 at Georgia Tech; 3-0 Davidson;

#14

Gonzaga

14-7-1

#22

3-1

1-0 at Washington 2-1 St; San Diego;

#15

South Alabama

21-4

#23

4-0

1-0 at Southeastern Louisiana; 3-0 Arkansas Little Rock

#16

Coastal Carolina

13-11

#13

3-1

1-0 at Wake Forest; 2-1 Gardner Webb;

#17

UNCW

17-7

#18

5-0

1-0 East Carolina; 1-0 Charleston Southern; 3-0 Georgia St;

#18

Sam Houston State

12-11

#15

3-2

1-0 at Baylor; 0-1 Baylor; 2-1 Texas AM CC;

#19

Dallas Baptist

13-11

#14

2-2

0-1 at Texas AM; 2-1 at San Jose St;

#20

New Mexico

11-12

#20

3-2

1-1 Missouri St; 2-1 Nevada;

#21

UNLV

17-7

#17

2-2

1-0 BYU; 1-2 at San Diego St;

#22

Campbell

21-3

#25

5-0

2-0 Rider; 3-0 at UNC-Ashville;

#23

Middle Tennessee St

15-10

NR

4-1

0-1 at Belmont; 1-0 Vanderbilt; 3-0 Louisiana-Lafayette

#24

Cal St Bakersfield

17-7

NR

3-1

1-0 at Cal St Northridge; 2-1 at Sac St;

#25

Louisiana-Lafayette

17-6

#19

1-3

1-0 Southern; 0-3 at MTSU;

Dropped Out

#21

Central Arkansas

18-6

#24

Arkansas St

16-9

Others Receiving Votes

Central Arkansas

18-6

Pittsburgh

15-6

Ohio State

15-6

Belmont

17-6

UCONN

13-7

Troy

15-7

St Louis

16-9

North Florida

18-8

Elon

14-9

Cornell

11-5

 

  • AmK32

    The majority of teams had good weeks. You will see a few teams dropped down even after having decent weeks. Gonzaga and South Alabama jump some of them pushing those other clubs down.

  • Swami

    How good will Mercer be when they get their ACE back, David Randall? He broke a finger on his pitching hand against Notre Dame. I think they’ll be a scary team come Regional time.

  • BigMac25

    How in the heck is Notre Dame, Indiana, Pitt and Ohio St getting considerations in this poll. They are true Major Conference (Big Ten and East and soon to be ACC with Louisville included) teams. I love the idea of a MidMajor poll but let it be Mid Major.

    • AmK32

      Because it is a baseball poll and not a basketball or football poll. They are in a BCS conference for sure but that means little in baseball. Once those schools “officially” join the ACC they will no longer be considered a mid major.