MidMajorLogo2012

CBD Mid-Major Poll (April 1st)

By: Aaron Kirby
MidMajorLogo2012Indiana (22-3) takes over the #1 ranking with a 4-0 week and extended their nation leading win streak to 15 games. The Hoosiers picked up a big 6-2 win vs Louisville Wednesday and swept their series at Iowa to improve to 6-0 atop the Big 10…….Louisville (22-5) bounced back nicely after losing 2 of 3 at home to Rutgers last week as the Cardinals swept Notre Dame in Big East play moving up to #2. 

Good Weeks

  • San Diego (18-10)-The Toreros started the week Monday with a 6-3 win vs UNLV and dropped an 8-4 game at Cal St Northridge. San Diego then hosted Oregon St who entered the weekend (21-2). The Toreros won the opener Thursday 7-4, dropped game two 14-5, and won the series with a 13-3 win Saturday.
  • Missouri St (18-6)-The Bears went 4-0 on week with 11-4 win vs SE Missouri St on Wednesday and sweeping Indiana St in MVC play. Junior All-American RHP Nick Petree (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K) threw a gem Friday in a 3-0 Bears win over Indiana St and LHP Sean Manaea.
  • Florida Atlantic (19-9)-The Owls had one of the more impressive weeks in the country going 4-0 with 6-1 win at Miami Wednesday and sweeping South Alabama (6-3, 7-6, and 3-0) in Sun Belt play. JR RHP Jeremy Strawn (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K) finished the sweep with a complete game shutout in Sundays 3-0 win.
  • Southeastern Louisiana (21-8)-The Lions lost 9-6 to Louisiana-Lafayette Tuesday but improved to 6-0 in Southland with a sweep of Nicholls St.
  • UNCW (20-8)-The Seahawks went 3-1 on week, falling 10-6 to NC State Wednesday before traveling to Old Dominion and sweeping the Monarchs in CAA play.
  • Sam Houston St (15-12)-The Bearkats started the week with a 9-3 win over Rice on Tuesday and won 2 of 3 at Stephen F. Austin in SLC play.
  • Dallas Baptist (16-12)-The Patriots went 3-1 on week with 5-4 win at TCU Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 vs Sacramento St in WAC.
  • New Mexico (13-13)-Got back to .500 by winning 2 of 3 from San Diego St

Tough Weeks

  • Notre Dame (15-9)-The Irish beat Kent St 8-1 Tuesday before their huge Big East series at Louisville where they were swept by the scores of 10-5, 2-1 and 10-5.
  • Pepperdine (15-11)-The Waves started the week off with a 8-6 win at Cal Poly but lost 2 of 3 at BYU.
  • Georgia Southern (18-9)-The Eagles went 2-2 on week with their first hiccup of 2013. After beating Jacksonville 11-4 Tuesday, GSU traveled to Greensboro taking game one 8-4 but UNCG walked off with a 5-4 win Friday and won the series with a 10-6 win Saturday.
  • South Alabama (22-7)-The Jaguars opened the week with a 3-1 win at Southern Miss but were swept at Florida Atlantic in their Sun Belt Series. USA is 17-3 in non-conference play but 5-4 in Sun Belt.

Enter Top 25

  • Troy (19-7) enters the top 25 at #22 after a 4-0 week. The Trojans started the week with an 11-2 win vs Auburn and finished the week with a sweep of Middle Tennessee State in their Sun Belt series.
  • Central Arkansas (21-7) reenters the top 25 at #23. The Bears put last week behind them quickly with an 11-3 win at Oklahoma St Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 vs Lamar in their Southland series. The Bears won 10-0 Thursday, 12-7 Friday before losing game 3 Saturday 3-2.
  • Pittsburgh (19-6) rides an 8 game win streak to #25. The Panthers went 4-0 this week, winning 10-8 at Penn St Wednesday and sweeping Towson 3 games.

Dropped out

  • #22 Campbell (23-5) drops out of top 25 after a 2-2 week. The Camels beat Duke 6-3 Tuesday but lost 2 of 3 at home to Radford.
  • #23 Middle Tennessee St (16-14) falls out after going 1-4 including being swept at Troy in Sun Belt play.
  • #25 Louisiana-Lafayette (19-8) exits after a 2-2 week and having lost 5 of 7. The Ragin’ Cajuns started the week off with a nice 9-6 win at SE Louisiana but then dropped 2 of 3 at Western Kentucky.

News and Notes

While Dartmouth (12-2) was the last D1 school to lose a game two other Ivy League schools are also off to very nice starts as Pennsylvania (16-7) and Cornell (15-6) have both won 9 of 10 and are both 3-0 in the Lou Gehrig Division……….Savannah St (17-11) won 2 of 3 at Bethune-Cookman…………College of Charleston (16-11) swept SoCon series at Samford.

Three Canisius (19-7) pitchers, freshman LHP Alex Godzak (7 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 6 K), sophomore RHP Rohn Pierce (1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K) and junior RHP Jon Fizsimmons (1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K), combined to no-hit Iona in an 8-0 Canisius win in game 2 of double header Friday.

Active winning streaks

1-Indiana (15)

2-Bryant (9)

3-Delaware (8)

3-Pittsburgh (8)

5-Belmont (7)

CBD Mid-Major Top 25 Week 7

Rnk

School

Record

Pvs

Wk

Weeks Results for 3/24-3/31

#1

Indiana

22-3

#2

4-0

1-0 Louisville; 3-0 at Iowa;

#2

Louisville

22-5

#3

3-1

0-1 at Indiana; 3-0 Notre Dame;

#3

San Diego

18-10

#4

3-2

1-0 UNLV; 0-1 at Cal St Northridge; 2-1 Oregon St;

#4

Missouri State

18-6

#5

4-0

1-0 SE Missouri St; 3-0 Indiana St;

#5

Florida Atlantic

19-9

#9

4-0

1-0 at Miami; 3-0 South Alabama; USA; USA

#6

Austin Peay

22-5

#7

3-1

0-1 at Misssippii St; 3-0 at Murray St;

#7

Notre Dame

15-9

#1

1-3

1-0 Kent St; 0-3 at Louisville;

#8

Mercer

23-8

#8

4-1

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

#9

Pepperdine

15-11

#6

2-2

1-0 at Cal Poly; 1-2 at BYU;

#10

SE Louisiana

21-8

#10

3-1

0-1 Louisiana-Lafayette; 3-0 Nicholls St;

#11

Florida Gulf Coast

18-6

#11

3-1

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

#12

Creighton

14-6

#12

2-1

Nebraska Omaha;

#13

UNCW

20-8

#17

3-1

0-1 NC State; 3-0 at Old Dominion;

#14

Sam Houston State

15-12

#18

3-1

1-0 Rice; 2-1 at Stephen F. Austin;

#15

Georgia Southern

18-9

#13

2-2

1-0 Jacksonville; 1-2 at UNCG;

#16

Coastal Carolina

13-11

#16

2-1

2-1 at VMI;

#17

Gonzaga

16-10-1

#14

2-3

1-1 Brown; 1-2 at Loyola Marymount;

#18

Dallas Baptist

16-12

#19

3-1

1-0 at TCU; 2-1 Sacramento St;

#19

South Alabama

22-7

#15

1-3

1-0 at Southern Miss; 0-3 at FAU

#20

New Mexico

13-13

#20

2-1

2-1 San Diego St;

#21

UNLV

20-8

#21

3-1

0-1 San Diego; 3-0 Air Force;

#22

Troy

19-7

NR

4-0

1-0 Auburn; 3-0 MTSU;

#23

Central Arkansas

21-7

NR

3-1

1-0 at Oklahoma St; 2-1 Lamar;

#24

Cal St Bakersfield

19-9

#24

2-2

0-1 UC Irvine; 2-1 New Mexico St;

#25

Pittsburgh

19-6

NR

4-0

1-0 at Penn St; 3-0 Towson;

Dropped Out

#22

Campbell

23-5

#23

Middle Tennessee St

16-14

#25

Louisiana-Lafayette

19-8

Others Receiving Votes

Louisiana-Lafayette

19-8

Campbell

23-5

Presbyterian

18-11

William & Mary

20-9

Belmont

20-6

Michigan State

15-8

Nevada

16-8

St Louis

18-10

Lamar

22-8

North Florida

20-10

 

  • AmK32

    Mercer with a very impressive 10-1 win vs Georgia Tech tonight

  • chim097

    I was fortunate enough to see the game in person and thought Mercer looked very impressive. They used six different pitchers to shut down arguably the best offense in college baseball minus Brandon Thomas who is out right now. Do you think Mercer has a chance to get nationally ranked again next week and looking even further ahead securing an at-large berth to the NCAA’s?

    • simsropp

      absolutely…..and possibly a #2 seeding

    • AmK32

      They keep doing what the have been doing all year and they should be in good shape. Still too early to look at RPI but they should have solid # in couple few weeks when starts to matter.
      The next two weekends are going to be HUGE for them. They are at North Florida this weekend and then host, what should be the A Sun series of year, FGCU. They win those 2 series and you would have to say if they not ranked by then they should be after that.