MidMajorLogo2012

CBD Mid-Major Poll (April 8th)

By: Aaron Kirby
MidMajorLogo2012The top 2 spots remain the same as both Indiana and Louisville go 3-1 on the week. #1 Indiana (25-4) extended their win streak to 18 games with a 9-5 win at Xavier Wednesday and winning the first 2 games vs Illinois. The win streak was snapped on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Illinois……#2 Louisville (25-6) dropped a 5-4 mid week game to instate rival Kentucky before sweeping Cincinnati in Big East play. 

Up

  • Pepperdine (18-12 overall; 3-1 week)-The Waves continue their season of ups and downs with this week on the up. Pepperdine picked up a 3-1 win at UC Santa Barbara Tuesday and stepped out of WCC play winning 2 of 3 vs Washington. Next week Pepperdine travels to San Diego in huge WCC series.
  • Creighton (18-6 overall; 4-0 week)-The Blue Jays won 6-4 at Kansas Tuesday and swept Bradley in MVC.
  • Sam Houston State (19-12 overall; 4-0 week)-After slow start to 2013 the Bearkats have won 8 of 9 and 5 in a row including 4 this week. Sam Houston St started the week with a nice 4-1 win at Houston Wednesday and finished the week with a sweep of McNeese St in SLC and pull even with SE Louisiana for first place in SLC at (7-2).
  • Coastal Carolina (19-12 overall; 4-0 week)-The Chanticleers won a home and home 3-2 and 10-2 vs The Citadel mid week before taking the first 2 games vs Liberty in their Big South series. Coastal won game one Saturday 5-1 and game two Sunday 8-6 with game 3 coming Monday due to weather.
  • Gonzaga (19-10-1 overall; 3-0 week)-The Bulldogs won 7-2 at Washington St Tuesday before winning the first two games at Portland in their WCC series. Game 3 Sunday at Portland was postponed until Monday.

Down

  • San Diego (19-12 overall; 1-2 week)-The Toreros lost 2 of 3 at Loyola-Marymount in WCC play
  • Missouri State (19-8 overall; 1-2 week)-The Bears lost 2 of 3 at Illinois St., losing 2-1 Friday and 6-0 Saturday before salvaging a game Sunday with an 8-3 win.
  • Florida Atlantic (21-11 overall; 2-2 week)-The Owls had their 8 game win streak snapped Saturday with an 8-5 loss at Louisiana-Monroe and dropped Sundays rubber match 8-4.
  • Austin Peay (25-7 overall; 3-2 week)-The Governors picked up mid week wins over Lipscomb and at Western Kentucky before losing 2 of 3 at home to Tennessee Tech in their OVC series. The first weekend series loss of 2013 was a costly one as it dropped Austin Peay to 4th place in the OVC and 2 games behind league leader Tennessee Tech.
  • SE Louisiana (22-11 overall; 1-3 week)-The Lions week started with a 9-1 loss at Alabama Tuesday and ended losing 2 of 3 at home to Lamar in Southland play, losing Sunday 18-1.
  • Georgia Southern (20-11 overall; 2-2 week)-GSU picked up an 8-4 win at Jacksonville Tuesday and dropped 2 of 3 at App St in SoCon play. The Eagles dropped the first two games at App St 9-5 Friday and 2-0 but rallied for 3 runs in the top of 9th Sunday to claim a much needed 8-7 win.

 Up and Down

  • Mercer (25-10 overall; 2-2 week)-The Bears started the week out Tuesday with an impressive 10-1 win vs Georgia Tech. Mercer then lost 2 of 3 at North Florida in A-Sun play. Losing 2 of 3 at North Florida is not a bad weekend but after winning the opener 5-4 Mercer would have liked to taken the series, but lost 10-4 Saturday and 3-2 Sunday.

Enter Top 25

  • #22 Louisiana-Lafayette (22-9 overall; 3-1 week)-The Ragin’ Cajuns reenter the Top 25 after beating McNeese St 8-5 Tuesday and winning2 of 3 from Troy in Sun Belt play.
  • #23 Campbell (28-5 overall; 5-0 week)-The Camels also reenter the Top 25after a very nice week. Campbell won 10-2 at NC A&T Tuesday, 8-0 vs Old Dominion Wednesday and went to Presbyterian and swept the Blue Hoes in Big South play winning 7-1, 14-3 and 3-1.
  • #25 Lamar (24-9 overall; 2-1 week)-The Cardinals get into the Top 25 by winning 2 of 3 at SE Louisiana in Southland play. Lamar took the opener 6-2, lost game two 7-5, and won the series with an 18-1 win Sunday.

Dropped out

  • #18 Dallas Baptist (17-15 overall; 1-3 week) drops out after losing mid week at Baylor and 2 of 3 at New Mexico St.
  • #22 Troy (21-9 overall; 2-2 week) falls out after losing 2 of 3 at Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • #25 Pittsburgh (19-9 overall; 1-3) drop out after being swept at South Florida.

News and Notes

Western Carolina (19-15) JR SS Aaron Attaway hit for the cycle in Sundays 9-3 win in 12 innings at Furman. Attaway’s RBI single in the 6 run 12th inning gave him the cycle. He finished the day 4-6 with 1 run and 2 RBI to go along with his single, 2B, 3B, and HR.

Coppin St (9-19) swept UMES in their MEAC series and has won 4 in a row. It’s the first 3 game sweep for the Eagles since 2010 as they finished 2012 (1-53) and 2012 (5-39).

The Bryant Bulldogs (18-9-1) have the nation’s longest current win streak at 13 games. The Bulldogs started the season 0-6-1.

Delaware (21-8) is a close 2nd having won 12 consecutive games.

Active winning streaks

Bryant-13

Delaware-12

Radford-7

 

CBD Mid-Major Top 25 Week 8

Rnk

School

Record

Pvs

Wk

Weeks Results for 4/1-4/7

#1

Indiana

25-4

#1

3-1

1-0 at Xavier; 2-1 Illinois;

#2

Louisville

25-6

#2

3-1

0-1 Kentucky; 3-0 at Cincinnati;

#3

Notre Dame

19-10

#7

4-1

1-0 Illinois-Chicago; 1-0 Valparaiso; 2-1 Villanova;

#4

San Diego

19-12

#3

1-2

1-2 at Loyola; Marymount;

#5

Pepperdine

18-12

#9

3-1

1-0 at UC Santa Barbara; 2-1 Washington;

#6

Mercer

25-10

#8

2-2

1-0 Georgia Tech; 1-2 at North Florida;

#7

Austin Peay

25-7

#6

3-2

1-0 Lipscomb; 1-0 at Western Kentucky; 1-2 Tennessee Tech;

#8

Florida Atlantic

21-11

#5

2-2

1-0 Lynn; 1-2 at Louisiana-Monroe;

#9

Missouri State

19-8

#4

1-2

1-2 at Illinois St;

#10

Florida Gulf Coast

20-8

#11

2-2

0-1 at Florida St; 2-1 at Kennesaw St;

#11

Creighton

18-6

#12

4-0

1-0 at Kansas; 3-0 Bradley;

#12

Sam Houston State

19-12

#14

4-0

1-0 at Houston; 3-0 McNeese St;

#13

Coastal Carolina

19-12

#16

4-0

1-0 at Citadel; 1-0 Citadel; 2-0 Liberty;

#14

UNCW

23-10

#13

3-2

1-0 CofC; 0-1 North Carolina; 0-1 at Davidson; 2-0 Davidson

#15

Gonzaga

19-10-1

#17

3-0

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

#16

SE Louisiana

22-11

#10

1-3

0-1 at Alabama; 1-2 Lamar;

#17

South Alabama

24-9

#19

2-2

0-1 Mississippi St; 2-1 Florida International;

#18

Georgia Southern

20-11

#15

2-2

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

#19

UNLV

22-9

#21

2-1

2-1 at Fresno St;

#20

New Mexico

16-15

#20

3-2

0-1 at New Mexico St; 1-0 Texas Tech; 2-1 at Air Force;

#21

Central Arkansas

23-8

#23

2-1

2-1 at Northwestern St;

#22

Louisiana-Lafayette

22-9

NR

3-1

1-0 McNeese St; 2-1 Troy;

#23

Campbell

28-5

NR

5-0

1-0 at NC A&T; 1-0 Old Dominion; 3-0 at Prebyterian;

#24

Cal St Bakersfield

21-11

#24

2-2

0-1 at Cal St Northridge; 2-1 at UT-Arlington;

#25

Lamar

24-9

NR

2-1

2-1 at SE Louisiana;

Dropped Out

#18

Dallas Baptist

17-15

#22

Troy

21-9

#25

Pittsburgh

20-9

Others Receiving Votes

North Florida

23-11

Tennessee Tech

20-9

St Louis

22-10

Troy

21-9

Belmont

23-7

Elon

20-13

Richmond

21-9

Appalachain St

17-10

Illinois

19-9

Delaware

21-8

 

 

  • AC

    Why is Campbell so low in this poll. They are ranked #25 in the BA poll..

    • AmK32

      I like Campbell but its rather surprising to me they are ranked in BA. It was just last week they lost 2 of 3 at home to Radford. The reason they are ranked so low is because they entered the poll 2 weeks ago and dropped out with Radford series loss but got back in with road sweep at Presbyterian. In my opinion you can compare them kinda to Lamar. Both have put up a lot of wins but have played weak schedules. According to warrennolan.com Campbell is #35 which is hard to understand when their best wins are 2 vs bad ECU team and one over Duke. It’s still early for RPIs but they should start to correct themselves soon.

    • drtax

      Campbell hasn’t played anybody, much less beaten anybody. 1 game against the top 50; 12-1 vs 200+ RPI….Plenty of good teams in the region, shouldn’t be rewarded for playing cupcakes.

  • AmK32

    What happened to my critic jbro17?

  • GG

    I still do not understand why you have not included Belmont and or Tennessee Tech in the top 25. Belmont leads the OVC (10-2) and are 23-7 overall and receive votes every week in the major Ncaa baseball polls. They have the best ERA by far in the conference and their pitching is ranked 7th in the county in strike outs to walk ratio. Austin Peay is a good team but it is crazy to have them ranked 7th and not have Belmont or Tn Tech in the top 25.

    • AmK32

      Belmont has been right at top of list seems like most weeks but someone else ends up getting in. Honestly after looking at their schedule and results the only time i can see where they could and maybe should have joined was after the series win at UGA. Other than that they have no really good weeks.

      And for Tennessee Tech they just recently were added to bubble list and that was because of the 14 wins in row. Go look at the 14 wins!!! During the win streak they did not beat a team that currently has more than 9 wins. Seriously go look. While 14 wins in a row is nice their first good weekend was last weekend winning 2 of 3 at Austin Peay. So i want to see them do more against good teams.