In this week’s College Baseball Daily Top 25, we welcome two new teams in Oregon State and Radford and see Rice rejoin us after sweeping No. 24 Florida Atlantic University.
LSU remains the No. 1 team in college baseball after completing a sweep of previously ranked Missouri. Below the Tigers some shuffling takes place, as Louisville replaced Texas A&M as the No. 2 team in the nation, while Texas A&M fell to No. 8 after losing a series against South Carolina at home. After extending their winning streak to 24 games, Illinois finds themselves up to No. 4 in this weeks poll and TCU remains the same at No. 5. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 (May 11)
Florida State wins rivalry series vs Miami
The eleventh ranked Seminoles entered this weekend’s series against the Hurricanes as slight underdogs but quickly made a statement that they were ready to play. There is hardly ever an underdog when the Seminoles and Hurricanes get together, in any sport. The Seminoles made it known that they were not playing around when they took the first game and the eventual series 2-1. Continue reading Tyler’s Thoughts (4/24-4/26)
The ACC went 10-4 on opening day against non conference opponents. (Duke is still in progress and Notre Dame played a double-header) All of the top 25 nationally ranked teams in the ACC secured victories, the only team ranked in the top 30 to lose in the ACC was Clemson (27).
Continue reading ACC Recap for Feb. 13th
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
The Division I Baseball Committee will move to the use of a flat-seamed baseball for its championship, starting with the 2015 Division I tournament.
Currently, raised-seamed baseballs are used in the Division I Baseball Championship.
Committee members made the decision to change to a flat-seamed baseball after research conducted this fall by the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory showed that flat-seamed baseballs launched out of a pitching machine at averages of 95 mph, a 25-degree angle and a 1,400 rpm spin rate traveled around 387 feet compared to raised-seamed baseballs that went 367 feet.
Continue reading DI Committee Changes To Flat-Seamed Baseballs For 2015 Championship
The New York Times is reporting that the NCAA has banned live scouting by coaches at live games. This means that coaches will no longer be able to attend other games that they are not participating in so only time they could see a future opponent is in a conference tournament. You can check out the full article by the NY Times by clicking here. The USA Today has a much more in depth article available here. Continue reading NCAA to ban Live Scouting
FROM NCAA PRESS RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 56 teams that will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Six teams will compete at four regional sites and eight teams will compete at four regional sites. All regionals will use a double-elimination format. Thirty-eight conference champions qualified automatically. Continue reading 2012 NCAA Division 3 Bracket Released
Arizona State appeal of their one year postseason ban has been denied. This means that the Sun Devils will be ineligible for the 2012 postseason for violations that occurred under previous head coach Pat Murphy. College Baseball Daily will have more information as it becomes available.
The NCAA D1 Board of Directors announced some major changes to collegiate athletics on yesterday afternoon. The changes toughen academic standards and provide increased academic and economic support to student-athletes. Continue reading DI Board adopts Sweeping Changes in College Sports
By: Greg Johnson, NCAA.org
Umpires at the 2012 Men’s College World Series will be able to use instant replay to review specified calls under an experimental rule developed by the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.
The Division I Baseball Committee reviewed and supported the experimental rule at its annual meeting Monday-Wednesday in Indianapolis. Continue reading NCAA to experiment with Instant Replay at 2012 CWS
Selection Monday is one of the biggest days on the college baseball calendar, but the biggest prize that the NCAA selection committee hands out actually is awarded the day before. A day before the NCAA reveals the Regionals, Super Regional match-ups and map to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, they announce the 16 teams that will host Regionals. That huge advantage is handed out to the teams that prove themselves worthy over the course of a long, grueling regular season. Well, not quite all of it because the Regional hosts are inexplicably announced at 3:30 pm ET, before all of the day’s games are finished. Continue reading CBD Editorial: NCAA Needs To Rethink Timing Of Regional Hosts