baseball-d1 flag

d1baseball.com | May 1, 2017

Oregon State still leads pack, Louisville in hot pursuit

  Oregon State remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings for the seventh consecutive week.

Oregon State remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings for the seventh consecutive week after winning its ninth straight Pac-12 series, dating back to last season. The Beavers took two of three from Southern California to win their seventh conference series this year, improving them to 34-4 overall and 18-3 in the Pac-12.

Louisville stayed at No. 2 after a 5-0 week against nonconference competition, and fellow ACC power North Carolina moved up a spot to No. 3 following a big sweep of Clemson, which fell from No. 3 to No. 8. The Tar Heels came from behind to win the final two games of the series in the late innings.

SEC upstarts Kentucky and Auburn moved up two spots apiece to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, after winning tough road series. The Wildcats took two of three at South Carolina, while the Tigers won two out of three at Mississippi State, which slipped just one spot to No. 11 after a 2-2 week that included a midweek victory against Ole Miss. Kentucky, Auburn and Mississippi State are now locked in a three-way tie atop the SEC’s overall standings at 14-7, one game ahead of No. 7 Florida, No. 12 LSU, No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 18 Arkansas. The surging Aggies have won 17 of their last 21 games, and they jumped up four spots in the rankings this week after sweeping Missouri on the road.

The other big climber this week was Stanford, which vaulted from No. 20 to No. 14 after sweeping Arizona at home. The Wildcats tumbled seven spots to No. 19 after getting swept for the second consecutive weekend.

Three teams joined the rankings this week. Loyola Marymount (No. 23) and South Florida (No. 25) made their season debuts in the rankings after winning big conference series against San Diego and Houston, respectively. The Lions have yet to lose a weekend series this season. Texas re-entered the rankings at No. 24 after sweeping a rain-shortened two-game series at Oklahoma State. Maryland, Houston and UL Lafayette fell out of the rankings after losing conference road series.

Nevada baseball: Keaton Smith hits walk-off homer to complete sweep over No. 2 Oregon State

On the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning, senior Keaton Smith blasted a home run over the left field wall to give Nevada a 7-6 walk-off victory over defending national champion No. 2 Oregon State on Tuesday afternoon.
READ MORE

College baseball scores: Nevada walks off on No. 2 Oregon State in epic 12-inning marathon

Against the defending national champions on Monday night, Nevada (22-18) clawed its way to a dramatic 8-7 walkoff win in the 12th inning over No. 2 ranked Oregon State (28-9-1). It was the first time Nevada won against a top-10 team since defeating No. 6 ranked Clemson 7-5 in 2017.
READ MORE

College baseball rankings: Pac-12 trio of UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford leads the way

UCLA remains No. 1 for the sixth straight week in the D1 Baseball Top 25, powered by Louisville Slugger, and leads a trio of Pac-12 Conference teams at the top of the rankings. Oregon State follows UCLA at No. 2, and Stanford completes the trifecta.
READ MORE
Division I
College World Series
June 15-26, 2019
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners