The Tigers move up in both baseball polls


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TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Virginia (45-6) has been ranked No. 1 in
the latest "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.


The Cavaliers, ranked No. 1 seven of the last eight weeks by "Collegiate
Baseball," won two of three at home against Miami (Fla.) over the past
weekend. Virginia is first in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 22-5
league record and have a superb 2.24 team ERA with 513 strikeouts and 114
walks. The Cavaliers have a .981 fielding percentage with only 35 errors in
51 games and are averaging 7.5 runs by the offense.


Poll Notes: Several other teams have been hot. Oklahoma has won nine
straight, Texas A&M five in a row, U.C. Irvine eight of its last nine and
Kent St. 13 of its last 14. In key top 30 matchups over the past weekend,
Florida beat Vanderbilt two of three, South Carolina beat Arkansas two of
three, and Georgia Tech. knocked off North Carolina two of three.


No teams fell out of the top 30 which were ranked last week. Other teams
that just missed being ranked were St. John's (30-17), Texas St. (34-17),
Stanford (28-18), Troy (37-15), Mississippi St. (32-19), Florida
International (35-16-1), Hawaii (30-21), Baylor (26-23), and East Carolina
(34-17).


The "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball
poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's  
NCAA Div. I Poll 
(As of May 16, 2011)  
Rank School          (Record)  Points Previous
1. Virginia           (45-6)     495  1
2. Oregon St.         (37-12)    492  3
3. South Carolina     (41-11)    490  4
4. Florida            (39-13)    489  5
5. Vanderbilt         (42-8)     488  2
6. Texas              (38-12)    486  6
7. Texas Christian    (36-15)    483  8
8. Georgia Tech.      (37-15)    481  9
9. Florida St.        (39-13)    479  10
10. Ca. St. Fullerton (36-14)    477  11

11. Texas A&M         (36-16)    476  12
12. Oklahoma          (39-13)    474  14
13. Arizona St.       (36-13)    472  7
14. Connecticut       (36-14-1)  469  15
15. Miami, Fla.       (32-18)    464  16
16. North Carolina    (40-12)    462  17
17. UCLA              (29-19)    459  13
18. Clemson           (36-16)    456  20
19. U.C. Irvine       (34-13)    453  22
20. Fresno St.        (36-11)    451  23
 
21. Southern Miss.    (37-13)    449  18
22. Stetson           (39-13)    446  19
23. Oklahoma St.      (33-18)    442  21
24. Rice              (35-17)    440  27
25. California        (28-16)    439  25
26. Coastal Carolina  (34-17)    438  24
27. Arizona           (31-17)    435  26
28. Kent St.          (36-13)    434  30
29. Charlotte         (38-12)    432  29
30. Arkansas          (33-17)    431  28


"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


* RHP Heath Wyatt, Southeastern Oklahoma St.: Wyatt had one of the most
amazing weeks in college baseball history as he threw 25 2/3 innings during
the 4-day Lone Star Conference tournament and gave up only two earned runs
with 18 strikeouts. He threw 309 pitches during that 4-day span. In the last
day of the tournament, he threw 2 1/3 innings in the first game of the day
against Cameron and then pitched the final 13 in the championship game
against Cameron as Southeastern won, 7-6. He tossed 147 pitches in that game
and 173 on the day. Incredibly, 133 of those pitches were strikes.


* OF Xavier Macklin, North Carolina A&T: Macklin belted five home runs and
one double with 10 RBI over five games last week as he recorded seven hits
in 16 at bats.


* 3B Thomas McCarthy, Kentucky: McCarthy had a huge 3-game series against
Georgia as he went 10-for-14 at the plate (.714) with two homers, two
doubles and eight RBI. Earlier in the week, he went 3-for-5 with an RBI
against Indiana. Over four games, he was 13-for-19 with 9 RBI.


* RHP Trevor Bauer, UCLA: Bauer pitched his sixth consecutive complete game
during a 10-1 win over Cal. St. Bakersfield as he struck out 13 batters. He
also set a new single season strikeout mark at UCLA with 167.


* RHP Aaron Griffin, Loyola Marymount: Griffin didn't allow an earned run in
15 1/3 innings last week as he struck out 14 batters in two starts. Against
Cal. St. Bakersfield last Monday, he pitched the first 6 1/3 innings and
left the game with a 2-1 lead. Then on Sunday against St. Mary's, he tossed
a 9-inning complete game shutout as he retired 12 straight hitters from the
second to the sixth innings.




DURHAM, N.C.—Virginia defeated No. 16 Miami in an ACC weekend series to remain in first place in the conference and atop the Baseball America Top 25 for the fifth consecutive week.


Florida State climbed into the top five for the first time this season with a midweek win at then-No. 15 Stetson and a weekend series victory at North Carolina State. No new teams entered the top 10 this week, though series losses by Arizona State and Vanderbilt caused some teams to shift near the top of the rankings. Florida defeated then-No. 3 Vanderbilt in Nashville, and rose to No. 6 this week.


Connecticut was the week's biggest mover, climbing three spots to No. 15 with a weekend series victory against Louisville. The Huskies clinched their first Big East regular-season title with the wins.


Stetson fell the furthest of any team, dropping six spots after a 2-3 week. The Hatters did manage to stay undefeated in weekend series, winning their conference set at Lipscomb to clinching the regular-season Atlantic Sun championship.


Florida International was the lone team to enter the Baseball America Top 25 this week. The Golden Panthers extended their unbeaten streak to 16 games with a 3-0-1 record against Stetson and Arkansas State.


The ACC has six teams ranked in the Baseball America Top 25, the most of any conference.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 15 and do not include ties.


Rk.	Team	                W-L	Last Week   Prev.
1.	Virginia	        45-6	2-1	    1
2.	Oregon State	        37-12	3-1	    2
3.	South Carolina	        41-11	4-1	    4
4.	Florida State	        39-13	3-1	    7
5.	Texas	                38-12   2-0	    5
6.	Florida	                39-13	3-1	    8
7.	Vanderbilt	        42-8	2-2	    3
8.	Arizona State	        36-13	1-2	    6
9.	Cal State Fullerton	36-14	3-1	    9
10.	Texas Christian	        36-15	3-1	   10
11.	Texas A&M	        35-16	3-0	   11
12.	Georgia Tech	        37-15	4-1	   13
13.	Oklahoma	        39-13	4-0	   14
14.	Southern Mississippi	37-13	1-2	   12
15.	Connecticut 	        36-14	3-1	   18
16.	Miami	                32-18	1-2	   16
17.	North Carolina	        40-12	3-2	   17
18.	Clemson	                36-16	4-1	   20
19.	Rice	                35-17	3-1	   21
20.	Fresno State	        36-11	4-0	   22
21.	Stetson	                39-13	2-3	   15
22.	Oklahoma State	        33-18	2-3	   19
23.	Arkansas	        33-17	1-2	   23
24.	Florida International	35-16	3-0	   NR
25.	Texas State	        34-17	3-1	   25
Dropped Out: UCLA (24).

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