March 4 Baseball National Rankings, Report

by Alissa Cavaretta
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March 4 Baseball National Rankings, Report

LSU Baseball Report – March 4, 2019
Overall Record: 8-3

Last Week’s Results (1-4)
Feb. 27 (Wed.) – SOUTHERN (W, 17-4)
March 1 (Fri.) – at #19 Texas (L, 8-1)
March 2 (Sat.) – at #19 Texas, (L, 8-4)
March 3 (Sun.) – at #19 Texas, (L, 7-6)

This Week’s Schedule
March 6 (Wed.) – HOLY CROSS, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network+)
March 8 (Fri.) – CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network+)
March 9 (Sat.) – CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m. CT (SEC Network+)
March 10 (Sun.) – CALIFORNIA, 12 p.m. CT (SEC Network+)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU is currently 8-3 on the season … sophomore right-hander Eric Walker made his first start since 2017 Wednesday versus Southern, and he blanked the Jaguars in two innings and struck out three … Walker returned to the mound Sunday against Texas and allowed three runs on four hits, walked one and struck out one in four innings of work … In the same game, freshman Cole Henry entered out of the bullpen and threw 3.1 innings and allowed one run on three hits, walked one and struck out a career-high four batters … Sophomore Ma’Khail Hilliard was brilliant in his two appearances on the week, working three shutout innings, allowing one hit, walking two and striking out four … Junior outfielder Zach Watson batted .471 (8-for-17) in four games last week with three doubles, three RBIs and five runs scored … Two of his doubles were in the contest against Southern, and he ripped one in the opening game of the Texas series before scoring … Senior infielder Chris Reid batted .400 (4-for-10) last week with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs … Reid earned his first start of the season Sunday after going 2-for-2 at the plate with one run Saturday afternoon, and he followed with a 1-for-4 day with one walk and one run scored Sunday.

Check back as additional polls are released.

Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1. Vanderbilt, 9-2, 1
2. UCLA, 9-2, 3
3. North Carolina, 11-1, 4
4. Stanford, 9-2, 7
5. Florida, 9-4, 5
6. Florida State, 10-0, 6
7. Oregon State, 10-1, 10
8. Mississippi State, 10-1, 9
9. Texas, 10-3, 19
10. LSU, 8-3, 2
11. Texas Tech, 6-3, 8
12. Ole Miss, 8-2, 13
13. Louisville, 8-3, 12
14. East Carolina, 8-4, 11
15. Georgia, 9-2, 15
16. Arkansas, 9-1, 17
17. Auburn, 9-2, 18
18. Michigan, 8-1, 20
19. Coastal Carolina, 10-2, 21
20. South Carolina, 9-2, NR
21. Clemson, 8-3, 14
22. Duke, 9-2, 22
23. NC State, 11-0, NR
24. UC Irvine, 7-3, 25
25. Baylor, 9-2, 16

D1Baseball.com Top 25

Rank, Team, Overall Record, Previous Rank
1, Vanderbilt, 9-2, 1
2, UCLA, 9-2, 4
3, North Carolina, 11-1, 5
4, Oregon State, 10-1, 6
5, Florida, 9-4, 7
6, Stanford, 9-2, 11
7, Mississippi State, 10-1, 12
8, Louisville, 8-3, 8
9, Georgia, 9-2, 9
10, Ole Miss, 8-2, 10
11, Florida State, 10-0, 13
12, Texas, 10-3, 22
13, LSU, 8-3, 2
14, Texas Tech, 6-3, 3
15, Arkansas, 9-1, 16
16, Michigan, 8-1, 17
17, Coastal Carolina, 10-2, 20
18, East Carolina, 8-4, 14
19, Auburn, 9-2, 21
20, Texas A&M, 11-2, NR
21, Baylor, 9-2, 15
22, NC State, 11-0, NR
23, TCU, 6-4, 18
24, South Carolina, 9-2, NR
25, Tennessee, 12-0, NR

Dropped Out
Oklahoma State, Clemson, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois

Perfect Game Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, Oregon State, 10-1, 2
2, Vanderbilt, 9-2, 3
3, UCLA, 9-2, 4
4, North Carolina, 11-1, 6
5, Stanford, 9-2, 7
6, Mississippi State, 10-1, 17
7, Texas, 10-3, NR
8, Florida, 9-4, 8
9, Ole Miss, 8-2, 10
10, Louisville, 8-3, 11
11, Texas Tech, 6-3, 5
12, Arkansas, 9-1, 13
13, Florida State, 10-0, 14
14, LSU, 8-3, 1
15, Auburn, 9-2, 15
16, East Carolina, 8-4, 9
17, NC State, 11-0, 18
18, Texas A&M, 11-2, NR
19, Michigan, 8-1, 19
20, TCU, 6-4, 16
21, Coastal Carolina, 10-2, 25
22, Georgia, 9-2, 22
23, UC Irvine, 7-3, 23
24, Baylor, 9-2, 12
25, Connecticut, 5-5, 21

Dropped out: Oklahoma State (20), Clemson (24).

Collegiate Baseball Top 30

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. Florida St. (10-0), 494, 7
2. Vanderbilt (9-2), 492, 2
3. Oregon St. (10-1), 490, 5
4. North Carolina (11-1), 488, 6
5. N.C. State (11-0), 486, 10
6. UCLA (9-2), 485, 3
7. Texas (10-3), 482, 18
8. Mississippi St. (10-1), 480, 16
9. LSU (8-3), 477, 1
10. Texas Tech. (6-3), 475, 4
11. Stanford (9-2), 473, 8
12. Coastal Carolina (10-2), 470, 11
13. Louisville (8-3), 467, 12
14. Florida (9-4), 465, 13
15. Georgia (9-2), 464, 9
16. Arkansas (9-1), 461, 22
17. Arizona St. (11-0), 460, 24
18. Mississippi (8-2), 457, 17
19. South Carolina (9-2), 455, 30
20. Clemson (8-3), 453, 15
21. Baylor (9-2), 451, 14
22. Duke (9-2), 448, 21
23. Texas A&M (11-2), 447, 23
24. Tennessee (12-0), 446, NR
25. Oklahoma (11-1), 445, NR
26. Michigan (8-1), 442, 25
27. Auburn (9-2), 439, 29
28. Miami, Fla. (9-2), 437, NR
29. Washington (7-2), 434, NR
30. Illinois (7-2), 429, 26

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Vanderbilt (19), 9-2, 723, 2
2, Oregon State (8), 10-1, 709, 5
3, North Carolina (1), 11-1, 695, 6
4, UCLA (2), 9-2, 655, 7
5, Stanford, 9-2, 592, 9
6, Florida, 9-4, 540, 3
7, Florida State, 10-0, 508, 11
8, Mississippi State, 10-1, 488, 15
9, LSU, 8-3, 449, 1
10, Arkansas, 9-1, 431, 12
11, Texas, 10-3, 409, 16
12, Texas Tech, 6-3, 402, 4
13, Mississippi, 8-2, 377, 10
14, Louisville, 8-3, 374, 8
15, Georgia, 9-2, 346, 13
16, Coastal Carolina, 10-2, 316, 22
17, NC State, 11-0, 305, 23
18, Auburn, 9-2, 229, 20
19, Michigan, 8-1, 228, 25
20, Baylor, 9-2, 194, 18
21, Tennessee, 12-0, 152, NR
22, Texas A&M, 11-2, 135, NR
23, Arizona State (1), 11-0, 126, NR
24, South Carolina, 9-2, 114, NR
25, East Carolina, 8-4, 104, 14

Schools Dropped Out
No. 17 TCU, No. 19 Clemson, No. 21 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Cal State Fullerton.

Others Receiving Votes
Clemson 93; Texas Christian 81; Duke 72; Oklahoma 50; Oregon 41; Miami 36; Illinois 22; Oklahoma State 20; Washington 12; Cal State Fullerton 9; UC Irvine 7; Connecticut 6; Dallas Baptist 6; Tulane 4; Wake Forest 3; Indiana State 3; Alabama Birmingham 2; College of Charleston 2; Louisiana Tech 2; Virginia Tech 2; Bryant 1.

NCBWA Division I Poll

Rank, School, Record, Previous
1. Vanderbilt, 9-2, 2
2. Oregon State, 10-1, 3
3. UCLA, 9-2, 4
4. North Carolina, 11-1, 5
5. Stanford, 9-2, 10
6. Florida, 9-4, 9
7. Mississippi State, 10-1, 11
8. Florida State, 10-0, 8
9. LSU, 8-3, 1
10. Georgia, 9-2, 7
11. Texas Tech, 6-3, 6
12. Texas, 10-3, 20
13. Louisville, 8-3, 14
14. Arkansas, 9-1, 13
15. Ole Miss, 8-2, 17
16. Michigan, 8-1, 18
17. Coastal Carolina, 10-2, 19
18. Auburn, 9-2, 22
19. East Carolina, 8-4, 15
20. N.C. State, 11-0, 29
21. Baylor, 9-2, 12
22. Tennessee, 12-0, 27
23. Arizona State, 11-0, 26
24. Clemson, 8-3, 16
25. Duke, 9-2, 25
26. Texas A&M, 11-2, NR
27. South Carolina, 9-2, NR
28. TCU, 6-4, 23
29. UC Irvine, 7-3, 30
30. Miami, 9-2, NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (10-2), Arizona (8-4), Cal State Fullerton (5-4), College of Charleston (9-3), Coppin State (5-3), Dallas Baptist (8-3), Illinois (7-2), Indiana State (9-1), Iowa (6-4), Louisiana Tech (9-2), New Mexico State (11-2), Oklahoma (11-1), Oklahoma State (6-4), Old Dominion (8-2), Oral Roberts (6-3), Oregon (7-2), Pacific (9-2), Texas State (7-4), Tulane (9-3), UAB (9-3), UC Santa Barbara (7-2), Virginia Tech (8-2), Wake Forest (8-4), Washington (7-2), William & Mary (8-1), Xavier (5-5).

Dropped out: Oklahoma State (21), Cal State Fullerton (24), Illinois (28).