March 15 Baseball National Rankings, Report

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
LSU 5, UNO 0 LSU 10, TSU 4 G1: LSU 3, UTSA 1 G2: LSU 10, UTSA 9 (13 inn.) G3: LSU 13, UTSA 12 (11 inn.) +0
March 15 Baseball National Rankings, Report

Overall Record:  14-3 

Last Week’s Results (5-0) 
March 9 (Tue.) – TEXAS SOUTHERN (W, 10-4)
March 10 (Wed.) – at New Orleans (W, 5-0)
March 12 (Fri.) – UT SAN ANTONIO (W, 3-1)
March 13 (Sat.) – UT SAN ANTONIO (W, 10-9 – 13 innings)
March 14 (Sun.) – UT SAN ANTONIO (W, 12-11 – 11 innings)

This Week’s Schedule
March 16 (Tue.) – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network +)
March 19 (Fri.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
March 20 (Sat.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 21 (Sun.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won all five of its games last week, including a three-game weekend series sweep of Texas-San Antonio … Games 2 and 3 versus UTSA were walk-off wins for the Tigers, and LSU already has four walk-off wins this season … the Tigers launched 12 homers in five games last week and now have 33 dingers on the season … the last time LSU had 33 home runs after 17 games was in the 2009 season … LSU blasted six homers in Sunday’s win over UTSA, marking the Tigers’ first six-homer game since March 2, 2008, versus Duquesne … sophomore third baseman Cade Doughty collected five home runs, six runs scored and 12 RBI in leading LSU to five wins in five games last week … Doughty was 7-for-21 at the plate with five walks and a .444 on-base percentage … he hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday versus UT San Antonio to erase a 7-4 deficit and extend the game into the 11th inning … LSU went on to post a 10-9 victory in 13 innings … Doughty is batting .327 this season, and he leads LSU in home runs (7), RBI (22) and slugging percentage (.837) … Doughty is No. 2 in the SEC in home runs (7), RBI (22) and slugging percentage (.837) … freshman shortstop Jordan Thompson batted .381 (8-for-21) in five games last week and played a huge role in LSU’s extra-innings wins over UT San Antonio on Saturday and Sunday … Thompson launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th inning on Saturday to lift the Tigers to a 10-9 … on Sunday, with LSU trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Thompson unloaded a one-out, two-run blast to narrow the deficit to 12-11 … LSU went on to tie the game in the 10th and win it in the 11th by a 13-12 score … during the five-game week, Thompson scored six runs, recorded three steals and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in 20 chances … freshman rightfielder Dylan Crews is tied for the SEC in base hits (27) with Jacob Young of Florida … Crews also leads the league in runs scored (24), and he is No. 2 in the conference in total bases (49), walks (16) and on-base percentage (.536) … Crews is hitting a team-high .409 on the year, which ranks fourth in the SEC … junior right-hander Landon Marceaux is tied atop the SEC ERA rankings with Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker; both pitchers have a 0.00 ERA … Marceaux pitched six shutout innings Saturday versus UT San Antonio, and he recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts … Marceaux is No. 7 in the SEC with a .150 opponent batting average, and he is eighth in the league in strikeouts with 32.

Collegiate Baseball Top 30
March 15, 2021

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. Arkansas (12-1), 496, 1
2. Vanderbilt (12-2), 494, 2
3. Florida (13-4), 492, 3
4. Mississippi (13-3), 490, 4
5. Texas Tech. (13-3), 486, 6
6. Mississippi St. (13-3), 484, 8
7. Georgia (13-3), 483, 7
8. East Carolina (13-2), 481, 9
9. Oklahoma St. (11-2-1), 478, 11
10. LSU (14-3), 474, 15
11. Louisville (11-4), 472, 14
12. Arizona St. (11-2), 469, 18
13. Michigan (7-1), 467, 19
14. Texas (11-5), 464, NR
15. UCLA (10-5), 462, 10
16. Miami, Fla. (8-4), 460, 16
17. North Carolina (10-4), 457, 23
18. South Carolina (11-3), 455, 5
19. Oregon (8-3), 452, 21
20. Georgia Tech. (9-5), 448, 12
21. Arizona (12-4), 447, 13
22. Oregon St. (11-3), 445, 17
23. Notre Dame (7-2), 443, NR
24. Alabama (14-3), 442, 24
25. Texas A&M (14-4), 439, NR
26. U.C. Santa Barbara (9-5), 437, 26
27. Southern Illinois (14-1), 435, 25
28. Pittsburgh (9-4), 432, NR
29. Tennessee (14-3), 430, 28
30. Indiana (7-1), 428, NR

Perfect Game 25
March 15, 2021

Rank, Teams, Overall, Previous
1, Arkansas, 12-1, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 12-2, 4
3, Mississippi State, 13-3, 5
4, Florida, 13-4, 2
5, Ole Miss, 13-3, 3
6, Miami, 8-4, 6
7, Louisville, 11-4, 9
8, Texas Tech, 13-3, 7
9, East Carolina, 13-2, 10
10, Indiana, 7-1, 14
11, Arizona State, 11-2, 15
12, Arizona, 12-4, 13
13, LSU, 14-3, 18
14, Georgia Tech, 9-5, 8
15, Texas, 11-5, NR
16, Michigan, 7-1, 19
17, Oregon, 8-3, NR
18, Notre Dame, 7-2, NR
19, Tennessee, 14-3, NR
20, UCLA, 10-5, 11
21, South Carolina, 11-3, 12
22, North Carolina, 10-4, NR
23, TCU, 10-6, 16
24, Oklahoma State, 11-2-1, 22
25, Boston College, 9-5, 17

USA Today Coaches Poll
March 15, 2021

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Arkansas (24), 12-1, 766, 1
2, Vanderbilt (7), 12-2, 746, 2
3, Mississippi State, 13-3, 675, 4
4, Mississippi, 13-3, 659, 3
5, Florida, 13-4, 624, 5
6, Texas Tech, 13-3, 594, 7
7, Louisville, 11-4, 503, 12
8, Miami, 8-4, 480, 13
9, East Carolina, 13-2, 468, 15
10, Tennessee, 14-3, 433, 14
11, Oklahoma State, 11-2, 422, 9
12, Texas, 11-5, 366, 21
13, UCLA, 10-5, 358, 6
14, Georgia Tech, 9-5, 339, 10
15, LSU, 14-3, 334, 19
16, TCU, 10-6, 306, 11
17, South Carolina, 11-3, 288, 8
18, Notre Dame, 7-2, 185, 25
19, Oregon, 8-3, 162, NR
20, Oregon State, 11-3, 152, 16
21, Arizona, 12-4, 150, 17
22, UC Santa Barbara, 9-5, 142, 24
23, Arizona State, 11-2, 121, NR
t24, Michigan, 7-1, 101, NR
t24, Alabama, 14-3, 101, 23

Dropped Out
No. 18 Boston College; No. 19 Virginia Tech; No. 21 Florida Atlantic.

Others Receiving Votes
Pittsburgh 91; Georgia 84; Boston College 64; Virginia Tech 56; North Carolina 54; Stanford 53; Southern Illinois 50; Florida Atlantic 31; Indiana 23; Auburn 15; USC Upstate 13; Florida Gulf Coast 12; Southern Miss 11; Coastal Carolina 11; Virginia 10; Texas A&M 5; San Diego 5; West Virginia 3; UNC Wilmington 3; Ball State 2; Washington State 1; Old Dominion 1; Louisiana Tech 1; Baylor 1.

D1Baseball.com
March 15, 2021

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1. Arkansas, 12-1, 1
2. Vanderbilt, 12-2, 2
3. Mississippi State, 13-3, 3
4. Ole Miss, 13-3, 4
5. Florida, 13-4, 5
6. Miami, 8-4, 8
7. Texas Tech, 13-3, 9
8. Louisville, 11-4, 10
9. East Carolina, 13-2, 14
10. Texas, 11-5, 19
11. UCLA, 10-5, 6
12. Georgia Tech, 9-5, 7
13. Tennessee, 14-3, 15
14. Oklahoma State, 11-2-1, 13
15. TCU, 10-6, 11
16. South Carolina, 11-3, 12
17. Notre Dame, 7-2, 25
18. Pittsburgh, 9-4, NR
19. LSU, 14-3, 21
20. Oregon, 8-3, NR
21. UC Santa Barbara, 9-5, 22
22. Michigan, 7-1, NR
23. Oregon State, 11-3, 16
24. Boston College, 9-5, 17
25. Virginia Tech, 9-5, 18

Dropped Out
Florida Atlantic, 9-5, 20
West Virginia, 5-5, 23
Arizona, 12-4, 24

Baseball America
March 15, 2021

Rank, Team, Previous
1. Arkansas, 1
2. Mississippi St., 2
3. Vanderbilt, 3
4. Ole Miss, 4
5. Miami (Fla.), 5
6. Florida, 6
7. Texas Tech, 11
8. Louisville, 15
9. East Carolina, 14
10. Texas, 20
11. Georgia Tech, 7
12. South Carolina, 10
13. Virginia Tech, 12
14. North Carolina, 18
15. Notre Dame
16. Oregon
17. Arizona, 16
18. Tennessee, 23
19. Pittsburgh
20. Michigan, 22
21. Boston College, 13
22. Alabama, 24
23. UCLA, 8
24. TCU, 9
25. Oklahoma St., 19