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LSU No. 7 in Final 'Collegiate Baseball' Rankings
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Published: June 26, 2013, 02:34 PM (CT)
Updated: June 27, 2013, 11:04 AM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU is No. 7 in the final Collegiate Baseball magazine rankings released Wednesday, marking the Tigers’ fourth Top 10 finish in the past six seasons.

The 2013 Tigers tied the SEC record for single-season victories with a 57-11 overall mark, and LSU established a school record with 23 regular-season conference wins.

The Tigers captured the SEC Western Division and SEC Tournament titles, and LSU earned the No. 4 National Seed entering the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers won NCAA Regional and NCAA Super Regional championships and advanced to the College World Series, marking LSU’s third CWS appearance in six seasons.

For the first time in school history, LSU produced three first-team All-Americans in one season – senior first baseman Mason Katz, sophomore pitcher Aaron Nola and freshman shortstop Alex Bregman. Nola was voted SEC Pitcher of the Year and Bregman SEC Freshman of the Year by the league coaches.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri was a finalist for the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year award, and a school-record nine Tigers were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.

UCLA is ranked No. 1 in the final Collegiate Baseball top 30 poll after winning its first national baseball championship with an 8-0 victory over Mississippi State at the College World Series Tuesday.

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Poll
(As of June 26, 2013)

Rank, Team (2013 Record), Points, Pvs.
1. UCLA (49-17), 497, 6
2. Mississippi St. (51-20), 493, 7
3. North Carolina (59-12), 489, 2
4. Oregon St. (52-13), 488, 3
5. N.C. State (50-16), 486, 5
6. Indiana (49-16), 484, 8
7. LSU (57-11), 481, 1
8. Louisville (51-14), 479, 4
9. Vanderbilt (54-12), 478, 9
10. Cal St. Fullerton (51-10), 476, 10
11. Virginia (50-12), 473, 11
12. Florida St. (47-17), 469, 12
13. South Carolina (43-20), 464, 13
14. Rice (44-20), 462, 14
15. Kansas St. (45-19), 460, 15
16. Oklahoma (43-21), 457, 16
17. Oregon (48-16), 448, 17
18. Arkansas (39-22), 445, 18
19. Arizona St. (37-22-1), 442, 19
20. Virginia Tech (40-22),    439, 20
21. Cal Poly (40-19), 437, 21
22. Oklahoma St. (41-19), 436, 22
23. Troy (42-20), 432, 23
24. Florida Atlantic (42-22), 427, 24
25. Central Arkansas (42-22), 426, 25
26. Liberty (36-29), 422, 26
27. Clemson (40-22), 420, 27
28. William & Mary (39-24), 416, 28
29. Austin Peay (47-15), 413, 29
30. San Diego (37-25), 411, 30

 

2013 Postseason Rankings

RK, TEAM, RECORD, PVS
1, UCLA (31), 49-17, 10
2, Mississippi State, 51-20, 11
3, North Carolina, 59-12, 3
4, Oregon State, 52-13, 5
5, North Carolina State, 50-16, 8
6, LSU, 57-11, 1
7, Indiana, 49-16, 13
8, Louisville, 51-14, 12
9, Vanderbilt, 54-12, 2
10, Cal State Fullerton, 51-10, 4
11, Virginia, 50-12, 6
12, South Carolina, 43-20, 14
13, Florida State, 47-17, 9
14, Kansas State, 45-19, 17
15, Oregon, 48-16, 7
15, Rice, 44-20, 16
17, Oklahoma, 43-21, 18
18, Arkansas, 39-22, 15
19, Arizona State, 37-22-1, 20
19, Virginia Tech, 40-22, 22
21, Oklahoma State, 41-19, 19
22, Florida Atlantic, 42-22, NR
23, Georgia Tech, 37-27, NR
24, Cal Poly, 40-19, 21
25, Clemson, 40-22, 24

Dropped Out: Ole Miss (23), Campbell (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana-Lafayette, Central Arkansas, Austin Peay, Ole Miss, Troy, Campbell, San Diego, Texas A&M, Liberty, South Alabama, Miami (FL), William & Mary, New Mexico, Elon, Illinois, Alabama, East Tennessee State, Mercer.

 

Perfect Game College Top 25

RANK, TEAM, RECORD, PREV.
1, UCLA, 49-17, 11
2, Mississippi State, 51-20, 12
3, North Carolina, 59-12, 5
4, Oregon State, 52-13, 6
5, LSU, 57-11, 1
6, Indiana, 49-16, 8
7, North Carolina State, 50-16, 7
8, Cal State Fullerton, 51-10, 3
9, Louisville, 51-14, 16
10, Vanderbilt, 54-12, 2
11, Virginia, 50-12, 4
12, Florida State, 47-17, 10
13, South Carolina, 43-20, 17
14, Kansas State, 45-19, 14
15, Oklahoma, 43-21, 19
16, Rice, 44-20, 20
17, Oregon, 48-16, 9
18, Virginia Tech, 40-22, 13
19, Arkansas, 39-22, 15
20, Florida Atlantic, 42-22, 23
21, Arizona State, 37-22, 24
22, San Diego, 37-25, NR
23, Oklahoma State, 41-19, NR
24, Austin Peay, 47-15, NR
25, Troy, 42-20, NR

Dropped out: New Mexico, Clemson, South Alabama, Cal Poly

 

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