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May 20 Baseball Report, Rankings

Bill Franques
Bill Franques
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Overall Record: 34-22
SEC: 17-13

Last Week's Results (3-1)
May 14 (Tue.) – NEW ORLEANS (W, 7-5)
May 16 (Thu.) – AUBURN (W, 7-1)
May 17 (Fri.) – AUBURN (W, 5-1)
May 18 (Sat.) – AUBURN (L, 4-5 – 11 innings)

This Week's Schedule
May 21 (Tue.) – vs. South Carolina in SEC Tournament (Hoover, Ala.), 8 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
May 22 (Wed.) – (if LSU defeats South Carolina on Tuesday) vs. Mississippi State, 8 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
SEC Tournament continues through Sunday, May 26

Notes on the Tigers
LSU finished the regular season 17-13 in the Southeastern Conference and the Tigers are the No. 5 seed in the SEC Tournament … LSU has won four of its last five games, including a series victory last weekend over Auburn … LSU will play a first-round SEC Tournament game on Tuesday versus 12th-seeded South Carolina in Hoover, Ala. … the Tigers are No. 21 in the latest RPI rankings, and LSU has 19 wins over Top 50 RPI teams, which is the fifth-highest total in the nation … LSU has seven series wins against RPI Top 50 opponents … the Tigers have 10 wins vs. the current RPI Top 25, and LSU boasts four series wins against RPI Top 25 opponents … LSU's strength of schedule was rated as high as No. 7 nationally entering the SEC Tournament … freshman right-hander Landon Marceaux delivered a brilliant outing on Friday to clinch LSU's series win over Auburn … Marceaux pitched a career-high seven innings, limiting Auburn to one run on only two hits with no walks and a career-best seven strikeouts … he allowed just one Auburn runner to advance beyond first base during his outing … Marceaux retired 11 straight Auburn hitters from the first inning through the fourth inning, and he retired nine in a row from the fifth through the seventh innings to complete his outing … senior rightfielder Antoine Duplantis has raised his LSU career hits total to 342, and he is No. 2 on the all-time LSU hits list … Duplantis needs 11 hits to become LSU's all-time leader; former first baseman Eddy Furniss (1995-98) currently holds the LSU career hits record (352) … Duplantis became LSU's all-time leader in at-bats during the Ole Miss series (May 3-5), as he now has 1,061 at-bats in his four-year career … Duplantis is No. 7 in the SEC in hits this season with 74 and he is No. 6 in the league with 58 RBI; he has produced 20 RBI in LSU's last 17 games … Duplantis is batting .476 (10-for-21) in LSU's last five games with three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored … sophomore catcher Saul Garza batted .636 (7-for-11) in last weekend's Auburn series with one homer, two RBI and three runs … Garza has homered once in five consecutive SEC series, beginning with the April 18-20 series versus Florida … sophomore right-hander Eric Walker posted a win over Auburn on May 16, allowing one run on two hits in six innings with three walks and five strikeouts … junior right-hander Todd Peterson made two appearances in the Auburn series, allowing one run on two hits in 4.2 innings with four strikeouts … Peterson has recorded 13 strikeouts in his last 13.1 relief innings.


Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 45-8, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 45-10, 2
3, Stanford, 39-10, 3
4, Arkansas, 40-15, 4
5, Mississippi State, 45-11, 5
6, Georgia, 42-14, 6
7, East Carolina, 42-13, 7
8, Georgia Tech, 38-16, 8
9, Texas Tech, 36-15, 9
10, Louisville, 43-13, 10
11, Oregon State, 35-16-1, 11
12, UC Santa Barbara, 44-7, 12
13, NC State, 41-15, 13
14, Miami, 38-17, 14
15, Oklahoma State, 32-17, 16
16, LSU, 34-22, 22
17, Texas A&M, 36-19-1, 18
18, Baylor, 33-15, 15
19, West Virginia, 34-18, 19
20, Indiana, 36-19, NR
21, Ole Miss, 33-23, 17
22, Dallas Baptist, 38-16, 23
23, Fresno St., 35-14-1, 25
24, BYU, 36-15, 24
25, Creighton, 35-11, NR


D1 Baseball Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 45-8, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 45-10, 2
3, Mississippi State, 45-11, 5
4, Stanford, 39-10, 3
5, Arkansas, 40-15, 4
6, Georgia Tech, 38-16, 6
7, Georgia, 42-14, 7
8, East Carolina, 42-13, 8
9, Louisville, 43-13, 9
10, Texas Tech, 36-15, 10
11, Oklahoma State, 32-17, 13
12, Oregon State, 35-16-1, 11
13, Texas A&M, 36-19-1, 16
14, UC Santa Barbara, 44-7, 14
15, NC State, 41-15, 17
16, LSU, 34-22, 19
17, Miami, 38-17, 18
18, Baylor, 33-15, 12
19, West Virginia, 34-18, 21
20, Illinois, 36-17, 23
21, Indiana, 36-19, 25
22, Ole Miss, 33-23, 15
23, North Carolina, 38-17, 20
24, Dallas Baptist, 38-16, NR
25, Creighton, 35-11, NR

Dropped Out
Florida State, 35-20, 22
Missouri, 34-21-1, 24


Perfect Game Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 45-8, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 45-10, 2
3, Stanford, 39-10, 3
4, Mississippi State, 45-11, 5
5, East Carolina, 42-13, 6
6, Arkansas, 40-15, 4
7, UC Santa Barbara, 44-7, 7
8, Georgia Tech, 38-16, 8
9, Georgia, 42-14, 9
10, Louisville, 43-13, 10
11, Texas Tech, 36-15, 11
12, Oregon State, 35-16-1, 12
13, NC State, 41-15, 13
14, Miami, 38-17, 14
15, Texas A&M, 36-19-1, 15
16, Oklahoma State, 32-17, 18
17, West Virginia, 34-18, 17
18, LSU, 34-22, 20
19, Baylor, 34-22, 16
20, UC Irvine, 34-16, 22
21, North Carolina, 38-17, 19
22, BYU, 36-15, 23
23, Illinois, 36-17, 24
24, Tennessee, 38-18, NR
25, Dallas Baptist, 38-16, NR

Dropped out: Ole Miss (21), Missouri (25).


USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, UCLA (26), 45-8, 746, 1
2, Vanderbilt (4), 45-10, 724, 2
3, Mississippi State, 45-11, 661, 5
4, Stanford, 39-10, 649, 3
5, Arkansas, 40-15, 591, 4
6, Georgia, 42-14, 568, 7
7, Louisville, 43-13, 559, 8
8, Georgia Tech, 38-16, 553, 6
9, East Carolina, 42-13, 534, 8
10, Texas Tech, 36-15, 463, 10
11, UC Santa Barbara, 44-7, 448, 11
12, Oregon State, 35-16-1, 418, 12
13, Oklahoma State, 32-17, 369, 18
14, North Carolina State, 41-15, 345, 14
15, Texas A&M, 36-19-1, 295, 19
16, Miami, 38-17, 247, 17
17, LSU, 34-22, 220, 20
18, Baylor, 33-15, 212, 13
19, North Carolina, 38-17, 211, 15
20, West Virginia, 34-18, 208, 21
21, Tennessee, 38-18, 122, NR
22, Illinois, 36-17, 111, 24
23, Ole Miss, 33-23, 108, 16
24, Indiana, 36-19, 97, NR
25, Dallas Baptist, 38-16, 75, NR

Schools Dropped Out
No. 22 Missouri, No. 22 Florida State, No. 25 Arizona State.

Others Receiving Votes
Arizona State 50; Creighton 31; Brigham Young 27; Florida Atlantic 16; Central Michigan 12; Missouri 11; Michigan 10; Florida State 9; Fresno State 7; Auburn 7; UC Irvine 6; Wright State 6; Virginia Commonwealth 5; Southern Mississippi 5; Florida 4; Duke 4; Harvard 2; Connecticut 2; Texas State 1; Samford 1.


NCBWA Division I Poll

Rank, School, Record, Previous
1. UCLA, 45-8, 1
2. Vanderbilt, 45-10, 2
3. Stanford, 39-10, 3
4. Mississippi State, 45-11, 4
5. Georgia, 42-14, 9
6. Arkansas, 40-15, 5
7. Texas Tech, 36-15, 8
8. East Carolina, 42-13, 6
9. Georgia Tech, 38-16, 7
10. Louisville, 43-13, 10
11. UC Santa Barbara, 44-7, 11
12. Oregon State, 35-16-1, 12
13. Oklahoma State, 32-17, 14
14. Texas A&M, 36-19-1, 16
15. N.C. State, 41-15, 18
16. Miami, 38-17, 15
17. Baylor, 33-15, 13
18. West Virginia, 34-18, 20
19. LSU, 34-22, 21
20. North Carolina, 38-17, 17
21. Tennessee, 38-18, 23
22. Illinois, 36-17, 25
23. Dallas Baptist, 38-16, 27
24. Ole Miss, 33-23, 19
25. Indiana, 36-19, 30
26. BYU, 36-15, 29
27. Creighton, 35-11, NR
28. Arizona State, 36-15, 26
29. Florida State, 35-20, 22
30. California, 30-18, NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (32-23), California Baptist (35-20), Central Michigan (40-11), Clemson (33-23), Coastal Carolina (30-23-1), Connecticut (33-22), Florida (33-23), Florida Atlantic (37-18), Fresno State (35-14-1), Gonzaga (30-22), Indiana State (36-15), Miami, Ohio (36-17), Michigan (38-16), Missouri (34-21-1), Navy (39-17), Oakland (11-36), Oklahoma (33-21), Old Dominion (35-19), Saint Mary's (33-20), Southern (32-22), Southern Miss (34-19), TCU (29-24), UC Irvine (34-16), Washington (28-22), Wright State (39-15).
Dropped out: Missouri (24), Michigan (27).


Collegiate Baseball Top 30

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. UCLA (45-8), 495, 1
2. Vanderbilt (45-10), 493, 2
3. Stanford (39-10), 490, 3
4. UC Santa Barbara (44-7), 487, 6
5. Arkansas (40-15), 485, 4
6. Mississippi St. (45-11), 484, 5
7. Louisville (43-13), 482, 7
8. Georgia (42-14), 480, 9
9. East Carolina (42-13), 478, 8
10. Oregon St. (35-16-1), 474, 10
11. Georgia Tech. (38-16), 472, 11
12. Texas Tech. (36-15), 468, 15
13. Oklahoma St. (32-17), 467, 16
14. NC State (41-15), 464, 25
15. Miami, Fla. (38-17), 462, 12
16. Baylor (33-15), 460, 14
17. North Carolina (38-17), 458, 13
18. Central Michigan (43-12), 455, 24
19. Florida St. (35-20), 454, 17
20. Arizona St. (36-15), 452, 19
21. LSU (34-22), 450, 20
22. Indiana (36-19), 448, 21
23. Texas A&M (36-19-1), 446, 23
24. West Virginia (34-18), 443, 26
25. Fresno St. (35-14-1), 441, 28
26. Tennessee (38-18), 438, NR
27. California (30-18), 435, NR
28. Dallas Baptist (38-16), 432, 27
29. Florida Atlantic (37-18), 428, 29
30. Brigham Young (36-15), 425, 30

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