LSU's Brandt Broussard
Gus Stark

Feb. 26 Baseball National Rankings

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Overall Record: 4-3

Last Week’s Results (3-1)
February 21 (Wed.) – NEW ORLEANS (W, 14-6)
February 23 (Fri.) – TEXAS (W, 13-4)
February 24 (Sat.) – TEXAS (W, 10-5)
February 25 (Sun.) – TEXAS (L, 1-11)

This Week’s Schedule
February 27 (Tue.) – GRAMBLING, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
February 28 (Wed.) – at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. CT (Cox Sports Television)
March 2 (Fri.) – TOLEDO, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 3 (Sat.) – SACRED HEART, 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 4 (Sun.) – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, 3 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won three of four games last week, including a series victory over No. 14 Texas in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field … LSU is No. 14 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll, marking the 117th consecutive week the Tigers have appeared in the poll … LSU has been ranked every week since the beginning of the 2012 season … junior second baseman Brandt Broussard led LSU to three wins in four games last week, batting .563 (9-for-16) with one double, five runs, two stolen bases and seven RBI … in the Tigers’ series victory over No. 14 Texas, Broussard hit .538 (7-for-13) with one double, three runs, one steal and six RBI … he was 4-for-5 at the plate in LSU’s 13-4 win over Friday night with one double, four RBI and two runs … Broussard is LSU’s leading hitter on the season, batting .478 (11-for-23) with one double, five runs, 10 RBI and three stolen bases … he is the son of Burke Broussard, LSU’s starting second baseman on its first College World Series team in 1986 … junior outfielder Antoine Duplantis hit. 389 (7-for-18) in four games last week with one double, two triples, five RBI and four runs scored … freshman outfielder Daniel Cabrera collected six RBI last week, including his first career collegiate home run, a solo blast in Saturday’s 10-5 win over Texas … as a team, the Tigers batted .351 (53-for-151) last week with 13 doubles, two triples, one homer and 38 runs (an average of 9.5 runs per game) … sophomore right-hander Zack Hess defeated No. 14 Texas on Friday night by limiting the Longhorns to two runs on five hits in six innings with two walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts … Hess fired 99 pitches and was most impressive in the latter stages of the outing, retiring in order the final eight batters he faced … Hess struck out the side in the first inning of the contest, and three of his final five outs in the fifth and sixth innings were recorded via strikeout … sophomore left-hander Nick Bush appeared in three of the Tigers’ four games last week and fired a combined 2.2 innings, allowing no earned runs with one walk and four strikeouts … sophomore right-hander Matthew Beck worked 2.1 shutout innings in two appearances, including a relief win over Texas on Saturday when he pitched 1.1 scoreless frames with no hits and two strikeouts.

Baseball America Top 25

Team, Record, Last Week, Previous
1. Florida, 7-1, 4-1, 1
2. Oregon State, 8-0, 5-0, 2
3. Florida State, 7-0, 4-0, 3
4. Stanford, 8-0, 5-0, 9
5. Texas Tech, 6-0, 3-0, 5
6. Arkansas, 5-2, 2-2, 4
7. TCU, 4-2, 2-1, 7
8. Kentucky, 7-1, | 3-1, 8
9. Texas A&M, 7-0, 4-0, 10
10. Clemson, 7-0, 4-0, 11
11. UCLA, 6-1, 3-1, 12
12. Ole Miss, 7-0, 4-0, 16
13. North Carolina| 3-5, 1-4, 6
14. Virginia, 4-3, 2-2, 15
15. Southern Miss, 5-2, 2-2, 17
16. LSU, 4-3, 3-1, 22
17. Texas, 4-3, 2-2, 14
18. Vanderbilt, 8-0, 5-0, 18
19. Louisville, 7-0, 4-0, 19
20. Indiana, 6-1, 4-0, 20
21. South Alabama, 7-1, 4-0, 21
22. St. John’s, 7-0, 4-0, 22
23. UCF, 4-3, 3-1, 24
24. Connecticut, 4-2, 2-1, 25
25. Auburn, 8-0, 5-0, 13

Dropping Out: Cal State Fullerton (13).

D1Baseball.com Top 25

Rank, Team, Overall Record, Previous
1, Florida, 7-1, 1
2, Oregon State, 8-0, 2
3, Texas Tech, 7-0, 3
4, Florida State, 7-0, 5
5, Arkansas, 5-2, 4
6, TCU, 4-2, 7
7, Kentucky, 7-1, 8
8, Stanford, 8-0, 12
9, Ole Miss, 7-0, 9
10, Texas A&M, 7-0, 10
11, UCLA, 6-1, 11
12, Vanderbilt, 7-1, 13
13, Louisville, 7-0, 14
14, Clemson, 7-0, 25
15, South Alabama, 7-1, 18
16, Southern Miss, 5-2, 15
17, Indiana, 6-1, 20
18, East Carolina, 6-1, NR
19, Virginia, 4-3, 17
20, North Carolina, 3-5, 6
21, Mississippi State, 3-4, 21
22, LSU, 4-3, 23
23, Texas, 4-3, 19
24, Houston, 4-2, 24
25, Dallas Baptist, 3-3, 16

Dropped Out: Cal State Fullerton, 1-6, 1-3

Collegiate Baseball Top 30

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. Oregon St. (8-0), 496, 2
2. Florida (7-1), 495, 1
3. Florida St. (7-0), 493, 4
4. Texas Tech. (7-0), 491, 5
5. Vanderbilt (7-1), 488, 6
6. Kentucky (7-1), 484, 8
7. Clemson (7-0), 480, 12
8. Stanford (8-0), 477, 14
9. UCLA (6-1), 475, 11
10. Louisville (7-0), 472, 18
11. South Alabama (7-1), 470, 17
12. TCU (4-2), 467, 9
13. San Diego (7-2), 465, NR
14. LSU (4-3), 463, 15
15. Arkansas (5-2), 461, 3
16. NC State (7-1), 459, 24
17. Texas A&M (7-0), 456, 25
18. Auburn (8-0), 454, 26
19. Stetson (6-1), 452, 28
20. Ole Miss (7-0), 449, 29
21. St. John’s (7-0), 446, NR
22. Indiana (6-1), 444, NR
23. South Carolina (6-2), 440, 21
24. Dallas Baptist (3-3), 438, 10
25. Southern Miss (5-2), 436, 13
26. Virginia (4-3), 432, 16
27. Texas (4-3), 429, 19
28. Missouri St. (4-2), 426, 23
29. East Carolina (6-1), 424, NR
30. Alabama (7-0), 421, NR

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