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April 29 Baseball National Rankings, Report

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Overall Record: 29-16
SEC: 13-8

Last Week’s Results (3-1)
April 23 (Tue.) – LAMAR (W, 5-3)
April 26 (Fri.) – at Alabama (L, 1-6)
April 27 (Sat.) – at Alabama (W, 5-2)
April 28 (Sun.) – at Alabama (W, 5-4)

This Week’s Schedule
May 3 (Fri.) – OLE MISS, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 4 (Sat.) – OLE MISS, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 5 (Sun.) – OLE MISS, 2:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU is 13-8 in the Southeastern Conference, and the Tigers are two games behind first-place Arkansas and Vanderbilt in the SEC overall standings … the Tigers posted a 2-1 series victory over Alabama last weekend in Tuscaloosa … freshman right-hander Landon Marceaux posted two wins in two starts last week versus Lamar and Alabama … he worked a total of eight innings in the two outings, limiting the opposition to two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts … he defeated Alabama on Sunday in his first career appearance in an SEC game to clinch the series for the Tigers … Marceaux pitched five innings against the Crimson Tide, allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts … he earned a win over Lamar on Tuesday, pitching three shutout innings while limiting the Cardinals to three hits with one strikeout … sophomore right-hander Eric Walker defeated Alabama on Saturday as he recorded a career-best nine strikeouts in the win … Walker limited the Crimson Tide to one run on five hits in 5.2 innings … he allowed a solo homer to the first Alabama he faced in the bottom of the first inning, but he blanked the Crimson Tide throughout the remainder of his outing … sophomore right-hander Devin Fontenot recorded two saves in the Alabama series to increase his season total to six … Fontenot pitched a total of 2.1 innings in two appearances, allowing one run on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts … he pitched 1.1 perfect innings on Saturday with two strikeouts to preserve LSU’s 5-2 win … on Sunday, Alabama scored a run against Fontenot in the bottom of the ninth to narrow LSU’s lead to 5-4, and the Crimson Tide loaded the bases with two outs, but Fontenot struck out Bama DH Keith Holcombe on three pitches to end the game and earn the save … freshman second baseman Gavin Dugas, who has been recovering from a thumb injury, played last weekend for the first time since February 24 versus Bryant … Dugas started the Saturday and Sunday games at Alabama, and he delivered three hits in the series, including a two-out, two-run single to highlight LSU’s three-run rally in the third inning of Sunday’s win … sophomore catcher Saul Garza the Friday and Sunday games of the Alabama series, and he was 3-for-7 at the plate over the weekend with a double and a solo home run … Garza homered in an SEC series for the second straight weekend after entering the April 18-20 Florida series with no homers on the year.

PG College Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 34-7, 1
2, Oregon State, 31-10-1, 2
3, Stanford, 31-7, 3
4, Vanderbilt, 34-9, 5
5, Arkansas, 34-11, 6
6, Mississippi State, 36-9, 11
7, Louisville, 35-9, 10
8, East Carolina, 33-11, 12
9, LSU, 29-16, 9
10, UC Santa Barbara, 32-7, 7
11, Georgia Tech, 30-14, 16
12, Georgia, 33-12, 4
13, Texas Tech, 29-13, 15
14, North Carolina, 33-12, 14
15, Mississippi, 30-15, 17
16, Texas A&M, 30-15-1, 8
17, UC Irvine, 28-10, 21
18, West Virginia, 26-15, 22
19, Indiana, 30-14, 24
20, Baylor, 30-12, NR
21, Arizona State, 32-10, 18
22, NC State, 33-12, 13
23, Miami, 31-14, NR
24, Michigan, 31-11, NR
25, Tennessee, 31-14, 20

Dropped out: Auburn (19), Oklahoma State (23), Louisiana Tech (25).


D1Baseball Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 34-7, 1
2, Stanford, 31-7, 3
3, Oregon State, 31-10-1, 2
4, Vanderbilt, 34-9, 5
5, Arkansas, 34-11, 8
6, Mississippi State, 36-9, 9
7, Louisville, 35-9, 7
8, Georgia Tech, 30-14, 11
9, Georgia, 33-12, 4
10, East Carolina, 33-11, 12
11, Texas Tech, 29-13, 18
12, LSU, 29-16, 13
13, Ole Miss, 30-15, 19
14, Texas A&M, 30-15-1, 6
15, North Carolina, 33-12, 16
16, Baylor, 30-12, 21
17, West Virginia, 26-15, 17
18, UC Santa Barbara, 32-7, 10
19, Indiana, 30-14, 23
20, NC State, 33-12, 14
21, Miami, 31-14, 24
22, Arizona State, 32-10, 15
23, Florida State, 28-15, NR
24, Missouri, 30-15-1, NR
25, UC Irvine, 28-10, NR

Dropped Out
Tennessee, 31-14, 20
Oklahoma State, 25-16, 22
Auburn, 27-17, 25


Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 34-7, 1
2, Stanford, 31-7, 2
3, Vanderbilt, 34-9, 5
4, Oregon State, 31-10-1, 4
5, Arkansas, 34-11, 6
6, Mississippi State, 36-9, 9
7, Louisville, 35-9, 7
8, Georgia, 33-12, 3
9, East Carolina, 33-11, 11
10, Georgia Tech, 30-14, 12
11, Texas Tech, 29-13, 15
12, LSU, 29-16, 14
13, UC Santa Barbara, 32-7, 8
14, North Carolina, 33-12, 17
15, Texas A&M, 30-15-1, 10
16, Baylor, 30-12, 24
17, West Virginia, 26-15, 18
18, Ole Miss, 30-15, 23
19, UC Irvine, 28-10, 19
20, Arizona State, 32-10, 13
21, NC State, 33-12, 16
22, Indiana, 30-14, 25
23, Miami, 31-14, NR
24, Missouri, 30-15-1, NR
25, BYU, 29-10, NR


Collegiate Baseball Top 30

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. UCLA (34-7), 495, 1
2. Vanderbilt (34-9), 493, 5
3. Stanford (31-7), 490, 2
4. Louisville (35-9), 488, 7
5. Oregon St. (31-10-1), 485, 3
6. Arkansas (34-11), 484, 8
7. Mississippi St. (36-9), 482, 9
8. UC Santa Barbara (32-7), 480, 6
9. Georgia (33-12), 477, 4
10. East Carolina (33-11), 475, 11
11. North Carolina (33-12), 473, 12
12. Arizona St. (32-10), 470, 10
13. LSU (29-16), 467, 15
14. Georgia Tech. (30-14), 466, 17
15. Baylor (30-12), 464, 23
16. Texas Tech. (29-13), 461, 21
17. Mississippi (30-15), 459, 22
18. UC Irvine (28-10), 456, 19
19. Texas A&M (30-15-1), 454, 13
20. NC State (33-12), 451, 14
21. Oklahoma St. (25-16), 449, 16
22. Michigan (31-11), 448, NR
23. Indiana (30-14), 447, 24
24. Miami, Fla. (31-14), 445, 26
25. Florida St. (28-15), 443, 27
26. Duke (27-17), 441, 25
27. Brigham Young (29-10), 438, 29
28. West Virginia (26-15), 435, 30
29. Southern Miss (29-13), 429, NR
30. Texas St. (31-13), 425, NR


USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, UCLA (28), 34-7, 771, 1
2, Vanderbilt (2), 34-9, 709, 4
3, Stanford, 31-7, 705, 3
4, Oregon State, 31-10-1, 661, 2
5, Louisville, 35-9, 631, 6
6, Arkansas, 34-11, 630, 7
7, Mississippi State (1), 36-9, 627, 8
8, Georgia, 33-12, 484, 5
9, Georgia Tech, 30-14, 478, 13
10, East Carolina, 33-11, 465, 12
11, North Carolina, 33-12, 413, 15
12, Texas Tech, 29-13, 376, 17
13, UC Santa Barbara, 32-7, 374, 9
14, LSU, 29-16, 366, 16
15, Mississippi, 30-15, 319, 19
16, Arizona State, 32-10, 303, 11
17, Texas A&M, 30-15-1, 274, 10
18, Baylor, 30-12, 269, 22
19, NC State, 33-12, 238, 14
20, West Virginia, 26-15, 215, 20
21, Miami, 31-14, 158, 24
22, Indiana, 30-14, 117, 25
23, Tennessee, 31-14, 78, 18
24, UC Irvine, 28-10, 74, NR
t25, Florida State, 28-15, 51, NR
t25, Missouri, 30-15-1, 51, NR

Schools Dropped Out
No. 21 Auburn, No. 23 Oklahoma State.

Others Receiving Votes
Michigan 40; Brigham Young 31; Indiana State 31; Auburn 24; Dallas Baptist 23; Texas State 21; Southern Mississippi 18; Florida Atlantic 11; Oklahoma State 8; Duke 7; Illinois 7; Florida 7; Gonzaga 3; Samford 3; Bryant 2; Clemson 1; Creighton 1.


NCBWA Top 30

Rank, School, Record, Previous
1. UCLA, 34-7, 1
2. Stanford, 31-7, 2
2. Vanderbilt, 34-9, 4
4. Oregon State, 31-10-1, 3
5. Louisville, 35-9, 6
6. Arkansas, 34-11, 7
7. Mississippi State, 36-9, 10
8. East Carolina, 33-11, 11
9. Georgia, 33-12, 5
10. Texas Tech, 29-13, 17
11. North Carolina, 33-12, 12
12. Georgia Tech, 30-14, 16
13. UC Santa Barbara, 32-7, 8
14. LSU, 29-16, 14
15. Baylor, 30-12, 18
16. Ole Miss, 30-15, 19
17. Texas A&M, 30-15-1, 9
18. Arizona State, 32-10, 13
19. West Virginia, 26-15, 20
20. Miami, 31-14, 22
21. NC State, 33-12, 15
22. UC Irvine, 28-10, 24
23. Indiana, 30-14, 26
24. Tennessee, 31-14, 21
25. BYU, 29-10, 29
26. Michigan, 31-11, 30
27. Florida State, 28-15, RV
28. Auburn, 27-17, 23
29. Missouri, 30-15-1, RV
30. Oklahoma State, 25-16, 25

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bryant (31-13), California (23-15), Coastal Carolina (26-18-1), Coppin State (24-17), Creighton (25-10), Dallas Baptist (30-13), Duke (27-17), Florida (28-18), Florida Atlantic (29-14), Gonzaga (23-17), Illinois (28-14), Illinois State (27-17), Indiana State (32-9), Iowa (24-16), Louisiana Tech (28-16), Miami (OH) (31-12), Navy (34-15), New Mexico State (30-11), Oklahoma (30-15), Oregon (23-18), Pepperdine (19-17), Sam Houston State (24-17), Southern Miss (29-13), TCU (23-19), Texas State (31-13), Tulane (27-16), Wake Forest (26-19), Wright State (30-13). 

Dropped out: TCU (27), Creighton (28). 

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