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May 6 Baseball National Rankings, Report

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Overall Record: 30-18
SEC: 14-10

Last Week’s Results
May 3 (Fri.) – OLE MISS (W, 8-3)
May 4 (Sat.) – OLE MISS (L, 1-5)
May 5 (Sun.) – OLE MISS (L, 15-19)

This Week’s Schedule
May 7 (Tue.) – LOUISIANA TECH, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 9 (Thu.) – at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
May 10 (Fri.) – at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 11 (Sat.) – at Arkansas, 1 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU is 14-10 in the Southeastern Conference, and the Tigers are three games behind first-place Arkansas in the SEC Western Division standings … LSU plays at Arkansas this week in a three-game SEC series that begins on Thursday night … the Tigers hit .331 (39-for-118) in last weekend’s Ole Miss series with six doubles, seven homers and 24 runs … the Tigers collected season-highs of 22 hits and five home runs in Sunday’s game against the Rebels … senior rightfielder Antoine Duplantis hit . 538 (7-for-13) in the Ole Miss series with one double , one homer, six RBI and three runs … Duplantis raised his LSU career hits total to 330, and he is now No. 3 on the all-time LSU hits list … Duplantis needs just three hits to surpass Blake Dean (332 hits, 2007-10 for second place on the career hits chart, and he needs 23 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, as he now has 1,028 at-bats in his four-year career .. the previous at-bats record of 1,019 was held by former LSU shortstop Jason Williams (1993-96) … Duplantis tied the LSU career triples record earlier this season – he and former second baseman Todd Walker (1992-94) are currently tied at the top of the school list with 15 triples … junior shortstop Josh Smith hit .583 (7-for-12) in the Ole Miss series with one homer, four RBI and three runs … senior third baseman Chris Reid batted .462 (6-for-13) in the series with two doubles, one RBI and two runs … freshman first baseman Cade Beloso launched two homers in Sunday’s game against Ole Miss, marking the second multi-homer game of his career … Beloso also blasted two dingers on March 9 against California … junior right-hander Zack Hess, the Tigers’ No. 1 weekend starter throughout the past two seasons, was moved to the bullpen prior to the Ole Miss series, and he delivered a brilliant performance in Friday’s win over the Rebels … Hess worked four innings (55 pitches), allowing one run on three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts … sophomore catcher Saul Garza launched a three-run homer in Sunday’s game against Ole Miss, marking the third straight weekend he has homered in an SEC series (vs. Florida, at Alabama, vs. Ole Miss) … Garza had not homered this season prior to the April 18-20 Florida series.

D1 Baseball Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 37-8, 1
2, Stanford, 34-8, 2
3, Vanderbilt, 38-9, 4
4, Arkansas, 37-12, 5
5, Mississippi State, 38-10, 6
6, Louisville, 39-9, 7
7, Georgia Tech, 33-14, 8
8, Georgia, 37-12, 9
9, East Carolina, 36-11, 10
10, Texas Tech, 33-14, 11
11, Ole Miss, 32-17, 13
12, Oregon State, 31-14-1, 3
13, North Carolina, 34-12, 15
14, Baylor, 32-13, 16
15, LSU, 30-18, 12
16, UC Santa Barbara, 36-7, 18
17, Texas A&M, 32-17-1, 14
18, Oklahoma State, 28-16, NR
19, NC State, 37-12, 20
20, Miami, 34-14, 21
21, Missouri, 33-16-1, 24
22, West Virginia, 28-17, 17
23, Florida State, 30-16, 23
24, Iowa, 29-17, NR
25, Illinois, 31-16, NR

Dropped Out
Indiana, 31-16, 19
Arizona State, 33-12, 22
UC Irvine, 29-13, 25


Perfect Game Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 37-8, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 38-9, 4
3, Stanford, 34-8, 3
4, Arkansas, 37-12, 5
5, Mississippi State, 38-10, 6
6, Louisville, 39-9, 7
7, East Carolina, 36-11, 8
8, UC Santa Barbara, 36-7, 10
9, Georgia Tech, 33-14, 11
10, Georgia, 37-12, 12
11, Texas Tech, 33-14, 13
12, Mississippi, 32-17, 15
13, Oregon State, 31-14-1, 2
14, North Carolina, 34-12, 14
15, LSU, 30-18, 9
16, Baylor, 32-13, 20
17, NC State, 37-12, 22
18, Miami, 34-14, 23
19, Texas A&M, 32-17-1, 16
20, West Virginia, 28-17, 18
21, Michigan, 34-11, 24
22, Missouri, 33-16-1, NR
23, UC Irvine, 29-13, 17
24, BYU, 31-12, NR
25, Oklahoma State, 28-16, NR


Dropped out: Indiana (19), Arizona State (21), Tennessee (25).

Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, UCLA, 37-8, 1
2, Vanderbilt, 38-9, 3
3, Stanford, 34-8, 2
4, Arkansas, 37-12, 5
5, Mississippi State, 38-10, 6
6, Louisville, 39-9, 7
7, Georgia, 37-12, 8
8, East Carolina, 36-11, 9
9, Texas Tech, 33-14, 11
10, Georgia Tech, 33-14, 10
11, Ole Miss, 32-17, 18
12, Oregon State, 31-14-1, 4
13, UC Santa Barbara, 36-7, 13
14, North Carolina, 34-12, 14
15, Baylor, 32-13, 16
16, LSU, 30-18, 12
17, NC State, 37-12, 21
18, Miami, 34-14, 23
19, Texas A&M, 32-17-1, 15
20, Missouri, 33-16-1, 24
21, West Virginia, 28-17, 17
22, Oklahoma State, 28-16, NR
23, Michigan, 34-11, NR
24, Arizona St., 33.12, 20
25, BYU, 31-12, NR


Collegiate Baseball Top 30

Rank, Team (Record), Points, Previous
1. UCLA (37-8), 495, 1
2. Vanderbilt (38-9), 494, 2
3. Louisville (39-9), 491, 4
4. Stanford (34-8), 490, 3
5. Arkansas (37-12), 486, 6
6. Mississippi St. (38-10), 484, 7
7. UC Santa Barbara (36-7), 483, 8
8. Georgia (37-12), 480, 9
9. East Carolina (36-11), 476, 10
10. North Carolina (34-12), 474, 11
11. Oregon St. (31-14-1), 472, 5
12. Georgia Tech. (33-14), 470, 14
13. Mississippi (32-17), 467, 17
14. Baylor (32-13), 466, 15
15. Texas Tech. (33-14), 464, 16
16. Oklahoma St. (28-16), 462, 21
17. Arizona St. (33-12), 459, 12
18. LSU (30-18), 457, 13
19. Michigan (34-11), 456, 22
20. NC State (37-12), 452, 20
21. Texas A&M (32-17-1), 450, 19
22. Miami (Fla.) (34-14), 448, 24
23. Florida St. (30-16), 446, 25
24. Florida Atlantic (32-15), 443, NR
25. Indiana (31-16), 441, 23
26. Iowa (29-17), 438, NR
27. Duke (28-18), 435, 26
28. Central Michigan (34-12), 432, NR
29. Fresno St. (30-13-1), 429, NR
30. Brigham Young (31-12), 425, 27


USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, UCLA (23), 37-8, 765, 1
2, Vanderbilt (7), 38-9, 741, 2
3, Stanford, 34-8, 677, 3
4, Arkansas, 37-12, 661, 6
5, Louisville (1), 39-9, 651, 5
6, Mississippi State, 38-10, 638, 7
7, Georgia, 37-12, 548, 8
8, Georgia Tech, 33-14, 512, 9
9, East Carolina, 36-11, 507, 10
10, Texas Tech, 33-14, 451, 12
11, Oregon State, 31-14-1, 450, 4
12, North Carolina, 34-12, 410, 11
13, UC Santa Barbara, 36-7, 401, 13
14, Mississippi, 32-17, 375, 15
15, Baylor, 32-13, 295, 18
16, NC State, 37-12, 266, 19
17, LSU 30-18, 263, 14
18, Texas A&M, 32-17-1, 229, 17
19, Miami, 34-14, 218, 21
20, Arizona State, 33-12, 177, 16
21, Oklahoma State, 28-16, 153, NR
22, Missouri, 33-16-1, 119, 25
23, West Virginia, 28-17, 114, 20
24, Tennessee, 32-16, 86, 23
25, Florida State, 30-16, 70, 25

Dropped Out
No. 22 Indiana, No. 24 UC Irvine.

Others Receiving Votes
Michigan 62; Illinois 44; Auburn 39; Brigham Young 37; Indiana State 26; Florida Atlantic 15; Indiana 15; Iowa 13; Southern Mississippi 11; Dallas Baptist 10; Duke 6; UC Irvine 6; Creighton 5; Texas State 5; Wright State 2; New Mexico State 1; Navy 1.

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