NCAA Baseball: Road to Omaha #2

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NCAA Baseball:  Road to Omaha #2 –  March 2, 2015 

                 By: Trent A. Brinkley     March 2, 2015. Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)

   In this edition of my NCAA Baseball: Road to Omaha series, I breakdown the latest week of college baseball action from February 23- March 1. This edition of my NCAA Baseball: Road to Omaha series I break down the Top 25 Rankings, Biggest Jumps in the Rankings, Biggest Drops in the Rankings, Best Teams in the nation, Underrated Team in the nation, and MVPs from each conference from the week of baseball. Be sure to follow me on my various forms of social media, the links are at the bottom of this article, and let me know what you think of this article or anything baseball related or sports in general. The 3rd Edition of my NCAA Baseball: Road to Omaha series will come out on March 16, 2015. Check out as well at the bottom of this article the work that I have coming out soon, as well as future articles in general coming out too. Thank you readers for all the support you give and the interaction you do with me on social media, it means a lot, have a great day readers! So here is my latest edition of my NCAA Baseball: Road to Omaha series.

NCAA Baseball:  Road to Omaha #2 –  March 2, 2015 

Top 25 Rankings

1. Vanderbilt (9-2)

2. Florida (10-1)

3. Virginia (10-0)

4. UCLA (10-1)

5. South Carolina (7-2)

6. TCU (7-1)

7. LSU (10-1)

8. Oregon (10-2)

9. UCF (10-1)

10. Rice (8-5)

11. North Carolina (6-3)

12. Maryland (7-2)

13. Texas Tech (9-1)

14. Texas A&M (12-0)

15. Mississippi State (13-0)

16. Houston (8-4)

17. Arizona State (7-4)

18. Texas (8-4)

19. Miami (8-4)

20. Louisville (7-4)

21. Oklahoma State (7-4)

22. Ole Miss (6-4)

23. UC Santa Barbara (8-3)

24. Florida Atlantic (9-2)

25. Tulane (10-2)

Biggest Jumps in the Rankings:

  • Oregon:
    • Last Week: 20th in the Nation
    • This Week8th in the Nation
  • Central Florida
    • Last Week: 23rd in the Nation
    • This Week: 9th in the Nation
  • Mississippi State:
    • Last Week: 22nd in the Nation 
    • This Week: 15th in the Nation
  • Florida Atlantic:
    • Last Week: Not Ranked
    • This Week: 24th in the Nation
  • Tulane:
    • Last Week: Not Ranked
    • This Week: 25th in the Nation

 

Biggest Drops in the Rankings:

  • Texas:
    • Last Week: 9th in the Nation
    • This Place: 18th in the Nation
  • Houston:
    • Last Week: 6th in the Nation
    • This Week: 16th in the Nation
  • Miami:
    • Last Week: 15th in the Nation
    • This Week: 19th in the Nation
  • Louisville:
    • Last Week: 16th in the Nation
    • This Place: 20th in the Nation

 

Teams that dropped out: Alabama (7-5) , Illinois (8-2-1)

Others receiving votes: Auburn, Dallas Baptist, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Long Beach State, Nevada, New Mexico, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Southern California 

Best Teams in College Baseball

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Vanderbilt:

  • Last Week’s Record: (5-0)
  • Best Hitters:
    • Dansby Swanson:  .370 BA  5 Doubles 12 RBIs  .565 Slugging%  .434 On-Base%
    • Rhett Wiseman: .356 BA  1 HR  9 RBIs  .578 Slugging%  .431 On-Base%
  • Best Pitchers:
    • Carson Fulmer: (2-0)  1.12 ERA  8 BB Allowed  24 K’s  .151 Opposing BA
    • Philip Pfeifer:  5 Appearances  (1-0)  5 BB Allowed  11 K’s  .162 Opposing BA

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UCLA:

  • Last Week’s Record: (4-0)
    • Best Hitters:
      • Chris Keck:       .361 BA  4 HR  19 RBIs  .833 Slugging%  .479 On-Base%
      • Kevin Kramer:  .455 BA  3 HR   9 RBIs   .795 Slugging%  .556 On-Base%
    • Best Pitchers:
      • Cody Poteet:     (2-0)  1.29 ERA  7 BB Allowed  10 K’s   .196 Opposing BA
      • Grant Watson:  (2-0)  1.42 ERA  2 BB  Allowed  9 K’s    .194 Opposing BA

 

Underrated Team in College Baseball

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 – Tulane:

  • Last Week’s Record: (4-1)
  • Best Hitters:
    • Hunter Hope: .383 BA  2 HR  7 RBIs  .596 Slugging%  .431 On-Base%
    • Lex Kaplan:    .333 BA  1 HR  4 RBIs  .548 Slugging%  .440 On-Base%
  • Best Pitchers:
    • Tim Yandel:    (1-0)  0.93 ERA  4 BB Allowed  13 Strikeouts  .119 Opposing BA
    • Corey Merrill: (1-0)  1.04 ERA  6 BB Allowed  14 Strikeouts  .214 Opposing BA

 

MVP’s from Each Division 1 Conference:

American East Conference:            Albany OF Eric Mueller 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .400 BA  5 RBIs  .450 Slugging%  .429 On-Base%

American Athletic Conference:  East Carolina University  C/1B/DH  Luke Lowery

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  • 2015 Stats:  .448 BA  4 HR  12 RBIs  .897 Slugging%   .568 On-Base%

Atlantic Coast Conference:            Clemson INF Weston Wilson 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .306 BA  3 HR  9 RBIs  .583 Slugging%  .342 On-Base%

Atlantic 10 Conference:  Xavier INF Andre Jernigan 

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  • 2015 Stats: .294 BA  4 Doubles   6 RBIs   .471 Slugging%  .419 On-Base%

Atlantic Sun Conference: Florida Gulf Coast OF/RHP Adam Eggnatz 

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  • 2015 Stats:   .326 BA  8 RBIs  .395 Slugging%  .356 On-Base%
  • 2015 Stats:    0.00 ERA  2 2/3 IP   4 K’s   .300 opposing BA

Big 10 Conference:                       Michigan RHP Bryan Pall 

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  • 2015 Stats:  4 Appearances  1.12 ERA  7 K’s  2 BB Allowed   .200 Opposing BA

Big 12 Conference:                   Texas OF Collin Shaw 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .340 BA  11 RBIs  .596 Slugging%  .426 On-Base%

Big South Conference:           UNC-Asheville Catcher Lucas Owens 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .438 BA  1 HR  6 RBIs  .688 Slugging%  .500 On-Base%

Big West Conference:                Cal Poly SS Peter Van Gansen

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  • 2015 Stats:  .444 BA  7 RBIs  .528 Slugging%  .459 On-Base%

Colonial Athletic Association: UNC-Wilmington RHP Austin Magestro 

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  • 2015 Stats:  (1-1)  1.59 ERA  15 K’s  3 BB Allowed  .111 Opposing BA

Conference USA:                     Rice Catcher John Clay Reeves

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  • 2015 Stats:   .377 BA  2 HR  15 RBIs  .547 Slugging%  .424 On-Base%

Horizon League:                   Illinois-Chicago 1B/LHP Jeff Boehm 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .435 BA  3 HR  14 RBIs   .913 Slugging%  .606 On-Base%

Metro Atlantic:                    Savannah State 1B Charles Sikes

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  • 2015 Stats:  .375 BA  2 HR  13 RBIs   .675 Slugging%   .472 On-Base%

Mid-American:                           Akron 2B/LF Kris Simonton

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  • 2015 Stats:  .333 BA  4 RBIs  .361 Slugging%  .400 On-Base%

Missouri Valley:                          Creighton INF Reagan Fowler

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  • 2015 Stats: .303 BA  5 RBIs  .394 Slugging%  .314 On-Base%

Mountain West:                       Air Force  CF Adam Groesbeck 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .378 BA  3 2B  1 3B  2 HR  5 RBIs   .676 Slugging   .425 On-Base%

Northeast Conference:                     Bryant OF Matt Albanese 

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  • 2015 Stats: .280 BA  3 Doubles  5 RBIs  .400 Slugging%  .321 On-Base%

Ohio Valley Conference:        Wichita State 1B/C  Ryan Tinkman 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .382 BA  7 RBIs  .529 Slugging%  .462 On-Base%

Pac-12 Conference:                    UCLA OF Ty Moore 

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  • 2015 Stats: .550 BA  9 RBIs  .650 Slugging%  .620 On-Base%

Patriot Conference:                         Army UT Jon Rosoff 

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  • 2015 Stats: .308BA  2 HR  13 RBIs  .500 Slugging%  .379 On-Base%

Southeast Conference:         Vanderbilt RHP Carson Fulmer

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  • 2015 Stats: (1-0) 0.00 ERA  6 IP  11 K’s  .100 Opposing BA

Southern:                                     Campbell RHP Nick Thayer 

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  • 2015 Stats: (2-0) 0.47 ERA  1 ER  3 BB Allowed  17 K’s

Southland:                              Abilene Christian RHP Nate Cole

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  • 2015 Stats:  2 Appearances  6 2/3 IP   1 BB Allowed  7 K’s   .125 Opposing BA

Southwestern:                        Grambling State OF Edwin Drexler 

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Summit:                     North Dakota State INF Mason Pierzchalsk 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .333 BA  6 RBIs  .370 Slugging%  .387 On-Base%

Sun Belt:                     Louisiana- Lafayette Catcher Nick Thurman

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  • 2015 Stats:  .433 BA  4 Doubles  6 RBIs  .700 Slugging%  .469 On-Base%

West Coast:                                  Gonzaga INF Mitchell Gunsolus 

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  • 2015 Stats:  .462 BA  1 HR  6 RBIs  .654 Slugging%  .509 On-Base%

Western Atlantic:                   Grand Canyon  Chad De La Guerra

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  • 2015 Stats: .341 BA  3 HR  16 RBIs  .610 Slugging%  .408 On-Base%

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