College Baseball Roundup

This week's College Baseball Roundup takes a look at the Pac-10 Conference as the Cardinal and Trojans appear poised for another classic series this weekend. Also check out JJ's "Super Sixteen" national rankings as the college baseball regular season has reached its midpoint.

Last Week in the Pac-10 :
* Stanford 2, at Arizona 1
* at USC 2, Oregon State 1
* Arizona State 2, at Washington State 1
* at California 2, UCLA 1
at Missouri 3, Washington 0
 

Pac-10 Standings :
                      Conf.   GB    Overall

USC                    5-1     -     18-14
Arizona State          6-3    0.5    22-12
Stanford               2-1    1.5    22-7
California             5-4    1.5    22-15
Oregon State           3-3    2.0    19-12
Washington             1-2    2.5    12-15-1
UCLA                   1-2    2.5    14-19
Arizona                2-6    4.0    21-14
Washington State       1-5    4.0    13-18

This Week in the Pac-10 :
* USC at Stanford
* Arizona at California
* Washington State at Washington
* Arizona State at UCLA
Hawaii-Hilo at Oregon State
 

JJ's Super Sixteen
** Records are through Sunday 4-7 **

   Team                  Record  Previous

1. Stanford               22-7      1
            * Cardinal with a 3-1 week as they take mid-week game from USF and then 2-of-3 at Arizona.

2. Clemson                27-2      2
            * Tigers go 4-1 with two mid-week wins over East Tenn. St. and Winthrop and then a series win over visiting N.C. State.

3. Rice                   28-7      3
            * Owls with a 2-2 week against tough competition ... drop weekday game to Houston then take 2-of-3 at San Jose State.

4. Wake Forest            25-6      4
            * Demon Deacons continue good play with a 3-1 week including series win over nationally ranked North Carolina.

5. Houston                23-10     5
            * Cougars brake even at 2-2 ... defeat Rice during the week then drop 2-of-3 on the road to a tough East Carolina club.

6. Alabama                28-5      14
            * Crimson Tide prove they're for real with a series sweep of Florida.

7. Georgia Tech           27-4      8
            * Yellow Jackets continue to roll with a perfect 5-0 week (2-0 vs. Georgia Southern, 3-0 vs. Duke).

8. Texas                  28-9      9
            * Longhorns with a 3-1 week as they take single game from UT-San Antonio then take 2-of-3 versus visiting Kansas.

9. South Carolina         24-8      6
            * Gamecocks take mid-week game from Wofford, but then drop two in a row in a rain-shortened series to Arkansas.

10. Cal State Fullerton   21-10     10
            * Titans with a convinicng three-game sweep of Sacramento State including 22-0 thrashing in the series finale.

11. Florida State         30-11     11
            * Seminoles hosted struggling Miami over the weekend and took 2-of-3.

12. Baylor                22-12     12
            * Bears go 2-1 last week as they win mid-week game at TCU then spilt two games over the weekend with Oklahoma State.

13. Nebraska              21-10     13
            * Cornhuskers with impressive 4-1 week including a hard-faught series win over a talented Oklahoma team over the weekend.

14. Florida               24-10     7
            * Gators take a fall after 0-4 week including a weekend sweep at the hands of Alabama.

15. North Carolina        22-11     15
            * Tar Heels take two mid-week games then drop 2-of-3 at Wake Forest over the weekend.

16. Mississippi           25-7      NA
            * Rebels in the poll after a perfect 4-0 week including weekend sweep of Vanderbilt.
 

Dropped Out : Wichita State (20-7, 4-1 last week)
 

Inside the "Super Sixteen" :
* Stanford and Clemson are the only two teams in the poll to have not lost more than one game in a week this season.

* Stanford, Clemson, Rice and Wake Forest, are the only teams without a weekend series loss this season.

* Clemson finished their 24-game homestand last weekend ... will play a home-and-home two-game mid-week series with Georgia then travel to Chapel Hill to battle North Carolina over the weekend.

* 5 of the top 9 in the preseason "Super Sixteen" poll have fallen out completely ... #3 Miami, #5 USC, #6 Tulane, #7 Notre Dame, and #9 LSU.

* Stanford and Clemson have been ranked Nos. 1 and 2 respectively every week this season.


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