As expected, Cal is finding the tougher portion of its schedule to be, well, tough. Stanford is on the move, Oregon State is on the bad kind of move, and the same old team is at the top of the heap.
ASU won two of three vs. Washington. Scores: 10-2, 4-9, 10-4
Arizona State continues to get it done but the Devils only have one home conference series left.
Oregon won two of three at USC. Scores: 12-2, 4-5 (10 inn.), 8-4
The Ducks now have a winning Pac-10 record which is very impressive for the program’s sophomore season.
Stanford won all three vs. Cal.
Scores: 3-2, 15-12, 11-10
It’s the Cardinal’s turn to be the red-hot team…on the weekends. Stanford has won seven straight Pac-10 games but has lost five of its last six midweek games.
UCLA won two of three at ARIZONA. Scores: 6-3 (10 inn.), 6-2, 4-6
The UA’s Friday night error means the Bruins are in 3rd place instead of the Cats.
WSU won two of three vs. OSU. Scores: 5-1, 12-4, 2-3
That’s three straight series losses for the Beavers. Better get them some lug nuts. The wheels are falling off.
Stanford spanking Cal means we have a new team in ASU’s rearview mirror. Ye Pac-Tenne Standyngs:
The polls, however, aren’t as high on Stanford. That’s where those midweek losses come in.
BAS = Baseball America
COL = Collegiate Baseball
NAT = National Collegiate Baseball Writers
USA = USA Today/ESPN coaches’ poll
RIV = Rivals.com
CBCRDI = College Baseball Cumulative Rankings Directional Indicator
Seven Pac-10 teams are represented in the polls but only two are moving in the right direction. ASU went from the unanimous #1 to the unanimous not-#1 after splitting four games on the week. Stanford understandably made the biggest jump with Cal taking the biggest tumble. OSU continues to get votes in the coaches’ poll which proves, even in baseball, the coaches don’t pay again when they vote.
As far as the Wildcats, shouldn’t splitting four games against teams ahead of you in the polls make you move up? If it was a matter of moving Stanford ahead of Arizona that would make sense, but the Cats are still ahead of the Cardinal in four of the five polls.
Ye olde confusying.