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

Stanford scooped up another sweep.
Photo by Andrea Bloom/The Arizona Republic

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:

Place School Wins Loses Games Back
1 ASU 11 4
2 Stanford 10 5 1
3 UCLA 7 5 2.5
4-T ARIZONA 8 7 3
4-T Oregon 8 7 3
4-T Cal 8 7 3
7-T Washington 5 7 4.5
7-T WSU 5 7 4.5
9 OSU 4 8 5.5
10 USC 3 12 8

The polls, however, aren’t as high on Stanford. That’s where those midweek losses come in.

School BAS COL NAT USA RIV Avg Points Previous CBCRDI
ASU 3 2 3 2 3 2.6 142 150 -8
UCLA 5 9 9 5 4 6.4 123 124 -1
ARIZONA 19 21 19 19 17 19.0 60 72 -12
Oregon 17 23 26 22 18 21.2 49 40 +9
Stanford 21 18 22 23 22 21.2 49 19 +30
Cal 23 20 26 24 24.8 31 60 -29
OSU 30 27 30.0 5 24 -19

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.