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HOOVER, Ala. – On a day the Florida Gators needed two victories against Alabama to advance to the SEC Baseball Tournament championship game, they weren’t even close to getting one.

The Crimson Tide jumped ahead early and road Adam Morgan’s complete game to a 5-2 victory Saturday in front of 11,542 fans at Regions Park.

“The story of the game was Adams Morgan,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “He was outstanding. He pitched ahead in the count, didn’t walk anybody and we had too many fly-ball outs. He pitched up and down in the zone. If he pitches like that next weekend (in the NCAA Regionals), whoever plays against him is going to have some trouble.”

The fourth-ranked Gators, the SEC champions, finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and fell to 42-15 heading into the NCAA Tournament. The two teams that beat the top-seeded Gators – No. 8 Louisiana State and No. 7 Alabama – will play Sunday for the SEC Tournament title and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament though both are expected to receive bids when they are announced at mid-day Monday.

Morgan‘s complete game came in seven innings as the length of the game was determined before the game because of inclement weather in the area. He gave up only six hits and two runs while striking out five Florida hitters.

Three weeks ago when the teams met in Tuscaloosa, Morgan lasted 4.1 innings, allowing 10 hits and six runs. The version of Morgan that the Gators saw Saturday wasn’t even close to that one.

“He mixed his pitches well, and we didn’t adjust,” Florida center fielder Matt den Dekker said. “We hit a lot of fly balls and gave him easy outs.”

The Alabama offense took control of the game from the beginning against Florida starter Tommy Toledo. They scored a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly and extended the lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Andrew Miller.

After a two-run infield single by Jake Smith in the third inning, the Crimson Tide had a 5-0 lead and put the game in cruise control.

Toledo made his first career postseason start for the Gators, and only his second start since being hit in the face with a line drive on March 14 against Charleston Southern.

He lasted 3.2 innings, giving up seven hits and five runs (four earned) while striking out three batters. The line might not look pretty, but O’Sullivan was happy with the way Toledo (3-2) threw the ball. The right-hander did hurt himself in the first inning by throwing away a pickoff to first, and the run later scored.

“I don’t think we struggled that bad,” O’Sullivan said. “He threw the pickoff away, but he hadn’t been out there. The double down the line (by Miller) was hit hard, but I don’t think (Toledo) was hit terribly hard. There were some things that occurred in the game because he hadn’t been out there in a while. I’m encouraged about the way he threw the ball.”

But the best sign of the day, and possibly of the whole tournament, for Florida came out of the bullpen. After a good freshman season last year, Nick Maronde has been inconsistent at best. His control has struggled all season – he has walked 24 and hit nine batters in 25.1 innings before Saturday.

However, over the same span, Maronde had 34 strikeouts and Saturday he padded that number. The left-hander from Lexington, Ky., came in and fell behind Alabama second baseman Ross Wilson with a 3-0 count, and it looked like his season-long struggles weren’t over.

But then something clicked. Maronde battled back to a full count and got a strikeout. He then jumped ahead of Alabama home-run leader Clay Jones with an 0-2 count and wasted no time putting him away for his second strikeout of the inning.

Third baseman Jake Smith came to the plate and Maronde jumped ahead of him 1-2. He then worked the count full before Smith began fouling off pitches.

“We were making light of it in the dugout because he threw seven straight strikes.,” O’Sullivan quipped.

After sitting on the fastball and even hitting a few long foul balls, Maronde used Jones’ aggressiveness against him. The sophomore dropped a 3-2 changeup off the plate on the 11th pitch of the at-bat, as Smith swung over the top of it.

“That’s what I’m pulling out of this game,” O’Sullivan said. “That’s a huge, huge positive for us going into next weekend.”

Maronde was scheduled to be the closer coming into this season, but his inconsistencies put Kevin Chapman into the role. Maronde has used some of the recent blowout games to work on his pitches, but a loud, pro-Alabama crowd seemed to be the last place he would find it.

“He was just getting the ball out of his glove a lot faster,” O’Sullivan said. “We’ve been working hard with him. He’s very talented. It’s not unusual that a good player goes through some tough times.”

An RBI double from Jonathan Pigott in the fifth inning and an RBI groundout by den Dekker in the sixth inning were the only times the Florida offense ever threatened. Six different players had the six hits.

The Gators leave Hoover with a healthy team and a bullpen and starting rotation that got enough work to stay fresh. But there are still question marks in the field.

“The two major questions for our team going into next weekend are third base defensively and offensive production from our corner outfielders,” O’Sullivan said. “Those are the two things we’re really going to have to zero in on.”

The Gators head home for the first time since winning the regular-season SEC Championship last weekend in South Carolina. Host sites for NCAA Regionals will be announced on Sunday, and the full 64-team bracket for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Monday afternoon shortly after noon.

The Gators (42-15) are expected to be a national seed, meaning they will play host to a regional tournament and, if they win that, a Super Regional (best-of-3 series) before the College World Series.

“We’re looking forward to getting home,” O’Sullivan said. “We’re 28-3 at home and have played awfully well at home in front of our home crowd. It’s been good for us to be on the road though. To be challenged on the road at South Carolina and then come here and lose our first game, then fight back and battle with our backs against the wall. From a coaching perspective, all we wanted out of this tournament was to feel good about our team heading into next weekend, and I certainly do.”

NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE / Hoover, Ala. / Regions Park

RPI: 5. Florida (42-15); 9. Arkansas (40-18); 12. Vanderbilt (41-17); 13. South Carolina (43-15); 14. Auburn (40-19); 15. Alabama (37-21); 27. Mississippi (38-22); 29. Kentucky (31-25); 31. Louisiana State (39-20); 47. Tennessee (30-26); 69. Mississippi State (23-33); 110. Georgia (16-37).

Wednesday, May 26

Game 1: (7) Alabama 7, (2) Auburn 1

Game 2: (6) Mississippi 3, (3) South Carolina 0

Game 3: (8) Louisiana State 10, (1) Florida 6

Game 4: (5) Vanderbilt 2, (4) Arkansas 0

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (2) Auburn 3, (3) South Carolina 1 (12) South Carolina (43-15) eliminated

Game 6: (1) Florida 5, (4) Arkansas 3 Arkansas (40-18) eliminated

Game 7: (7) Alabama 6, (6) Mississippi 3

Game 8: (8) Louisiana State 7, (5) Vanderbilt 5

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (6) Mississippi 10, (2) Auburn 7 (10) Auburn (40-19) eliminated

Game 10: (1) Florida 5, (5) Vanderbilt 2 Vanderbilt (41-17) eliminated

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (8) Louisiana State 8, (6) Mississippi 0 Mississippi (38-22) eliminated

Game 12: (7) Alabama 5, (1) Florida 2 Florida (42-15) eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (8) Louisiana State (39-20) vs. (7) Alabama (37-21), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

AMERICA EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Binghamton University, Varsity Field, Vestel, N.Y.

RPI: 175. Binghamton (31-20); 198. Maine (34-22); 227. Stony Brook (29-25); 282. Albany (N.Y.) (13-40); 284. Hartford (11-37); 290. Maryland-Baltimore County (9-39).

Tournament winner: (3) Stony Brook 4 (29-25) beat (4) Albany, N.Y., 4-2, for NCAA berth.

ATLANTIC COAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.

RPI: 2. Virginia (47-11); 8. Miami, Fla. (40-16); 10. Georgia Tech (45-13); 16. Clemson (38-21); 17. Florida State (41-17); 20. North Carolina (36-20); 34. Virginia Tech (38-20); 46. Boston College (30-28); 49. North Carolina State (38-21); 79. Duke (29-27); 123. Wake Forest (18-37); 164. Maryland (17-39).

TOURNAMENT

Division A: 1. (5) Florida State (2-1) and (1) Virginia (2-1); 3. (4) Miami, Fla. (1-2); (8) Boston College (1-2). Florida State wins Division A by virtue of its 11-4 victory over Virginia.

Division B: (7) North Carolina State (2-1); (6) Virginia Tech (2-1); (3) Georgia Tech (1-2); (2) Clemson (1-2).

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (3) Georgia Tech 17, (7) North Carolina State 5

Game 10: (1) Virginia 12, (4) Miami, Fla. 7

Game 11: (2) Clemson 9, (3) Georgia Tech 3

Game 12: (7) North Carolina State 10, (6) Virginia Tech 9 (10)

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (5) Florida State (41-17) vs. (7) North Caroalina State (38-21), 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC 10

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Campbell’s Field, Camden, N.J.

RPI: 80. Charlotte (39-17); 170. Rhode Island (31-26); 184. Xavier (26-32); 205. Richmond (24-28); 210. Massachusetts (19-27); 226. Saint Louis (33-27); 232. Fordham (21-35); 238. George Washington (26-28); 243. Dayton (23-32); 249. Saint Joseph’s (18-29); 261. La Salle (22-32); 263. St. Bonaventure (17-31); 264. Duquesne (16-40); 265. Temple (14-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 10: (5) Saint Louis 5, (1) Charlotte 4 Saint Louis (33-27) wins Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA berth

ATLANTIC SUN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Dugan Field/Marsh Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

RPI: 40. Florida Gulf Coast (38-20); 108. North Florida (30-28); 114. Jacksonville (27-28); 137. East Tennessee State (32-28); 146. Mercer (37-22); 148. Kennesaw State (23-32); 150. Stetson (27-31); 171. Belmont (27-27); 197. Lipscomb (19-36); 223. Campbell (28-27); 225. South Carolina Upstate (19-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (2) Mercer 3, (3) East Tennessee State 1 East Tennessee State eliminated

Game 10: (2) Mercer 7, (5) Jacksonville 3 Mercer (37-22) wins the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament and NCAA berth.

BIG EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

RPI: 6. Louisville (48-12); 24. Connecticut (47-13); 52. Pittsburgh (38-18); 58. Rutgers (30-26); 74. St. John’s (39-18); 92. South Florida (26-32); 99. West Virginia (27-30); 125. Cincinnati (29-29); 136. Villanova (29-23); 169. Seton Hall (19-30); 185. Georgetown (24-31); 188. Notre Dame (22-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (2) Connecticut 11, (6) Rutgers 10

Game 12: (5) St. John’s 5, (1) Louisville 3 Louisville eliminated

Game 13: (2) Connecticut 7, (6) Rutgers 4 Rutgers eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: (2) Connecticut (47-13) vs. (4) St. John’s (39-18), 12 p.m.

BIG SOUTH

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at The Winthrop Ballpark, Rock Hill, S.C.

RPI: 3. Coastal Carolina (51-7); 51. Liberty (42-19); 81. Radford (29-26); 87. Virginia Military Institute (33-22); 107. Winthrop (27-30); 116. High Point (31-29); 175. Gardner-Webb (25-30); 191. Charleston Southern (17-38); 208. UNC Asheville (17-35) 255. Presbyterian (15-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (2) Liberty 9, (4) High Point 5 High Point (31-29) eliminated

Game 12: (1) Coastal Carolina 8, (2) Liberty 2 Coastal Carolina (51-7) wins Big South Conference championship and NCAA berth.

BIG TEN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Bill Davis Stadium, Columbus, Ohio.

RPI: 65. Michigan (35-22); 82. Michigan State (34-19); 90. Indiana (28-27); 101. Ohio State (28-23); 121. Iowa (30-28); 132. Minnesota (30-28); 144. Illinois (26-26); 153. Purdue (33-24); 168. Penn State (22-30); 182. Northwestern (24-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (4) Iowa 11, (2) Michigan 2 Michigan eliminated

Game 10: (1) Minnesota 15, (4) Iowa 5. Minnesota wins Big Ten championship and NCAA berth.

BIG 12

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

RPI: 4.Texas (46-11); 18. Oklahoma (44-15); 26. Texas A&M (39-19-1); 38. Kansas State (36-20); 39. Baylor (34-21); 53. Kansas (31-27-1); 55. Texas Tech (28-29); 61. Nebraska (27-27); 77. Missouri (29-26); 94. Oklahoma State (29-26).

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (4) Texas A&M (3-0); (8) Missouri (2-1); (5) Texas Tech (1-2); (1) Texas (0-3). Texas A&M wins Pool 1,

Pool 2: (6) Baylor (3-0); (2) Oklahoma (2-1); (3) Kansas State (1-2); (7) Kansas (0-3). Baylor wins Pool 2,

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (8) Missouri 8, (5) Texas Tech 3

Game 10: (4) Texas A&M 9, (1) Texas 3

Game 11: (2) Oklahoma 13, (3) Kansas State 2

Game 12: (6) Baylor 6, (7) Kansas 3

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (4) Texas A&M (39-19-1) vs. (6) Baylor (34-21), 2 p.m.

BIG WEST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion.

RPI: 11. Cal State Fullerton (40-15); 45. UC Irvine (36-19); 72. UC Riverside (32-22); 89. Long Beach State (23-31); 95. Pacific (31-22); 119. Cal State Northridge (29-26); 141. Cal Poly (22-32); 161. UC Davis (25-29); 178. UC Santa Barbara (23-30).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Cal State Fullerton 6, Cal State Northridge 0

UC Irvine 6, Long Beach State 1

UC Santa Barbara 5, Pacific 1

Cal State Bakersfield 12, Cal Poly 8

UC Riverside 26, UC Davis 7

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 4 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 4 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at Brooks Field, Wilmington, N.C.

RPI: 73. James Madison (30-23); 109. UNC Wilmington (33-27-1); 151. George Mason (28-22); 154. Georgia State (34-23); 159. Virginia Commonwealth (34-24-1); 173. William & Mary (27-24); 192. Delaware (27-24); 193. Towson (19-36); 216. Old Dominion (24-30); 217. Hofstra (20-28); 245. Northeastern (13-31).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 6: (4) UNC Wilmington 10, (3) Virginia Commonwealth 0

Game 7: (3) Virginia Commonwealth 7, (4) UNC Wilmington 5. Virginia Commonwealth wins Colonial Athletic Association championship and NCAA berth.

CONFERENCE USA

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Cougar Field, Houston, Texas.

RPI: 28. Rice (38-21); 68. Southern Mississippi (35-22); 76. East Carolina (32-27); 78. UCF (33-22); 83. Houston (25-32); 88. Tulane (32-24); 97. Memphis (28-30); 103. Marshall (27-31); 112. UAB (28-25).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: (2) Southern Mississippi 7, (1) Rice 4. Southern Mississippi wins Conference USA championship and NCAA berth.

HORIZON LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at U.S. Steel Yard, Gary, Ind.

RPI: 180. Wright State (32-24); 209. Illinois-Chicago (24-30); 230. Milwaukee (32-24); 266. Valparaiso (24-32); 273. Youngstown State (22-34); 276. Butler (21-29); 289. Cleveland State (12-43).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (2) Milwaukee 3, (4) Valparaiso 1 Valparaiso (34-22) eliminated

Game 10: (2) Milwaukee 14, (1) Wright State 7

Sunday, May 30

Game 11: (2) Milwaukee (32-24) vs. (1) Wright State (32-24), 12 p.m.

IVY GROUP

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason best-of-3 series (Dartmouth 26-17).

Regular-season standings: (Gehrig Division) 1. Columbia 14-6 (26-21); 2. Penn 10-10 (21-20); 3. Cornell 9-11 (18-20); 4. Princeton 6-14 (12-30). (Rolfe Division) 1. Dartmouth 13-7 (26-17); 2. (tie) Harvard 10-10 (17-25) and Brown 10-10 (13-31); 4. Yale 8-12 (21-22-1).

RPI: 143. Dartmouth (26-17); 145. Columbia (26-21); 186. Cornell (18-20); 224. Pennsylvania (21-20); 233. Harvard (17-26); 241. Brown (13-31); 246. Yale (21-22); 257. Princeton (12-30).

Postseason series: At Columbia University, New York May 8-10. Dartmouth won best-of-3 series over Columbia, 2-1.

METRO ATLANTIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill, N.Y.

RPI: 85. Manhattan (31-20); 122. Marist (33-22); 156. Canisius (39-21); 157. Rider (36-21); 179. Siena (27-27); 244. Niagara (17-36); 253. Fairfield (18-32); 269. St. Peter’s (18-34); 287. Iona (9-40).

Tournament berth: Rider (36-21) wins Metro Atlantic Athletic Association postseason tournament and NCAA berth with 4-1 victory May 28 over Canisius.

MID-AMERICAN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at VA Memorial Field, Chillicothe, Ohio.

RPI: 100. Ball State (29-29); 120. Central Michigan (36-22); 124. Toledo (34-22); 126. Bowling Green (31-23); 131. Kent State (39-23); 142. Miami, Ohio (28-28); 196. Eastern Michigan (27-32); 203. Northern Illinois (24-31); 221. Buffalo (23-29); 242. Ohio (20-35); 247. Akron (21-34); 270. Western Michigan (12-42).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Central Michigan 9, (5) Bowling Green 8 Bowling Green (31-23) eliminated

Game 14: (2) Kent State 9, (7) Eastern Michigan 8 Eastern Michigan eliminated

Game 15: (2) Kent State 5, (1) Central Michigan 3 Kent State (39-23) wins Mid-American Conference championship and NCAA berth.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 20-23 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Fla.

RPI: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 236. North Carolina A&T; 285. Norfolk State; 293. Delaware State; 294. Coppin State; 295. Florida A&M; 297. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Tournament berth: (1) Bethune-Cookman beat (2) North Carolina A&T, 7-4, May 23 to win MEAC championship and NCAA berth.

MISSOURI VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Eck Stadium, Wichita, Kan.

RPI: 57. Wichita State (41-19); 98. Evansville (32-27); 111. Illinois State (31-22); 128. Indiana State (35-19); 158. Southern Illinois (28-29); 181. Creighton (27-25); 189. Missouri State (21-34); 229. Bradley (20-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (2) Illinois State 17, (1) Wichita State 8 Illinois State (31-22) wins Missouri Valley Conference championship and NCAA berth.

MOUNTAIN WEST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

RPI: 19. Texas Christian (46-11); 42. New Mexico (37-20); 86. San Diego State (28-28); 113. Brigham Young (27-31); 138. Utah (23-28); 152. UNLV (29-29); 250. Air Force (13-42).

Tournament berth: (1) Texas Christian (46-11) beat (2) New Mexico (37-20), 2-0, May 28 to win the Mountain West Conference championship and NCAA berth.

NORTHEAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, N.J.

RPI: 187. x-Bryant (34-22); 195. Sacred Heart (31-26); 212. Central Connecticut State (32-21); 239. Monmouth (22-27); 240. Wagner (26-31); 275. Mount St. Mary’s (20-31); 277. Long Island (14-42); 280. Quinnipiac (14-39); 283. Fairleigh Dickinson (16-38). x-not eligible.

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 5: (2) Central Connecticut State 7, (3) Wagner 2 Wagner (26-31) eliminated

Game 6: (2) Central Connecticut State 9, (1) Sacred Heart 6

Sunday, May 30

Game 7: (1) Sacred Heart (31-26) vs. (2) Central Connecticut State (32-21), 12 p.m.

OHIO VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Pringles Park, Jackson, Tenn.

RPI: 96. Jacksonville State (31-24); 127. Austin Peay (28-25); 163. Southeast Missouri State (30-25); 166. Murray State (28-28-1); 167. Eastern Kentucky (28-27); 175. Tennessee Tech (31-24); 201. Morehead State (24-25); 231. Eastern Illinois (18-35); 237. UT Martin (24-31).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 8: (2) Jacksonville State 9, (1) Tennessee Tech 7

Game 9: (1) Tennessee State 15, (3) Murray State 6 Murray State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 10: (2) Jacksonville State (31-24) vs. (1) Tennessee Tech (31-24), 1 p.m.

PACIFIC-10

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion.

RPI: 1. Arizona State (47-8); 7. UCLA (42-13); 21. Arizona (32-22); 23. Oregon (37-22); 30. Oregon State (31-21); 32. Washington State (34-19); 41. California (29-22); 43. Stanford (31-23); 54. Washington (28-27); 71. Southern California (27-32).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Arizona State 8, Stanford 6

Washington State 6, UCLA 4

California 13, Oregon 3

Oregon State 5, Arizona 0

Southern California 10, Washington 5

Sunday, May 30

Arizona at Oregon State, 3 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 4 p.m.

California at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 4 p.m.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament (Bucknell 25-33).

RPI: 155. Army (28-17); 211. Bucknell (25-33); 213. Lehigh (23-27); 215. Holy Cross (26-26); 254. Lafayette (15-30); 260. Navy (30-21).

Tournament berth: Bucknell (27-34) won the Patriot League championship May 22 by winning the best-of-3 series, 2-1, from Holy Cross.

SOUTHERN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston, S.C.

RPI: 25. College of Charleston (42-17); 35. The Citadel (41-20); 44. Elon (38-22); 56. Georgia Southern (34-24); 59. Western Carolina (37-20-1); 60. Appalachian State (38-18-1); 67. Samford (31-25); 206. Davidson (19-32); 207. Wofford (17-38); 222. UNC Greensboro (20-33); 234. Furman (19-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (7) Appalachian State 3, (6) Western Carolina 2

Game 12: (1) The Citadel 6, (4) Elon 5 Elon (38-22) eliminated

Game 13: (6) Western Carolina 7, (7) Appalachian State 6 Appalachian State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 14: (6) Western Carolina (37-20-1) vs. (1) The Citadel (41-20), 2 p.m.

SOUTHLAND

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.

RPI: 48. Southeastern Louisiana (40-19); 50. Texas State (39-22); 62. Northwestern State (36-21); 91. Stephen F. Austin (34-20); 129. McNeese State (31-27); 130. UT Arlington (29-32); 134. Texas-San Antonio (22-28); 139. Lamar (35-24); 147. Nicholls State (27-29); 199. Sam Houston State (19-36); 202. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-33); 214. Central Arkansas (19-35).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Texas State 15, (5) UT Arlington 10 UT Arlington eliminated

Game 14: (7) Lamar 17, (1) Texas State 7 Lamar (35-24) wins Southland Conference championship.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Fairgrounds Field, Shreveport, La.

RPI: 235. Southern (25-22); 252. Texas Southern (30-26); 256. Jackson State (36-17); 278. Alcorn State (27-27); 279. Grambling (21-30); 286. Mississippi Valley State (23-30); 292. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (19-34); 296. Prairie View A&M (12-35); 299. Alabama State (13-28); 301. Alabama A&M (17-32).

TOURNAMENT

Sunday, May 30


Game 15: (W3) Grambling (21-30) vs. (E3) Alcorn State (27-27), 4 p.m.

SUMMIT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at J.L. Johnson Stadium, Tulsa, Okla.

RPI: 140. Oral Roberts (35-25); 162. South Dakota State (39-21); 190. Centenary (28-26); 258. Oakland (23-34); 262. Southern Utah (18-36); 271. IPFW (17-38); 274. North Dakota State (22-30); 282. Western Illinois (14-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 6: (2) Oral Roberts 12, (1) South Dakota State 2. (2) Oral Roberts (35-25) wins Summit League championship and NCAA berth.

SUN BELT

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Reese Smith Jr. Field, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

RPI: 33. Florida Atlantic (35-22); 36. Western Kentucky (35-23); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (37-20); 63. Middle Tennessee (35-23); 64. FIU (35-23); 66. Troy (36-24); 70. South Alabama (32-27); 105. Arkansas State (30-28); 135. Arkansas-Little Rock (29-25); 194. Louisiana-Monroe (17-38); 228. New Orleans (13-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 12: (6) Troy 12, (7) Arkansas State 5

Game 13: (4) FIU 11, (1) Florida Atlantic 9 Florida Atlantic (35-22) eliminated

Game 14: (6) Troy 12, (7) Arkansas State 8 Arkansas State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: (4) FIU (35-23) vs. (6) Troy (36-24), 11 a.m.

WEST COAST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (San Diego).

RPI: 22. San Diego (35-20); 93. Portland (33-18); 102. San Francisco (28-27); 160. Pepperdine (23-30); 174. Loyola Marymount (23-32); 183. Gonzaga (20-35); 204. Santa Clara (22-31); 220. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) (19-31).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Portland 6, Gonzaga 2

Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 8, San Diego 1

Pepperdine 4, San Francisco 1

Loyola Marymount 10, Santa Clara 6

Sunday, May 30

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount. 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Hohokam Stadium, Mesa, Ariz.

RPI: 75. Fresno State (38-24); 84. Hawaii (32-26); 106. Nevada (36-22); 115. New Mexico State (36-23); 149. Louisiana Tech (27-30); 218. Sacramento State (18-35); 219. San Jose State (23-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (1) Fresno State 13, (6) San Jose State 1 San Jose State eliminated

Game 10: (1) Fresno State 14, (4) Hawaii 5

Sunday, May 30

Game 11: (1) Fresno State (38-24) vs. (4) Hawaii (32-26), 3 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

NCAA berth: None guaranteed.

RPI: (No automatic berth). 117. Cal State Bakersfield (26-29); 118. Le Moyne (28-27); 133. Dallas Baptist (28-27); 165. Longwood (28-20); 251. Seattle (11-39); 267. SIU Edwardsville (14-38); 291. Savannah State (24-26); 300. North Carolina Central (3-44).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Cal State Bakersfield 12, Cal Poly 8

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

GREAT WEST

NCAA berth: None. League is conducting postseason tournament at Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

RPI: (No automatic berth) 172. Utah Valley (42-17); 200. Northern Colorado (34-24); 248. Houston Baptist (28-31); 259. New York Tech (26-29); 268. North Dakota (19-35); 272. Texas-Pan American; (22-33) 288. New Jersey Tech (13-44); 298. Chicago State (4-52).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Utah Valley 4, (2) Northern Colorado 3 Utah Valley wins Great West Tournament championship

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 25, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / SATURDAY’S RESULTS


The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

(Rank) School (Record) Result/Next

1. Texas (46-11) lost to Texas A&M, 9-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

2. Virginia (47-11) beat Miami (Fla.), 12-7, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

3. Arizona State (47-8) beat Stanford, 8-6. Next: NCAA Tournament.

4. Florida (42-15) lost to Alabama, 5-2, in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. Next: NCAA Tournament.

5. Coastal Carolina (51-7) beat Liberty, 8-2, to win Big South Tournament Championship at Rock Hill, S.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

6. UCLA (42-12) lost to Washington State, 6-4. Next: Sunday vs. Washington State.

7. Texas Christian (46-11) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

8. Georgia Tech (45-13) beat North Carolina State, 5-2; lost to Clemson, 9-3, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

9. Cal State Fullerton (40-15) beat Cal State Northridge, 6-0. Next: Sunday vs. Cal State Northridge.

10. South Carolina (43-15) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

11. Louisville (48-12) lost to St. John’s, 5-3, in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

12. Oklahoma (44-15) beat Kansas State, 13-2, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

13. Miami, Fla. (40-17) lost to Virginia, 12-7, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

14. Florida State (41-17) did not play. Next: Sunday vs. North Carolina State in ACC Tournament championship at Greensboro, N.C.

15. Auburn (40-19) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

16. Arkansas (40-18) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

17. Clemson (37-21) vs. Georgia Tech in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: Sunday vs. Florida State in ACC Tournament championship or NCAA Tournament.

18. Connecticut (46-13) beat Rutgers, 11-10, in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.; vs. Rutgers, late. Next: Sunday vs. St. John’s in Big East Tournament championship or NCAA Tournament.

19. Vanderbilt (41-16) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

20. San Diego (35-18) lost to Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 8-1. Next: Sunday vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

21. Rice (38-20) vs. Southern Missisippi in Conference USA Tournament championship game at Houston, Texas. Next: NCAA Tournament.

22. UC Irvine (36-19) beat Long Beach State, 6-1. Next: Sunday at Long Beach State.

23. Oregon (37-22) lost to California, 13-3. Next: Sunday vs. California.

24. Virginia Tech (38-20) lost to North Carolina State, 10-9 (10), in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

25. Mississippi (38-22) lost to Louisiana State, 8-0, in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. Next: NCAA Tournament.

26. Washington State (34-19) beat UCLA, 6-4. Next: Sunday at UCLA.

27. Stanford (30-23) lost to Arizona State, 8-6. Next: NCAA Tournament.

28. North Carolina (36-20) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament (did not qualify for ACC Tournament).

29. Kansas State (36-19) lost to Oklahoma, 13-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

30. Texas A&M (38-19-1) beat Texas, 9-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: Sunday vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament championship.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Arizona State (45-7); 3. Virginia (45-10); 4. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 5. Florida (40-13); 6. Georgia Tech (44-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Texas Christian (43-11); 9. South Carolina (43-13); 10. Louisville (46-10); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Arkansas (40-16); 13. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Oklahoma (42-14); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Vanderbilt (40-15); 18. Clemson (37-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Mississippi (36-20); 23. San Diego (33-18); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. (tie) Virginia Tech (36-19) and Kansas State (35-18).

BASEBALL AMERICA

May 24, 2010

1. Virginia (45-10); 2. Texas (46-8); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Georgia Tech (44-11); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Auburn (39-17); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. San Diego (33-18); 17. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 18. Virginia Tech (36-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Washington State (31-18); 23. UC Irvine (34-18); 24. Vanderbilt (40-15); 25. Clemson (37-19).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 7. South Carolina (43-13); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Georgia Tech (44-11); 10. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 11. Texas Christian (43-11); 12. Louisville (46-10); 13. Oklahoma (42-14); 14. Auburn (39-17); 15. San Diego (33-18); 16. Clemson (37-19); 17. Florida State (39-16); 18. Arkansas (40-16); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Washington State (31-18); 21. Mississippi (36-20); 22. Connecticut (43-12); 23. Rice (35-20); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. Stanford (30-21); 26. Texas A&M (36-19-1); 27. Fresno State (35-23); 28. Florida Gulf Coast (37-18); 29. Oregon (37-19); 30. Southern Mississippi (32-21).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. Georgia Tech (44-11); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Florida State (39-16); 14. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Clemson (37-19); 18. Connecticut (43-12); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. UC Irvine (34-18); 22. Virginia Tech (36-19); 23. Oregon (37-19); 24. North Carolina (36-20); 25. Mississippi (36-20); 26. San Diego (33-18); 27. Stanford (30-21); 28. Arizona (32-20); 29. College of Charleston (41-15); 30. Louisiana State (36-20).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 25, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Virginia (ACC); 3. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 4. Texas (Big 12); 5. Florida (SEC); 6. Louisville (Big East); 7. UCLA (Pac-10); 8. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 9. Arkansas (SEC); 10. Georgia Tech (ACC); 11. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 12. Vanderbilt (SEC); 13. South Carolina (SEC); 14. Auburn (SEC); 15. Alabama (SEC); 16. Clemson (ACC);

17. Florida State (ACC); 18. Oklahoma (Big 12); 19. Texas Christian (Mountain West); 20. North Carolina (ACC); 21. Arizona (Pac-10); 22. San Diego (West Coast); 23. Oregon (Pac-10); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. College of Charleston (Southern); 26. Texas A&M (Big 12); 27. Mississippi (SEC); 28. Rice (C-USA); 29. Kentucky (SEC); 30. Oregon State (Pac-10); 31. Louisiana State (SEC); 32. Washington State (Pac-10);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. Virginia Tech (ACC); 35. The Citadel (Southern); 36. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Kansas State (Big 12); 39. Baylor (Big 12); 40. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 41. California (Pac-10); 42. New Mexico (Mountain West); 43. Stanford (Pac-10); 44. Elon (Southern); 45. UC Irvine (Big West); 46. Boston College (ACC); 47. Tennessee (SEC); 48. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland);

49. North Carolina State (ACC); 50. Texas State (Southland); 51. Liberty; 52. Pittsburgh; 53. Kansas; 54. Washington; 55. Texas Tech (Big 12); 56. Georgia Southern (Southern); 57. Wichita State (Missouri Valley); 58. Rutgers (Big East); 59. Western Carolina (Southern); 60. Appalachian State (Southern); 61. Nebraska (Big 12); 62. Northwestern State (Southland); 63. Sun Belt; 64. FIU (Sun Belt).

Note: Conference school RPI ranking is listed under NCAA Division I Conferences.

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HOOVER, Ala. – On a day the Florida Gators needed two victories against Alabama to advance to the SEC Baseball Tournament championship game, they weren’t even close to getting one.

The Crimson Tide jumped ahead early and road Adam Morgan’s complete game to a 5-2 victory Saturday in front of 11,542 fans at Regions Park.

“The story of the game was Adams Morgan,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “He was outstanding. He pitched ahead in the count, didn’t walk anybody and we had too many fly-ball outs. He pitched up and down in the zone. If he pitches like that next weekend (in the NCAA Regionals), whoever plays against him is going to have some trouble.”

The fourth-ranked Gators, the SEC champions, finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and fell to 42-15 heading into the NCAA Tournament. The two teams that beat the top-seeded Gators – No. 8 Louisiana State and No. 7 Alabama – will play Sunday for the SEC Tournament title and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament though both are expected to receive bids when they are announced at mid-day Monday.

Morgan‘s complete game came in seven innings as the length of the game was determined before the game because of inclement weather in the area. He gave up only six hits and two runs while striking out five Florida hitters.

Three weeks ago when the teams met in Tuscaloosa, Morgan lasted 4.1 innings, allowing 10 hits and six runs. The version of Morgan that the Gators saw Saturday wasn’t even close to that one.

“He mixed his pitches well, and we didn’t adjust,” Florida center fielder Matt den Dekker said. “We hit a lot of fly balls and gave him easy outs.”

The Alabama offense took control of the game from the beginning against Florida starter Tommy Toledo. They scored a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly and extended the lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Andrew Miller.

After a two-run infield single by Jake Smith in the third inning, the Crimson Tide had a 5-0 lead and put the game in cruise control.

Toledo made his first career postseason start for the Gators, and only his second start since being hit in the face with a line drive on March 14 against Charleston Southern.

He lasted 3.2 innings, giving up seven hits and five runs (four earned) while striking out three batters. The line might not look pretty, but O’Sullivan was happy with the way Toledo (3-2) threw the ball. The right-hander did hurt himself in the first inning by throwing away a pickoff to first, and the run later scored.

“I don’t think we struggled that bad,” O’Sullivan said. “He threw the pickoff away, but he hadn’t been out there. The double down the line (by Miller) was hit hard, but I don’t think (Toledo) was hit terribly hard. There were some things that occurred in the game because he hadn’t been out there in a while. I’m encouraged about the way he threw the ball.”

But the best sign of the day, and possibly of the whole tournament, for Florida came out of the bullpen. After a good freshman season last year, Nick Maronde has been inconsistent at best. His control has struggled all season – he has walked 24 and hit nine batters in 25.1 innings before Saturday.

However, over the same span, Maronde had 34 strikeouts and Saturday he padded that number. The left-hander from Lexington, Ky., came in and fell behind Alabama second baseman Ross Wilson with a 3-0 count, and it looked like his season-long struggles weren’t over.

But then something clicked. Maronde battled back to a full count and got a strikeout. He then jumped ahead of Alabama home-run leader Clay Jones with an 0-2 count and wasted no time putting him away for his second strikeout of the inning.

Third baseman Jake Smith came to the plate and Maronde jumped ahead of him 1-2. He then worked the count full before Smith began fouling off pitches.

“We were making light of it in the dugout because he threw seven straight strikes.,” O’Sullivan quipped.

After sitting on the fastball and even hitting a few long foul balls, Maronde used Jones’ aggressiveness against him. The sophomore dropped a 3-2 changeup off the plate on the 11th pitch of the at-bat, as Smith swung over the top of it.

“That’s what I’m pulling out of this game,” O’Sullivan said. “That’s a huge, huge positive for us going into next weekend.”

Maronde was scheduled to be the closer coming into this season, but his inconsistencies put Kevin Chapman into the role. Maronde has used some of the recent blowout games to work on his pitches, but a loud, pro-Alabama crowd seemed to be the last place he would find it.

“He was just getting the ball out of his glove a lot faster,” O’Sullivan said. “We’ve been working hard with him. He’s very talented. It’s not unusual that a good player goes through some tough times.”

An RBI double from Jonathan Pigott in the fifth inning and an RBI groundout by den Dekker in the sixth inning were the only times the Florida offense ever threatened. Six different players had the six hits.

The Gators leave Hoover with a healthy team and a bullpen and starting rotation that got enough work to stay fresh. But there are still question marks in the field.

“The two major questions for our team going into next weekend are third base defensively and offensive production from our corner outfielders,” O’Sullivan said. “Those are the two things we’re really going to have to zero in on.”

The Gators head home for the first time since winning the regular-season SEC Championship last weekend in South Carolina. Host sites for NCAA Regionals will be announced on Sunday, and the full 64-team bracket for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Monday afternoon shortly after noon.

The Gators (42-15) are expected to be a national seed, meaning they will play host to a regional tournament and, if they win that, a Super Regional (best-of-3 series) before the College World Series.

“We’re looking forward to getting home,” O’Sullivan said. “We’re 28-3 at home and have played awfully well at home in front of our home crowd. It’s been good for us to be on the road though. To be challenged on the road at South Carolina and then come here and lose our first game, then fight back and battle with our backs against the wall. From a coaching perspective, all we wanted out of this tournament was to feel good about our team heading into next weekend, and I certainly do.”

NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE / Hoover, Ala. / Regions Park

RPI: 5. Florida (42-15); 9. Arkansas (40-18); 12. Vanderbilt (41-17); 13. South Carolina (43-15); 14. Auburn (40-19); 15. Alabama (37-21); 27. Mississippi (38-22); 29. Kentucky (31-25); 31. Louisiana State (39-20); 47. Tennessee (30-26); 69. Mississippi State (23-33); 110. Georgia (16-37).

Wednesday, May 26

Game 1: (7) Alabama 7, (2) Auburn 1

Game 2: (6) Mississippi 3, (3) South Carolina 0

Game 3: (8) Louisiana State 10, (1) Florida 6

Game 4: (5) Vanderbilt 2, (4) Arkansas 0

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (2) Auburn 3, (3) South Carolina 1 (12) South Carolina (43-15) eliminated

Game 6: (1) Florida 5, (4) Arkansas 3 Arkansas (40-18) eliminated

Game 7: (7) Alabama 6, (6) Mississippi 3

Game 8: (8) Louisiana State 7, (5) Vanderbilt 5

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (6) Mississippi 10, (2) Auburn 7 (10) Auburn (40-19) eliminated

Game 10: (1) Florida 5, (5) Vanderbilt 2 Vanderbilt (41-17) eliminated

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (8) Louisiana State 8, (6) Mississippi 0 Mississippi (38-22) eliminated

Game 12: (7) Alabama 5, (1) Florida 2 Florida (42-15) eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (8) Louisiana State (39-20) vs. (7) Alabama (37-21), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

AMERICA EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Binghamton University, Varsity Field, Vestel, N.Y.

RPI: 175. Binghamton (31-20); 198. Maine (34-22); 227. Stony Brook (29-25); 282. Albany (N.Y.) (13-40); 284. Hartford (11-37); 290. Maryland-Baltimore County (9-39).

Tournament winner: (3) Stony Brook 4 (29-25) beat (4) Albany, N.Y., 4-2, for NCAA berth.

ATLANTIC COAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.

RPI: 2. Virginia (47-11); 8. Miami, Fla. (40-16); 10. Georgia Tech (45-13); 16. Clemson (38-21); 17. Florida State (41-17); 20. North Carolina (36-20); 34. Virginia Tech (38-20); 46. Boston College (30-28); 49. North Carolina State (38-21); 79. Duke (29-27); 123. Wake Forest (18-37); 164. Maryland (17-39).

TOURNAMENT

Division A: 1. (5) Florida State (2-1) and (1) Virginia (2-1); 3. (4) Miami, Fla. (1-2); (8) Boston College (1-2). Florida State wins Division A by virtue of its 11-4 victory over Virginia.

Division B: (7) North Carolina State (2-1); (6) Virginia Tech (2-1); (3) Georgia Tech (1-2); (2) Clemson (1-2).

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (3) Georgia Tech 17, (7) North Carolina State 5

Game 10: (1) Virginia 12, (4) Miami, Fla. 7

Game 11: (2) Clemson 9, (3) Georgia Tech 3

Game 12: (7) North Carolina State 10, (6) Virginia Tech 9 (10)

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (5) Florida State (41-17) vs. (7) North Caroalina State (38-21), 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC 10

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Campbell’s Field, Camden, N.J.

RPI: 80. Charlotte (39-17); 170. Rhode Island (31-26); 184. Xavier (26-32); 205. Richmond (24-28); 210. Massachusetts (19-27); 226. Saint Louis (33-27); 232. Fordham (21-35); 238. George Washington (26-28); 243. Dayton (23-32); 249. Saint Joseph’s (18-29); 261. La Salle (22-32); 263. St. Bonaventure (17-31); 264. Duquesne (16-40); 265. Temple (14-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 10: (5) Saint Louis 5, (1) Charlotte 4 Saint Louis (33-27) wins Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA berth

ATLANTIC SUN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Dugan Field/Marsh Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

RPI: 40. Florida Gulf Coast (38-20); 108. North Florida (30-28); 114. Jacksonville (27-28); 137. East Tennessee State (32-28); 146. Mercer (37-22); 148. Kennesaw State (23-32); 150. Stetson (27-31); 171. Belmont (27-27); 197. Lipscomb (19-36); 223. Campbell (28-27); 225. South Carolina Upstate (19-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (2) Mercer 3, (3) East Tennessee State 1 East Tennessee State eliminated

Game 10: (2) Mercer 7, (5) Jacksonville 3 Mercer (37-22) wins the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament and NCAA berth.

BIG EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

RPI: 6. Louisville (48-12); 24. Connecticut (47-13); 52. Pittsburgh (38-18); 58. Rutgers (30-26); 74. St. John’s (39-18); 92. South Florida (26-32); 99. West Virginia (27-30); 125. Cincinnati (29-29); 136. Villanova (29-23); 169. Seton Hall (19-30); 185. Georgetown (24-31); 188. Notre Dame (22-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (2) Connecticut 11, (6) Rutgers 10

Game 12: (5) St. John’s 5, (1) Louisville 3 Louisville eliminated

Game 13: (2) Connecticut 7, (6) Rutgers 4 Rutgers eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: (2) Connecticut (47-13) vs. (4) St. John’s (39-18), 12 p.m.

BIG SOUTH

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at The Winthrop Ballpark, Rock Hill, S.C.

RPI: 3. Coastal Carolina (51-7); 51. Liberty (42-19); 81. Radford (29-26); 87. Virginia Military Institute (33-22); 107. Winthrop (27-30); 116. High Point (31-29); 175. Gardner-Webb (25-30); 191. Charleston Southern (17-38); 208. UNC Asheville (17-35) 255. Presbyterian (15-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (2) Liberty 9, (4) High Point 5 High Point (31-29) eliminated

Game 12: (1) Coastal Carolina 8, (2) Liberty 2 Coastal Carolina (51-7) wins Big South Conference championship and NCAA berth.

BIG TEN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Bill Davis Stadium, Columbus, Ohio.

RPI: 65. Michigan (35-22); 82. Michigan State (34-19); 90. Indiana (28-27); 101. Ohio State (28-23); 121. Iowa (30-28); 132. Minnesota (30-28); 144. Illinois (26-26); 153. Purdue (33-24); 168. Penn State (22-30); 182. Northwestern (24-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (4) Iowa 11, (2) Michigan 2 Michigan eliminated

Game 10: (1) Minnesota 15, (4) Iowa 5. Minnesota wins Big Ten championship and NCAA berth.

BIG 12

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

RPI: 4.Texas (46-11); 18. Oklahoma (44-15); 26. Texas A&M (39-19-1); 38. Kansas State (36-20); 39. Baylor (34-21); 53. Kansas (31-27-1); 55. Texas Tech (28-29); 61. Nebraska (27-27); 77. Missouri (29-26); 94. Oklahoma State (29-26).

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (4) Texas A&M (3-0); (8) Missouri (2-1); (5) Texas Tech (1-2); (1) Texas (0-3). Texas A&M wins Pool 1,

Pool 2: (6) Baylor (3-0); (2) Oklahoma (2-1); (3) Kansas State (1-2); (7) Kansas (0-3). Baylor wins Pool 2,

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (8) Missouri 8, (5) Texas Tech 3

Game 10: (4) Texas A&M 9, (1) Texas 3

Game 11: (2) Oklahoma 13, (3) Kansas State 2

Game 12: (6) Baylor 6, (7) Kansas 3

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: (4) Texas A&M (39-19-1) vs. (6) Baylor (34-21), 2 p.m.

BIG WEST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion.

RPI: 11. Cal State Fullerton (40-15); 45. UC Irvine (36-19); 72. UC Riverside (32-22); 89. Long Beach State (23-31); 95. Pacific (31-22); 119. Cal State Northridge (29-26); 141. Cal Poly (22-32); 161. UC Davis (25-29); 178. UC Santa Barbara (23-30).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Cal State Fullerton 6, Cal State Northridge 0

UC Irvine 6, Long Beach State 1

UC Santa Barbara 5, Pacific 1

Cal State Bakersfield 12, Cal Poly 8

UC Riverside 26, UC Davis 7

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 4 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 4 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at Brooks Field, Wilmington, N.C.

RPI: 73. James Madison (30-23); 109. UNC Wilmington (33-27-1); 151. George Mason (28-22); 154. Georgia State (34-23); 159. Virginia Commonwealth (34-24-1); 173. William & Mary (27-24); 192. Delaware (27-24); 193. Towson (19-36); 216. Old Dominion (24-30); 217. Hofstra (20-28); 245. Northeastern (13-31).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 6: (4) UNC Wilmington 10, (3) Virginia Commonwealth 0

Game 7: (3) Virginia Commonwealth 7, (4) UNC Wilmington 5. Virginia Commonwealth wins Colonial Athletic Association championship and NCAA berth.

CONFERENCE USA

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Cougar Field, Houston, Texas.

RPI: 28. Rice (38-21); 68. Southern Mississippi (35-22); 76. East Carolina (32-27); 78. UCF (33-22); 83. Houston (25-32); 88. Tulane (32-24); 97. Memphis (28-30); 103. Marshall (27-31); 112. UAB (28-25).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: (2) Southern Mississippi 7, (1) Rice 4. Southern Mississippi wins Conference USA championship and NCAA berth.

HORIZON LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at U.S. Steel Yard, Gary, Ind.

RPI: 180. Wright State (32-24); 209. Illinois-Chicago (24-30); 230. Milwaukee (32-24); 266. Valparaiso (24-32); 273. Youngstown State (22-34); 276. Butler (21-29); 289. Cleveland State (12-43).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (2) Milwaukee 3, (4) Valparaiso 1 Valparaiso (34-22) eliminated

Game 10: (2) Milwaukee 14, (1) Wright State 7

Sunday, May 30

Game 11: (2) Milwaukee (32-24) vs. (1) Wright State (32-24), 12 p.m.

IVY GROUP

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason best-of-3 series (Dartmouth 26-17).

Regular-season standings: (Gehrig Division) 1. Columbia 14-6 (26-21); 2. Penn 10-10 (21-20); 3. Cornell 9-11 (18-20); 4. Princeton 6-14 (12-30). (Rolfe Division) 1. Dartmouth 13-7 (26-17); 2. (tie) Harvard 10-10 (17-25) and Brown 10-10 (13-31); 4. Yale 8-12 (21-22-1).

RPI: 143. Dartmouth (26-17); 145. Columbia (26-21); 186. Cornell (18-20); 224. Pennsylvania (21-20); 233. Harvard (17-26); 241. Brown (13-31); 246. Yale (21-22); 257. Princeton (12-30).

Postseason series: At Columbia University, New York May 8-10. Dartmouth won best-of-3 series over Columbia, 2-1.

METRO ATLANTIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill, N.Y.

RPI: 85. Manhattan (31-20); 122. Marist (33-22); 156. Canisius (39-21); 157. Rider (36-21); 179. Siena (27-27); 244. Niagara (17-36); 253. Fairfield (18-32); 269. St. Peter’s (18-34); 287. Iona (9-40).

Tournament berth: Rider (36-21) wins Metro Atlantic Athletic Association postseason tournament and NCAA berth with 4-1 victory May 28 over Canisius.

MID-AMERICAN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at VA Memorial Field, Chillicothe, Ohio.

RPI: 100. Ball State (29-29); 120. Central Michigan (36-22); 124. Toledo (34-22); 126. Bowling Green (31-23); 131. Kent State (39-23); 142. Miami, Ohio (28-28); 196. Eastern Michigan (27-32); 203. Northern Illinois (24-31); 221. Buffalo (23-29); 242. Ohio (20-35); 247. Akron (21-34); 270. Western Michigan (12-42).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Central Michigan 9, (5) Bowling Green 8 Bowling Green (31-23) eliminated

Game 14: (2) Kent State 9, (7) Eastern Michigan 8 Eastern Michigan eliminated

Game 15: (2) Kent State 5, (1) Central Michigan 3 Kent State (39-23) wins Mid-American Conference championship and NCAA berth.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 20-23 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Fla.

RPI: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 236. North Carolina A&T; 285. Norfolk State; 293. Delaware State; 294. Coppin State; 295. Florida A&M; 297. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Tournament berth: (1) Bethune-Cookman beat (2) North Carolina A&T, 7-4, May 23 to win MEAC championship and NCAA berth.

MISSOURI VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Eck Stadium, Wichita, Kan.

RPI: 57. Wichita State (41-19); 98. Evansville (32-27); 111. Illinois State (31-22); 128. Indiana State (35-19); 158. Southern Illinois (28-29); 181. Creighton (27-25); 189. Missouri State (21-34); 229. Bradley (20-32).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (2) Illinois State 17, (1) Wichita State 8 Illinois State (31-22) wins Missouri Valley Conference championship and NCAA berth.

MOUNTAIN WEST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

RPI: 19. Texas Christian (46-11); 42. New Mexico (37-20); 86. San Diego State (28-28); 113. Brigham Young (27-31); 138. Utah (23-28); 152. UNLV (29-29); 250. Air Force (13-42).

Tournament berth: (1) Texas Christian (46-11) beat (2) New Mexico (37-20), 2-0, May 28 to win the Mountain West Conference championship and NCAA berth.

NORTHEAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, N.J.

RPI: 187. x-Bryant (34-22); 195. Sacred Heart (31-26); 212. Central Connecticut State (32-21); 239. Monmouth (22-27); 240. Wagner (26-31); 275. Mount St. Mary’s (20-31); 277. Long Island (14-42); 280. Quinnipiac (14-39); 283. Fairleigh Dickinson (16-38). x-not eligible.

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 5: (2) Central Connecticut State 7, (3) Wagner 2 Wagner (26-31) eliminated

Game 6: (2) Central Connecticut State 9, (1) Sacred Heart 6

Sunday, May 30

Game 7: (1) Sacred Heart (31-26) vs. (2) Central Connecticut State (32-21), 12 p.m.

OHIO VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Pringles Park, Jackson, Tenn.

RPI: 96. Jacksonville State (31-24); 127. Austin Peay (28-25); 163. Southeast Missouri State (30-25); 166. Murray State (28-28-1); 167. Eastern Kentucky (28-27); 175. Tennessee Tech (31-24); 201. Morehead State (24-25); 231. Eastern Illinois (18-35); 237. UT Martin (24-31).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 8: (2) Jacksonville State 9, (1) Tennessee Tech 7

Game 9: (1) Tennessee State 15, (3) Murray State 6 Murray State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 10: (2) Jacksonville State (31-24) vs. (1) Tennessee Tech (31-24), 1 p.m.

PACIFIC-10

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion.

RPI: 1. Arizona State (47-8); 7. UCLA (42-13); 21. Arizona (32-22); 23. Oregon (37-22); 30. Oregon State (31-21); 32. Washington State (34-19); 41. California (29-22); 43. Stanford (31-23); 54. Washington (28-27); 71. Southern California (27-32).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Arizona State 8, Stanford 6

Washington State 6, UCLA 4

California 13, Oregon 3

Oregon State 5, Arizona 0

Southern California 10, Washington 5

Sunday, May 30

Arizona at Oregon State, 3 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 4 p.m.

California at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 4 p.m.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament (Bucknell 25-33).

RPI: 155. Army (28-17); 211. Bucknell (25-33); 213. Lehigh (23-27); 215. Holy Cross (26-26); 254. Lafayette (15-30); 260. Navy (30-21).

Tournament berth: Bucknell (27-34) won the Patriot League championship May 22 by winning the best-of-3 series, 2-1, from Holy Cross.

SOUTHERN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston, S.C.

RPI: 25. College of Charleston (42-17); 35. The Citadel (41-20); 44. Elon (38-22); 56. Georgia Southern (34-24); 59. Western Carolina (37-20-1); 60. Appalachian State (38-18-1); 67. Samford (31-25); 206. Davidson (19-32); 207. Wofford (17-38); 222. UNC Greensboro (20-33); 234. Furman (19-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 11: (7) Appalachian State 3, (6) Western Carolina 2

Game 12: (1) The Citadel 6, (4) Elon 5 Elon (38-22) eliminated

Game 13: (6) Western Carolina 7, (7) Appalachian State 6 Appalachian State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 14: (6) Western Carolina (37-20-1) vs. (1) The Citadel (41-20), 2 p.m.

SOUTHLAND

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.

RPI: 48. Southeastern Louisiana (40-19); 50. Texas State (39-22); 62. Northwestern State (36-21); 91. Stephen F. Austin (34-20); 129. McNeese State (31-27); 130. UT Arlington (29-32); 134. Texas-San Antonio (22-28); 139. Lamar (35-24); 147. Nicholls State (27-29); 199. Sam Houston State (19-36); 202. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-33); 214. Central Arkansas (19-35).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Texas State 15, (5) UT Arlington 10 UT Arlington eliminated

Game 14: (7) Lamar 17, (1) Texas State 7 Lamar (35-24) wins Southland Conference championship.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Fairgrounds Field, Shreveport, La.

RPI: 235. Southern (25-22); 252. Texas Southern (30-26); 256. Jackson State (36-17); 278. Alcorn State (27-27); 279. Grambling (21-30); 286. Mississippi Valley State (23-30); 292. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (19-34); 296. Prairie View A&M (12-35); 299. Alabama State (13-28); 301. Alabama A&M (17-32).

TOURNAMENT

Sunday, May 30


Game 15: (W3) Grambling (21-30) vs. (E3) Alcorn State (27-27), 4 p.m.

SUMMIT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at J.L. Johnson Stadium, Tulsa, Okla.

RPI: 140. Oral Roberts (35-25); 162. South Dakota State (39-21); 190. Centenary (28-26); 258. Oakland (23-34); 262. Southern Utah (18-36); 271. IPFW (17-38); 274. North Dakota State (22-30); 282. Western Illinois (14-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 6: (2) Oral Roberts 12, (1) South Dakota State 2. (2) Oral Roberts (35-25) wins Summit League championship and NCAA berth.

SUN BELT

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Reese Smith Jr. Field, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

RPI: 33. Florida Atlantic (35-22); 36. Western Kentucky (35-23); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (37-20); 63. Middle Tennessee (35-23); 64. FIU (35-23); 66. Troy (36-24); 70. South Alabama (32-27); 105. Arkansas State (30-28); 135. Arkansas-Little Rock (29-25); 194. Louisiana-Monroe (17-38); 228. New Orleans (13-39).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 12: (6) Troy 12, (7) Arkansas State 5

Game 13: (4) FIU 11, (1) Florida Atlantic 9 Florida Atlantic (35-22) eliminated

Game 14: (6) Troy 12, (7) Arkansas State 8 Arkansas State eliminated

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: (4) FIU (35-23) vs. (6) Troy (36-24), 11 a.m.

WEST COAST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (San Diego).

RPI: 22. San Diego (35-20); 93. Portland (33-18); 102. San Francisco (28-27); 160. Pepperdine (23-30); 174. Loyola Marymount (23-32); 183. Gonzaga (20-35); 204. Santa Clara (22-31); 220. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) (19-31).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Portland 6, Gonzaga 2

Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 8, San Diego 1

Pepperdine 4, San Francisco 1

Loyola Marymount 10, Santa Clara 6

Sunday, May 30

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount. 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Hohokam Stadium, Mesa, Ariz.

RPI: 75. Fresno State (38-24); 84. Hawaii (32-26); 106. Nevada (36-22); 115. New Mexico State (36-23); 149. Louisiana Tech (27-30); 218. Sacramento State (18-35); 219. San Jose State (23-37).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 9: (1) Fresno State 13, (6) San Jose State 1 San Jose State eliminated

Game 10: (1) Fresno State 14, (4) Hawaii 5

Sunday, May 30

Game 11: (1) Fresno State (38-24) vs. (4) Hawaii (32-26), 3 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

NCAA berth: None guaranteed.

RPI: (No automatic berth). 117. Cal State Bakersfield (26-29); 118. Le Moyne (28-27); 133. Dallas Baptist (28-27); 165. Longwood (28-20); 251. Seattle (11-39); 267. SIU Edwardsville (14-38); 291. Savannah State (24-26); 300. North Carolina Central (3-44).

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 29


Cal State Bakersfield 12, Cal Poly 8

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

GREAT WEST

NCAA berth: None. League is conducting postseason tournament at Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

RPI: (No automatic berth) 172. Utah Valley (42-17); 200. Northern Colorado (34-24); 248. Houston Baptist (28-31); 259. New York Tech (26-29); 268. North Dakota (19-35); 272. Texas-Pan American; (22-33) 288. New Jersey Tech (13-44); 298. Chicago State (4-52).

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 29


Game 13: (1) Utah Valley 4, (2) Northern Colorado 3 Utah Valley wins Great West Tournament championship

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 25, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / SATURDAY’S RESULTS


The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

(Rank) School (Record) Result/Next

1. Texas (46-11) lost to Texas A&M, 9-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

2. Virginia (47-11) beat Miami (Fla.), 12-7, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

3. Arizona State (47-8) beat Stanford, 8-6. Next: NCAA Tournament.

4. Florida (42-15) lost to Alabama, 5-2, in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. Next: NCAA Tournament.

5. Coastal Carolina (51-7) beat Liberty, 8-2, to win Big South Tournament Championship at Rock Hill, S.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

6. UCLA (42-12) lost to Washington State, 6-4. Next: Sunday vs. Washington State.

7. Texas Christian (46-11) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

8. Georgia Tech (45-13) beat North Carolina State, 5-2; lost to Clemson, 9-3, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

9. Cal State Fullerton (40-15) beat Cal State Northridge, 6-0. Next: Sunday vs. Cal State Northridge.

10. South Carolina (43-15) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

11. Louisville (48-12) lost to St. John’s, 5-3, in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

12. Oklahoma (44-15) beat Kansas State, 13-2, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

13. Miami, Fla. (40-17) lost to Virginia, 12-7, in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

14. Florida State (41-17) did not play. Next: Sunday vs. North Carolina State in ACC Tournament championship at Greensboro, N.C.

15. Auburn (40-19) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

16. Arkansas (40-18) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

17. Clemson (37-21) vs. Georgia Tech in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: Sunday vs. Florida State in ACC Tournament championship or NCAA Tournament.

18. Connecticut (46-13) beat Rutgers, 11-10, in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.; vs. Rutgers, late. Next: Sunday vs. St. John’s in Big East Tournament championship or NCAA Tournament.

19. Vanderbilt (41-16) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament.

20. San Diego (35-18) lost to Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 8-1. Next: Sunday vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

21. Rice (38-20) vs. Southern Missisippi in Conference USA Tournament championship game at Houston, Texas. Next: NCAA Tournament.

22. UC Irvine (36-19) beat Long Beach State, 6-1. Next: Sunday at Long Beach State.

23. Oregon (37-22) lost to California, 13-3. Next: Sunday vs. California.

24. Virginia Tech (38-20) lost to North Carolina State, 10-9 (10), in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Next: NCAA Tournament.

25. Mississippi (38-22) lost to Louisiana State, 8-0, in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. Next: NCAA Tournament.

26. Washington State (34-19) beat UCLA, 6-4. Next: Sunday at UCLA.

27. Stanford (30-23) lost to Arizona State, 8-6. Next: NCAA Tournament.

28. North Carolina (36-20) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament (did not qualify for ACC Tournament).

29. Kansas State (36-19) lost to Oklahoma, 13-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: NCAA Tournament.

30. Texas A&M (38-19-1) beat Texas, 9-3, in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Next: Sunday vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament championship.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Arizona State (45-7); 3. Virginia (45-10); 4. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 5. Florida (40-13); 6. Georgia Tech (44-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Texas Christian (43-11); 9. South Carolina (43-13); 10. Louisville (46-10); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Arkansas (40-16); 13. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Oklahoma (42-14); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Vanderbilt (40-15); 18. Clemson (37-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Mississippi (36-20); 23. San Diego (33-18); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. (tie) Virginia Tech (36-19) and Kansas State (35-18).

BASEBALL AMERICA

May 24, 2010

1. Virginia (45-10); 2. Texas (46-8); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Georgia Tech (44-11); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Auburn (39-17); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. San Diego (33-18); 17. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 18. Virginia Tech (36-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Washington State (31-18); 23. UC Irvine (34-18); 24. Vanderbilt (40-15); 25. Clemson (37-19).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 7. South Carolina (43-13); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Georgia Tech (44-11); 10. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 11. Texas Christian (43-11); 12. Louisville (46-10); 13. Oklahoma (42-14); 14. Auburn (39-17); 15. San Diego (33-18); 16. Clemson (37-19); 17. Florida State (39-16); 18. Arkansas (40-16); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Washington State (31-18); 21. Mississippi (36-20); 22. Connecticut (43-12); 23. Rice (35-20); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. Stanford (30-21); 26. Texas A&M (36-19-1); 27. Fresno State (35-23); 28. Florida Gulf Coast (37-18); 29. Oregon (37-19); 30. Southern Mississippi (32-21).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. Georgia Tech (44-11); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Florida State (39-16); 14. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Clemson (37-19); 18. Connecticut (43-12); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. UC Irvine (34-18); 22. Virginia Tech (36-19); 23. Oregon (37-19); 24. North Carolina (36-20); 25. Mississippi (36-20); 26. San Diego (33-18); 27. Stanford (30-21); 28. Arizona (32-20); 29. College of Charleston (41-15); 30. Louisiana State (36-20).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 25, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Virginia (ACC); 3. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 4. Texas (Big 12); 5. Florida (SEC); 6. Louisville (Big East); 7. UCLA (Pac-10); 8. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 9. Arkansas (SEC); 10. Georgia Tech (ACC); 11. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 12. Vanderbilt (SEC); 13. South Carolina (SEC); 14. Auburn (SEC); 15. Alabama (SEC); 16. Clemson (ACC);

17. Florida State (ACC); 18. Oklahoma (Big 12); 19. Texas Christian (Mountain West); 20. North Carolina (ACC); 21. Arizona (Pac-10); 22. San Diego (West Coast); 23. Oregon (Pac-10); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. College of Charleston (Southern); 26. Texas A&M (Big 12); 27. Mississippi (SEC); 28. Rice (C-USA); 29. Kentucky (SEC); 30. Oregon State (Pac-10); 31. Louisiana State (SEC); 32. Washington State (Pac-10);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. Virginia Tech (ACC); 35. The Citadel (Southern); 36. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Kansas State (Big 12); 39. Baylor (Big 12); 40. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 41. California (Pac-10); 42. New Mexico (Mountain West); 43. Stanford (Pac-10); 44. Elon (Southern); 45. UC Irvine (Big West); 46. Boston College (ACC); 47. Tennessee (SEC); 48. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland);

49. North Carolina State (ACC); 50. Texas State (Southland); 51. Liberty; 52. Pittsburgh; 53. Kansas; 54. Washington; 55. Texas Tech (Big 12); 56. Georgia Southern (Southern); 57. Wichita State (Missouri Valley); 58. Rutgers (Big East); 59. Western Carolina (Southern); 60. Appalachian State (Southern); 61. Nebraska (Big 12); 62. Northwestern State (Southland); 63. Sun Belt; 64. FIU (Sun Belt).

Note: Conference school RPI ranking is listed under NCAA Division I Conferences.

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