The Arizona State baseball team plummeted in collegiate baseball rankings across the country after they got swept by Oregon this past weekend.
ASU fell ten spots to No. 24 in the Baseball America rankings. This is the lowest the Sun Devils have been ranked all season by Baseball America and could be another bad weekend from falling out of the rankings entirely.
The Sun Devils fell out of the Collegiate Baseball poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country. ASU baseball is ranked No. 23 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) poll, and No. 26 in the Perfect Game poll.
The University of Arizona rose four spots in the Baseball America poll, jumping from No. 8 to No. 4. The Wildcats swept the Stanford Cardinal over the weekend in their most impressive series of the season. Stanford had been ranked No. 2 by Baseball America coming into the series. The Wildcats improved to 21-7 on the season and 7-2 in Pac-12 play.
News and notes around ASU baseball and the Pac-12
- Five Pac-12 teams make an appearance in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll. UCLA (No. 4), Arizona (No. 5), Oregon (No. 14), Stanford (No. 16) and Oregon State (No. 23).
- Baseball America places six Pac-12 teams in its Top 25. Arizona (No. 4), UCLA (No. 5), Stanford (No. 6), Oregon State (No. 20), Oregon (No. 22) and Arizona State (No. 24).
- Arizona State pitching ranks 7th in the country in walks allowed per nine innings with 2.25. ASU is 10th in the country in strikeout-to-walk-ration with 3.06 strikeouts per walk, and ASU ranks 16th in team ERA with a 2.79 mark.
- Arizona State ranks 18th in the country with 12 triples and 31st in the country with 21 home runs.
- Junior Brady Rodgers has a 1.38 ERA in 39 innings pitched. Sophomore Trevor Williams has posted a 1.12 ERA in 32 innings pitched.
- Junior Joey DeMichele has started every game for the Sun Devils this season and leads the team in batting average (.392), runs (20), hits (29), triples (4), RBI (24) and total bases (52).