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This Week’s Top 50 Composite Top 50…
The top four spots in CB360′s exclusive Composite National Rankings – Virginia, Florida, Vanderbilt and South Carolina – remained unchanged (as did #6 Texas A&M), following the seasons’s eighth week of action. North Carolina surged from #8 to #35 in the CNR, with Cal State Fullerton returning to the top-10 (#12 to #7) while three teams slipped back in the top-10: Arizona State (#5 to #8), Florida State (#7 to #9) and Georgia Tech (#9 to #10). Fresno State was the only team to fall out of the top-10, dropping to #12. front-page photo courtesy of North Carolina
Note that some teams – such as Vanderbilt and Texas – currently grade out lower in the CNR (compared to their typical polls rankings) due to an average RPI number that is lower in relation to their poll numbers. The current CNR formula now includes nine elements: six polls/rankings and three RPI calculations (with most recent addition being the official NCAA RPI).
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The CNR currently includes nine ingredients (referenced below), with several other RPI-type raings – plus NCAA Tournament projections – set to be added to the CNR formula next weeks.
Scroll to end of release for detailed description of the CNR, including direct links to current criteria.
CNR Contact: Pete LaFleur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CNR TOP-50 CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN (week-9)
SEC (10 … 3 top-10, 4 top-25) – #2 Florida, #3 Vanderbilt, #4 South Carolina, #14 Arkansas, #27 LSU, #29 Georgia, #30 Alabama, #33 Mississippi, #35 Auburn & #38 Mississippi State
Pacific-10 (6 … 1 top-10, 6 top-25) – #8 Arizona State, #13 Oregon State, #16 Stanford, #22 Arizona, #23 California & #25 UCLA
ACC (6 … 4 top-10, 4 top-25) – #1 Virginia, #5 North Carolina, #9 Florida State, #10 Georgia Tech, #26 Clemson & #28 Miami
Big 12 (5 … 1 top-10, 4 top-25) – #6 Texas A&M, #11 Texas, #15 Oklahoma, #21 Oklahoma State & #47 Baylor
Conference USA (4 … 2 top-25) – #18 Southern Mississippi, #24 Rice, #34 East Carolina & #40 Central Florida
Atlantic Sun (3 … 1 top-25) – #19 Stetson & #32 East Tennessee & #50 Jacksonville)
2 Each – BIG EAST (#36 Louisville & #45 Connecticut) … Big West (#7 Cal State Fullerton, #31 UC Irvine) … Southland (#37 Texas State & #46 Southeastern Louisiana)
1 Each – Atlantic-10 (#43 Charlotte) … Big South (#44 Coastal Carolina) … independent (#41 Cal State Bakersfield) … Mid-American (#33 Kent State) … Missouri Valley (#49 Creighton) … Mountain West (#17 TCU) … Southern (#48 Elon) … Sunbelt (#20 Troy) … West Coast (#39 Gonzaga) … Western Athletic (#12 Fresno State)
BIGGEST JUMPS IN THE CNR – Arkansas (#25 to #14) … Miami (#39 to #28) … Oregon State (#19 to #13)
NEWCOMERS/RETURNERS TO THE CNR – #33 Kent State … #38 Mississippi State … #40 Central Florida … #46 Southeastern Louisiana … #50 Jacksonville (all of these teams were top-50 earlier this season)
DROPPED OUT OF THE CNR TOP-50 –#43 Tulane … #45 College of Charleston … #46 Houston … #49 Long Beach State … #50 San Jose State
BIGGEST DROPS IN THE CNR – LSU (#16 to #27) … Alabama (#20 to #30) … Mississippi (#33 to #42) … Texas State (#30 to #37)
College Baseball 2011 Composite National Rankings #9 (CNR)
courtesy of CollegeBaseball360.com; April 12, 2011
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COMPOSITE NATIONAL RANKINGS (CNR) CRITERIA: CB360′s 100-point Composite National Rankings formula currently is centered around nine core ingredients but in upcoming weeks will include upwards of 20 different factors – ultimately combining a diverse collection of “experts” (ranging from coaches, various media, computer calculations and projections) – to help provide a preview of teams that could be in the running for the 2011 NCAA Championship field (hypothetically 50 teams, plus 14 others from lower-rated automatic-bid conferences – those teams will be projected in upcoming CNR updates).
Teams receive points based on their standings in each poll/rating/projection (60 pts for #1; 59 for #2, etc.). For polls involving voting points (coaches and CB) and the RPI ratings, the CNR adjusts to reward teams that have larger margins in the voting/point totals (whereas two teams with nearly the same voting-point total will be closer in the CNR allotment for that poll). Note that strength-of-schedule typically is factored into RPI formulations … thus the actual SOS numbers are not used in the CNR when RPI already are in the mix. For the NCAA field projections used later in the season, teams will be awarded CNR points based on their respective seedings, “last in” and “last out,” etc.
Currently, the nine polls/ratings listed below are averaged, with 40 points then are added to each total in order to yield the 100-point benchmark. The CB360 Composite National Rankings will add factors to the formula throughout the 2011 season, with the additions to include various RPI/power rankings, NCAA Tournament projections and a late-season bonus/penalty for record over the past-10 games.
Here are links to the nine criteria currently used in the CNR:
• National Coaches Poll (USA Today/ESPN)
• National Collegiate Baseball Writers poll
• Baseball America poll
• Colllegiate Baseball magazine rankings
• Perfect Game rankings
• College Baseball Lineup rankings
• Official NCAA RPI
• Boyd’s World “Pseudo-RPI” (this page updated daily)
• Warren Nolan RPI (updated daily)