College Baseball Composite National Rankings #4 and #5 (3/16/17)

March 16, 2017
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See below for full rundown of the past two weeks of updates to the CB360 Composite National Rankings (CNR) Top–50, which now includes 15 different national rankings/polls and computerized power rankings/other metrics that factor into the CNR’s unique 100-point formula.

Scoreboard pages also will be posted here on CB360 for results involving these teams, including for this past week and current weekend (March 12–19).

CB360’s CNR FORMULA currently includes the following 15 elements:
• National 
Coaches Poll (USA Today/ESPN; 54 total teams)
• National Collegiate Baseball Writers poll (60 total teams)
DIBaseball.com top-25 top-25
• Baseball America top-25 poll
• Collegiate Baseball magazine top-25
• Perfect Game top-25
• Official NCAA RPI (top-60 teams)
Warren Nolan RPI (top-60 teams)
Sagarin power rankings (top-60 teams)
• Massey preseason computerized rankings (top-60 teams)
RoundTable power rankings (top-60 teams)
• Moore computerized rankings (top-60 teams)
• DISportsNet computerized rankings (top-60 teams)
• Assorted Conference preseason coaches polls (bonus points, max. 1.0 on 100-pt scale)
SEC … ACC … Pac-12 … Big 12 … Big Ten … Big West … C-USA
AAC … MVC … Mt West … Sun Belt … Colonial … WCC  … Southland
BIG EAST … Horizon … Atlantic SunMid-American … America East

Four teams have entered/returned to the Top–50 in the current update: [38] Oregon, [43] Kentucky, [46] Kent State and [49] McNeese State … while [34] Georgia Tech, [39] NC State, [49] Kansas State and [50] South Alabama fell out.

Seven of the current top-seven teams hail from the same conference … and it’s not the SEC (which actually has not teams currently #7 or higher) … and it’s not the ACC. It’s the Big 12, with [4] Texas Tech, [5] TCU (which had been the CNR #1 until this week) and upstart [7] Baylor. The top-10 also includes three from the ACC: [2] Louisville, [6] Florida State and [9] North Carolina, plus Pac-12 teams [1] Oregon State and [3] Arizona along with the SEC’s [8] LSU and BIG EAST standard bearer [10] St. John’s.

Baylor and St. John’s were not even among the CNR preseason top–50, but each has fashioned an impressive first month of the 2017 season. Texas Tech has climbed into the top-5 after opening the season at No. 21 in the CNR, while the other six current top-10 teams all were 12th or better in the preseason top–50. … On the flip side, four preseason top–10 teams have tumbled significantly: Coastal Carolina (CNR preseason #9; now #44) … Vanderbilt (started at #4; now #25) … South Carolina (#6 to #18) and Florida (#2 to #14).

One week earlier, the following seven teams entered/returned to the CB360 Top–50: [41] Charlotte, [42] Wake Forest, [43] Florida Gulf Coast, [44] San Diego, [47] Southeastern Louisiana, [48] Binghamton and [50] South Alabama. … And these seven had falled out of the Top–50: [32] UC Santa Barbara, [36] Miami, [39] Mississippi State, [40] UCLA, [41] Virginia Tech, [44] Arizona State and [48] Kent State.

>>> Click on the below links for CB360 early-season content:

• CB360 Top–50 Results (some links to be added):
March 17–19  |  March 13–16  |  March 10–12  |  March 6–9  |  March 3–5
Feb. 27–March 2  |  Feb. 23–27  |  Feb. 21–23  |   Feb. 16–20

• CB360 Top–50 Releases:
2017 Preseason Composite National Rankings – in-depth release, with historical/archival content
Week–2 Update
Week–3 Update

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CB360 Composite Top-50 National Rankings #5 (March 16, 2017)
(rank) Team – voting pts  (prev. weeks/most recent first)
1. Oregon State – 96.68 (5 … 5 … 5 … #8 preseason)
2. Louisville – 94.39 (2 … 2 … 4 … 7)
3. Arizona – 93.30 (4 … 6 … 7 … 10)
4. Texas Tech – 92.86 (6 … 10 … 16 … 21)
5.  TCU – 91.67 (1 … 1 … 1 …1)
6. Florida State – 90.32 (3 … 8 … 9 … 4)
7. Baylor – 90.05 (10 … 31 … – … –)
8. LSU – 89.02 (8 … 3 … 3 … 3)
9. North Carolina – 85.63 (13 … 7 … 8 … 12)
10. St. John’s – 85.42 (11 … 20 … – … –)
11. Virginia – 80.53 (7 … 9 … 10 … 16)
12. East Carolina – 80.18 (14 … 24 … 26 … 18)
13. Cal State Fullerton – 79.71 (17 … 15 … 13 … 11)
14. Florida – 78.22 (16 … 4 … 2 … 2)
15. Florida Gulf Coast – 77.78 (43 … – … – … –)
16. Texas A&M – 77.71 (9 … 12 … 14 … 20)
17. Clemson – 76.72 (12 … 16 … 19 … 13)
18. South Carolina – 74.75 (18 … 13 … 11 … 6)
19. Michigan – 74.53 (30 … 43 … – … 40)
20. Mississippi – 74.51 (19 … 11 … 12 … 25)
21. Louisiana Tech – 73.58 (20 … 34 … 46 … –)
22. Stanford – 70.70 (15 … 17 … 22 … 22)
23. Tennessee – 69.92 (25 … 38 … – … –)
24. New Mexico – 69.36 (28 … 49 … 32 … 41)
25. Vanderbilt – 65.57 (22 … 14 … 6 … 5)
26. Missouri – 65.35 (37 … 47 … – … –)
27. South Florida – 64.35 (31 … 46 … – … –)
28. Missouri State – 64.26 (21 … 37 … 49 … –)
29. Houston – 63.88 (26 … 28 … 25 … 30)
30. Oklahoma – 63.54 (24 … 27 … 48 … –)
31. Southeastern Louisiana – 62.80 (47 … – … – … –)
32. San Diego – 62.24 (44 … – … – … –)
33. Wake Forest – 61.95 (42 … – … – … –)
34. Texas – 61.94 (46 … 19 … 28 … 33)
35. Louisiana-Lafayette – 59.01 (29 … 22 … 18 … 17)
36. Central Florida (UCF) – 56.21 (45 … 33 … – … –)
37. Arkansas – 56.01 (23 … 25 … 39 … –)
38. Oregon – 55.94 (– … – … – … 47)
39. Oklahoma State – 55.78 (36 … 21 … 17 … 15)
40. Michigan State – 54.96 (32 … 42 … 47 … –)
41. Utah – 54.57 (38 … 45 … – … –)
42. Southern Mississippi – 53.42 (49 … 35 … 44 … 42)
43. Kentucky – 53.26 (– … – … – … –)
44. Coastal Carolina – 52.76 (35 … 29 … 23 … 9)
45. Binghamton – 52.56 (48  … – … – … –)
46. Kent State – 52.26 (– … 48 … – … –)
47. Charlotte – 51.60 (41 … – … – … –)
48. Dallas Baptist – 50.78 (27 … 26 … 29 … 29)
49. McNeese State – 49.98 (– … – … – … –)
50. Washington – 48.66 (33 … 23 … 21 … 24)
> next five: Sam Houston State, UC Irvine, Seton Hall, Wright St. & Long Beach St.

Dropped Out of Top–50 After Week-4:
[34] Georgia Tech (34 … 30 … 24 … 28)
[39] North Carolina State (39 … 18 … 15 … 14)
[40] Kansas State (40 … 50 … – … –)
[50] South Alabama (50 … – … 41 … –)

Dropped Out of Top–50 After Week-3:
[32] UC Santa Barbara (32 … 30 … 23)
[36] Miami (36 … 20 … 19)
[39] Mississippi State (39 … 34 … 32)
[40] UCLA  (40 … 35 … 43)
[41] Virginia Tech (41 … – … –)
[44] Arizona State (44 … 37 … 34)
[48] Kent State (48 … – … –)

Dropped Out of Top–50 After Week-2:
[27] Rice (27…#26 preseason)
[31] Florida Atlantic (31…38)
[33] UNC Wilmington (33…37)
[36] USC (36…44)
[38] Long Beach State (38…27)
[40] Wright State (40…48)
[41] South Alabama (41…–)
[42] Nebraska (42…46)
[43] Sam Houston State (43…35)
[45] Maryland (45…31)
[50] Pepperdine (50…–)

Dropped Out of CNR Top–50 After Opening Week:
[36] Tulane
[39] Gonzaga
[40] Michigan… has returned to current top–50
[45] California
[47] Oregon… has returned to current top–50
[49] Southeastern Louisiana … has returned to current top–50
[50] Cal Poly

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CB360 Composite Top-50 National Rankings #4 (March 10, 2017)
(rank) Team – voting pts  (prev. weeks/most recent first)
1. TCU – 97.88 (1 … 1 … #1 preseason)
2. Louisville – 94.10 (2 … 4 … 7)
3. Florida State – 93.20 (8 … 9 … 4)
4. Arizona – 93.01 (6 … 7 … 10)
5. Oregon State – 92.91 (5 … 5 … 8)
6. Texas Tech – 90.71 (10 … 16 … 21)
7. Virginia – 88.94 (9 … 10 … 16)
8. LSU – 87.34 (3 … 3 … 3)
9. Texas A&M – 84.95 (12 … 14 … 20)
10. Baylor* – 82.75 (31 … – … –)
11. St. John’s – 81.61 (20 … – … –)
12. Clemson – 78.69 (16 … 19 … 13)
13. North Carolina – 77.98 (7 … 8 … 12)
14. East Carolina – 77.45 (24 … 26 … 18)
15. Stanford – 77.26 (17 … 22 … 22)
16. Florida – 76.69 (4 … 2 … 2)
17. Cal State Fullerton – 73.44 (15 … 13 … 11)
18. South Carolina – 71.98 (13 … 11 … 6)
19. Mississippi – 71.43 (11 … 12 … 25)
20. Louisiana Tech – 71.36 (34 … 46 … –)
21. Missouri State – 68.72 (37 … 49 … –)
22. Vanderbilt – 67.35 (14 … 6 … 5)
23. Arkansas – 67.06 (25 … 39 … –)
24. Oklahoma – 66.93 (27 … 48 … –)
25. Tennessee – 65.96 (38 … – … –)
26. Houston – 65.63 (28 … 25 … 30)
27. Dallas Baptist – 65.24 (26 … 29 … 29)
28. New Mexico – 65.06 (49 … 32 … 41)
29. Louisiana-Lafayette – 63.80 (22 … 18 … 17)
30. Michigan – 63.35 (43 … – … 40)
31. South Florida – 61.30 (46 … – … –)
32. Michigan State – 61.04 (42 … 47 … –)
33. Washington – 60.20 (23 … 21 … 24)
34. Georgia Tech – 59.81 (30 … 24 … 28)
35. Coastal Carolina – 59.44 (29 … 23 … 9)
36. Oklahoma State – 59.13 (21 … 17 … 15)
37. Missouri – 58.11 (47 … – … –)
38. Utah – 57.22 (45 … – … –)
39. North Carolina State – 56.55 (18 … 15 … 14)
40. Kansas State – 55.20 (50 … – … –)
41. Charlotte – 55.15 (– … – … –)
42. Wake Forest – 55.13 (– … – … –)
43. Florida Gulf Coast – 54.42 (– … – … –)
44. San Diego – 52.23 (– … – … –)
45. Central Florida (UCF) – 51.38 (33 … – … –)
46. Texas – 51.18 (19 … 28 … 33)
47. Southeastern Louisiana – 50.62 (– … – … –)
48. Binghamton – 50.53 (– … – … –)
49. Southern Mississippi – 49.84 (35 … 44 … 42)
50. South Alabama – 49.57 (– … 41 … –)
> next five: Kentucky, Wright State, Wichita State, Oral Roberts & West Virginia

Dropped Out of Top–50 After Week-3:
[32] UC Santa Barbara (32 … 30 … 23)
[36] Miami (36 … 20 … 19)
[39] Mississippi State (39 … 34 … 32)
[40] UCLA  (40 … 35 … 43)
[41] Virginia Tech (41 … – … –)
[44] Arizona State (44 … 37 … 34)
[48] Kent State (48 … – … –)

Dropped Out of Top–50 After Week-2:
[27] Rice (27…#26 preseason)
[31] Florida Atlantic (31…38)
[33] UNC Wilmington (33…37)
[36] USC (36…44)
[38] Long Beach State (38…27)
[40] Wright State (40…48)
[41] South Alabama (41…–)
[42] Nebraska (42…46)
[43] Sam Houston State (43…35)
[45] Maryland (45…31)
[50] Pepperdine (50…–)

Dropped Out of CNR Top–50 After Opening Week:
[36] Tulane
[39] Gonzaga
[40] Michigan… has returned to current top–50
[45] California
[47] Oregon… has returned to current top–50
[49] Southeastern Louisiana … has returned to current top–50
[50] Cal Poly

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