Midweek Top-50 Scoreboard (Feb. 24-27, 2014)

February 27, 2014
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Midweek action during the first full week of the 2014 college baseball season (Feb. 24-27) provided yet another string of upsets in games involving top-50 CB360 Composite National Rankings (CNR), as more than one-third of the 36 games (13, or 36%) resulted in upsets. The week’s carnage included four losses alone by teams ranked among the top-six in the CB360 top-50.

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Opening-Week CB360 Top-50 Gameday Wrapup Pages: Feb. 16  |  Feb. 15  |  Feb. 14

VMI got the upset trend rolling with a 3-2 win at CB360 #1 Virginia, on the same day that (18) Louisiana-Lafayette was winning 4-1 at (3) LSU, in  game that ended in the top of the sixth. Vanderbilt, the #6 team in the CNR, actually was upset twice during the midweek action: 3-2 vs. Western Kentucky and 8-3 vs. Evansville (both at home).

There were four other CB360 top-25 teams that lost during the week, as (11) Rice dropped a 3-1 decision vs. visiting (41) Sam Houston State … (40) UC Santa Barbara won 6-3 at (14) UCLA … Texas Arlington was a 10-2 winner at (20) TCU … and Florida Gulf Coast won 2-1 at (21) Florida.

Here were the five other midweek upsets in CB360 top-50 action:
• at Southern Mississippi 2 … (26) Alabama 1
• at VCU 3 … (34) East Carolina  0
• at Elon 3 … (36) UNC Wilmington 2
• at (37) San Diego 5 … (36) UNC Wilmington 2
• at Long Beach State 2 … (39) USC 1

All four of the midweek head-t0-head matchups between CB360 top-50 teams were won by the lower-ranked squad.

Results for all xx midweek games in the CB360 top-50 are included below (we hope to add postgame links and photos later in the week).

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THURSDAY’s TOP-50 GAMES  (Feb. 27, 2014)
(based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings)   upset in italics

• (19) Oklahoma State 2 … def. Gonzaga 0  (Surprise, AZ)

Florida Gulf Coast 2 ... won at (21) Florida 1

• (27) Arizona State 9 … def. Santa Clara 6  (Surprise, AZ)

• (32) Texas Tech 5 ... won at Stephen F, Austin 4

• at (37) San Diego 5 … def.  (36) UNC Wilmington 2

• (50) Oklahoma 9 … def. Manhattan 6  (Surprise, AZ)

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WEDNESDAY’s TOP-50 GAMES  (Feb. 26, 2014)
(both teams in the CB360 Composite National Rankings))   upsets in italics

Evansville 8 … won at (6) Vanderbilt 3

• at (10) Mississippi State 10 ... def. Mount St. Mary’s 1

• Morehead State at  (13) Louisville – postponed

• at Southern Mississippi 2 … def. (26) Alabama 1

• at (30) Mississippi 4 … def. Louisiana-Monroe 3

Dayton at (33) Kentucky – canc.

• (31) Florida Atlantic at North Florida – canc.

• Texas A&M Corpus Christi at (49) Baylor – canc.

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TUESDAY’s TOP-50 MATCHUPS  (Feb. 25 2014)
(both teams in the CB360 Composite National Rankings)   upsets in italics

• (18) Louisiana-Lafayette 4 … won at (3) LSU 1  (game called in the top of the 6th)

 (41) Sam Houston State 3 … won at (11) Rice  1

• (40) UC Santa Barbara 6 … won at (14) UCLA 4

 

TUESDAY’s OTHER TOP-50 GAMES  (Feb. 25, 2014)
(based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings))   upsets in italics

VMI 3 … won at Virginia 2

Western Kentucky 3 … won at (6) Vanderbilt 2

• at (7) Oregon 8 … def. Portland 2

• at (9) North Carolina State 7 … def. Davidson 5

• at (10) Mississippi State 13 ... def. Mount St. Mary’s 1

• at (12) Clemson 4 … def. Presbyterian 2

• at (13) Louisville 6 … def. Eastern Illinois 0

• (16) Cal Poly 5 … won at San Jose State 3

• at (17) North Carolina  12 … def. Appalachian State 1

Texas-Arlington 10 … won at (20) TCU 2

• at (22) Texas A&M 5 … def. Houston Baptist 1

• at (23) Texas 2... def. Texas-Pan American 1  (11 inn.) 

• at (30) Mississippi 5 … def. Louisiana-Monroe 4

• (31) Florida Atlantic 2 … won at North Florida 1

• at (33) Kentucky 7 ... def. Wright State 1

• at VCU 3 … def. (34) East Carolina  0

• at Elon 3 ... def.  (36) UNC Wilmington 2

• at Long Beach State 2 … def. (39) USC 1

McNeese State at (41) Houston – susp. to 4/29 (Houston up 5-2, t9)

• at (41) Mercer 5 … def. Savannah State 4

• (48) Florida International 23 … def. Florida Memorial 1

Incarnate Word at (49) Baylor – postponed to 4/2

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MONDAY’s TOP-50 GAMES  (Feb. 24, 2014)
(based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings)   upsets in italics

(5) Oregon State  3 … def. Washington 2 (Surprise, AZ)

• at (32) Texas Tech 4def. BYU 2

• (44) Western Carolina at Washington State – canc.

• (44) Western Carolina at Washington State – canc.

• (47) Wichita State 10 … won at Coastal Carolina 0 (in Myrtle Beach)

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