Oklahoma Beats Arkansas, Charleston Over Coastal (plus five other cb360 top-50 upsets) …
(follow along) With many conference tournaments starting early next week (Tues./Wed.), many leagues are wrapping up their series on Saturday … thus, many series are starting on Thursday … meaning Wednesday this week is the “calm”/travel day (only 12 Division I games scheduled) … and that all adds up to one of the busiest Tuesday schedules in recent weeks.
There were three head-to-head matchups between top-50 teams in the CB360 top-50 teams, with two of the lower-ranked teams pulling off the upset: at #31 College of Charleston 16, at #5 Coastal Carolina 4 (in Myrtle Beach, S.C.) … and #17 Oklahoma 5, #7 Arkansas 2. Five other underdogs knocked off CB360 top-50 teams, most notably Loyola Marymount winning 11-10 at #12 Cal State Fullerton (the Lions scored 10 runs in the 5th and then survived a Titans rally in the 8th and 9th).
Tuesday’s other four upsets of CB360 top-50 teams included: at Tulane 9, #24 LSU 1 … San Francisco 6, at #26 California 1 … Mississippi State 16, at #40 Southern Mississippi 9 … and at McNeese State 5, #46 Louisiana (Lafayette) 4.
The busy day included 33 games involving top-50 teams from the most recent update of the CB360 Composite National Rankings (May 12; next CNR update coming tomorrow, May 19). There were 36 total top-50 teams on Tuesday’s schedule, led by three head-to-head showdowns: (ARK-OU, CofC-CC, and #50 Florida Gulf Coast losing 5-4 at #13 Miami.
As a reminder, all the CNR numbers referenced on this page are from the most recent update (May 12). Many of the teams likely will move several spots up or down in the upcoming May 19 update of the CNR.
TUESDAY’S TOP-50 RESULTS (5/18/10 … upsets in italics)
(based on most recent CB360 Composite National Rankings, updated 5/12)
• VMI at #3 Virginia – canceled (no makeup game)
• #11 TCU at Texas-San Antonio – canceled (no makeup game)
• Loyola Marymount 11, at #12 Cal State Fullerton 10 | Final Stats
LMU Recap | CSF Recap
• #19 Connecticut at Quinnipiac – canceled (no makeup game)
• #20 Virginia Tech at Davidson – canceled (no makeup game)
• #30 Pittsburgh at Ohio State – canceled (no makeup game)
• #37 Florida Atlantic at Central Florida – canceled (FAU led 4-3/t-4th; no makeup game)
• #48 Washington State at Gonzaga – canceled (no makeup game)