The Wildcats jumped up a spot in Baseball America’s rankings, but stayed at 7th in all of the other human polls, and also remained 2nd in the latest RPI behind Oregon State.
Here’s a look at all of the different rankings:
An 18 run outburst against Oregon helped the Wildcats maintain their place among the elite offenses in the country as well. Here’s a sampling of some of the stats they find themselves at or near the top in:
- Runs per game (1st - 9.0)
- Batting average (2nd - .332)
- Doubles (3rd - 90)
- On-base percentage (5th - .426)
- Triples (14th - 14)
- Slugging percentage (16th - .483)
One of the biggest movers in most polls this week was West Virginia, who had a legitimate chance of sweeping then-No. 3 TCU, but still took two-of-three from the Horned Frogs.
Oregon State remains the consensus No. 1 team in the land despite losing a game to Washington on Thursday. The Beavers rebounded for the series win, and now lead the Pac-12 by five games.
Among West Coast teams, Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State are both highly ranked as well. There is a decent chance of four western regionals this year (Tucson, Corvallis, Fullerton, and Long Beach) if everything holds serve through the final month and a half of the season.
Arizona returns to action on Thursday night when it hosts the Utah Utes for a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM PT on Thursday. All three games will be shown on Pac-12 Network.