Lagniappe, March 26th. A Sneak Peek at the Power Rankings

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 26th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

  What exactly IS a “power ranking” you ask? Who the hell cares.

 
 

Lagniappe, March 23rd. The New RPI

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 23rd, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 1

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Okay, ready for another new ranking? Well this one is more important, if you will. It is Jeremy Mills’ initial RPI ranking for D1Baseball.com. Mills is a math geek mastermind, so I knew something like this was just a matter of time for him to trot out. And yes, because he’s smarter than I am, I trust him on this one. Although keep in mind, it is an exact mirror of the RPI formula used by the NCAA Selection Committee, so Jeremy purposefully made it just as lame as their formula.

As usual, Boyd Nation’s ISR ranking is still more sane.

 
 

Lagniappe, March 22nd. Why Today Is A Great Day on the College Sports Calendar

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 22nd, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

 

UC Riverside took down Tulane 6-2 on Sunday to complete the weekend series win two games to one.

UC Riverside took down Tulane 6-2 on Sunday to complete the weekend series win two games to one.

Today is one of my favorite days in the college sports calendar. And I celebrate it by sitting on my fat butt and doing nothing.

 
 

Lagniappe, March 20. Two Words: Titans. Dirtbags.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 20th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

Historic Blair Field in Long Beach will host one of the best rivalries in college baseball this weekend: Fullerton vs. Long Beach.

Historic Blair Field in Long Beach will host one of the best rivalries in college baseball this weekend: Fullerton vs. Long Beach.

It’s one of the greatest rivalries in college baseball and a personal favorite of mine: Cal State Fullerton vs. Long Beach State

 
 

Lagniappe, March 19th. An Alternative to March Madness

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 19th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

The crown jewel of West Coast stadiums, PK Park, will house a huge series this weekend with ASU vs. UO.

The crown jewel of West Coast stadiums, PK Park, will house a huge series this weekend with ASU vs. UO.

Lots of good stuff coming up this weekend StitchHeads. If you feel like taking a break from some March Madness action, there are a number of good college baseball matchups to catch. And why not, you need to get out in the sun and enjoy some nice weather anyway.

 
 

Lagniappe, March 17th. The Hawaii Hangover

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 17th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 1

Les Murakami Stadium. Built in 1984 and home to over 3,000,000 Rainbow fans since then.

Les Murakami Stadium. Built in 1984 and home to over 3,000,000 Rainbow fans since then.

A few parting thoughts about Hawaii and college baseball.

 
 

Sooners Go Later For A Win On The Island.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 15th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

The Les was rocking on Saturday night in Manoa. A big time crowd showed up for a great game.

The Les was rocking on Saturday night in Manoa. A big time crowd showed up for a great game.

As if being in paradise wasn’t good enough. Now Oklahoma and Hawaii had to treat me to a really great, high-pressure, 12-inning thriller on top of all that? Yes. And to do so in front of over 4,000 rabid Rainbow-Warrior fans was pretty cool too. Big stage. Big finish. Big win for OU.

 
 

I Don’t See A Lot Wrong With USC.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 13th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

Grin on boys, you deserve it. Timmy Robison and Bobby Stahel were the catalysts for the Trojans win over Washington State.

Grin on boys, you deserve it. Timmy Robison and Bobby Stahel were the catalysts for the Trojans win over Washington State.

In case you hadn’t heard yet, yes USC baseball is good. I found that out Friday night on a perfect evening in South Central. I’m posting this a little late ‘coz I had a few glitches with the College Baseball Today site and it just now worked itself out. Sorry ‘bout that.

 
 

Put Up or Shut Up Weekend

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 13th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

A lot of teams this weekend hope they don't meet the same fate as DePaul's Mark Aguirre did in 1981.

A lot of teams this weekend hope they don’t meet the same fate as DePaul’s Mark Aguirre did in 1981.

It’s Put Up or Shut Up time for a bunch of teams just outside the rankings this weekend.

 
 

Lagniappe, March 11th. Midweek Games & Team Posters

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 11th, 2015 in National stuff Comments: 0

Eleven years ago today, PetCo Park was home to the biggest college baseball crowd in history.

Eleven years ago today, PetCo Park was home to the biggest college baseball crowd in history.

Not sure how much importance you put on mid-week games – keep in mind the RPI still loves them – but there were a few more big-impact results from yesterday.