April 27, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut baseball team has been ranked this week as high as No. 13 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top-30 Poll, while being nationally recognized in all of college baseball's major polls.
In that poll, UConn jumps ahead of BIG EAST foe Louisville as the Cardinals stand at No. 14.
The Huskies, who debuted in the national spotlight as a No. 25 choice in Baseball America two weeks ago, have moved up to the No. 20 spot in that respective poll as announced on Monday. One of the most prominent polls, the USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches' Poll has the Huskies at No. 21 in their first week among the top teams in the nation according to USA TODAY/ESPN.
The Rivals.com Top-25 Poll currently has UConn at No. 19, while National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA) Poll has the Huskies at No. 20. Both spots are improvements on last week's No. 22 and No. 27 rankings, respectively. The Ping!baseball.com Top-30 rankings have UConn at No. 24 this week as well.
In the Northeast, UConn is ranked No. 1 by the New England Division I College Baseball (NEIBA) Coaches' Poll, while Ping!Baseball.com has the Huskies regionally ranked as the No. 1 team in the Northeast, in front of Pittsburgh who boasts a 30-10 overall record on the year.
UConn has currently won 21 consecutive games, including 13 straight against BIG EAST opponents, as the Huskies hold the best current win streak in the country. The Huskies have not lost since they dropped a 4-2 decision to then nationally-ranked Louisville and are 30-7 on the year and 13-2 in league play.
The Huskies will begin the week with a non-conference contest against Bryant at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, the Huskies will host Central Connecticut State University at 3:00 p.m. before heading to Pittsburgh for a Saturday afternoon double-header followed by a noon BIG EAST contest on Sunday.