It is Monday. And in the college baseball world every Monday from March to June is like Christmas morning. Waiting for the polls to be released to see if your team is receiving the attention, props, credit, whatever you feel they deserve. Its weird but going to a baseball game feels better when theres a little number next to your name.
We've reached the midway point of the Big Ten an the 2/3rds mark overally in the baseball season, 37 games hae been played 18 to go. So to be ranked right now is a good sign that you're having a solid season.
So lets get to them.
The Bucks high ranking this week comes from the National College Baseball Writers Association, or the NCBWA because 5 letters is easier to type than 41. Go ahead and count all 41 letters. Back to the rankings, the Bucks jumped up 3 places after a 3-1 week which saw Ohio State sweep Purdue to move atop of the Big Ten standings, after falling at home 8-7 to Kent State. Heres the entireNCBWA poll.
The Bucks are again in the top 25, coming in at 24 in two polls, College Baseball News and Ping! Baseball
Ohio States 4th and final appearance in a top 25 comes from the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. The Buckeyes come in just above the bar at 25th. Its the second time this season the coaches across America have deemed the Bucks a top-25 caliber team.
There you have it. That is how the Bucks 29-8 season up to this point is being viewed across the college baseball landscape. I'd say the guys are doing ok.