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GCU Club Baseball maintains No. 8 spot in latest NCBA Division I Poll

April 6, 2018

Lopes’ inactive schedule during last two weeks doesn’t hurt national standing

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that for the second straight time, the Grand Canyon University Club Baseball team is ranked 8th in the latest National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division I Poll released earlier today. It’s also the Lopes’ second week as part of the NCBA Top 10 this season after leaping ten spots from their No. 18 national ranking four weeks ago. It’s the highest national ranking the Lopes have enjoyed since joining the NCBA three years ago.

The Lopes have to feel fortunate that their national standing hasn’t changed, since after sweeping a home doubleheader over then-7th-ranked Colorado State University on March 16, the team has been idle – even having a non-conference matchup with Chandler-Gilbert Community College cancelled earlier this week. However, that will change this coming weekend as the Lopes – who’ve won 10 of the 11 games they’ve played against NCBA competition this season – will return to conference play at home. They’ll host the University of San Diego in a key three-game series this Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 at Papago Park (625 North Galvin Parkway in east Phoenix). First pitch for the Saturday doubleheader is noon, and Sunday’s single game starts at 9 am.  Admission is FREE.

The entire NCBA Rankings are listed below:

Rank Team Total Pts Prev Rank
1 East Carolina 392 1
2 Ohio State 350 3
3 UC-Santa Barbara 318 4
4 Florida State 293 7
5 Baylor (TX) 260 T-8
6 Central Florida 230 T-8
7 Drexel (PA) 220 5
8 Grand Canyon 210 T-8
9 Penn State 205 2
10 Cal Poly 191 6
11 Maryland 189 20
12 Ohio 164 12
13 Tulane (LA) 138 17
14 Utah State 106 11
15 Georgia 91 T-18
16 Illinois 81 NR
17 Clemson (SC) 79 16
18 Colorado State 75 14
19 Slippery Rock (PA) 69 NR
20 Pittsburgh 66 NR