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GCU Club Baseball slides out of NCBA Top 10 in latest DI Poll

March 8, 2019

First-ever loss of an NCBA weekend series drops Lopes to No. 11 in latest rankings

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that the Grand Canyon University Club Baseball team is ranked No. 11 in the latest National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Rawlings Division I Poll.  It’s a drop of eight spots from the previous poll two weeks ago, and it marks the first time in exactly a calendar year that the Lopes are not ranked in the NCBA Top 10.  However, it’s the 11th consecutive time the Lopes have been represented in the national poll since moving up to Division I before the 2018 season.

The Lopes knew they’d be in line to drop in the rankings after losing two of the three games in their series last weekend to unranked UC-San Diego at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark on the GCU campus.  It was history-making of sorts, since the Lopes had never lost a three-game series on the Division I level, but they did end the series on a high note, coming from behind in the final 2 innings Sunday to beat the Tritons, 8-7.

That series was the last conference matchups the Lopes will see before Spring Break happens on the GCU campus in just over a week.  However, they will battle an NCBA team from the Northern Pacific South Conference next Monday, March 11 when they host Utah State University in a single game.  The Lopes and Aggies will play at Red Mountain Sports Complex (Brown Road just west of Loop 202 in Mesa), and first pitch is scheduled for 3 pm.  Admission is FREE.

The entire NCBA Rankings are listed below:

RankTeamTotal PtsPrev Rank
1East Carolina3791
2Penn State3462
3Ohio State3206
4Florida State3054
5Oregon2965
6Iowa State2347
7Maryland2188
8Drexel (PA)20410
9Texas A&M19014
10Florida  17312
11Grand Canyon1713
12UC-Santa Barbara1509
13Cal Poly10816
14Wisconsin10711
15Iowa100NR
16Colorado State9215
17Michigan State8713
18Alabama7918
T-19Arizona State77NR
T-19UCLA77NR