OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28: Infielders Justin Uribe #15 (R) and Cody Regis #18 of the UCLA Bruins field their positions during Game 1 of the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 28, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Gamecocks defeated the Bruins 7-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

College Baseball 2012: UCLA Climbs To No. 10 In Latest Polls

UCLA has moved up to No. 11 in the lastest college baseball polls.

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NCAA Baseball Rankings: Bruins Climb To Number 10 After 3-1 Week

The UCLA Bruins rose one spot to the number 10 ranking in the USA Today NCAA Baseball Coaches Poll, a ranking based on the votes of 21 Division I college teams. UCLA had put together a seven game win streak, but that came to an end Sunday when Cal was able to hold on against a late comeback and win 6-5. The Bruins have a 38-14 overall record, and a record of 3-1 in the last week was enough to bump them up the rankings.

UCLA rose in all four of the major polls, going from 12 to 10 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll, 11 to 10 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll, and 11 to 9 with Baseball America. Other Pac-12 teams in the polls include Oregon at number nine, Stanford at number 11, Arizona at number 13, and Oregon State at number 20.

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College Baseball Rankings: UCLA Bruins No. 11 In Latest Poll

The UCLA Bruins are at No. 11 in the latest USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll released on Monday. UCLA completed a three-game sweep over the Washington Huskies this past weekend and has won seven of their past eight games.

This week, the Bruins (35-13, 15-9 Pac-12) head on the road for a non-conference game against No. 14 Cal State-Fullerton (32-15) on Tuesday and then travel north to Berkeley on the weekend for a three-game set against California (25-22, 9-15).

UCLA is in third place in the Pac-12 standings and one game behind second place No. 17 Arizona (33-15, 16-8). The Bruins have a chance to move into second place if they can take care of business against the Golden Bears this weekend.

Other teams ranked in the poll include No. 10 Oregon (37-14, 18-8), No. 12 Stanford (32-14, 14-10), No. 17 Arizona and No. 20 Oregon State (32-17, 13-11).

UCLA's rankings in other polls:

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College Baseball Rankings 2012: UCLA Moves Up 3 Spots To No. 11

In the latest ESPN/USA Today college baseball rankings the UCLA Bruins moved up three spots from No. 14 to No. 11 after going 3-1 with getting one win over Long Beach State and then winning two of three over then-No. 11 Purdue, who is now No. 15 in the polls.

There are five other Pac-12 teams in this weeks rankings with Oregon at No. 10, Stanford is No. 12, Arizona is No. 18 and Oregon State is No. 19. Arizona State is ineligible for post season play so they are not in this poll, but in the Baseball America poll they are No. 19.

Here is the May 7 rankings:

Rank
School
Record
Points
Last week
1
Florida State (31)
39-7
775
1
2
Baylor (1)
38-8
735
2
3
South Carolina
36-12
677
3
4
LSU
38-11
658
4
5
Florida
35-13
649
5
6
Rice
33-13
555
8
7
North Carolina
34-13
552
10
8
Texas A&M
34-14
531
9
9
Kentucky
37-11
518
6
10
Oregon
34-14
484
12
11
UCLA
31-13
479
14
12
Stanford
29-14
444
7
13
Arkansas
34-15
370
13
14
Cal State-Fullerton
30-14
350
17
15
Purdue
35-9
330
11
16
Central Florida
37-11
316
15
17
North Carolina State
33-12
293
18
18
Arizona
30-15
271
16
19
Oregon State
30-15
215
20
20
San Diego
36-11
165
23
21
Miami (Fla.)
30-17
156
21
22
Virginia
31-14-1
143
22
23
Louisville
33-15
129
19
24
Mississippi
31-18
61
25
25t
TCU
29-16
34
NR
25t
Texas
27-18
34
24

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College Baseball Rankings: UCLA Rises In Latest Polls

The UCLA Bruins baseball team rose in the latest round of rankings on Monday. In the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' poll, the Bruins returned to the top ten at No. 7, up from their No. 11 ranking last week.

UCLA (24-8, 10-5 Pac-12) won three of its four games last week with a win over No. 18 Cal State Fullerton and two out of three wins over the Arizona Wildcats this past weekend. The Bruins' series win over Arizona, put the team in a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with the Wildcats and the Oregon Ducks — all three teams currently hold a 10-5 conference record.

No. 18 Cal State Fullerton (23-12, 7-2 Big West) went 2-2 last week, dropping one game to UCLA and taking two of three games against UC Irvine. The Titans are currently tied for first place in the Big West with Long Beach State.

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NCAA Baseball Rankings: UCLA Drops In Polls After Losses To Oregon

The UCLA Bruins dropped a few spots in the national college baseball polls after losing two out of three games to the Oregon Ducks this past weekend.

UCLA (21-7, 8-4 Pac-12) dropped four spots from No. 7 to No. 11 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches' poll.

The Bruins avoided a sweep on Saturday, holding off the No. 17 Ducks (20-9, 8-4) with a 8-6 victory. UCLA and Oregon are currently tied for second in the Pac-12, one game behind No. 12 Arizona (23-9, 9-3).

Catcher Tyler Heineman has caught fire for the Bruins, holding a team-best .400 batting average; he is currently riding a 10-game hit streak. The Bruins host Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday night and then travel to Arizona for a three-game conference showdown series.

Besides Oregon and Arizona, the other Pac-12 school ranked in the coaches' poll is Stanford at No. 6.

UCLA's rankings in other polls:

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College Baseball Rankings: UCLA Bruins Rise To No. 5

UCLA is 20-5 on the season.

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UCLA Baseball: Bruins Sweep 3-Game Series In Utah

Over the weekend, the UCLA Bruins baseball team played a three-game Pac-12 road series against the Utah Utes. The Bruins were able to stay hot by winning all three games with ease. They have now won seven of their last eight games and eight of their last 10.

On Friday, the Bruins beat up on the Utes, 16-0. Center fielder Beau Amaral had three hits in the leadoff slot, driving in two runs and scoring two himself. Right fielder Jeff Gelalich also had a three-hit day, driving in two and scoring three. Starting pitcher Adam Plutko ran his record to 4-1 with 6.2 shutout innings.

On Saturday, the final score was 9-6 Bruins. Amaral again drove in two runs, but had just one hit. Catcher Tyler Heineman was 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored.

Sunday's finale was also captured by the Bruins, 5-1. Heineman and Gelalich had two hits each and Amaral had a solo home run. Starter Grant Watson improved his record to 6-1 with six innings pitched, allowing one run, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out five.

The Bruins will next host their Pac-12 rivals the Oregon Ducks in a three-game series this week. Thursday and Friday's games will begin at 6:00 p.m. PT and Saturday's game will start at 12:00 p.m. PT.

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UCLA Baseball: Bruins Sweep Attempt Over Washington State Rained Out, Postponed Until Monday

The No. 7 UCLA Bruins continued their romp through the college baseball schedule over the weekend with a pair of 12-3 victories over the Washington State Cougars. UCLA however was denied its sweep on Sunday, as rain washed away the series finale, postponing it until Monday.

UCLA has won three straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests, including two this weekend. Adam Plutko struck out 10 batters in six innings on Friday in the Bruins' 12-3 victory over the Cougars.

On Saturday, Beau Amaral had five hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs, and Jeff Gelalich went 2-for-3 with his third home runs of the season. The Bruins scored six runs in the sixth inning to turn the tide.

Junior Kyle Swannack starts the series finale for Washington State against the Bruins on Monday at 1 p.m. PST at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins (17-4, 4-1) travel to Salt Lake City to battle the Utah Utes next weekend.

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College Baseball Rankings: UCLA Rises To No. 17, Cal State Fullerton No. 20

UCLA hosts Long Beach State and Sacramento State this week.

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College Baseball 2012: UCLA Loses Opening Series With 5-1 Loss To Maryland

The UCLA Bruins opened their 2012 season at home this weekend and ended up losing two of their first three. They dropped the rubber match on Sunday by a final score of 5-1.

The game was marred by three UCLA errors that would give Maryland all the runs they would need. Zack Weiss was the hard-luck loser for UCLA in this one, pitching the first five innings that saw the Terps go up 3-0, despite not getting any earned runs. Maryland got on the board in the top of the first on a dropped fly ball by the second baseman, added a second run in the second inning on a dropped fly ball by the center fielder and brought a runner home on a sac foul-out in the third after a throwing error sent him to third base. Perhaps in a bit of poetic justice, the only run for the Bruins came on a hit batsman, a walk, a fielder's choice and a groundout to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning.

WP - Brett Harman (1-0): 5 IP, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts, 1 walk

LP - Zack Weiss (0-1): 5 IP, 5 hits, 1 strikeout, 2 walks

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College Baseball 2012: UCLA Hangs On For 6-5 Win Over Maryland

After dropping their 2012 season opener at home on Friday, the UCLA Bruins were able to even up their record with a win over the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins got on the board right away with two runs in the bottom of the first, later jumping out to a 5-1 lead by the bottom of the fourth. The Terps answered back with a four-run fifth inning, however, tying the game up briefly on a three-run homer by Maryland's Tim Kiene. UCLA was able to reclaim the lead when Tyler Heineman doubled to left field in the bottom of the fifth. Heineman advanced to third on a single by first baseman Trevor Brown and was able to score on a wild pitch. That run would be all the Bruins would need, as they hung on for their first win of the season.

WP - Nick Vander Tuig (1-0): 5 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 1 strikeout, 2 walks

LP -Charlie Haslup (0-1): 1.2 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 2 strikeouts

Sv - Scott Griggs (1): 1 IP, 1 strikeout

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College Baseball 2012 Opening Day: No. 14 UCLA Drops Opener To Maryland, 2-1

The UCLA Bruins got a tremendous pitching performance out of ace starting pitcher Adam Plutko, but the Maryland Terrapins spoiled the party at Jackie Robinson Stadium, scoring two runs in the ninth inning for a 2-1 victory over the Bruins in the opening game of the 2012 college baseball season.

Plutko struck out 10 batters in his seven scoreless innings, allowing only five hits and a walk. Plutko, who suffered a no-decision, did not allow a Maryland runner to reach second base until the sixth inning.

Bruins closer Scott Griggs entered the ninth inning with a 1-0 lead, but hit leadoff batter Kyle Convissar to open the inning. Ryan Holland, trying to sacrifice, reached base on an error by third baseman Cody Regis, and Griggs faltered from there. After a walk to load the bases, Griggs struck out Andrew Amaro, but then hit Jack Cleary for one run, then walked Alfredo Rodriguez for the second run.

UCLA designated hitter Brandon Allen had a double and two walks on the night, and Jeff Gelalich and Cody Keefer each had two hits for the Bruins. Nick Vander Tuig starts for the Bruins on Saturday at 2 p.m. PST, facing David Carroll for Maryland.

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2012 College Baseball Opening Day: UCLA Vs. Maryland

This is the first-ever meeting on the baseball diamond between UCLA and Maryland.

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