Spikes Up – Baylor Sets Conference Record, Army’s No-Hitter, Top 25 RPI Rankings

Welcome to this week’s edition of Spikes Up where we will cover:

  • Army’s First No Hitter Since 1957
  • Baylor Setting a Big 12 Record for Consecutive Wins
  • A Glance at the Top 25 Heading into This Weekend

Logan Lee’s No-No*

Cadets at the United States Military Academy are always looking for ways to stand out.  Well when you throw just the fourth no-hitter in West Point history and the first in 55 years, you tend to make quite a name for yourself on campus.  Logan Lee pitched 6 innings of perfection, but eventually settled for the no-hitter instead in the opener of their double header with Bucknell.  Army went on to win the nightcap, and clinch the 2012 Patriot League title as well.  It is interesting to note, however, that if teams are playing a double header, they are only required to play seven inning games (although the NCAA pushes them to play a full nine).  Lee’s no-hitter took place in one of the seven-inning games, hence the asterisk.

Baylor Sets Record with 18 Big 12 Conference Wins in a Row

The 18 consecutive conference wins for the Baylor Bears are just a segment of their overall 24 game winning streak (since snapped on Tuesday April 24th), but 18 is all they needed to set the Big 12 conference record.  The record for #13 ranked Baylor didn’t come cheap either, as it took a sweep of #4 ranked Texas A&M (as well as a rally from a four run deficit) to reach the mark.  Their mark of 24 wins in a row, regardless of opponent is also a Big 12 record.  As the regular season wraps up and the regionals approach, it is a great time for Baylor to be playing some of their best baseball.

Reviewing the NCAA Baseball RPI Rankings

RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE RECORD HOME ROAD NEUTRAL
1 Florida Southeastern 31-9-0 21-4-0 9-5-0 1- 0- 0
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-7-0 20-3-0 12-3-0 0- 1- 0
3 Kentucky Southeastern 35-6-0 25-3-0 9-3-0 1- 0- 0
4 Baylor Big 12 35-7-0 24-3-0 10-4-0 1- 0- 0
5 UCLA Pac-12 26-10-0 15-7-0 10-3-0 1- 0- 0
6 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-12-0 19-8-0 10-4-0 0- 0- 0
7 South Carolina Southeastern 30-11-0 21-5-0 8-5-0 1- 0- 0
8 Purdue Big Ten 31-6-0 7-1-0 17-4-0 6- 1- 0
9 LSU Southeastern 32-9-0 24-4-0 6-5-0 1- 0- 0
10 Rice Conference USA 30-12-0 17-6-0 11-5-0 2- 1- 0
11 Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-13-0 19-6-0 7-7-0 0- 0- 0
12 UCF Conference USA 34-8-0 22-6-0 12-2-0 0- 0- 0
13 Stanford Pac-12 25-10-0 18-5-0 7-5-0 0- 0- 0
14 Mississippi Southeastern 27-13-0 20-6-0 6-7-0 1- 0- 0
15 North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 26-12-0 16-4-0 7-8-0 3- 0- 0
16 Arkansas Southeastern 28-12-0 23-4-0 3-7-0 2- 1- 0
17 Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 26-14-0 18-6-0 7-8-0 0- 0- 0
18 Texas A&M Big 12 28-12-0 23-9-0 5-3-0 0- 0- 0
19 Arizona Pac-12 26-13-0 19-7-0 7-6-0 0- 0- 0
20 New Mexico State Western Athletic 30-11-0 23-4-0 7-5-0 0- 2- 0
21 Oregon Pac-12 27-12-0 14-5-0 12-7-0 1- 0- 0
22 East Carolina Conference USA 27-13-1 17-5-1 8-8-0 2- 0- 0
23 Virginia Atlantic Coast 26-14-1 21-7-0 5-6-0 0- 1- 1
24 Wake Forest Atlantic Coast 25-16-0 20-5-0 5-11-0 0- 0- 0
25 Gonzaga West Coast 26-12-0 13-2-0 6-10-0 7- 0- 0

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.