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5/22/2012 5:38:45 PM

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• Six Pac-12 teams are ranked in Baseball America’s top 25 poll: OREGON (5), UCLA (9), ARIZONA (13), STANFORD (14), ARIZONA STATE (16) and OREGON STATE (23).

• As the final week of the regular season approaches, the race for the Pac-12 title comes down to the final weekend. Arizona is one game back of Oregon as the No. 13 Wildcats host No. 16 Arizona State and the No. 5 Ducks play at No. 23 Oregon State. If Arizona and Oregon finish with the same Conference winning percentage, they’ll be crowned co-champions. The regular season head-to-head tiebreaker only applies to determining the automatic qualifier for the postseason. If necessary, Oregon would get the tie-break as the Ducks took two out of three at Arizona in early May.

• Here are the scenarios for determining the Pac-12 Champion: If Oregon and Arizona both sweep their rivals, Oregon remains the Pac-12 leader and claims the Conference championship. If Oregon wins two of three and Arizona sweeps, Oregon and Arizona will be tied at .700 in Pac-12 play, becoming co-champions. If Oregon wins one of three and Arizona wins all three, Arizona takes sole ownership of the Pac-12 crown.

• Stanford junior RHP Mark Appel is the NCBWA Co-Pitcher of the Week, a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week. He struck out 13 at UTAH on Friday, retiring 12 in a row at one point and falling one K shy of his career high in strikeouts. The Houston, Texas native allowed four hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout as Stanford beat the Utes, 6-0, marking Appel’s fourth complete game of the season. It was his seventh game with double-digit strikeouts and the second consecutive week he has struck out at least 10. Appel is also a semifinalist for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy, an award given to the top player in collegiate baseball.

• The 64-team field for the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be announced on Monday, May 28 at 9 a.m. PT on ESPNU. Immediately after the conclusion of the telecast, committee chair Kyle Kallander will answer questions from the media via an audio-only telephonic hookup from 10-10:45 a.m. PT. Media representatives who want to ask questions or listen to the question-and-answer session can get the call-in number by e-mailing Sarah Kezele at

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5/26/2012 6:04:55 PM

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UCLA takes game 2 vs USC with a walk off walk 6-5, now sits in a tie with Oregon for 2nd and Arizona is in sole possession of 1st with a half game lead...

It's also worth noting that UCLA pretty much locks up a national seed with the win and should be #1 in the RPI as of tomorrow AM on Boyd's World due to a Florida loss today to Vanderbilt and FSU going 0-3! in the ACC tourney, wow

With Stanford's loss they may be on the outside looking in when it comes to regional their RPI will in all likelihood fall below 16
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