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Week 5 Power Rankings: SP

Position Power Rankings

With five weeks in the books, we’re about a third of the way through the 2017 college baseball season, so it’s time to update our preseason Position Power Rankings. For this exercise, we are using the same guiding principle we followed when assembling our preseason All-America teams: If we were building a team to win the 2017 national title, which players would we choose?

Now we have more than a month of performance to draw upon, and we took early-season statistics into consideration, but we also tried to keep the numbers in context, because some leagues or ballparks are more offensive than others, and the quality of nonconference competition varies widely — so all stat lines are not created equal. In addition to the 2017 numbers, we also considered raw talent, long-term track record from previous seasons and makeup.

We’ll revisit the Position Power Rankings over the course of the season. Here’s our look at the top starting pitchers in college baseball after five weeks.

Top 75 Starting Pitcher: March 23

RANKPLAYERSCHOOLSTATISTICS (W-L, ERA, IP, SO-BB)PREVIOUS RANK
1Brendan McKayLouisville4-0, 0.36, 25, 41-64
2J.B. BukauskasNorth Carolina3-0, 1.09, 33, 51-75
3Luke HeimlichOregon State4-0, 0.25, 36.2, 44-574
4Jared PochéLSU5-0, 0.25, 36, 23-455
5Tanner HouckMissouri3-1, 2.27, 31.2, 37-103
6Casey MizeAuburn3-0, 0.30, 29.2, 46-578
7Griffin CanningUCLA0-1, 1.89, 33.1, 43-1316
8Seth RomeroHouston3-2, 2.53, 32, 57-99
9David PetersonOregon4-1, 2.59, 31.1, 48-423
10Clarke SchmidtSouth Carolina3-0, 1.04, 26, 31-1011
11Konnor PilkingtonMississippi State2-3, 2.12, 34, 46-820
12Alex FaedoFlorida3-1, 2.94, 30.2, 35-132
13Brady SingerFlorida2-1, 1.74, 31, 31-97
14Gunner LegerUL Lafayette4-1, 0.85, 31.2, 38-553
15JC CloneyArizona5-0, 1.13, 32, 25-544
16Keegan ThompsonAuburn4-0, 0.78, 34.2, 23-766
17Jake IrvinOklahoma5-0, 1.16, 31, 42-872
18Jackson KowarFlorida3-0, 2.35, 30.2, 27-1232
19Steven GingeryTexas Tech4-0, 1.23, 36.2, 36-10127
20Morgan CooperTexas2-1, 2.05, 30.2, 38-1115
21Eli MorganGonzaga3-1, 1.95, 37, 54-7113
22Kyle WrightVanderbilt0-3, 4.33, 27, 28-51
23Wil CroweSouth Carolina3-0, 2.73, 29.2, 36-1113
24Ricky Tyler ThomasFresno State2-1, 3.06, 32.1, 48-1214
25Brigham HillTexas A&M4-1, 2.61, 31, 37-922
26Davis MartinTexas Tech3-1, 3.10, 29, 24-630
27Alex LangeLSU3-1, 5.04, 25, 36-96
28Charlie BarnesClemson1-2, 1.05, 34.1, 38-6147
29Jake ThompsonOregon State5-0, 1.08, 33.1, 37-11133
30Shane McClanahanSouth Florida4-0, 1.32, 27.1, 39-1079
31Nolan KinghamTexas2-2, 0.95, 28.1, 20-7128
32Michael BairdSouthern Illinois4-0, 0.75, 36, 21-493
33Blaine KnightArkansas2-1, 2.39, 26.1, 34-170
34Adam HillSouth Carolina1-2, 1.54, 23.1, 25-1057
35Kade McClureLouisville3-0, 1.82, 29.2, 38-1025
36Jared JanczakTCU5-0, 2.36, 34.1, 38-954
37Luca DalatriNorth Carolina2-2, 2.41, 37.1, 35-4139
38Zac LowtherXavier2-2, 2.36, 26.2, 36-1336
39Trevor StephanArkansas4-0, 1.19, 30.1, 40-8111
40Heath DonicaSam Houston4-1, 1.25, 36, 46-8183
41Brian ShafferMaryland2-1, 1.65, 32.2, 38-743
42Will GaddisFurman2-2, 1.97, 32, 31-624
43Oliver JaskieMichigan3-0, 2.60, 27.2, 32-1241
44Jeff SchankButler2-1, 0.82, 33, 44-12NR
45Alex TroopMichigan State3-1, 1.93, 28, 27-3154
46Kutter CrawfordFlorida Gulf Coast4-0, 1.04, 26, 38-6NR
47Tyler HoltonFlorida State4-0, 2.20, 28.2, 43-9101
48John GavinCal State Fullerton3-0, 1.65, 27.1, 29-5155
49Erich UelmenCal Poly1-3, 2.43, 33.1, 36-859
50Noah BremerWashington2-2, 2.25, 32, 35-1447
51Trey CumbieHouston3-0, 0.92, 29.1, 25-552
52Joe DeMersWashington2-1, 2.34, 34.2, 23-660
53Tony DibrellKennesaw State1-2, 1.14, 31.2, 41-10152
54Matt MercerOregon3-1, 1.84, 29.1, 23-871
55Robby HowellUCF4-0, 2.59, 31.1, 29-7102
56Connor SeaboldCal State Fullerton2-3, 2.83, 35, 33-827
57Darren McCaughanLong Beach State2-1, 3.15, 34.1, 33-626
58Danny SextonWright State4-0, 0.83, 32.2, 23-7NR
59Patrick RabyVanderbilt3-2, 1.71, 31.2, 31-9131
60Riley OttesenUtah3-0, 2.59, 31.1, 24-6121
61David ParkinsonOle Miss4-1, 2.03, 31, 31-9105
62Brendan HornungHawaii1-2, 2.15, 37.2, 44-3191
63Mac ScerolerSoutheastern La.4-0, 2.03, 31, 40-898
64Nick SprengelSan Diego4-0, 2.81, 25.2, 35-1792
65Kirk McCartySouthern Miss3-2, 3.26, 30.1, 34-1045
66Brandon WalterDelaware2-3, 1.97, 32, 40-9192
67Brooks WilsonStetson1-2, 2.86, 34.2, 51-16NR
68Matt CanterinoRice1-1, 2.93, 27.2, 40-14NR
69Alex CunninghamCoastal Carolina2-0, 3.06, 32.1, 37-7106
70James McArthurOle Miss0-1, 1.76, 15.1, 20-668
71BJ ButlerBall State2-2, 1.31, 34.1, 28-11119
72Frank GermanNorth Florida4-0, 0.88, 30.2, 33-9NR
73Kris BubicStanford2-2, 2.92, 24.2, 36-7NR
74William MontgomerieConnecticut4-0, 3.09, 32, 52-12118
75Nick LewisBaylor3-1, 2.73, 29.2, 29-12NR

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