Autzen Zoo May 21 Pac 12 Baseball Weekend Recap

Stanford is one of three teams just two games behind Oregon in the standings, heading into the final week. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The final weekend will see five teams separated by two games in the Pacific 12 baseball standings. How did we get here? Arizona (18-9) went to Southern California (8-19) taking two-of-three games against the Trojans.

UCLA (17-10) won the first two games in Berkeley before dropping the Sunday contest to California (10-17). Joining the Bruins are the Cardinal as Stanford (17-10) went to Salt Lake City and swept Utah (7-23) and have won seven straight.

Rounding out the third place logjam of teams two games behind is Arizona State (17-10) who took care of Washington (11-16) in Tempe with a sweep. Oregon State (15-12) went to the Palluz winning the series 2-to-1 against Washington State (11-16).

Oregon (19-8) stepped out of conference play against Seattle University taking all three games. The Ducks have won eight straight games which is currently the longest winning streak in the conference of champions.

Pac 12 Standings as of May 21:
1 Oregon (19-8, 41-14)
2 Arizona (18-9, 36-16)
3 UCLA (17-10, 38-14), Stanford (17-10, 36-14), Arizona State (17-10, 35-18)
6 Oregon State (15-12, 35-18)
7 Washington (11-16, 27-24)
8 Washington State (11-16, 26-26)
9 California (10-17, 27-24)
10 Southern California (8-19, 23-27)
11 Utah (7-23, 14-38)

National Polls:                                                
Baseball America Top 25 – Oregon 5, UCLA 9, Arizona 13, Stanford 14, Arizona State 16, Oregon State 23
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 – Oregon 1, Arizona 8,  UCLA 10, Stanford 12, Arizona State 17, Oregon State 28
Perfect Game Top 50 – Oregon 3, UCLA 9, Arizona 11, Stanford 12, Arizona State 13, Oregon State 22
USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll Top 25 – Oregon 9, UCLA 10, Stanford 11, Arizona 13, Oregon State 20

Non-Conference/Conference Midweek Games:
May 22 – Gonzaga at Washington State (Make-Up of 3/20 game), Oregon at Portland, Southern California at UC Santa Barbara, Stanford at Santa Clara, UCLA at UC Irvine, Washington at Seattle,
May 23 – Portland at Oregon (Make-Up of 2/28 game), UC Riverside at Southern California

ESPN.com Baseball Bracketology by Jeremy Mills

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