Rebels Ranked By Four Publications|
March 12, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV baseball team's 15-2 start to the 2018 season has garnered more recognition from the various NCAA Division I Top 25 Polls. After going 4-1 last week, the Rebels moved up to No. 21 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's poll, while the squad cracked the top 25 in three others: No. 23 in Perfect Game, No. 24 in USA Today and No. 25 in D1Baseball.com. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's poll has not been published, thus far, Monday.
UNLV's 15-2 overall and 12-1 home records are tied with the 1971 and 2014 squads for the best marks in program history, respectively. With those records, the Rebels sit No. 5 in the RPI, trailing Clemson, Texas Tech, Auburn and Northeastern.
The Rebels began the year with a 3-1 showing at their season-opening Marucci Desert Classic before they won eight straight: four vs. Columbia, one vs. UC Riverside (road) and three vs. Fresno State. A road loss to CSU Bakersfield last week snapped the lengthy run; however, the team rebounded with a win at CSUN and, most recently, a three-game sweep of Iowa.
The Scarlet & Gray initially cracked the CBN poll last week, which had been the most recent publication to rank the team -- No. 27 in week 11 of 2014. During week nine of 2014, UNLV topped out at No. 16 in the Perfect Game poll, while it was No. 20 in Baseball America and No. 25 in CBN. The Rebels were last mentioned in the USA Today poll at No. 20 during the 2003 season
UP NEXT: UNLV heads back to the Golden State for a pair of games at CSU Bakersfield and CSUN this Tuesday (6:05 pm) and Wednesday (2:05 pm), respectively.
BACK AT EARL E.: UNLV returns to Earl E. Wilson Stadium Monday to close out a four-game homestand with the Utah Utes. First pitch for the matinee is at 2:05 pm.
SEASON TICKETS: UNLV still has 16 home games remaining to be played at Earl E. Wilson Stadium and fans can purchase their 2018 Rebel baseball season tickets online at UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267). Season tickets are $90 for adults (13 and older), while seniors (62-plus), faculty and staff, and alumni are $75.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS: Fans can purchase single-game tickets online and in-advance for only $5; however, they must be purchased through UNLVTickets.com three hours prior to first pitch. Single-game tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $6 for senior/faculty/staff and $4 for groups of 15 or more. As always, UNLV students (with Rebel Card) and kids 12 and under are always free.