May 13, 2008

Team of the Week

Michigan named Team of the Week

After posting a perfect 4-0 week, including three Big Ten wins at Minnesota, Michigan has been named Team of the Week.


The Wolverines started the week with a 15-8 win over Ball State. UM then recorded victories of 4-2, 11-5 and 12-8 against the Golden Gophers to clinch its third consecutive Big Ten regular-season title. The fourth game of the series was lost to the weather. Michigan earned the right to host the Big Ten Tournament next week.


Honorable mention goes to Florida Gulf Coast, which enjoyed a 5-0 week with wins over Florida International and Florida Atlantic and a three-game sweep of East Tennessee State to clinch the regular-season title in the Atlantic Sun. Columbia won two of three at Dartmouth to claim the Ivy League title. Bucknell won two of three at top-seeded Army to advance to the Patriot League Championship series. Rice went 5-0 with wins over Texas State and Oklahoma State and a three-game sweep of cross-town rival Houston to claim its third straight Conference USA title. Arkansas swept a three-game SEC series from South Carolina. UNC Wilmington defeated NC State and swept a three-game set at second-place James Madison to claim the CAA regular-season crown. Nebraska won two of three from Big 12 rival Texas A&M. LSU won a three-game SEC series from Mississippi State to extend its win streak to 12 and claim the top spot in the Western Division standings. New Orleans topped Tulane and won three Sun Belt games at UALR to stretch its win streak to 13. Tulane rebounded from the loss to UNO to win at Southern and sweep a three-game C-USA set at East Carolina. Utah had a 5-0 week with a victory over Southern Utah and a four-game Mountain West sweep at Air Force. Penn State swept a four-game Big Ten series with Iowa to climb to fourth place. Binghamton won three of four at Hartford to move into a first-place tie in America East. Charlotte took three from Richmond to remain in first in the Atlantic 10. Canisius swept a three-game MAAC series at Fairfield to stay one game ahead of Manhattan, which defeated Hofstra and swept a three-game conference set from Saint Peter’s. San Francisco defeated nationally-ranked Stanford, lost to Saint Mary’s and took two of three WCC games from nationally-ranked San Diego.


Previous Teams of the Week

Feb. 26 - North Florida, San Diego State

March 4 - Rice

March 11 - Arkansas State

March 18 - Kentucky

March 25 - Missouri

April 1 - Southern Miss

April 8 - Georgia

April 15 - Army

April 22 - Texas-Arlington

April 29 - LSU

May 6 - New Orleans