Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Poll April 14, 2011

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    Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Poll April 14, 2011

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    <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="450"><tbody><tr> <td colspan="3" align="center" height="10">2011 Regular Season Poll - April 14, 2011

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    1. St. Xavier
    2. Lexington Catholic
    3. Eastern
    4. Male
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    6. Apollo
    7. Harrison County
    8. Ballard
    9. Central Hardin
    Pleasure Ridge Park
    11. Madison Central
    12. West Jessamine
    13. Lafayette
    14. Trinity
    15. Daviess County
    16. Hopkinsville
    17. Henderson County
    18. Clay County
    19. Beechwood
    20. Somerset
    21. Tates Creek
    22. Danville
    23. Covington Catholic
    24. Pikeville
    25. Woodford County
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    I must say that after watching Louisville Trinity play two games at Ryle HS on April 2nd (Trinity lost to both Ryle and CovCath), I just wonder how they are ranked 14th in the Coaches Poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    I must say that after watching Louisville Trinity play two games at Ryle HS on April 2nd (Trinity lost to both Ryle and CovCath), I just wonder how they are ranked 14th in the Coaches Poll?
    How is Madison Central not in the top 5? They beat West Jessamine, Daviess County and Apollo while in Florida and remain undefeated. Also I don't understand the ranking of Henderson County, they have lost 4 games total and 3 instate to non-ranked competition. Seems they are still getting votes based on last years success.

    Also in the 12th region I think most people would rank West Jessamine below Danville and Somerset yet they remain ranked ahead of both for the 4th straight week. West lost head to head versus Somerset and has lost 4 games, though 1 was after the polls come out. In defense of the ranking however Somerset has lost 7 games to mostly all ranked competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    I must say that after watching Louisville Trinity play two games at Ryle HS on April 2nd (Trinity lost to both Ryle and CovCath), I just wonder how they are ranked 14th in the Coaches Poll?
    If you are looking for any semblance of understanding from a state baseball coaches poll please stop now. If Kentucky teams play almost every day and 95% of those games are against teams in their region or within perhaps 75 miles of their school, how can they possibly be expected to accurately vote in this poll? But these are always good fodder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    I must say that after watching Louisville Trinity play two games at Ryle HS on April 2nd (Trinity lost to both Ryle and CovCath), I just wonder how they are ranked 14th in the Coaches Poll?
    I haven't gotten a chance to see them play but heard they are an average to good team but not top 25. If voters are looking for a Louisville team to put in the poles how is Butler not in it? They are the returning state runner-ups and have only lost 2 games, and one of the losses is to #3 Eastern by 1 run. Also Woodford County has only lost 2 games and may be due for a big climb. They had a huge win over Eastern with the Hollon kid on the mound. Kid seems almost untouchable to this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    If you are looking for any semblance of understanding from a state baseball coaches poll please stop now. If Kentucky teams play almost every day and 95% of those games are against teams in their region or within perhaps 75 miles of their school, how can they possibly be expected to accurately vote in this poll? But these are always good fodder!
    That is a great point GCHS!! They are fun to discuss and look at though and I'm one that is guilty of getting a little overworked about them but in the end it just matters who's there on the last day. I do like the new voting process though with just 16 voters (1 from each region). I believe baseball is getting a more accurate poll than ever before and I think as we get deeper in the season the poll with become even more accurate.

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    Harrison County is #7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltopper2005 View Post
    Harrison County is #7?

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    It does make good fodder. Hard for a representative in Region 1 to have much information about teams in Region 16 and vice versa. Teams should not worry about season records or polls. Play the most challenging schedule you can to prepare for the post season. Let them talk about you then.

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    If teams from the 9th want more respect in these types of polls, they need to:

    1) schedule more of the top teams from Louisville and Lexington (and Cincinnati)
    2) beat some of these teams.

    Frankly, I'm not sure any 9th team is deserving of being ranked right now. Maybe CCH, with wins over a questionable Trinity and solid Badin. Beechwood is in there, quite frankly, based on its name. No offense, but who have they beaten? I give a lot of credit to Boone for scheduling the likes of PRP, Harrison Cty, Male, and Anderson (OH) - all of whom they played tough, but all of which they lost. Unless I'm missing something, the 9th owns two wins over a ranked team - Ryle and CCH's wins over the aforementoned questionable Trinity. Perhaps the rain has washed out some tourney games in which 9th teams would have played other ranked Louisville/Lexington teams, but ultimately the 9th is not going to get - nor do they deserve - greater respect until this happens on a more regular basis.

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    Great post Cooperstown. Right on on all of your points. Beechwood being ranked in this pool is an absolute joke. It is at times hard for some of these teams up here with their lack of depth to beat some other teams because they can't use top pitchers to save or win games in order to have for seeding in district games. Talked to someone from Boone and they couldn't use Teegarden or Laumann to hold leads in two of their games because they needed them for seeding games. I saw where Louisville St. X came up here and played Cincinnati St. X and they used their ace to pitch against them. That is a real advantage in High School baseball as most teams don't go more than 2 deep with quality pitching.

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    Harrison County is a very inexperienced team, but they have a lot of talent. The pieces to the puzzle are coming together, this team will be ready to play. I guarantee that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breds Fan View Post
    Harrison County is a very inexperienced team, but they have a lot of talent. The pieces to the puzzle are coming together, this team will be ready to play. I guarantee that.
    Harrison County seems like one of those teams who will have a so-so record but will be an absolutely impossible out in the postseason. Might have a run similar to Owensboro from a couple years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Great post Cooperstown. Right on on all of your points. Beechwood being ranked in this pool is an absolute joke. It is at times hard for some of these teams up here with their lack of depth to beat some other teams because they can't use top pitchers to save or win games in order to have for seeding in district games. Talked to someone from Boone and they couldn't use Teegarden or Laumann to hold leads in two of their games because they needed them for seeding games. I saw where Louisville St. X came up here and played Cincinnati St. X and they used their ace to pitch against them. That is a real advantage in High School baseball as most teams don't go more than 2 deep with quality pitching.

    How is Beechwood being ranked a joke?

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    Look for NewCath and Campbell Co to break into the top 25 soon.

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