Oregon St. sophomore centerfielder Jeff Hendrix, who is also the leadoff hitter for the Beavers, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, after going 8 of 18 (.444), with 5 RBIs, 6 runs scored, his first collegiate home run, 2 stolen bases, a game winning sacrifice RBI in extra innings to bear rival Oregon, and a solid week with the glove. It's the first time Hendrix has earned the conference honor.
The Beavers are now 21-1 in games this season when Hendrix has been in the leadoff spot.
The 4-0 week didn't move Oregon St. up in the polls where they weren't already at the top though, as there was no movement in the top 3 in any of the polls. (Which means a lot of voters were probably enjoying Mother's Day weekend, and not studying outcomes in detail.)
It sets up the series of the weekend though, as Washington is now up to #5 in the Baseball America, Perfect Game, and Collegiate Baseball polls, after a 4-0 week of their own. It's the highest the Huskies have ever been ranked.
The Beavers and Huskies are the only Pac-12 teams ranked in the Baseball America and Perfect Game polls, though Oregon still hangs on to #18 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, and #17 in the USA Today poll, despite losing 3 of 5 last week.
Cal-Poly held on to a probably national seed, after taking 2 of 3 from Cal-Irvine, and a win over Pepperdine, and climbed from #7 to #6 in both the Baseball America and Perfect Game polls, fell from #11 to #12 on the Collegiate Baseball list, and stayed at #5 in the USA Today list.
Irvine still leads the Big West Conference, though, and the Anteaters are #24 in the Baseball America poll, #21 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, #22 on the Perfect Game list, and are #25 in the USA Today poll.
Pepperdine is the other ranked team from the west, at #24 on the Collegiate Baseball list.