Sunday, April 26, 2009

With a two-game sweep at Missouri this weekend, Oklahoma has clinched the Big 12 title for this year.

UCLA added a Saturday-Sunday sweep over ASU (now 7-6 in the conference), to its Friday night win over U-of-A, to round out its swing through Arizona. The Bruins started out Pac 10 play at 1-4, and are now 10-4. Arizona (9-4) and Washington (8-6) split their two games. Stanford, which was perfect this weekend against the Oregon schools, is 10-5. Cal, which did likewise, is 8-7.

In the Big 10, Northwestern was swept this weekend in a two-games series with Illinois, dropping the Wildcats to a 12-4 conference record. Michigan, which took two from Wisconsin, is now 10-2 in Big 10 play; the Wolverines lost a pair of one-run games at Northwestern to open conference play, but have been perfect within the league ever since. Another team to look out for is Ohio State (12-2), which played out of conference this weekend. The Buckeyes face a tough upcoming road schedule that will likely make or break their Big 10 title hopes:

Sat, May 2 at Northwestern
Sun, May 3 at Northwestern
Wed, May 6 at Michigan (DH)

Finally, Florida (49-3 overall, 26-1 conference) continues to cruise through SEC play.