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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (Feb. 21, 2000)

FLORIDA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. has been ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive week in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Seminoles only played two games last week but were impressive as they pounded the University of Florida, 15-6 and 17-8 in games played at Gainesville, Fla. Florida St. is averaging 9.7 runs per game and has cracked 21 homers in 11 games. Eight different players have hit home runs for the Seminoles. As far as pitching, FSU has struck out 100 batters while walking only 49.

POLL NOTES: Four teams fell out of the poll this week in Minnesota (3-3), Nevada (8-5), South Alabama (1-2) and Loyola Marymount (5-3). Two teams which took dramatic dives in the poll this week were UCLA (2nd to 15th) and Texas Tech. (16th to 26th). Both teams have now lost four straight games. As far as win streaks, Florida International has won 12 consecutive games to kick off the season. North Carolina has won nine in a row. South Carolina and Fresno St. have each won eight straight. Louisiana-Monroe's 10-1 start is its best since 1966 when the team started 12-1. The pitching staff has a 1.89 ERA. Virginia Commonwealth (8-1) is off to its best start since the 1991 season. VCU has outscored opponents 101-37.

The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of Feb. 21, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (9-2) 486   1
  2. Stanford (7-4) 480   3
  3. Louisiana St. (6-1) 475   5
  4. North Carolina (9-0) 474   9
  5. Texas (9-3) 471   8
  6. Georgia Tech. (5-1) 467   7
  7. Cal. St. Fullerton (5-5) 465   6
  8. Alabama (4-3) 462   4
  9. Clemson (5-1) 460 11
10. Houston (7-3) 457 10
11. Miami, Fla. (8-5) 454 12
12. Tulane (5-2) 452 13
13. Auburn (10-2) 448 15
14. Wichita St. (0-0) 442 14
15. UCLA (6-5) 439   2
16. Southern Calif. (6-3) 438 17
17. Baylor (8-2) 437 18
18. South Carolina (8-0) 434 21
19. Arizona St. (12-4) 427 19
20. East Carolina (6-1) 424 23
21. Rice (6-5) 423 22
22. Long Beach St. (6-3) 421 24
23. Fresno St. (8-2) 420 26
24. Oklahoma St. (6-3) 417
25. Notre Dame (0-0) 413 25
26. Texas Tech. (6-6) 410 16
27. Florida (5-5) 408 20
28. Florida International (12-0) 405
29. Louisiana-Monroe (10-1) 397
30. Va. Commonwealth (8-1) 393

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RF Chad Smith, Georgia State: Smith hit 7 home runs over 5 consecutive games as he drove in 15 runs and scored 7 runs. He cracked two home runs against Southern Mississippi and two more against Illinois-Chicago. On the season, he is hitting .360, with 7 home runs, 9 runs scored, 15 RBI and sports a slugging percentage of 1.240. Smith has accomplished this in only seven games.

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RHP Kip Bouknight, South Carolina: Bouknight struck out 11 batters in six innings of work against Delaware State as he only gave up one hit. He improved to 3-0 on the season with a 2.18 ERA.

 

 

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