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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 13, 2000)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. has been ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll. The Seminoles (23-2 and 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) have won 17 straight. Over the past weekend, Florida St. swept a 3-game series against Duke, 17-0, 8-3 and 9-6. North Carolina, still unbeaten at 20-0, is second. The Tar Heels have won a school-record 20 straight games. Their 20-0 start is the best in school history.

POLL NOTES: Three teams fell out of the poll this week in Tennessee, Wake Forest and Florida International. Tennessee was 2-2 last week while Wake Forest was 2-3. Florida International was swept in a 3-game series over the past weekend by New Orleans. South Carolina is still unbeaten with a 19-0 record. Over the past weekend, the Gamecocks swept highly regarded Auburn three straight at Auburn. The 19 game winning streak is the longest in school history. The previous mark was 17 set by the 1975 team that finished 51-6-1 and finished second at the College World Series. Louisiana-Lafayette (18-1) has won 13 straight. Georgia makes its first entry in the poll this year with a 12-4 overall record. The Bulldogs beat LSU two of three in Baton Rouge over the weekend. Georgia became the first SEC East team to win a league series at LSU since the league went back to divisions in 1992.

  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 March 13, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (23-2) 493   1
  2. North Carolina (20-0) 492   2
  3. Stanford (14-5) 483   3
  4. Clemson (15-2) 475   8
  5. South Carolina (19-0) 470 11
  6. Texas (19-5) 469   4
  7. Alabama (15-6) 465   9
  8. Long Beach St. (14-4) 460 14
  9. Houston (15-7) 459 17
10. Louisiana-Lafayette (18-1) 450 19
11. Arizona St. (20-5) 448 15
12. Southern Calif. (12-6) 445   5
13. Auburn (19-6) 443   6
14. Cal. St. Fullerton (9-7) 439   7
15. Miami, Fla. (16-8) 434 10
16. Baylor (18-5) 432 12
17. East Carolina (17-3) 428 21
18. Fresno St. (19-5) 425 22
19. Wichita St. (5-3) 421 13
20. Kentucky (16-2) 420 20
21. Creighton (15-2) 419
22. Georgia (12-4) 418
23. Louisiana St. (12-8) 417 16
24. Georgia Tech. (10-6) 416 18
25. Florida Atlantic (17-5) 414 24
26. Mississippi St. (14-2) 411 26
27. Notre Dame (8-2) 408 28
28. Illinois (7-2) 405 23
29. Loyola Marymount (14-5) 402 27
30. Oral Roberts (12-4) 396

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Ross Hawley, Augustana (S.D.): Hawley pitched a perfect game in his first outing of the season in a 7-inning, 1-0 win over Minnesota-Crookston. Of the 21 batters he faced, Hawley struck out 16. The talented Augustana pitcher was throwing consistently in the lower 90s during the contest.

bulletLHP Rob Henkel, UCLA: Henkel struck out 16 batters in six innings of work against Bradley, falling just one strikeout short of tying the school record. He more than doubled his previous career high of seven strikeouts set during the 1998 season at Hawaii. Henkel struck out the side four times and recorded the first seven Bradley outs via strikeout.

 

 

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