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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 10, 2000)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. (35-5) has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll for the seventh time in the last nine weeks. Over the past weekend, the Seminoles beat rival Miami (Fla.) three straight in Tallahassee, Fla. to record their first 3-game sweep of the Hurricanes since 1993 by scores of 14-13 (17 innings), 12-2, and 5-4. The Seminoles are hitting .343 as a team and are averaging 9.8 runs per game. As far as pitching, FSU has a microscopic 2.93 ERA and has struck out 385 batters with 145 walks.

POLL NOTES: Three teams fell out of the Collegiate Baseball poll this week in Georgia (2-3), Central Florida (1-3) and Kentucky (1-2). Teams which are back in the poll this week include Loyola Marymount, San Jose St., and Florida. Last week Loyola Marymount pounded UCLA 23-12 and then took two of three from Pepperdine. San Jose St., with a sweep of Hawaii, is 11-4 in the Western Athletic Conference and in first place. Florida has been on a roll lately. The Gators have not lost a game in 13 of their last 14 games which includes a tie. Other red-hot teams in the poll this week include South Carolina (7 wins in a row, including a 3-game sweep of Mississippi St. over the past weekend), Louisiana St. (6 straight victories), Georgia Tech. (17 wins in last 19 contests), Wake Forest (9 straight wins, including three straight over North Carolina over the past weekend), and Florida Atlantic (9 consecutive victories).

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 April 10, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (35-5) 489   1
  2. South Carolina (32-4) 485   3
  3. Texas (32-7) 482   2
  4. Arizona St. (30-9) 473   5
  5. Stanford (25-9) 472   6
  6. Clemson (28-7) 469   8
  7. Louisiana St. (26-10) 464 12
  8. Georgia Tech. (26-8) 460 15
  9. Louisiana-Lafayette (30-4) 459   4
10. Houston (24-11) 457   9
11. Wake Forest (29-9-1) 450 24
12. Cal. St. Fullerton (21-10) 448 11
13. Baylor (28-11) 443 18
14. North Carolina (28-9) 440   7
15. UCLA (22-13) 437 25
16. Southern California (23-13) 434 10
17. Auburn (30-10) 430 13
18. Mississippi St. (24-8) 429 17
19. Miami, Fla. (24-12-1) 427 14
20. Long Beach St. (23-11) 426 20
21. East Carolina (29-8) 420 16
22. Creighton (26-7) 419 22
23. Fresno St. (27-10) 413 21
24. Notre Dame (22-7) 411 26
25. Stetson (29-8) 409 27
26. Loyola Marymount (23-13) 406
27. Florida Atlantic (30-8) 403 30
28. Illinois (23-9) 400 29
29. Florida (26-14-1) 397
30. San Jose St. (25-11) 394

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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C Brooks Vogel, Dayton: Vogel had a remarkable doubleheader against Wright State as he belted 6 home runs. He was 3-for-5 with 2 homers in the first game. Then he went wild in the second game as he cracked 4 home runs in going 5-for-5. Dayton hit 14 home runs against Wright State in the two games as winds of up to 55 MPH were reported. Dayton swept the doubleheader, 15-6 and 12-10.

bulletRHP Shane Komine, Nebraska: Komine tied a school record when he struck out 17 batters against Kansas in a 9-3 win. All three runs were unearned as he gave up five hits. Komine struck out eight of the first 11 batters he faced.
 

 

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