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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 1, 2000)

SOUTH CAROLINA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — South Carolina (45-4) has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll for the third consecutive week. The Gamecocks, winners of 20 straight, swept its fifth straight Southeastern Conference opponent in defeating Georgia three consecutive times over the past weekend. The Gamecocks have also strung together 16 straight SEC wins which set a new conference record. South Carolina's 20 consecutive overall wins is two off the school record of 22 which was set earlier this year, and the team has belted 85 home runs in 49 games.

POLL NOTES: Six teams fell out of the top 30 which were ranked last week in Oklahoma (1-3), Long Beach St. (1-3), Georgia (0-4), Fresno St. (1-3), Notre Dame (4-2) and Old Dominion (0-1). Teams on a roll now, outside of South Carolina, include Baylor (6 consecutive wins), Georgia Tech. (19 wins in last 21 games), and Nebraska (swept 4th straight Big 12 Conference series with three consecutive wins over Iowa St.).

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

(Top 30 Agate Follows)

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 1, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. South Carolina (45-4) 491   1
  2. Florida St. (41-9) 485   2
  3. Stanford (34-11) 482   4
  4. Georgia Tech. (37-11) 478   5
  5. Arizona St. (37-12) 477   3
  6. Baylor (39-13) 475   6
  7. Mississippi St. (33-12) 468 13
  8. Texas (37-12) 467   8
  9. Clemson (37-12) 464   7
10. Louisiana St. (35-14) 462   9
11. Houston (33-14) 459 10
12. Miami, Fla. (30-15-1) 452 11
13. Nebraska (36-12) 445 19
14. Loyola Marymount (32-15) 440 14
15. Auburn (37-13) 437 12
16. Wake Forest (34-14-1) 429 16
17. Cal. St. Fullerton (27-15) 428 17
18. North Carolina (39-11) 425 18
19. Alabama (33-17) 420
20. Southern Calif. (30-18) 417 23
21. Rutgers (32-13) 415 15
22. Florida (33-18-1) 413 27
23. Louisiana-Lafayette (37-11) 409
24. San Jose St. (32-16) 406
25. Nevada (30-15) 405
26. Central Florida (35-15) 402 25
27. UCLA (28-20) 399 28
28. Penn State (35-9) 396
29. Minnesota (30-17) 395 30
30. Texas Tech. (30-20) 390

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Chad Blackwell, Univ. of Iowa: Blackwell threw a 7-inning perfect game for Iowa in a 4-0 win over Northwestern. He threw 69 pitches, struck out 6 and walked none. It marked the first time in school history that a perfect game was thrown against a Big Ten opponent and the first time a no-hitter has been thrown since 1979.

bulletRHP Jason Walker, N.C.-Asheville: Walker threw the first no-hitter in school history in a 7-inning affair which saw the Buldogs win, 3-0 over Liberty. He struck out 4 and walked 2. He had a perfect game until the fifth inning when he walked a batter.
bullet2B Sam Bozanich, Alabama: Bozanich cracked 4 home runs and knocked in 14 runs in four games with 2 doubles and 23 total bases. In addition to being errorless at second base in 17 chances, he was 3-for-3 in stolen bases. His slugging percentage for the week was a remarkable 1.150. On the year, Bozanich leads Alabama with 17 home runs which is a single-season school record by a second baseman.
 

 

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