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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 15, 2000)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — South Carolina (50-6) has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll for the fifth consecutive week. The Gamecocks swept a 3-game series against Tennessee over the weekend and posted the second best regular season record in school history. South Carolina, which has won 25 of its last 27 games, broke the Southeastern Conference record for conference wins with a 25-5 mark.

POLL NOTES: Four teams fell out of the top 30 this week in San Jose St. (0-3), Louisiana-Lafayette (0-3), Minnesota (1-3) and Texas Tech. (1-2). Several teams have been red-hot outside of South Carolina. Stanford has won 18 of its last 21, Southern California 7 in a row, Central Florida 8 straight, Rice 16 of its last 18 and New Orleans 9 of its last 10 (including a 3-game sweep at Louisiana-Lafayette over the past weekend).

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 15, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. South Carolina (50-6) 489   1
  2. Stanford (39-12) 484   2
  3. Georgia Tech. (42-14) 480   3
  4. Arizona St. (40-12) 478   5
  5. Baylor (42-14) 475   6
  6. Clemson (42-14) 470   8
  7. Nebraska (42-14) 467 10
  8. Florida St. (43-13) 465   4
  9. Houston (39-14) 464 11
10. Louisiana St. (39-17) 462 12
11. Mississippi St. (38-15) 460   7
12. Miami, Fla. (34-17-1) 456 13
13. Texas (39-16) 453   9
14. Wake Forest (38-16-1) 445 15
15. North Carolina (43-13) 441 16
16. Cal. St. Fullerton (34-17) 435 17
17. Auburn (40-16) 431 19
18. Southern Calif. (35-18) 427 20
19. Alabama (36-20) 424 18
20. Loyola Marymount (37-17) 420 14
21. Florida (38-20-1) 416 24
22. UCLA (33-22) 412 29
23. Central Florida (41-15) 409 26
24. Nevada (34-17) 408 27
25. Rice (35-20) 402
26. Wichita St. (38-18) 399
27. Rutgers (35-15) 395 21
28. Fresno St. (39-17) 392 28
29. New Orleans (35-21) 389
30. Florida Atlantic (41-15) 385

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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3B T.J. Soto, Louisiana Tech.: Soto had a huge week as he belted 6 home runs in 5 games. Against Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky, he cracked 2 home runs in each contest. For the week, he knocked in 12 runs and also scored 12 times.

bulletLHP Rob Henkel, UCLA: Henkel pitched a 1-hitter through seven innings against Arizona and struck out 13 in a 10-0 shutout of the Wildcats. Henkel held the second-best hitting team in the Pac-10 to one hit and allowed just one baserunner to get as far as second base. He now has struck out at least 11 batters in five games this season. Henkel has an overall mark of 6-2 with 121 strikeouts.
bulletC Jeff Davis, Campbell: Davis went 7-for-7 at Virginia Tech, a performance that was just two off the NCAA Division I record of 9. Against the Hokies, he doubled twice, scored 4 runs and had 4 RBIs. On the week, he was 9-for-14. He raised his batting average 37 points on the week in four games to .308.
 

 

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