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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 22, 2000)

GEORGIA TECH. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Georgia Tech. (47-14) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll for the first time this season after winning nine of its last 10 games. The Yellow Jackets, Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season champion with an 18-6 record, captured the ACC tournament over the past weekend with a 5-0 record. Georgia Tech. became the first team to win both the ACC regular season title and tournament championship in the same year since Clemson accomplished the feat in 1994. South Carolina, which had been No. 1 the previous five weeks, fell to third after losing twice at the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Gamecocks have posted a 6-4 record in their last 10 games despite posting a glistening 52-8 overall record.

POLL NOTES: Three teams fell out of the top 30 this week, including Fresno St. (1-2), New Orleans (2-2) and Florida Atlantic (1-2). Teams which have been on a roll lately include Southern California (10 consecutive wins), Rice (winners of 17 of its last 18) and Oral Roberts (21 wins in last 22 contests).

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 22, 2000)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Georgia Tech. (47-14) 485   3
  2. Stanford (42-13) 484   2
  3. South Carolina (52-8) 483   1
  4. Arizona St. (42-13) 480   4
  5. Baylor (45-15) 474   5
  6. Nebraska (47-15) 472   7
  7. Louisiana St. (43-17) 469 10
  8. Clemson (45-16) 467   6
  9. Houston (44-15) 466   9
10. Florida St. (45-15) 460   8
11. Miami, Fla. (37-17-1) 458 12
12. Mississippi St. (38-17) 455 11
13. Texas (40-18) 449 13
14. Wake Forest (39-18-1) 443 14
15. North Carolina (44-15) 439 15
16. Southern Calif. (38-18) 436 18
17. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-19) 432 16
18. Florida (41-21-1) 429 21
19. Auburn (40-18) 426 17
20. Loyola Marymount (39-17) 422 20
21. Alabama (38-22) 420 19
22. UCLA (35-24) 413 22
23. Nevada (37-17) 411 24
24. Rice (40-21) 407 25
25. Rutgers (39-16) 403 27
26. Wichita St. (42-19) 398 26
27. Central Florida (41-17) 395 23
28. Stetson (46-14) 392
29. Oklahoma (39-21) 386
30. Oral Roberts (48-13) 375

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

bulletOF Jason Basil, Georgia Tech.: Basil hit .684 (13-for-19) in five games to lead the Yellow Jackets to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship. The left fielder, who was named MVP of the tournament, hit three homers and drove in 10 runs. He set an ACC tournament record with 26 total bases, and he became the first player to hit for the cycle in ACC tournament history with his 4-for-4 performance against Duke. In Georgia Tech's two wins over Florida State and Clemson that clinched the tournament championship, Basil went a combined 8-for-8 in the two games.
 

 

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