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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (Feb. 26, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Georgia Tech. (7-1) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll.

Rice (13-2), ranked No. 1 the previous two polls, slipped to second after losing to Houston, 14-5 during the past week. However, the Owls rebounded with three straight victories over Hawaii-Hilo over the past weekend. Georgia Tech., the top-ranked team in the Collegiate Baseball pre-season poll, has won six straight games. Tech's lone loss was a 5-4 decision decided in the bottom of the ninth at Rice. Georgia Tech is batting .398 and averaging 12.5 runs per game.

The Yellow Jackets suffered a huge blow last Friday when All-American 3B Mark Teixeira suffered a broken right ankle in Tech's 18-7 win over Elon. He suffered the injury during an outfield collision as leftfielder Matthew Boggs and shortstop Victor Menocal converged on a shallow pop fly to leftfield along with Teixeira. Menocal caught the ball, but Teixeira tumbled over Boggs as Boggs dove for the ball. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Teixeira was batting .500 with 4 HR and 12 RBI.

POLL NOTES: Several other ball clubs have been hot. Auburn (13-0), South Carolina (12-0) and East Carolina (10-0) remain unbeaten. Louisiana St. has won seven straight, Stetson nine in a row and Southern Mississippi eight consecutive. Four teams fell out of the poll this week in Louisiana-Monroe, Wichita St., Florida, and Mississippi 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 Feb. 26, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Georgia Tech. (7-1) 480   2
  2. Rice (13-2) 477   1
  3. Louisiana St. (9-2) 474   4
  4. South Carolina (12-0) 470   5
  5. Southern Calif. (9-4) 469   3
  6. Arizona St. (13-2) 466   6
  7. Auburn (13-0) 464   7
  8. Miami, Fla. (12-3) 462   8
  9. Stanford (11-4) 457   9
10. Pepperdine (10-2) 455 13
11. Notre Dame (5-1) 453 12
12. Nebraska (6-3) 452 11
13. Clemson (5-3) 447 10
14. Oklahoma St. (9-2) 442 14
15. Central Florida (10-4) 438 19
16. Stetson (9-1) 435 22
17. South Alabama (10-2) 431 23
18. East Carolina (10-0) 427 26
19. Florida St. (4-5) 423 15
20. Southern Miss. (9-3) 420
21. Arkansas (8-2) 417
22. Tennessee (9-1) 413 28
23. Baylor (11-4) 412 18
24. UCLA (10-4) 409
25. Tulane (10-3) 403 27
26. Long Beach St. (5-4) 402 21
27. Georgia (3-2) 399 16
28. Cal. St. Fullerton (6-7) 396 17
29. North Carolina (9-2) 390
30. Alabama (8-4) 389 20

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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1B/DH Zeph Zinsman, Louisiana St.: Zinsman had a remarkable week as he hit .667 (10-for-15) with 5 homers, 2 doubles, 9 runs, 10 RBI and 27 total bases. In the Tigers' 3-game sweep of Duquesne, Zinsman hit .721 (8-for-11) with 4 homers, 2 doubles, 8 runs, 9 RBI and 22 total bases. Zinsman tied the LSU single-game record for homers when he launched three in a win over Duquesne.

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RHP Justin Pope, Central Florida: Pope fanned 13 University of Alabama batters (career high) in a 9-inning complete game victory. Pope did not allow an earned run and walked two.

bulletRHP Jeff Bruksch, Stanford: Bruksch has now tossed 17 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings in his last two starts. Against Santa Clara over the weekend, he threw his first career shutout in an 8-0 win as he fanned a career-high nine batters, gave up no walks and allowed just three hits.
 

 

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