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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 12, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — In one of the strangest polling weeks in history, four top 10 teams fell substantially in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll after losing at least three games as Rice (18-4) took over the No. 1 slot. Rice has won five of its last six games and sits at 8-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Previously No. 1 ranked Georgia Tech. lost three of four games last week with a setback to Auburn early in the week and two more losses to North Carolina St. in a 3-game series.

Previously No. 2 ranked Louisiana St. lost four of five games last week, including two of three to Georgia and one to Tulane and Southern. Southern California has lost four straight games, including three straight to Stanford over the past weekend. Auburn, which began the week with a glistening 14-1 record, was knocked off three straight times by Mississippi St. The Bulldogs (9-5) are ranked 21st this week.

POLL NOTES: Outside of the strange week with top 10 teams, other ball clubs have been hot. Stanford has won 16 of its last 18 games. Florida St. has won 11 straight while Nebraska and Central Florida have won 10 in a row. Cal. St. Fullerton has won five of its last six games.

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 March 12, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Rice (18-4) 475   3
  2. South Carolina (16-2) 473   5
  3. Stanford (18-5) 470   9
  4. Arizona St. (17-4-1) 467   6
  5. Nebraska (12-3) 461 11
  6. Pepperdine (15-4) 460 10
  7. Georgia Tech. (13-5) 457   1
  8. Notre Dame (8-2) 455 12
  9. Miami, Fla. (17-5) 452   7
10. Clemson (10-4) 450 13
11. Louisiana St. (13-6-1) 448   2
12. Oklahoma St. (16-3) 446 14
13. Southern Calif. (12-8) 443   4
14. Central Florida (17-4) 442 15
15. Auburn (16-4) 439   8
16. Stetson (16-2) 437 16
17. South Alabama (19-3) 435 17
18. Florida St. (14-5) 434 18
19. East Carolina (16-2) 432 19
20. Tennessee (16-2) 429 23
21. Mississippi St. (9-5) 426
22. Tulane (17-3) 424 24
23. Georgia (11-3) 423 25
24. Southern Miss. (12-6) 420 20
25. Rutgers (9-3) 418 30
26. Baylor (15-6) 415 21
27. UCLA (13-7) 409 22
28. Cal. St. Fullerton (11-8) 407
29. North Carolina (14-4) 405 26
30. Wake Forest (13-3) 400 28

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Tom Lipari, New Orleans: Lipari threw a 9-inning no-hitter against Southern Mississippi, the first 9-inning no-no in school history, in a 3-0 victory. He faced 31 batters and threw 131 pitches in the game with four strikeouts and five walks.

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RHP Wes Kolle, Texas Lutheran: Kolle hurled the 10th no-hitter in school history as he paced the Bulldogs to a 9-0 win over Mississippi College. In nine innings, he struck out three and walked one. Kolle's accomplishment is the first no-hitter at Texas Lutheran since the 1999 season.

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RHP Chris Cochran, James Madison: Cochran tossed a 7-inning no-hitter to lead James Madison to a 5-0 win over St. John's. Cochran walked the third batter he faced before retiring the next 18 batters in order. He threw 82 pitches to register the eighth no-hitter in JMU history. Cochran struck out 6 and faced just two batters over the minimum.

bullet1B Andy Jarvis, Oregon St.: Jarvis belted 5 home runs last week in 5 games with 13 RBI, 2 doubles and 8 runs scored against rivals Washington and Washington St. He tied a school record as he belted 3 homers in one game against Washington St. He hit .478 (11-for-23) on the week.
 

 

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