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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 5, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Georgia Tech. (12-2) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll.

The Yellow Jackets, which have won 11 of their last 12 games, have only lost two games this season by one run. Georgia Tech continues to light up the scoreboard offensively, batting .384 as a team and averaging 12.6 runs per game. Four Tech regulars are batting over .400.

POLL NOTES: Several other ball clubs have been hot. Miami (Fla.) and Florida St. have each won six straight games. Mississippi (12-3), ranked 29th this week, is off to its best 15-game start since the 1968 season. Rice (15-3) is off to its best start since going 20-3 to begin the 1999 season. The Owls have a team ERA of 1.87. Nebraska (9-3) swept Texas Tech in Lubbock, Tex. over the past weekend, an accomplishment that hasn't been done in the past 11 seasons to the Red Raiders at home.

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 March 5, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Georgia Tech. (12-2) 480   1
  2. Louisiana St. (12-2-1) 477   3
  3. Rice (15-3) 475   2
  4. Southern Calif. (12-4) 473   5
  5. South Carolina (13-1) 469   4
  6. Arizona St. (13-4-1) 466   6
  7. Miami, Fla. (15-3) 464   8
  8. Auburn (14-1) 460   7
  9. Stanford (14-5) 458   9
10. Pepperdine (12-3) 453 10
11. Nebraska (9-3) 452 12
12. Notre Dame (6-2) 449 11
13. Clemson (7-4) 446 13
14. Oklahoma St. (11-3) 440 14
15. Central Florida (12-4) 439 15
16. Stetson (11-2) 435 16
17. South Alabama (13-3) 432 17
18. Florida St. (9-5) 429 19
19. East Carolina (13-1) 426 18
20. Southern Miss. (10-4) 418 20
21. Baylor (14-5) 415 23
22. UCLA (11-5) 413 24
23. Tennessee (12-2) 412 22
24. Tulane (13-3) 407 25
25. Georgia (6-2) 404 27
26. North Carolina (11-3) 400 29
27. Alabama (11-4) 398 30
28. Wake Forest (10-2) 394
29. Mississippi (12-3) 390
30. Rutgers (7-2) 386

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Brandon Roznovsky, St. Mary's (Tex.): Roznovsky hurled a 7-inning no-hitter against Tarleton State. He struck out 9 and did not allow a runner to reach second base. The no-hitter was the 10th thrown by St. Mary's pitchers under the direction of pitching coach John Maley. Maley, who has been with the Rattlers for 10 years, has also seen his hurlers throw 22 1-hitters.

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RHP Kirk Saarloos, Cal. St. Fullerton: Saarloos allowed just one hit and struck out 12 batters in eight innings of work at the Kia Baseball Bash over the past weekend. He came on in relief in the Titans' 3-1 win over Wichita State and retired the first 12 batters he faced before allowing a single. Saarloos tied a career high by striking out 11 of the 22 batters he faced. He also pitched a scoreless ninth inning against Tennessee. The weekend performances pushes Saarloos' consecutive scoreless innings streak to 29.

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RHP Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tennessee St.: Brazelton struck out a career-high 14 batters in a 9-inning complete game against Memphis. He allowed only two hits and walked one while allowing two unearned runs in an 8-2 win. Brazelton is 3-0 on the year with a 0.00 ERA.

bullet1B Nick Swisher, Ohio St.: In four games at the Kennel Club Classic, Swisher belted 4 home runs and a double as he knocked in 11 runs and went 7-for-14 at the plate. During a 6-hour stretch during the tournament, he went 6-for-10 with 4 home runs and 9 RBI in a doubleheader against Stetson and North Florida. Against Stetson, he hit a solo shot and a grand slam. Then against North Florida, he cracked a solo home run and added a 3-run blast.
 

 

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