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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 16, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Stanford University (31-7) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Cardinal, which has won six in a row and 17 of their last 19 games, swept a 3-game series against Oregon State over the past weekend. Stanford leads the Pac-10 Conference with a 10-2 record.

The Cardinal is second in the nation with a .978 team fielding percentage, according to last week's NCAA statistics. The pitching staff has a superb 2.99 team ERA and has a better than 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio (298 strikeouts and 123 walks).

POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red hot. Oral Roberts has won 13 straight games, Cal. St. Fullerton 12 in a row, Notre Dame 10 straight and Long Beach St. has won 11 of its last 12. Texas Tech. has now won eight in a row with Pepperdine posting six consecutive wins. Teams that have had a rough go of it lately include Baylor (4 straight losses), South Alabama (2-3), Alabama (1-4), and Florida (1-3). Alabama and Florida fell out of the poll this week.

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 April 16, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Stanford (31-7) 476   1
  2. Notre Dame (31-5-1) 469   4
  3. Louisiana St. (27-11-1) 467   2
  4. Florida St. (33-9) 465   3
  5. Nebraska (30-8) 464   5
  6. Cal. St. Fullerton (26-10) 459   9
  7. Southern Calif. (26-13) 455 10
  8. Rice (34-10) 450   8
  9. Miami, Fla. (30-10) 448 11
10. Stetson (32-6) 447   7
11. Georgia Tech. (29-10) 444   6
12. Tennessee (31-9) 440 14
13. Clemson (25-13) 436 17
14. East Carolina (33-9) 431 21
15. Mississippi (27-12-1) 429 22
16. Pepperdine (26-12) 426 24
17. Arizona St. (24-13-1) 422 16
18. Mississippi St. (21-14) 419
19. South Carolina (29-11) 418 15
20. Texas (28-16) 415 20
21. Baylor (27-14) 413 12
22. South Alabama (30-10) 412 13
23. Tulane (31-8) 410 25
24. Central Florida (32-10) 408 18
25. Oral Roberts (28-6) 405 29
26. Ohio St. (27-8) 404 26
27. Long Beach St. (25-11) 399 30
28. Winthrop (33-7-1) 395 27
29. Georgia (24-13) 394
30. Texas Tech. (30-14) 389

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Mike Negen, Southwest State: Negen hurled the fifth no-hitter in school history in a 7-inning, 19-1 win over Minnesota-Morris. Negen struck out 9 batters and walked only one in the contest.

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LHP Justin Blood, Franklin Pierce: Blood set a school record and came within one of the NCAA Division II record as he struck out 20 New Hampshire batters in an 8-2 win. Blood worked 8 innings before a high pitch count (over 150) forced him to yield to the bullpen for the final inning. He struck out the side four times.

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RHP Pat Neshek, Butler: Neshek set a school single-game record with 18 strikeouts in leading Butler to a 4-1 win over Detroit. He had at least one strikeout in every inning and struck out the side in the seventh and eighth innings. Eight of Detroit's final nine outs were via strikeouts.

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1B Vito Chiaravalloti, Richmond: Chiaravalloti homered four times in a 3-game series against East Carolina and has now belted six in his last five games and 11 in his last 12 contests.

bulletC Erik Shafer, Saint Leo: Shafer had a remarkable week as he belted 5 home runs in 4 games with 21 RBI as he went 10-for-17 at the plate. In one game against Eckerd, he cracked 3 homers, including a grand slam, in a 21-4 win. Amazingly, he hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same inning in that game. In a doubleheader against Eckerd, he belted 4 homers with 16 RBI.
 

 

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