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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 23, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time in history, Notre Dame has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Irish (35-5-1) have won 14 consecutive games and 19 of their last 20. The winning streak is the longest since 1991 when Notre Dame won 18 straight. The Irish lead the nation with a team ERA of 2.52. In the last 20 games, the team batting average has been .354. Four of Notre Dame's losses have been by one run.

Stanford, ranked No. 1 last week, slipped to second after losing two of three against Southern California over the past weekend in Los Angeles. The Cardinal still leads the Pac-10 Conference with a record of 11-4.

POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red hot. Cal. St. Fullerton has won 16 of its last 17 games. Pepperdine has won 11 straight. Auburn, which lost 9 straight Southeastern Conference games to begin the conference season, has now won 11 of its last 12 SEC contests. Another hot team is Purdue which has won 18 of its last 20.

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 23, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Notre Dame (35-5-1) 473   2
  2. Stanford (32-10) 464   1
  3. Louisiana St. (30-13-1) 463   3
  4. Nebraska (34-9) 461   5
  5. Cal. St. Fullerton (30-11) 459   6
  6. Southern Calif. (29-14) 458   7
  7. Miami, Fla. (33-10) 455   9
  8. Stetson (36-6) 450 10
  9. Florida St. (34-12) 448   4
10. Mississippi (30-13-1) 442 15
11. Rice (36-13) 439   8
12. Clemson (28-15) 436 13
13. Tennessee (33-10) 435 12
14. East Carolina (36-10) 432 14
15. Georgia Tech. (31-12) 429 11
16. Pepperdine (31-12) 428 16
17. Tulane (35-8) 424 23
18. Mississippi St. (26-15) 422 18
19. Arizona St. (26-14-1) 420 17
20. Baylor (30-15) 419 21
21. Texas (30-18) 415 20
22. Wake Forest (31-12) 414
23. Auburn (29-12) 412
24. South Carolina (31-13) 411 19
25. Central Florida (36-10) 410 24
26. South Alabama (32-11) 408 22
27. Long Beach St. (27-13) 397 27
28. Georgia (26-15) 392 29
29. Purdue (23-16) 389
30. Fla. International (35-12) 386

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Marcos Mendoza, San Diego State: Mendoza struck out 17 batters against New Mexico, the second highest total ever by an Aztec pitcher and one shy of the school record of 18 in a 3-1 win over the Lobos. Mendoza, who threw a 9-inning complete game, allowed only two hits and walked none. He did not allow a hit until the seventh inning and faced a total of 29 batters, two over the minimum.

bullet3B Jake Gautreau, Tulane: Gautreau belted 5 home runs and knocked in 15 runs over four games last week as he went 10-for-20 at the plate. He also scored nine runs. Gautreau has now cracked 8 home runs in his last 6 games. In a game against Southern Mississippi, he tied a career-high with 7 RBI.
 

 

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