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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 30, 2001)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the second straight week, Notre Dame has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Irish (40-6-1) have won 19 of their last 20 and swept a 3-game series against St. John's over the past weekend. Notre Dame has now captured 16 straight Big East Conference games and lead the nation with a 2.51 team ERA.

POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red hot. Cal. St. Fullerton has won 19 of its last 20 games. Tulane has won 10 in a row while East Carolina has captured eight straight. Delaware, making its first entry in the poll this season at No. 28, has won 14 of its last 15 games. Ohio State swept Minnesota four straight over the past weekend for the first time ever. The Buckeyes are now in first place in the Big Ten Conference with a 15-5 record. Louisiana State swept a 3-game series at Alabama for the first time since 1988.

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 30, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Notre Dame (40-6-1) 473   1
  2. Louisiana St. (35-13-1) 469   3
  3. Cal. St. Fullerton (33-11) 465   5
  4. Southern Calif. (32-16) 463   6
  5. Miami, Fla. (35-11) 462   7
  6. Stanford (34-12) 460   2
  7. Nebraska (35-12) 457   4
  8. Stetson (40-6) 454   8
  9. Mississippi (34-14-1) 450 10
10. Florida St. (35-14) 446   9
11. East Carolina (41-10) 443 14
12. Tulane (39-8) 439 17
13. Rice (38-15) 435 11
14. Clemson (31-17) 431 12
15. Georgia Tech. (33-14) 428 15
16. Arizona St. (30-15-1) 425 19
17. Pepperdine (32-14) 424 16
18. Georgia (31-15) 421 28
19. Tennessee (34-13) 420 13
20. South Carolina (34-14) 418 24
21. Baylor (33-17) 416 20
22. Central Florida (39-11) 413 25
23. Mississippi St. (28-18) 409 18
24. South Alabama (36-12) 406 26
25. Ohio St. (34-11) 405
26. Auburn (31-14) 402 23
27. Fla. International (37-13) 390 30
28. Delaware (33-11) 387
29. San Diego (32-16) 384
30. Oral Roberts (35-9) 380

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Dennis McRoberts, Mount St. Joseph: McRoberts pitched the first perfect game in school history in a 7-inning, 7-0 win over Defiance College. He struck out six batters as he thew 73 pitches in the contest.

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RF Ryan Brunner, Northern Iowa: Brunner had a monster week as he belted 7 home runs over 4 games in going 10-for-16 at the plate with 17 RBI. In three of the four games he belted two home runs. He also scored 11 times. On the season, Brunner leads the Missouri Valley Conference with 21 homers and 69 RBI.

bullet1B/P John VanBenschoten, Kent State: VanBenschoten belted 8 home runs in 7 games and knocked in 16 runs as he went 15-for-26 on the week. He also ran his consecutive game home run streak to seven before it was snapped against Marshall. The streak was one off the NCAA record.
 

 

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