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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 7, 2001)

CAL. ST. FULLERTON NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time this season, Cal. St. Fullerton (38-11) has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll. The Titans, which have won 10 straight and 24 of their last 25 games, are first in the Big West Conference with an 11-1 record.

Notre Dame, ranked No. 1 the previous two weeks, slipped to second after posting a 3-2 week with losses to Western Michigan and Connecticut. The Irish beat Michigan and then Connecticut twice.

POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red hot. Tulane continues to roll with a glistening 42-8 overall record. The Green Wave has now won 13 straight. Georgia has won 10 in a row and now leads the Southeastern Conference with an 18-9 league mark after Louisiana State dropped three straight at Arkansas over the past weekend. Another hot team is East Carolina which has won 9 in a row. Several big jumps took place in the poll this week. LSU, which dropped three straight at Arkansas, fell from second to eighth. Stetson, ranked eighth last week, was swept at home by Central Florida three straight and fell to 19th. Mississippi, a team ranked ninth last week, slipped to 20th after being swept three straight at Tennessee.

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 May 7, 2001)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Cal. St. Fullerton (38-11) 470   3
  2. Notre Dame (43-8-1) 468   1
  3. Southern Calif. (33-16) 464   4
  4. Miami, Fla. (38-12) 462   5
  5. Nebraska (38-12) 460   7
  6. Stanford (35-13) 457   6
  7. Florida St. (38-14) 453 10
  8. Louisiana St. (36-16-1) 450   2
  9. East Carolina (42-10) 446 11
10. Tulane (42-8) 443 12
11. Georgia (36-15) 440 18
12. Rice (38-15) 435 13
13. Clemson (33-18) 432 14
14. Georgia Tech. (36-14) 430 15
15. Arizona St. (31-16-1) 426 16
16. Tennessee (38-14) 425 19
17. Pepperdine (35-15) 424 17
18. Central Florida (42-11) 422 22
19. Stetson (41-10) 421   8
20. Mississippi (35-17-1) 420   9
21. South Carolina (39-14) 419 20
22. Baylor (33-18) 414 21
23. U.C. Santa Barbara (35-12) 412
24. Wake Forest (36-15) 410
25. Texas Tech. (37-15-1) 407
26. South Alabama (38-13) 405 24
27. Ohio St. (37-13) 399 25
28. Delaware (37-12) 390 28
29. California (30-22) 385
30. Florida (31-21) 384

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Wally Vojacek, Wisconsin-Parkside: Vojacek threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over St. Joseph's. He struck out five and walked two in the 7-inning ball game.

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RHP Craig Whitten, East Stroudsburg: Whitten hurled a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology in a 7-inning contest. He recorded nine strikeouts and two walks. At one point, he retired 10 consecutive batters.

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P/OF Andrew See, Ohio: See belted 6 home runs over a 5-game span as he went 11-for-24 at the plate with 16 RBI. As a pitcher, he won both games of a doubleheader against Marshall in relief.

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RHP Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tennessee St.: Brazelton struck out a career-high 16 batters in a 5-1 win over Western Kentucky. In the process, he pitched his eighth complete game of the season. He allowed only three hits and walked one. Brazelton is now 11-1 on the season with a 1.25 ERA.

bulletLHP David Boyza, Cleveland St.: Boyza struck out a career-high 16 batters in a 7-inning game against Detroit in a 4-1 win. Boyza walked three and gave up three hits.
 

 

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