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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 11, 2002)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time this season, Florida State has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

Stanford, which had been No. 1 the previous six polls, fell to third after losing once against rival California. Clemson, unbeaten at 10-0, jumped from third to second this week. Florida State has won eight in a row and captured 14 of its last 15 games.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are also on a roll. Arizona State has won seven straight, Houston seven in a row and South Carolina five consecutive. Four teams fell out of the poll this week in Notre Dame (1-2 last week), Louisiana-Lafayette (1-3 last week), Arizona (0-3 last week) and Rutgers (1-2 last week).

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 March 11, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (20-4) 494   2
  2. Clemson (10-0) 493   3
  3. Stanford (14-5) 492   1
  4. South Carolina (14-2) 488   4
  5. Rice (15-4) 485   5
  6. Florida (13-3) 481   6
  7. Wichita St. (8-1) 478   7
  8. Louisiana St. (13-5) 474   8
  9. Georgia Tech. (13-1) 470 11
10. Mississippi (12-3) 467   9
11. Wake Forest (13-2) 464 10
12. Houston (12-4) 463 16
13. Texas A&M (16-5) 462 13
14. Baylor (12-6) 459 14
15. Arizona St. (15-5) 453 18
16. Oklahoma St. (10-3) 450 12
17. Alabama (14-2) 446 21
18. East Carolina (13-1) 443 22
19. Texas (16-6) 440 15
20. Cal. St. Fullerton (11-8) 438 20
21. Nebraska (8-5) 436 17
22. Ohio St. (6-1-1) 433 25
23. Mississippi St. (9-2-1) 430 26
24. Miami, Fla. (10-8) 429 19
25. Stetson (15-2) 426 29
26. Tulane (11-6) 424 23
27. San Diego (18-4) 420
28. Auburn (15-4) 417
29. Long Beach St. (10-6) 413
30. Texas Tech. (17-8) 410

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Mike Roga, Armstrong Atlantic State: Roga hurled the ninth no-hitter in school history, tying a school record by striking out 17 batters in Armstrong Atlantic State's 1-0 victory over Northwest Missouri State. Roga walked only one batter in the game. Later in the week, he limited Southern Illinois-Edwardsville to two hits and one run in six innings of work as he struck out six. For the week, he struck out 23 batters in 15 innings of work and gave up only two hits.

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RHP Billy Biggs, West Virginia: Biggs pitched the sixth no-hitter in school history as he blanked Buffalo, 4-0. Biggs retired 27 out of 28 batters he faced with one player drawing a walk in the second inning. He also tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts.

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RHP Joseph Blanton, Kentucky: Blanton struck out a career-high 16 batters and pitched the first complete game of the season for Kentucky in a 3-2 win over Ball State.

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SS John McCurdy, Maryland: McCurdy hit six home runs in six games last week as he went 13-for-23 at the plate. In addition to knocking in 15 runs, he cracked three doubles.

bulletOF Mark Jurich, Louisville: Jurich was 6-for-12 at the plate in three games as he belted five home runs and knocked in 10 runs. He also had 22 total bases.
 

 

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