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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 18, 2002)

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

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

The Seminoles, which have won 18 of their last 20 contests, are averaging 8.1 runs per game with a superb team on-base percentage of .419. The pitching staff has posted 220 strikeouts and only 67 walks in 29 games.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are also on a roll. Clemson has won 14 of its first 15 games while Alabama has won eight straight, Florida seven in a row and Rice six consecutive. Oklahoma (15-5 overall), which beat Arizona St. two of three over the past weekend, has won seven of its last eight and leads the Big 12 Conference with a 3-0 record. Three teams fell out of the poll this week. Mississippi St. was 1-4 last week while Miami (Fla.) was 1-3 and Tulane lost two of three at home against N.C.-Charlotte.

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 Div0. I Poll (As of March 18, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (24-5) 494   1
  2. Clemson (14-1) 493   2
  3. Stanford (14-5) 492   3
  4. South Carolina (18-3) 489   4
  5. Rice (18-4) 487   5
  6. Florida (18-3) 483   6
  7. Wichita St. (10-2) 479   7
  8. Wake Forest (16-2) 475 11
  9. Houston (15-5) 470 12
10. Baylor (17-6) 466 14
11. Alabama (19-2) 463 17
12. Georgia Tech. (14-3) 460   9
13. Nebraska (11-5) 457 21
14. Louisiana St. (14-8) 454   8
15. Texas (20-6) 451 19
16. Mississippi (13-6) 447 10
17. Texas A&M (17-9) 443 13
18. Oklahoma (15-5) 439
19. Cal. St. Fullerton (13-9) 437 20
20. Arizona St. (16-8) 435 15
21. East Carolina (14-3-1) 433 18
22. Texas Tech. (20-10) 432 30
23. Ohio St. (8-2-1) 430 22
24. Oklahoma St. (12-5) 427 16
25. San Diego (21-5) 425 27
26. Rutgers (8-4) 423
27. Auburn (17-5) 421 28
28. Long Beach St. (13-6) 419 29
29. Vanderbilt (13-4) 416
30. Stetson (19-4) 413 25

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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SS Khalil Greene, Clemson: Greene had a monster week as he belted 6 home runs over five games as he went 16-for-22 at the plate. He also knocked in 17 runs and swiped three of four bases. Greene tied a school record by homering in five straight games. Currently, he is on a 12-game hitting streak.

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LHP Aaron Marsden, Nebraska: Marsden made his first NCAA Division I start a memorable one, firing an 8-inning, complete-game 1-hitter against highly regarded Texas A&M in a 10-0 victory. He struck out nine as he only allowed one hit in the second inning on a single by Rusty Meyer before retiring 20 of the next 21 hitters he faced.

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RHP Colby Paxton, Auburn: Paxton threw a nine inning, one-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over Kentucky. The Wildcats' lone hit came on a bunt single by Seth Morris with one out in the fifth inning. His six strikeouts established a career best.

bulletRHP Davy Martin, Virginia Commonwealth: Martin fired a 1-hit shutout to lead the Rams past in-state rival Virginia Tech., 8-0. He held the Hokies hitless until a 2-out single in the top of the eighth inning. Martin racked up a season-high nine strikeouts as he recorded his first career shutout. He walked three and faced just three batters over the minimum.
 

 

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