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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 1, 2002)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the second straight week, Clemson (23-1) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Tigers, which have only lost once in 24 games to South Alabama, 6-4, have been nothing short of sensational. Clemson began the season with 13 straight wins before losing its first game. Currently, the Tigers are working on a 10-game winning streak.

Clemson is hitting .355 as a team with 47 homers in 24 games and have swiped 40 bases while limiting opponents to just 18. The pitching staff has a 3.40 ERA with 191 strikeouts and only 72 walks.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are also on a roll. Florida Atlantic has the longest winning streak in the nation with 19 consecutive wins. It is the longest winning streak for Florida Atlantic since tying the NCAA record in 1999 with 34 straight wins. Richmond (24-2) has won nine straight while Mississippi has strung together a 6-game winning streak. Oklahoma State hs won five in a row.

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 1, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Clemson (23-1) 496   1
  2. Stanford (19-6) 493   2
  3. Rice (26-5) 489   4
  4. South Carolina (23-6) 487   3
  5. Alabama (23-5) 481   5
  6. Georgia Tech. (22-4) 480   6
  7. Florida (24-6) 478   7
  8. Wake Forest (22-5) 474   8
  9. Houston (21-8) 469   9
10. Wichita St. (16-6) 464 13
11. Mississippi (21-7) 458 15
12. North Carolina (19-9) 455 20
13. Nebraska (17-9) 454 10
14. Florida St. (28-10) 452 11
15. Texas (25-8) 451 14
16. Texas A&M (23-10) 450 16
17. Oklahoma (18-9) 449 17
18. Baylor (20-11) 446 12
19. Cal. St. Fullerton (18-10) 440 18
20. Arizona St. (20-10) 438 19
21. Oklahoma St. (20-7) 434 27
22. Florida Atlantic (26-6) 431 28
23. Long Beach St. (18-9) 429
24. Richmond (24-2) 426 25
25. Ohio St. (15-5-1) 422 21
26. San Diego (25-8) 419 22
27. Auburn (21-8) 416 23
28. Texas Tech. (23-13) 413 26
29. Georgia (15-7) 410 29
30. Stetson (23-5) 406 30

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP T.A. Fulmer, The Citadel: Fulmer hurled the fifth no-hitter in The Citadel history over East Tennessee State. He struck out a career-high 14 batters enroute to a complete game shutout and allowed only two base runners. Both runners reached via walks.

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RHP Mike Esposito, Arizona State: Esposito had one of the best pitching performances in Sun Devil history when he struck out 17 batters in a complete-game victory over Washington. It marked the sixth most strikeouts in a single game in ASU history.

bullet3B Andy Dillard, Delta State: Dillard had an incredible 3-game series against Southern Arkansas as he went 9-for-15 at the plate with 19 RBI, 3 HR and 5 doubles. In a doubleheader, he went 7-for-10 with 16 RBI and three home runs (one being a grand slam).
 

 

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