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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 29, 2002)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the sixth straight week, Clemson (38-6) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Tigers posted a 4-1 record last week with a win over Furman, one win over fourth ranked South Carolina and two wins in three games against sixth-ranked Wake Forest.

Clemson is hitting .333 as a team with 69 home runs in 44 games and 100 doubles with 67 stolen bases in 85 attempts. On defense, the fielding percentage is .973 which was among the top five teams in the nation. As far as pitching, the staff has a team ERA of 3.56 with 396 strikeouts and 142 walks.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are also on a roll. Rice has won 11 straight, Cal. St. Northridge 7 in a row, and Notre Dame 12 consecutive. Louisiana St. has won 9 of its last 12 while East Carolina has won 19 of its last 23. Four teams dropped out of the poll this week. Oklahoma St. lost five in a row while San Diego St. went 1-3, Louisville 2-2 and Arizona St. 1-1.

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 29, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Clemson (38-6) 494   1
  2. Rice (39-8) 492   2
  3. Alabama (38-7) 490   3
  4. South Carolina (34-10) 485    6
  5. Texas (37-11) 481   8
  6. Wake Forest (36-8) 479   5
  7. North Carolina (32-15) 475   9
  8. Florida St. (41-12) 472 10
  9. Mississippi (34-11) 469   7
10. Houston (32-12) 465 12
11. Stanford (29-12) 462   4
12. Florida (32-13) 459 11
13. Georgia Tech. (36-9) 458 13
14. Wichita St. (32-10) 456 14
15. Nebraska (30-15) 453 15
16. Southern Calif. (28-17) 449 23
17. Cal. St. Northridge (32-13) 445 26
18. Baylor (31-16) 438 18
19. Notre Dame (30-12) 435
20. South Alabama (31-12) 432 24
21. Richmond (36-7) 430 21
22. Texas Tech. (34-16) 427
23. Texas A&M (32-18) 424 19
24. Cal. St. Fullerton (29-15) 421 17
25. Florida Atlantic (36-9) 419 20
26. Long Beach St. (26-15) 416 22
27. James Madison (36-10) 414 25
28. Louisiana St. (30-15) 409
29. San Jose St. (35-13) 407 28
30. East Carolina (33-10-1) 403

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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3B Zach Norman, Central Missouri St.: Norman hit 6 home runs with 16 RBI over six games last week as he went 13-for-22 at the plate. He scored 11 runs and also collected 3 doubles, walked 3 times and stole 2 bases. His slugging percentage was 1.545.

bulletRHP Chad Pleiness, Central Michigan: Pleiness hurled a 1-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over Northern Illinois as he struck out 15 batters in seven innings to tie a school record set in 1971 for a 7-inning game. The lone hit was a slow roller in the third inning by Northern Illinois' Mike Hochhauser down the third base line. Pleiness recorded his fifth complete game of the season in seven starts.
 

 

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