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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 27, 2002)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the second consecutive week, Florida St. (56-12) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Seminoles, fresh from winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament over the past weekend, have now won 22 straight games.

Rice (47-11) moved up to second after winning six straight games. The Owls have also won nine consecutive games on the road. Texas (48-14), ranked third, won the Big 12 Conference tournament over the past weekend.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are on a roll. Long Beach St. has won seven straight, Central Florida 10 in a row and Southwest Missouri St. six of its last eight.

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 May 27, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (56-12) 495   1
  2. Rice (47-11) 490   3
  3. Texas (48-14) 484   5
  4. Wake Forest (44-11-1) 483   2
  5. South Carolina (48-14) 481   4
  6. Alabama (48-13) 479   7
  7. Clemson (47-14) 476   6
  8. Houston (44-15) 474   8
  9. Georgia Tech. (46-14) 470   9
10. Stanford (40-16) 468 12
11. Louisiana St. (40-19) 464 10
12. Nebraska (42-18) 462 13
13. Wichita St. (46-15) 459 15
14. North Carolina (40-19) 455 11
15. Florida (43-17) 453 14
16. Cal. St. Northridge (40-15) 450 16
17. Notre Dame (44-15) 446 18
18. Southern California (34-22) 439 22
19. Texas Tech. (41-18) 437 17
20. South Alabama (41-17) 434 19
21. Arizona St. (35-19) 429 24
22. San Jose St. (45-15) 426 23
23. Richmond (49-10) 422 20
24. Long Beach St. (37-19) 419 26
25. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-20) 418 21
26. Central Florida (40-20) 415
27. East Carolina (41-18-1) 412
28. S.W. Missouri St. (41-19) 399
29. Oklahoma (35-25) 396 27
30. Ohio St. (36-18-1) 392

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Whitt Farr, William & Mary: Farr fanned a Colonial Athletic Association tournament record 15 batters as the Tribe beat Virginia Commonwealth, 1-0. Farr carried a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings before Matt Davis singled.

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OF Ryan Mulhern, South Alabama: Mulhern set a Sun Belt Conference record as he belted three home runs against Florida International. In four games last week, he hit 4 homers with 9 RBI as he accumulated 20 total bases and went 7-for-19 at the plate. He also scored 7 runs.

bulletLHP Brian Marshall, Virginia Commonwealth: Marshall was named MVP of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament after compiling a win and four saves to lead the Rams to their first-ever CAA tournament title. The southpaw pitched in six of VCU’s seven tournament games and allowed six hits and two earned runs over 11 innings of work (1.64 ERA) while striking out 14 hitters overall. Marshall also picked up the victory with 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in the Rams’ 4-0 win James Madison in the championship game.
 

 

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