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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 6, 2002)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the seventh straight week, Clemson (39-7) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Tigers split two games on the road against No. 11 Georgia Tech. and barely held on to the No. 1 position by a single point. No. 2 Rice (39-8) was idle last week because of final exams. But the Owls had won 11 straight and 27 of their last 31 games.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams are also on a roll. Florida St. has won nine in a row, Cal. St. Northridge 10 straight and San Jose St. six consecutive contests. Two teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Long Beach St. (2-2 last week and losses in 8 of last 11 games), and East Carolina (2-3 last week).

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 6, 2002)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Clemson (39-7) 493   1
  2. Rice (39-8) 492   2
  3. Wake Forest (38-8) 489   6
  4. Alabama (40-9) 487   3
  5. South Carolina (37-11) 486   4
  6. North Carolina (35-15) 482   7
  7. Florida St. (43-12) 480   8
  8. Texas (39-13) 476   5
  9. Stanford (32-13) 472 11
10. Florida (35-13) 469 12
11. Georgia Tech. (37-10) 467 13
12. Mississippi (35-13) 463   9
13. Houston (34-14) 460 10
14. Wichita St. (36-11) 459 14
15. Nebraska (32-17) 458 15
16. Cal. St. Northridge (35-13) 453 17
17. Baylor (34-17) 444 18
18. Southern Calif. (28-18) 439 16
19. Notre Dame (34-13) 434 19
20. South Alabama (33-13) 432 20
21. Richmond (41-8) 431 21
22. Texas Tech. (34-16) 427 22
23. Texas A&M (32-18) 424 23
24. Cal. St. Fullerton (31-16) 422 24
25. Louisiana St. (33-16) 419 28
26. San Jose St. (39-13) 416 29
27. James Madison (36-10) 414 27
28. Oklahoma St. (33-15) 411
29. Kent St. (30-13) 409
30. Florida Atlantic (37-11) 405 25

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Rich Hill, Michigan: Hill struck out 17 batters in nine innings during the past week and also had four assists (pitcher to first base defensive plays with two being bunts) as he accounted for 21 of 27 outs. He had a 2-inning stint against Notre Dame and fanned all six batters he faced. Then later in the week against Ohio St., he fanned 11 batters in seven innings in a 5-4 Wolverine victory.

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LHP Keith Ramsey, Florida: Ramsey hurled a 9-inning one-hitter at Mississippi St. in a 4-0 win. After pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning, Ramsey registered 10 consecutive outs from the end of the first inning through the fourth. After the first inning, he allowed just two baserunners until the ninth which were both walks. The two were erased with double plays.

bulletSS Khalil Greene, Clemson: Greene only played in two games last week against 11th ranked Georgia Tech. But he was simply sensational as he was 7-for-8 at the plate with 2 homers, 1 double and 7 RBI.
 

 

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