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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (Feb. 17, 2003)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Texas (10-1) has been ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight time in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll. The defending national champions, which have won seven straight games, are off to their best start since Texas' 1995 ball club opened at 15-0.

The Longhorns are averaging nine runs per game on offense with 28 stolen bases in 34 attempts while the pitching staff has a 2.82 ERA with 81 strikeouts and only 27 walks.

Poll Notes: The biggest upset last week was perennial national powerhouse Louisiana St. losing three straight games at home to Kansas. The Jayhawks became the first non-conference team to win a series from LSU in Baton Rouge and sweep a non-conference series over the Tigers since Houston won three straight in Baton Rouge Feb. 25-27, 2000. The Tigers slipped from sixth last week to 12th this week. Kansas made their first appearance in the poll this season at 21st.

One of the hottest teams in the nation continues to be Arizona St. The Sun Devils are off to a 17-1 start which ties the school record (dating back to 1975) for the best start to a season. ASU was also 17-1 in 1978 and 1988. The Sun Devils have never started a season 18-1.

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 Feb. 17, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Texas (10-1) 495   1
  2. Florida St. (8-1) 493   2
  3. Cal. St. Fullerton (8-1) 490   3
  4. Georgia Tech. (2-0) 487   5
  5. Arizona St. (17-1) 486   7
  6. Rice (3-1) 484   4
  7. South Carolina (4-1) 480   8
  8. Long Beach St. (6-3) 476   9
  9. Southern California (5-2) 475 10
10. Mississippi St. (0-0) 468 11
11. Stanford (6-5) 464 12
12. Louisiana St. (4-3) 461   6
13. Miami, Fla. (4-2) 458 14
14. Wake Forest (2-1) 457 15
15. Richmond (0-0) 456 16
16. Baylor (4-3) 452 17
17. Clemson (0-0) 449 18
18. Notre Dame (0-0) 447 19
19. Texas A&M (3-1) 443
20. Houston (2-4) 440 13
21. Kansas (9-3) 438
22. Nebraska (2-1) 437 22
23. Auburn (6-1) 435
24. Tulane (5-1) 433 23
25. Florida International (10-1) 430 25
26. Tennessee (6-0) 426
27. Wichita St. (3-0) 422 30
28. Oklahoma (1-1) 419 27
29. Ohio St. (0-0) 416 29
30. Florida (4-1) 412

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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1B Ian Bladergroen, Lamar C.C. (Lamar, Col.): The 2002 first team All-American kicked off the 2003 season with a bang as he belted 6 home runs over four games against Colby C.C. and Seward County C.C. He was 8-for-14 at the plate with 13 RBI and posted a slugging percentage of 1.929.

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C Jeff Clement, Southern California: Clement cracked four home runs in three games against South Alabama as he went 7-for-12 at the plate with 8 RBI and tallied a 1.462 slugging percentage.

bulletRHP Sean Rierson, Arizona: Rierson hurled a 2-hit shutout against U.C. Irvine in a 6-0 win. Both hits were infield singles as he needed only 104 pitches to put away the Anteaters without giving up a walk. What makes the accomplishment even more noteworthy is that he entered the game with a 14.14 ERA and an opponent's batting average of .500. It was the second shutout of his college career as he struck out five batters.
 

 

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