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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (Feb. 24, 2003)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. University (11-1) has been ranked No. 1 for the first time this season in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Seminoles, which have won eight straight, jumped from second to first this week after Texas (ranked No. 1 the previous four polls) dropped two of three at home to Stanford.

None of the top seven teams from last week, except Texas, lost a game. Stanford (9-6) jumped from 11th to seventh this week as Texas fell to eighth. All six of Stanford's losses this season have been to teams ranked in the top 10 (two to Florida St., three to Cal. St. Fullerton and one to Texas).

Florida St. has outscored opponents 122-34 in 12 games, averaged 10.1 runs per game, cracked 45 extra base hits and swiped 23 of 28 bases. The pitching staff has a glistening 2.13 team ERA, has struck out 110 batters and walked only 33.

Poll Notes: Baylor swept a 3-game series at home against Southern California. The Trojans, which lost early last week to Pepperdine, have now lost four straight games. Several red-hot teams include Arizona St. (12 in a row), Tennessee (8 straight), N.C. Greensboro (8 consecutive), Kansas (6 wins in a row), and Georgia Tech. (6 straight). Two teams fell out of the poll this week in Houston (3-6) and Florida International. FIU lost two of three over the past weekend to Bethune-Cookman.

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. 24, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (11-1) 494   2
  2. Cal. St. Fullerton (11-1) 492   3
  3. Georgia Tech. (6-0) 491   4
  4. Arizona St. (21-1) 490   5
  5. Rice (8-1) 488   6
  6. South Carolina (8-1) 485   7
  7. Stanford (9-6) 483 11
  8. Texas (12-3) 482   1
  9. Long Beach St. (8-4) 476   8
10. Wake Forest (4-1) 470 14
11. Baylor (8-3) 468 16
12. Mississippi St. (2-1) 466 10
13. Miami, Fla. (7-2) 461 13
14. Louisiana St. (6-4) 458 12
15. Richmond (2-0) 457 15
16. Texas A&M (7-2) 450 19
17. Kansas (11-3) 447 21
18. Auburn (8-3) 444 23
19. Clemson (1-2) 442 17
20. Notre Dame (2-2) 439 18
21. Southern California (5-6) 437   9
22. Tulane (8-1) 436 24
23. Florida (8-1) 434 30
24. Tennessee (8-0) 432 26
25. Wichita St. (9-1) 429 27
26. Nebraska (4-2) 428 22
27. North Carolina (4-0) 425
28. N.C. Greensboro (8-0) 423
29. Oklahoma (3-1) 420 28
30. Ohio St. (0-0) 416 29

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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LHP Matt Campbell, South Carolina: Campbell held Duquesne hitless into the eighth inning as he settled for a 1-hitter through eight innings. The only hit was a bloop single to left field in a 9-0 shutout. He finished the game with a career-high nine strikeouts. He also posted his first save of the season in a 7-5 win over The Citadel with five strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. For the week, he pitched 9 1/3 innings with 14 strikeouts, did not allow a run and only surrendered one hit.

bullet1B C.J. Smith, Florida: Smith had a remarkable week as he belted 3 home runs, went 8-for-12 at the plate with 8 runs scored, collected 9 RBI and picked up 5 extra base hits in 4 games. He had a slugging percentage of 1.583 with 19 total bases and had an on-base percentage of .778.
 

 

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