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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 10, 2003)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona St. University (28-1) has been ranked No. 1 for the first time this season in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Sun Devils, which have won 19 straight games, have hit 38 home runs on the year in 29 games which equal the entire team total from all of last year. ASU's 28-1 record is the best start in school history as the Sun Devils are hitting .360 as a team with six players (30 or more at-bats) hitting over .400.

Ranked second is Georgia Tech. which is off to a glistening 14-0 record, the second best start in school history. Florida St., ranked No. 1 the previous two polls, slipped to second after beating the University of Florida two of three games. Rice (15-1) rounded out the top four in the nation. The Owls have won 12 straight games.

The top four teams in the nation are only separated by four points. Cal. St. Fullerton, ranked second last week, lost two of three at Minnesota and slipped to fifth.

Poll Notes: Two teams fell out of the poll this week in Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. The Volunteers lost three straight at home to Miami, Fla. UAB dropped two games 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 March 10, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Arizona St. (28-1) 495   4
  2. Georgia Tech. (14-0) 494   3
  3. Florida St. (19-2) 493   1
  4. Rice (15-1) 492   5
  5. Cal. St. Fullerton (16-3) 489   2
  6. South Carolina (13-3) 485   6
  7. Stanford (14-7) 482   8
  8. Long Beach St. (13-6) 477   9
  9. Baylor (14-5) 476   7
10. Mississippi St. (9-1-1) 470 10
11. Texas (15-6) 467 11
12. Richmond (10-1) 466 12
13. Miami, Fla. (12-3) 462 14
14. Auburn (16-3) 460 15
15. Wake Forest (9-4) 459 13
16. Florida (13-3) 457 16
17. Kansas (16-4) 450 17
18. Louisiana St. (11-6) 447 18
19. Clemson (8-3) 444 19
20. Nebraska (9-2) 442 20
21. Arizona (12-7) 435 21
22. Texas A&M (15-4) 434 22
23. N.C. Greensboro (14-1) 429 25
24. Alabama (12-3) 426
25. Wichita St. (12-3) 424 24
26. Notre Dame (4-4) 423 26
27. Arkansas (11-1) 418 28
28. Tulane (13-4) 416 29
29. South Florida (11-4) 412
30. Oklahoma (8-3) 409 30

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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P Brian Morgan, Webber International: Morgan pitched the second no-hitter in school history as he struck out 8 against Trinity International in a 4-0, 7-inning victory. Morgan only walked two in the contest.

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RHP Tim Stauffer, Richmond: Stauffer struck out a career-high 15 batters in a 3-1 win over Princeton. The pre-season All-American allowed only two hits and one walk.

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RHP Matt Durkin, San Jose St.: Durkin fanned a career-high 15 batters in a complete-game 8-0 shutout against Santa Clara. He allowed no walks and gave up five hits. He struck out seven of the first 10 batters.

bullet3B Ryan Roberts, Texas-Arlington: Roberts belted 4 home runs with 11 RBI and 9 runs scored during the past week in six games. In a win against Centenary, he tied a school record with five hits, including two home runs and 5 RBIs. He was a double shy of hitting for the cycle in a game against New Mexico.
 

 

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