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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (April 7, 2003)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Rice University (32-1) has been ranked No. 1 for the third straight time in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Owls, winners of 29 consecutive games, are hitting .336 as a team. Pitching and defense have also been superb. The staff ERA is 2.22 with 337 strikeouts and only 87 walks. On defense, the Owls have committed 17 errors in 33 games for a fielding percentage of .987. Over the past week, Rice beat Houston, 11-0 and swept a 3-game series from Hawaii (12-4, 2-0 and 8-1).

Poll Notes: Outside of Rice, Missouri is the hottest team in the nation with 11 straight wins. The Tigers, 23-8 overall and 8-3 in the Big 12 Conference, are on its best run since 15 years ago when the 1988 Tigers won 13 straight games. Missouri is off to its best Big 12 start in history. Another red-hot team is North Carolina St. which is ranked ninth this week after winning 22 of its last 25 games. Four teams fell out of the poll this week in Alabama (1-3), South Carolina (1-3), North Carolina (3-2) and Texas Tech. (0-2). New teams in the poll include Missouri, Nevada-Las Vegas (26-9), Western Carolina (23-10) and South Alabama (21-9).

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 April 7, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Rice (32-1) 497   1
  2. Florida St. (31-5) 492   2
  3. Cal. St. Fullerton (27-7) 488   3
  4. Stanford (20-10) 484   4
  5. Georgia Tech. (24-6) 480   8
  6. Arizona St. (34-7) 479   5
  7. Mississippi St. (24-5-1) 477   6
  8. Louisiana St. (21-10-1) 475 10
  9. North Carolina St. (27-7) 473 12
10. Auburn (27-7) 472 11
11. Long Beach St. (20-11) 470   9
12. Miami, Fla. (25-6) 467   7
13. Clemson (23-7) 465 15
14. Nebraska (23-7) 461 18
15. Texas (25-11) 460 19
16. Notre Dame (20-6) 456 24
17. Oklahoma St. (21-9) 453 23
18. Florida Atlantic (30-8) 450 25
19. Wake Forest (20-10) 447 14
20. Missouri (23-8) 444
21. Baylor (23-12) 442 16
22. Richmond (23-6) 439 17
23. Florida (23-9-1) 438 13
24. Texas A&M (26-10) 436 26
25. Arkansas (25-6) 435 27
26. Arizona (24-11) 433 21
27. Southern Miss. (23-9) 430 29
28. Nevada-Las Vegas (26-9) 427
29. Western Carolina (23-10) 424
30. South Alabama (21-9) 421

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Steve Schmoll, Maryland: Schmoll pitched 18 scoreless innings in two complete games last week and struck out 25 batters while walking only three. Last Tuesday, he struck out 15 batters in a 4-0 win over West Virginia. On Sunday, Schmoll struck out 10 more in a complete game outing as he blanked New York Tech., 5-0. He has struck out 10 or more in all five of his starts this season with 82 strikeouts.

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3B Guy O'Connell, Tusculum: O'Connell belted seven home runs over six games last week as he hit .600 (15-for-25) and knocked in 21 runs. He hit at least one home run in all six games. He enters Tuesday's game with Anderson College with a chance to tie the NCAA Division II record for most consecutive games with a homer (7). His slugging percentage for the week was 1.600.

bulletLHP Mark Irwin, Seton Hall: Irwin struck out 20 batters in 11 innings last week. In six innings against Virginia Tech last Monday, he struck out 13 batters. He fanned seven of the first nine batters he faced. He came back Sunday and struck out seven in five innings of work.
 

 

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