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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 12, 2003)

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. (44-8-1) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll for the second straight week. The Seminoles, which swept a 3-game series from Maryland over the weekend, have won five in a row and lead the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 16-5 record.

Florida St. has a glistening team ERA of 2.64 through 53 games and has nearly a 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio (446 strikeouts and 140 walks). The Seminoles have stolen 83 bases while limiting opponents to only 33 in 62 attempts. FSU has picked off 16 base runners. On offense, the team has banged out 124 doubles with six players hitting 10 or more.

Rice, ranked No. 2 with a 43-8 overall record, beat Nevada two of three games last weekend. It marked the 19th consecutive Western Athletic Conference series the Owls have won dating back to the 2001 season.

Poll Notes: Three teams fell out of the top 30 this week, including Clemson (2-4 last week), U.C. Riverside (1-3), and New Mexico St. (0-3). Three new teams in the poll this week include South Carolina (35-17, winners of 7 straight games), South Alabama (36-14, first place Sun Belt Conference with 15-6 record), and Texas Christian (33-19, second place in Conference USA with 20-7 record).

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 12, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (44-8-1) 494   1
  2. Rice (43-8) 490   2
  3. Stanford (35-14) 488   3
  4. Arizona St. (44-9) 487   4
  5. Long Beach St. (36-14) 485   5
  6. Cal. St. Fullerton (41-12) 481   6
  7. Texas (37-14) 475   7
  8. Louisiana St. (35-17-1) 471   8
  9. North Carolina St. (38-12) 470   9
10. Nebraska (38-13) 467 10
11. Georgia Tech. (37-13) 464 11
12. Texas A&M (39-13) 463 12
13. Florida Atlantic (42-11) 459 14
14. Richmond (42-11) 454 13
15. Miami, Fla. (33-13-1) 448 16
16. Auburn (35-16) 447 17
17. Arizona (33-17) 445 19
18. Mississippi St. (34-15-1) 442 18
19. Lamar (35-13) 440 22
20. South Carolina (35-17) 438
21. Baylor (35-17) 436 25
22. Rutgers (30-16) 434 29
23. Notre Dame (37-14) 432 20
24. Southern Miss. (39-13) 430 28
25. South Alabama (36-14) 427
26. Pepperdine (34-18) 426 27
27. Minnesota (34-17) 423 24
28. Western Carolina (35-15) 420 26
29. Texas Christian (33-19) 418
30. Nevada-Las Vegas (39-14) 416 30

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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3B Jay Iannoni, Vermont: Iannoni belted 4 home runs during a 4-game series against Binghamton. He had two hits in each game, including a home run in four straight contests. He accumulated 20 total bases along with a 1.429 slugging percentage as he went 8-for-14 with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He also had two hits in each game. Two of his homers were game winners.

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RHP Jered Weaver, Long Beach St.: Weaver struck out a career-tying 13 over 7 1/3 innings against U.C. Riverside. He only walked one. He retired 24 of 27 batters at one stage of the game until he was removed after a leadoff single in the eighth inning.

bulletOF Adam Boeve, Northern Iowa: Boeve had a remarkable week as he belted 3 homers, 3 doubles, a triple and knocked in 10 runs for a 1.471 slugging percentage. He also was 4-for-4 in stolen bases as he was 11-for-17 at the plate. He upped his batting average from .341 to .370 after the memorable week.
 

 

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