College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (May 19, 2003)
FLORIDA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. Florida St. (47-8-1) has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll for the third straight week.
The Seminoles, which swept a 3-game series from Duke over the weekend, have won eight in a row and captured the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship with a 19-5 record.
Florida St. has a glistening team ERA of 2.77 through 56 games and has a superb strikeout to walk ratio (475 strikeouts and 146 walks). The Seminoles have stolen 85 bases while limiting opponents to only 34 in 64 attempts. FSU has picked off 16 base runners. On offense, the team has banged out 132 doubles with seven players hitting 10 or more.
Poll Notes: Two teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Pepperdine (1-3 last week) and Western Carolina (2-3). New teams in the poll include Clemson (38-18) which swept a 3-game series against Wake Forest, Southern (46-5, champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference) and U.C. Riverside (40-15).
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.
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