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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

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.

(Top 30 Agate Follows)

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 19, 2003)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Florida St. (47-8-1) 495   1
  2. Rice (46-9) 490   2
  3. Stanford (38-15) 487   3
  4. Arizona St. (47-11) 486   4
  5. Long Beach St. (37-16) 485   5
  6. Cal. St. Fullerton (43-13) 484   6
  7. Nebraska (42-14) 480 10
  8. Louisiana St. (37-18-1) 479   8
  9. Texas A&M (41-15) 475 12
10. Texas (38-16) 474   7
11. Georgia Tech. (39-15) 470 11
12. North Carolina St. (39-14) 467   9
13. Florida Atlantic (44-12) 460 13
14. South Carolina (38-18) 455 20
15. Arizona (35-17) 453 17
16. Auburn (38-17) 451 16
17. Miami, Fla. (37-13-1) 450 15
18. Richmond (44-13) 447 14
19. Mississippi St. (38-16-1) 445 18
20. Lamar (37-14) 443 19
21. Clemson (38-18) 440
22. Baylor (37-19) 434 21
23. Rutgers (33-18) 432 22
24. Southern Miss. (41-14) 431 24
25. South Alabama (39-15) 429 25
26. Notre Dame (40-15) 425 23
27. Minnesota (37-18) 424 27
28. Texas Christian (35-20) 421 29
29. Nevada-Las Vegas (41-15) 420 30
30. Southern (46-5) 413
      U.C. Riverside (40-15) 413

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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P Vince Cordova, Loyola Marymount: Cordova struck out 14 batters over 7 1/3 innings against Portland as the Lions posted a 3-1 victory. He missed Sandor Demosthenes' single-game school record of 16 strikeouts set during the 1996 season.

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P Matt Campbell, South Carolina: Campbell struck out 13 batters and allowed only two hits in seven innings of a 5-2 win over Georgia. Campbell struck out seven of the first nine batters he faced.

bulletP Lucas Trotter, Alabama-Birmingham: Trotter recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts in an 8-0 win over St. Louis in a complete-game performance. With his 13 strikeouts, he set the UAB single-season record with 98 this season.
 

 

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