College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (March 2, 2009)
LOUISIANA STATE NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. University (7-0) has been ranked No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division I baseball poll of the season by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
The Tigers, which have been ranked No. 1 for the third straight poll, swept a 3-game series at home against Central Florida over the past weekend and have won seven straight to kick off the 2009 season. LSU completed their sixth straight regular season series sweep dating back to last season and have now won 23 straight regular-season games over the past two seasons.
POLL NOTES: No. 2 Georgia (8-0) is off to its best start since the 2000 season and swept a 3-game series at Arizona over the past weekend. The best start in Bulldog history belongs to the 1911 team which won its first nine games. Another team that made a jump in the poll is Texas (9-0) which moved from eighth to fourth this week.
Several other red-hot teams include Miami, Fla. which swept a 3-game series at Florida. Cal. St. Fullerton swept a 3-game series against Stanford. Rice knocked off four quality teams over the past week, including Houston, UCLA, Texas A&M and Baylor. Cal Poly SLO enters the poll for the first time this year at No. 17 with a 6-1 record. The Mustangs, which swept a 3-game series over the last weekend against Sacramento St., have also knocked off Rice two of three games and defending national champion Fresno St. Ohio St. has been impressive with a 7-0 record.
Five teams dropped out of the poll this week in Stanford (0-4 last week), Fresno St. (1-3), UCLA (0-5), Southern California (1-3), and San Diego St. (2-3). New to the poll this week is South Carolina (4-0), Cal Poly SLO (6-1), Lamar (9-1), East Carolina (5-1) and Mississippi St. (8-1).
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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