College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (April 13, 2009)
LOUISIANA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. (26-9) has been ranked No. 1 for the fourth time this season in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.
The Tigers won two of three at Alabama over the past weekend and have now won nine consecutive Southeastern Conference series dating back to last season. One week ago, LSU beat Georgia on the road two of three games in a key SEC matchup.
Arkansas, ranked No. 1 last week, beat No. 2 ranked Arizona St. twice during mid-week games. But in conference action over the weekend, Vanderbilt beat the Razorbacks 9-0 and 13-6 with game three of the series not being played because of poor weather. Arizona St. lost three times during the past rating period with two losses to Arkansas and a loss to Washington St. The Sun Devils won two of three against the Cougars.
Last week's No. 3 team, North Caroliana, also struggled with two losses to Florida St.
POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red-hot. Coastal Carolina has won 10 straight. West Virginia, winners of 17 of its last 20, is tied for the lead in the Big East Conference with a 10-2 record. George Mason has won 23 of its last 24 home games. Eastern Illinois has won 18 of its last 20. Five teams dropped out of the top 30 in Oklahoma St. (0-4 last week), Texas A&M (1-3), New Mexico St. (1-2), East Carolina (1-4) and San Diego (1-2). New to the poll is Clemson (won two of three against Miami, Fla.), Florida St., Kent St. (won 16 of last 19), West Virginia and Vanderbilt.
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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