College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (April 6, 2009)
ARKANSAS NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arkansas (22-6) has been ranked No. 1 for the first time this season in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.
The Razorbacks won two of three at South Carolina over the past weekend and sit in first place in the Southeastern Conference with a 10-2 record. Arkansas has won 9 of its last 11 games.
Georgia, ranked No. 1 last week, dropped two of three at home to Louisiana St. Of the top five teams in the rankings last week, only one had fewer than two losses, and that was Arkansas. Arizona St. moved up to second after sweeping a 3-game series at Washington. The Sun Devils have won 10 of their last 12 games.
POLL NOTES: In other key series across the nation over the past weekend, U.C. Irvine beat Cal. St. Fullerton two of three. North Carolina beat Georgia Tech. two of three. Miami, Fla. knocked off Florida St. two of three. And Texas beat Oklahoma St. two of three. Several teams have been red-hot. Rice and Mississippi have won six in a row. East Carolina has won 15 of its last 16. George Mason has won 20 straight home games. And Eastern Illinois has won 11 in a row and 15 of its last 16. Teams that fell out of the poll this week include Ohio St. (2-3 last week), New Mexico (1-4), Clemson (2-3), Illinois (2-2) and South Carolina (2-3). New in the poll this week is Coastal Carolina (5 wins in a row), George Mason, Georgia Southern, Eastern Illinois and Minnesota.
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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