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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

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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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of April 6, 2009)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. Arkansas (22-6) 493   4
  2. Arizona St. (23-5) 492   7
  3. North Carolina (24-7) 490   6
  4. Louisiana St. (23-8) 487   5
  5. Georgia (25-5) 486   1
  6. Rice (21-7) 483   8
  7. U.C. Irvine (19-8) 480 12
  8. Cal. St. Fullerton (20-7) 479   2
  9. Georgia Tech. (19-6) 478   3
10. Miami, Fla. (23-8) 477   9
11. Virginia (26-5) 475 10
12. Oklahoma (25-7) 473 13
13. Baylor (20-8) 469 11
14. Texas (20-8) 468 14
15. Mississippi (22-8) 466 17
16. Cal Poly (21-7) 463 16
17. Oregon St. (18-6) 459 23
18. Texas Christian (19-9) 457 27
19. Coastal Carolina (24-7) 452
20. Oklahoma St. (21-10) 449 15
21. Texas A&M (20-11) 442 21
22. Florida (19-11) 438 19
23. New Mexico St. (28-4) 437 24
24. East Carolina (25-5) 434 29
25. George Mason (24-5) 430
26. Georgia Southern (21-7) 429
27. Eastern Illinois (21-5) 427
28. San Diego St. (22-11) 425 25
29. San Diego (22-11) 424 30
30. Minnesota (16-9) 422

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Lee Chepil, Lakeland College (WI): Chepil tossed the first perfect game in Lakeland baseball history, mowing down 21 consecutive Marantha Baptist hitters in a 7-inning, 18-0 win. He struck out eight batters.

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RHP Nolan Moody, Michigan St.: Moody fired a 9-inning no-hitter during a 2-0 win over Northwestern. He also fanned five batters in the contest.

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LHP Sam Long, Navy: Long fired the eighth no-hitter in Navy history during a 3-1 win over Lehigh in 7 innings. He struck out four. It marked the seventh complete game no-hitter.

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DH/1B Matt Alexander, Air Force: Alexander belted 6 home runs, scored 11 runs and had 17 RBIs in a 4-game series at Utah Valley. He went 12-for-19 during the series (.632).

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LF/3B Marc Krauss, Ohio: Krauss belted 6 home runs in his past 6 games. He totaled 23 bases and had two 3-RBI games and a 4-RBI game.

bulletRHP Ricky Testa, Lamar: Testa struck out 14 batters in 5 2/3 innings of relief during an 11-7 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. At one point, he recorded 10 straight outs via the strikeout.

 

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