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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (May 11, 2009)

U.C. IRVINE NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. U.C. Irvine (37-11) has been ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight time in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Anteaters, which have won 18 of their last 20 games and seven in a row, lead the Big West Conference with a 17-1 record.

POLL NOTES: Several other teams have been red-hot. Arizona St. won five straight last week and is first in the Pac-10 with a 16-5 mark. Alabama made a big move in the poll after sweeping three games from Arkansas and moving to second in the Southeastern Conference with a 17-9 record as the Crimson Tide jumped from 23rd a week ago to 10th this week. Another red-hot team is Missouri which has won 10 of its last 12 conference games and sits in second in the Big 12 Conference with a 16-11 record. The Tigers are 14th this week.

Five teams fell out of the top 30 in Oregon St. (2-2 last week, now in a tie for fourth in the Pac-10), Kansas (2-2), Illinois (2-3), Kent St. (1-3), and Ohio St. (2-3). New to the poll is Missouri, Minnesota (won 6 of last 7, first place in Big Ten with 15-5 record), Louisville (won 7 of last 8), Texas St. (won 6 in a row) and Indiana St. (won 13 of last 14).

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 11, 2009)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
  1. U.C. Irvine (37-11) 492   1
  2. Louisiana St. (38-14) 485   3
  3. Arizona St. (38-11) 483   4
  4. North Carolina (38-13) 482   2
  5. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-13) 480   5
  6. Texas (36-12-1) 477   8
  7. Florida St. (36-14) 475   6
  8. Georgia Tech. (33-12-1) 474 10
  9. Rice (33-13) 472   7
10. Alabama (35-15) 469 23
11. Florida (35-17) 467   9
12. Virginia (37-10-1) 466 11
13. Mississippi (37-15) 463 12
14. Missouri (30-23) 459
15. Georgia (34-17) 457 14
16. Arkansas (31-17) 453 13
17. Clemson (34-17) 450 19
18. Kansas St. (38-13-1) 448 17
19. Texas A&M (33-18) 447 15
20. Oklahoma (37-16) 446 21
21. Miami, Fla. (32-18) 444 20
22. Cal Poly (33-15) 441 16
23. Texas Christian (31-14) 440 22
24. Minnesota (33-14) 438
25. Texas St. (37-12) 436
26. Indiana St. (33-14) 433
27. South Florida (31-19) 431 28
28. Louisville (36-14) 430
29. George Mason (38-9) 429 29
30. East Carolina (37-15) 427 30

 

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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RHP Stephen Strasburg, San Diego St.: Strasburg fired a 9-inning no-hitter during a 5-0 win over Air Force. He retired the first nine batters he faced, seven via strikeout, before allowing a leadoff walk in the fourth. That runner was erased when trying to steal. The Falcons' only other base runner came on another leadoff walk in the sixth. Strasburg then struck out the side. He finished the game with 17 strikeouts and faced 28 batters, one over the minimum.

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OF Greg Folgia, Missouri: Folgia cracked 4 home runs and drove in 20 runs while hitting .500 for the Tigers over four games last week. He had at least one hit in each contest with a slugging percentage of 1.250.

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SS Kyle Bellows, San Jose St.: Bellows belted 4 home runs and knocked in 17 RBIs over 5 games last week. He also scored 12 runs and hit .583 for the week (14-for-24) as he posted a 1.167 slugging percentage.

bullet1B Brent Milleville, Stanford: Milleville was a run-producing machine last week as he hit 4 home runs with 16 RBIs in five games. Two of his home runs were grand slams.

 

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