College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
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.
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