Clemson enters Collegiate Baseball poll


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TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of North Carolina (14-0) is ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Tar Heels won three straight over Wake Forest over the past weekend and sit at 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina’s pitching staff has a 2.03 ERA and has struck out 116 batters over 14 games. On offense, the highly disciplined Tar Heels are hitting .316 with 95 walks — an average of 6.7 per game.

Poll Notes: Oregon St. and Florida St. are both undefeated at 15-0. Louisiana St. has won 10 straight while Mississippi (16-1) and Virginia (14-1) have only lost one time this season. Nevada-Las Vegas has won nine staight. In key series over the past weekend, Vanderbilt beat Oregon two of three, Central Arkansas (14-2) knocked off Mississippi St. two of three, Clemson beat N.C. State two of three, and Stanford was swept in a 3-game series at home against UNLV. Three teams fell out of the poll in Virginia Tech (1-2 last week), Rice (3-2), and Maryland (1-2). New to the poll is Clemson (9-5 overall), Central Arkansas (14-2), and UNLV (9-3).

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 March 11, 2013)

Rank School (Record)		Points	Previous
 1. North Carolina (14-0)	497	 1
 2. Oregon St. (15-0)		494	 3
 3. Louisiana St. (15-1)	492	 4
 4. Vanderbilt (15-2)		491	 2
 5. South Carolina (13-2)	489	 6
 6. Mississippi (16-1)		486	11
 7. Florida St. (15-0)		482	15
 8. Mississippi St. (17-2)	480	 5
 9. Kentucky (13-2)		479	 7
10. UCLA (11-3)			476	13
11. Georgia Tech. (14-2)	474	16
12. Virginia (14-1)		473	17
13. Cal. St. Fullerton (13-3)	467	12
14. Louisville (12-2)		465	19
15. Arizona St. (10-2-1)	462	20
16. Oregon (11-5)		458	14
17. N.C. State (12-4)		456	 8
18. Stanford (10-5)		453	 9
19. Oklahoma (12-4)		451	10
20. Cal Poly (13-2)		448	22
21. Notre Dame (10-3)		445	25
22. Arkansas (11-5)		443	29
23. Florida Gulf Coast (13-3)	442	23
24. Arizona (13-5)		440	18
25. Nevada-Las Vegas (9-3)	439	—
26. Clemson (9-5)		437	—
27. Oklahoma St. (12-3)		436	26
28. U.C. Irvine (12-4)		433	22
29. Miami, Fla. (13-4)		430	24
30. Central Arkansas (14-2)	427	—
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