Baseball Drops in All Three Polls


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CLEMSON - After going 3-2 last week with victories over Western
Carolina and North Carolina, the Clemson baseball team fell as many
as five spots in this week's polls that were released on Monday.


Clemson fell from 12th to 17th in the Baseball America poll and fell
two spots, from 12th to 14th in the Collegiate Baseball. Clemson is
ranked 16th in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches poll, down from last
week's ranking of 15th.


Clemson opened the week with an 8-2 win over Western Carolina on
Tuesday before losing 2-1 at home to South Carolina. The Tigers
rebounded for a pair of ACC wins against North Carolina, winning 6-3
and 10-9 in 10 innings, before falling 4-0 to the Tar Heels on Sunday
in the first complete game shutout pitched against the Tigers since
the opening weekend of the 2000 season. Central Florida beat the
Tigers 5-0 in the ACC Disney Blast on Jan. 30. Clemson had not been
shut out in a complete game in conference play since May 17, 1997
when Florida State's Chris Chavez blanked the Tigers 10-0 in the ACC
Tournament championship.


Clemson is off this week because of final exams but will return to
action Saturday at N.C. State. The Tigers will play a day-night
doubleheader against the Wolfpack at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Saturday
and will then play at 1:30 PM on Sunday. All three games will be
broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network, while Saturday's first game
will be televised by ACC Television.


Baseball America Top 25

     Team                      W-L Last Week Prev
 1.  Notre Dame               40-6  5-1       2
 2.  Louisiana State         35-13  5-0       5
 3.  Miami                   35-11  2-1       4
 4.  Nebraska                35-12  1-3       1
 5.  Southern California     32-16  3-2       6
 6.  Cal State Fullerton     33-11  3-0       8
 7.  Stanford                34-12  2-2       3
 8.  Tulane                   39-8  4-0       9
 9.  Rice                    38-15  2-2       7
 10. East Carolina           41-10  5-0       17
 11. Georgia Tech            33-14  2-2       13
 12. Central Florida         39-11  3-1       16
 13. Stetson                  40-6  4-0       19
 14. Pepperdine              32-14  1-2       10
 15. Mississippi             34-14  4-1       15
 16. Florida State           35-14  1-2       11
 17. Clemson                 31-17  3-2       12
 18. Baylor                  33-17  3-2       18
 19. Georgia                 31-15  5-0       25
 20. Arizona State           30-15  4-1       20
 21. South Alabama           36-12  4-1       23
 22. Tennessee               34-13  1-3       14
 23. Wake Forest             34-15  3-3       21
 24. South Carolina          34-14  3-1       NR
 25. UC Santa Barbara        32-11  3-0       NR




Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of April 30, 2001)

Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Notre Dame (40-6-1) 473 1
2. Louisiana St. (35-13-1) 469 3
3. Cal. St. Fullerton (33-11) 465 5
4. Southern Calif. (32-16) 463 6
5. Miami, Fla. (35-11) 462 7
6. Stanford (34-12) 460 2
7. Nebraska (35-12) 457 4
8. Stetson (40-6) 454 8
9. Mississippi (34-14-1) 450 10
10. Florida St. (35-14) 446 9

11. East Carolina (41-10) 443 14
12. Tulane (39-8) 439 17
13. Rice (38-15) 435 11
14. Clemson (31-17) 431 12
15. Georgia Tech. (33-14) 428 15
16. Arizona St. (30-15-1) 425 19
17. Pepperdine (32-14) 424 16
18. Georgia (31-15) 421 28
19. Tennessee (34-13) 420 13
20. South Carolina (34-14) 418 24

21. Baylor (33-17) 416 20
22. Central Florida (39-11) 413 25
23. Mississippi St. (28-18) 409 18
24. South Alabama (36-12) 406 26
25. Ohio St. (34-11) 405 -
26. Auburn (31-14) 402 23
27. Fla. Intl. (37-13) 390 30
28. Delaware (33-11) 387 -
29. San Diego (32-16) 384 -
30. Oral Roberts (35-9) 380 -

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