Baseball: Johnson Earns ACC Honors; Polls Released


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CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson baseball team remained second in Baseball
America and third in Collegiate Baseball in polls released on Monday.
The Tigers are behind number one Stanford in Baseball America and are
just three points behind the top-ranked Cardinal in Collegiate
Baseball.


Clemson went 3-0 last week with a win over the College of Charleston
and two wins over arch-rival South Carolina, including an 11-10
victory in 10 innings on Sunday. The Tigers will face College of
Charleston again on Wednesday at 3:00 PM before taking on Purdue in a
three-game set over the weekend.


Baseball America Top 25

Team W-L Last Week Previous

1. Stanford 12-4 3-0 1

2. Clemson 6-0 3-0 2

3. Florida State 17-4 5-0 3

4. Rice 12-3 2-2 4

5. Georgia Tech 9-1 1-0 7

6. Louisiana State 10-4 2-1 9

7. South Carolina 9-2 0-2 5

8. Nebraska 6-3 3-0 13

9. Wichita State 5-0 0-0 10

10. Houston 9-4 3-0 25

11. Miami 9-6 1-2 6

12. Notre Dame 4-3 3-1 8

13. Cal State Fullerton 10-6 1-2 11

14. Florida 11-2 1-2 12

15. Baylor 9-5 2-1 16

16. Wake Forest 10-1 3-0 18

17. Texas A&M 13-4 3-2 19

18. Texas 14-4 2-2 14

19. Mississippi 9-2 3-1 20

20. East Carolina 10-0 3-0 23

21. Arizona State 11-5 3-0 21

22. Alabama 11-1 3-1 22

23. San Diego 16-3 3-0 24

24. Tulane 8-5 1-2 15

25. Rutgers 5-1 3-0 NR



Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of March 4, 2002)

Rank School (Record)Points Previous
1. Stanford (12-4) 493 1

2. Florida St. (17-4) 492 2

3. Clemson (6-0) 490 3

4. South Carolina (9-2) 483 4

5. Rice (12-3) 481 5

6. Florida (11-2) 480 6

7. Wichita St. (5-0) 479 7

8. Louisiana St. (10-4) 476 8

9. Mississippi (9-2) 470 10

10. Wake Forest (10-1) 466 11

11. Georgia Tech. (9-1) 463 15

12. Oklahoma St. (6-2) 461 13

13. Texas A&M (13-4) 459 17

14. Baylor (9-5) 455 23

15. Texas (14-4) 454 9

16. Houston (9-4) 451 —

17. Nebraska (6-3) 446 19

18. Arizona St. (11-5) 445 18

19. Miami, Fla. (9-6) 443 16

20. Cal. St. Fullerton (10-6) 441 14

21. Alabama (11-1) 440 20

22. East Carolina (10-0) 438 26

23. Tulane (8-5) 436 12

24. Notre Dame (4-3) 433 24

25. Ohio St. (4-0-1) 431 25

26. Mississippi St. (6-1-1) 428

Dropped Out: Southern California (No. 17).


Michael Johnson Named ACC Player of the Week

Junior smashed three home runs in two games against South Carolina


CLEMSON, SC - Clemson first baseman Michael Johnson has been named
ACC Player of the Week, the league announced today. The Georgetown,
SC native batted 6-11 (.545) with seven RBIs in three Tiger
victories last weekend.


Johnson hit the game-winning home run in Clemson's 9-7 victory over
South Carolina on Saturday and blasted two more home runs and a
double on Sunday as the Tigers defeated the Gamecocks 11-10 in 10
innings. The junior leads the team with four home runs on the season
and is the second Tiger to be named Player of the Week by the ACC in
2002. Jeff Baker shared the honors with NC State's Tim Coffield last
week.

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