Baseball Ranked #23 in Preseason Sports Weekly/ESPN Coaches' Poll


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Clemson is ranked #23 in the Preseason Baseball Sports Weekly/ESPN Coaches' poll, released Wednesday. The Tigers have now been ranked in all 12 preseason coaches' poll dating back to the first one in 1993. There was no preseason coaches' poll in 1994. The Tigers, who were 39-26 a season ago, were also ranked #21 in Collegiate Baseball's 2005 preseason poll.


Texas holds the top spot in the Sports Weekly poll, followed by Cal. State-Fullerton, Miami (FL), Louisiana State, and Tulane. Clemson is one of five ACC teams in the top 25, including Miami (#3), North Carolina (#11), Georgia Tech (#15), and #19 Florida State.


Sports Weekly/ESPN 2005 Preseason College Baseball Coaches Poll


The Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches’ Poll as selected by 40 Division I coaches representing the
American Baseball Coaches Association.


Rank	School (2004 final record)	Points	2004  votes
1.	Texas (58-15)			953	2	15
2.	Cal State Fullerton (47-22)	914	1	16
3.	Miami (Fla.) (50-13)		876	4	1
4.	Louisiana State (46-19)		862	6	2
5.	Tulane (41-21)			810	17	6
6.	Stanford (46-14)		800	13	0
7.	South Carolina (53-17)		774	3	0
8.	Georgia (45-23)			606	5	0
9.	Arizona State (41-18)		590	20	0
10.	Texas A&M (42-22)		582	15	0
11.	North Carolina (43-21)		543	24	0
12.     (Tie) Washington (39-20-1)	427	23	0
12.     (Tie) Arizona (36-27-1)		427	7 (Tie)	0
14.	Rice (46-14)			387	11	0
15.	Georgia Tech (44-21)		373	12	0
16.	Long Beach State (40-21)	372	9 (Tie)	0
17.	Florida (43-22)			306	16	0
18.	Mississippi (39-21)		298	25	0
19.	Florida State (45-23)		254	14	0
20.	Notre Dame (51-12)		225	19	0
21.	Baylor (29-31)			204	NR	0
22.	Vanderbilt (45-19)		181	18	0
23.	Clemson (39-26)			140	NR	0
24.	Arkansas (45-24)		130	7 (Tie)	0
25.	TCU (39-26)			107	NR	0


Dropped out:
No. 9 (Tie) East Carolina (51-13), No. 21 Virginia (44-15), No. 22 Wichita State (49-16).


Others receiving votes:
Oklahoma State 105; Mississippi State 97; Wichita State 81; Virginia 79; East Carolina 62; Nebraska 48; Oral Roberts 44; Oklahoma 27; Central Florida 25; Winthrop 22; Auburn 21; Florida Atlantic 19; Hawaii 18; Southern California 17; Cal Poly 16; Tennessee 16; UCLA 16; UC-Irvine 14; Fresno State 13; North Carolina-Wilmington 13; Charleston 12; Pepperdine 12; Louisiana-Lafayette 8; Southern Mississippi 8; Coastal Carolina 7; Houston 7; North Carolina State 7; Michigan 6; Stetson 6; Nevada-Las Vegas 5; Southwest Missouri State 5; Alabama 4; Creighton 4; San Diego 4; South Florida 3; Minnesota 2; Texas Tech 2; California 1; Nevada 1; Northwestern State 1; UC-Santa Barbara 1.


Clemson Announces 2005 Baseball Television Schedule

Tigers will be on television seven times, including six on CSS.

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Clemson announced Wednesday that seven baseball games in 2005 will be televised, including six on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast. Both home games against South Carolina (March 12, April 13), two home games against Georgia Tech (April 29,30), and two home games against Miami (FL) (May 19,20) will all be televised by CSS. The regular-season finale against Miami on May 21 will also be televised by the Regional Sports Network, which includes FSN South. The Tigers will open their season against West Virginia on February 18 at Myrtle Beach, SC.

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