Clemson Baseball Back in the Top 10


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FLORIDA ST. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Florida St. (25-2) has been ranked No. 1 for the third consecutive time in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s poll of NCAA Division I baseball.



The Seminoles won three straight over the past weekend at home against Duke and have been victorious in 22 of their last 23 games. Florida St. is 8-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles are hitting .332 as a team with 34 homers, 65 doubles and 12 triples in 27 games while stealing 51 of 63 bases. The pitching staff has a superb 2.90 ERA.


Poll Notes: South Carolina and Cal. St. Fullerton are currently two of the hottest teams in the nation. The Gamecocks swept a 3-game series against Florida over the past weekend and were 5-0 last week. The Titans swept a 3-game series against Long Beach St. and have won 11 of their last 12. After suffering a tough stretch one week ago, Clemson has now won five in a row. Defending national champion Texas made a significant move this week after sweeping a 3-game series against Oklahoma St. and beating Rice at home. The Longhorns started the year off poorly but have now won four straight and 10 of their last 12. Old Dominion continues to have a superb season with a 25-3 overall record and 14 wins in a row. Teams that suffered a tough week and fell out of the poll this week include Florida (losses in 5 of last 6 games, including 4 in a row), North Carolina St. (4 straight losses), Stanford (0-2), Kansas St. (1-2), Creighton (1-2), and Cal Poly SLO (1-5).


The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Poll (As of March 27, 2006)

 
Rank School (Record) Points Previous 
  1. Florida St. (25-2) 495   1 
  2. Mississippi St. (19-1) 494   3 
  3. Nebraska (17-3) 492   2 
  4. Georgia Tech. (20-4) 488   4 
  5. South Carolina (22-3) 486   7 
  6. Cal. St. Fullerton (20-7) 484   8 
  7. Rice (20-8) 483   5 
  8. North Carolina (20-5) 481   6 
  9. Clemson (16-6) 479 13 
10. Texas (19-10) 477 16 
11. Miami, Fla. (23-7) 472 12 
12. Arizona St. (21-7) 469 17 
13. Wichita St. (21-5) 466 11 
14. Virginia (22-5) 465 21 
15. Louisiana St. (19-7) 463 14 
16. Alabama (19-8) 460 — 
17. Vanderbilt (17-7) 456 — 
18. Oregon St. (15-7) 453 19 
19. Georgia (17-5) 452 — 
20. Arkansas (20-5) 450 10 
21. Kentucky (20-5) 448 26 
22. Tennessee (17-7) 447 15 
23. Oklahoma (20-6) 445 22 
24. Baylor (16-8) 443 23 
25. James Madison (19-5) 440 25 
26. Winthrop (21-5) 436 29 
27. Old Dominion (25-3) 434 30 
28. Washington St. (20-6) 431 — 
29. Missouri (15-8) 430 — 
30. Tulane (17-9) 428 — 


Baseball America Top 25


DURHAM, N.C.--Mississippi State lost its first game of the season but remained atop Baseball America's weekly college baseball rankings. The 19-1 Bulldogs have held the No. 1 spot for two weeks.


Florida State and South Carolina moved into the Top 5 for the first time on the season. The Seminoles are 25-2 and ranked fourth, while the Gamecocks are ranked fifth at 22-3 after a three-game sweep of Florida. The Gators slid to No. 15 following their fourth straight loss.


Texas beat Rice for the third time this year and then swept Oklahoma State for its 10th win in 12 games to move back into the Top 10. The Longhorns were the preseason No. 1 team.


Kentucky is 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference, its best league start since 1996, and 20-5 overall as it checks in at No. 20. It marks the first ranking for the Wildcats since March 2000. Winthrop, winner of six straight games, moves back into the rankings at No. 24. Miami, which has won 17 of 18 since starting the year 6-6, makes its 2006 debut at No. 25.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of March 26 and do not include ties.


Team  W-L  Last Week  Previous
1. Mississippi State 19-1 3-1 1 
2. Cal State Fullerton 20-7 3-1 4 
3. Georgia Tech 20-4 2-1 5 
4. Florida State 25-2 4-0 6 
5. South Carolina 22-3 5-0 7 
6. Rice 20-8 2-2 2 
7. North Carolina 20-5 3-2 3 
8. Nebraska 17-3 2-1 8 
9. Clemson 16-6 5-0 10 
10. Texas 19-10 4-0 18 
11. Tulane 17-9 3-1 14 
12. Oregon State 15-7 3-0 16 
13. Arkansas 20-5 3-2 11 
14. Arizona State 21-7 3-0 19 
15. Florida 17-11 0-4 9 
16. Louisiana State 19-7 2-2 15 
17. Wichita State 21-5 1-2 13 
18. Oklahoma 18-5 2-1 23 
19. Pepperdine 18-11 4-0 21 
20. Kentucky 20-5 4-1 NR 
21. Tennessee 17-7 3-2 12 
22. Georgia 17-5 3-1 25 
23. Virginia 22-5 3-1 24 
24. Winthrop 21-5 3-0 NR 
25. Miami 23-7 2-1 NR 
Dropped Out: Stanford (17), 
North Carolina State (20), Baylor (22). 

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