Clemson Baseball Falls Out of Polls


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Clemson University

Overall Season Record: 5-4

ACC Regular-Season Record: 0-0

Last Week: 1-2

L away vs. Auburn, 6-5

L away vs. Auburn, 8-4

W away vs. Auburn, 14-3


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Clemson went 1-2 at Auburn from March 4-6, as the team now has a 5-4 record. The Tigers lost a heartbreaker in game one 6-5 and then loss Saturday 8-4, but came back strong to trounce the SEC Tigers 14-3 in the series finale. The hitters' ballpark (extremely fast infield and wind blowing out most of the series) saw Clemson total 44 hits in the three games and hit .352. Clemson also committed just one error and had a .991 fielding percentage. Tyler Colvin was spectacular in the series, going 8-for-12, including a 5-for-5 performance in game one. Travis Storrer was 7-for-15, and Taylor Harbin had five hits, including two more doubles to raise his season total to eight in nine games. Clemson hit five homers on the weekend, including two by Andy D'Alessio in game three. The middle-infield-freshman combination of Harbin and Stan Widmann went errorless in a combined 35 chances in the field as well.


On the season, Clemson is hitting .289 with a superb .978 fielding percentage. Colvin is leading the team with a .423 average, while Harbin is hitting .395. Herman Demmink (.321), Storrer (.303), and Widmann (.300) are all hitting .300 or better against solid competition. Kris Harvey and D'Alessio are tied for the team lead with 10 RBIs apiece. Clemson's ERA stands at 4.38, including a team-best 2.76 ERA by Josh Cribb. He has struck out 16 and walked only two in 2005.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Top 30
 
Rank School (Record) Points Previous 
1. Texas (17-1) 		496  1 
2. Tulane (13-1) 		494  2 
3. Florida St. (19-1) 		490  8 
4. South Carolina (12-1)	489  5 
5. Cal. St. Fullerton (11-2) 	488  6 
6. Louisiana St. (11-3) 	486  3 
7. Rice (12-3) 			483  7 
8. Georgia Tech. (11-2) 	480 13 
9. Wichita St. (15-1) 		475 15 
10. Arkansas (12-1) 		472 16 
11. North Carolina (9-3) 	471  4 
12. Georgia (7-3) 		470  9 
13. Florida (11-3) 		468 10 
14. Miami, Fla. (13-4) 		465 11 
15. Stanford (11-7) 		463 12 
16. Arizona (12-5) 		460 14 
17. Texas A&M (12-4) 		459 17 
18. Mississippi St. (6-0) 	457 19 
19. Louisiana-Lafayette (14-1) 	454 22 
20. Vanderbilt (10-0) 		452 — 
21. Mississippi (9-3) 		450 20 
22. Southern California (7-4) 	445 21 
23. Nebraska (8-2) 		442 18 
24. Michigan (5-2) 		440 — 
25. Coastal Carolina (10-2) 	438 23 
26. Central Florida (15-3) 	435 26 
27. Texas Tech. (14-2) 		431 27 
28. Oregon St. (11-2) 		430 28 
29. Oklahoma St. (11-5) 	426 29 
30. Winthrop (13-3) 		421 — 


Baseball America College Top 25 
1. Tulane 13-1 			4-0 1 
2. Texas  17-1 			2-1 2 
3. Cal State Fullerton 	11-2 	4-0 4 
4. South Carolina 12-1 		3-1 5 
5. Louisiana State  11-3 	2-2 3 
6. Florida 11-3 		3-1 8 
7. Miami 13-4 			3-1 9 
8. Vanderbilt 10-0 		4-0 13 
9. Texas A&M 12-4 		5-0 15 
10. Rice 12-3 			2-1 12 
11. Stanford  11-7 		2-1 11 
12. Arizona 12-5 		1-2 10 
13. Georgia 7-3 		2-2 7 
14. North Carolina 9-3 		1-3 6 
15. Georgia Tech  11-2 		4-0 17 
16. Mississippi 9-3 		4-1 16 
17. Florida State 19-1 		4-0 18 
18. Arkansas 12-1 		3-0 19 
19. Baylor 8-6 			2-2 14 
20. College of Charleston 10-2 	3-1 20 
21. Louisiana-Lafayette 14-1 	4-1 21 
22. Texas Tech 14-2 		3-1 22 
23. Oregon State 11-2 		2-1 24 
24. Texas Christian 10-3 	3-0 25 
25. Southern California 7-4 	2-2 23 


Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Rank, school (first-place votes) Record Points LW 
1. Texas (33) 17-1 		988 1 
2. Tulane (7) 13-1 		955 3 
3. Cal State Fullerton  11-2 	912 4 
4. South Carolina  12-1 	847 5 
5. LSU 11-3 			820 2 
6. Miami (Fla.) 13-4 		768 6 
7. Rice 12-3 			735 7 
8. Florida State 19-1 		729 9 
9. Arizona 12-5 		537 12 
(tie) Stanford 11-7 		537 11 
11. Arkansas  12-1 		533 14 
12. Vanderbilt 10-0 		521 15 
13. Georgia Tech 11-2 		475 16 
14. Georgia 7-3 		462 8 
15. Texas A&M  12-4 		427 20 
16. Florida 11-3 		423 13 
17. North Carolina 9-3 		410 10 
18. Mississippi 9-3 		232 17 
19. Wichita State 15-1 		227 24 
20. Southern California 7-4 	202 18 
21. Texas Tech 14-2 		183 22 
22. Nebraska 8-2 		168 21 
23. Baylor 8-6 			122 19 
24. Louisiana-Lafayette 14-1 	119 NR 
25. TCU 10-3 			112 23 

Dropped out: No. 19 Notre Dame (4-3), No. 24 UC-Irvine (6-5), No. 25 Washington (3-6).


Others receiving votes: Clemson 86; Auburn 81; Louisiana-Lafayette 81; Oregon State 71; Notre Dame 61; North Carolina State 40; Arizona State 38; California 29; Central Florida 21; Oral Roberts 19; Coastal Carolina 17; Winthrop 17; College of Charleston 16; Washington 16; Hawaii 13; Virginia 13; Mississippi State 12; UC-Irvine 11; East Carolina 10; Nevada 6; Evansville 2; Tennessee 2; Rutgers 1.

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