Clemson Baseball Tumbles in Polls


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Clemson University

Overall Season Record: 4-5

Conference Record: 0-0

Last Week: 2-2

W home vs. Gardner-Webb, 8-5

W away vs. College of Charleston, 15-4

L away vs. #5 South Carolina, 5-2

L home vs. #5 South Carolina, 8-7 in 10 innings


Baseball America's College Top 25


DURHAM, N.C.- Stanford stayed atop Baseball America's Top 25
weekly college baseball rankings while Texas and South Carolina enjoyed
perfect weeks to rise two spots each to second and third in the poll.


Four unranked teams forced their way into the poll this week, led
by UC Irvine joining the rankings at No. 18 after sweeping former No.
25 Baylor (now unranked) for its second road series win against a Top
25 team. The Anteaters won a series against No. 19 Arizona in February.

Mississippi rose two spots to No. 10 with a 5-0 week, and two
other Magnolia State schools made their Top 25 debuts. Southern
Mississippi ranks No. 21 with eight straight wins and an 11-1 record
while Mississippi State checks in at No. 22 with a perfect 7-0 mark.

Florida schools also had an impact on the poll, with Florida
Atlantic and Florida rising to Nos. 15 and 16 and Florida State
rejoining the poll at No. 24 after a one-week absence. Miami stayed at No. 6.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.
Records indicated are through games of March 7 and do not include ties.


	Team    	W-L    Last Previous
1.    Stanford    	15-3    2-1    1
2.    Texas    		19-2    4-0    4
3.    South Carolina    12-0    3-0    5
4.    Rice    		11-3    4-1    2
5.    Louisiana State	12-2    3-1    3
6.    Miami    		11-3    4-0    6
7.    Auburn    	13-1    4-0    9
8.    Arizona State    	15-2    3-0    10
9.    Long Beach State	11-4    2-1    7
10.   Mississippi    	11-0    5-0    12
11.   Tulane    	10-3    2-2    8
12.   Texas A&M    	14-2    2-1    14
13.   Wichita State    	3-0     3-0    15
14.   Notre Dame    	7-1     1-1    11
15.   Florida Atlantic	16-1    4-0    20
16.   Florida    	15-3    5-0    22
17.   Georgia Tech    	8-5     2-2    13
18.   UC Irvine    	12-3    3-1    NR
19.   Arizona    	9-6     2-1    16
20.   Oklahoma    	10-3    2-2    19
21.   So Mississippi    11-1    5-0    NR
22.   Mississippi St	7-0     4-0    NR
23.   East Carolina  	12-3    0-3    21
24.   Florida State	11-5    2-1    NR
25.   Clemson		4-5     2-2    18 


LSU NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER


TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana State University is ranked No. 1 for the third straight week in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.

The Tigers (12-2) have won 10 of their last 11 games. During the past week, LSU beat Tulane and took two of three from Houston. The Tigers' 12-2 mark through 14 games is LSU's best since the 2001 club also posted a 12-2 record through its first 14 contests.

Poll Notes: South Carolina is 12-0 on the season. The Gamecocks have hit a home run in all 12 games (29 on the season) and are hitting .374 as a team. The South Carolina pitching staff features a staff ERA of 1.85 with 147 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 107 innings. Other red-hot teams include: Florida, Mississippi and Southern Mississippi (all with 11 consecutive wins), Arizona State and Auburn (9 wins in a row), Texas (8 straight victories) and Miami, Fla. and Mississippi St. (7 consecutive wins). Five teams dropped out of the poll this week in Oregon St., Arizona, Cal. St. Fullerton, Washington and Clemson.

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

The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll


Rank School (Record) Points Previous 
 1. Louisiana St. (12-2)   495  1 
 2. Stanford (15-3)        494  2 
 3. Texas (19-2)           492  3 
 4. South Carolina (12-0)  490  5 
 5. Arizona St. (15-2)     489  6 
 6. Rice (11-3)            487  4 
 7. Miami, Fla. (11-3)     485  8 
 8. Notre Dame (7-1)       483  7 
 9. Wichita St. (3-0)      478  9 
10. Fl Atlantic (16-1)     473 11 
11. Long Beach St. (11-4)  470 10 
12. Auburn (13-1)          468 14 
13. Texas A&M (14-2)       466 12 
14. Florida (15-3)         463 19 
15. Mississippi (11-0)     460 21 
16. Tulane (10-3)          458 13 
17. Mississippi St. (7-0)  454 24 
18. U.C. Irvine (12-3-1)   451 25 
19. Florida St. (11-5)     449 23 
20. Nebraska (6-3)         447 15 
21. Oklahoma (10-3)        445 16 
22. Georgia Tech. (8-5)    443 17 
23. N. Carolina St. (10-2) 438 22 
24. East Carolina (12-3)   435 18 
25. North Carolina (8-3)   432 30 
26. Tennessee (11-2)       430 — 
27. Southern Miss. (11-1)  428 — 
28. N.C. Greensboro (10-1) 425 — 
29. Vanderbilt (10-1)      422 — 
30. Virginia (13-1)        419 — 

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