Tigers Fall Out of Two of Three Baseball Polls


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The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll


TUCSON, Ariz. — With wins in 11 of its last 12 games, Stanford University is No. 1 in this week's Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.


The Cardinal (35-6) is off to its second-best record in school history after 41 games, ranking only behind the 35-5-1 mark posted by the 1967 club.


In the process of sweeping three straight games at home against Washington St. over the past weekend, Stanford extended its home winning streak to 13 and won its 20th game in a row versus Washington St. dating back to the last Cougar win during the 1978 season.


Texas, ranked No. 1 the previous three weeks, lost two of three at Missouri during the past weekend and fell to second in this week's poll.



Poll Notes: Several other teams are red-hot. East Carolina has won 19 consecutive games, a school record. Georgia is now on a roll with nine straight wins. Georgia Tech., Florida and Texas Tech. have each won six straight. Two new teams to the poll this week are Arizona St. and Cal. St. Fullerton. The Sun Devils knocked off Wichita St. twice last week in Wichita and have won seven of their last nine contests. The Titans are playing superb baseball lately with wins in 13 of their last 15 games as they lead the Big West Conference with an 11-1 record. Two teams fell out of the poll this week in U.C. Irvine (2-2) and Auburn (1-3). Irvine lost two of three against Cal. St. Northridge, a team that is only 15-30 on the season. The wins by Northridge were its first two in Big West Conference action as the Matadors ran their conference mark to 2-10. Auburn lost three straight at Florida and now sits in ninth place in the Southeastern Conference with a 9-12 league record.


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 May 3, 2004)

 
 
Rank School (Record) 		Pts Prev 
 1. Stanford (35-6) 		496 2 
 2. Texas (42-8) 		494 1 
 3. Rice (33-7) 		493 3 
 4. Miami, Fla. (33-9) 		490 4 
 5. Louisiana St. (34-12) 	485 6 
 6. East Carolina (38-6) 	480 9 
 7. Virginia (36-9) 		475 10 
 8. Notre Dame (35-9) 		471 8 
 9. Arkansas (32-14) 		468 12 
10. Florida (34-12) 		466 13 
11. Long Beach St. (30-12) 	462 5 
12. Wichita St. (30-9) 		459 7 
13. Clemson (27-16) 		458 11 
14. Oral Roberts (37-8) 	457 14 
15. North Carolina (31-11) 	449 18 
16. Washington (26-14-1) 	448 21 
17. Arizona St. (30-13) 	445 — 
18. Mississippi (33-14) 	442 16 
19. Georgia (30-15) 		439 30 
20. South Carolina (32-12) 	438 22 
21. Georgia Tech. (27-17) 	437 23 
22. Tennessee (33-13) 		435 17 
23. Tulane (32-14) 		434 20 
24. Florida St. (29-16) 	432 24 
25. Oklahoma St. (29-15) 	430 26 
26. Oklahoma (28-18) 		429 25 
27. Coll. of Charleston (35-8) 	428 27 
28. Texas Tech. (31-13) 	426 28 
29. Cal. St. Fullerton (28-18) 	425 — 
30. Central Florida (34-10) 	423 29 


Baseball America's College Top 25

DURHAM, N.C. - Stanford reclaimed the top spot in Baseball America's Top 25 weekly college baseball rankings by sweeping a series from Washington State. Texas dropped to No. 2 after three weeks atop the poll after dropping a series at Missouri.


Arkansas defeated Tennessee to win its sixth consecutive Southeastern Conference series and moved into the Top 10 for the first time since 1999.


The team's No. 8 ranking is its highest since peaking at No. 3 during the 1990 season.


Florida moved up to No. 12 after handing Auburn its first sweep since 2002. The Gators have won eight straight SEC games.


Three unranked teams forced their way into the poll this week. Arizona State, which climbed as high as No. 8 before losing four straight home series, won two games on the road against Wichita State to earn spot No. 20.


Fellow Pacific-10 member Washington ranks one spot behind the Sun Devils at No. 21 after winning its fourth conference series of the year.


Oklahoma State won two of three games from Oklahoma in the Bedlam Series to make its season debut in the poll at No. 23.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 2 and do not include ties.

Rk Team W-L 		Last Week Previous 
1. Stanford 		35-6 4-0 2 
2. Texas 		42-8 1-2 1 
3. Rice 		33-7 0-0 3 
4. Miami 		33-9 3-0 4 
5. Louisiana State 	34-12 3-1 6 
6. East Carolina 	38-6 3-0 7 
7. South Carolina 	32-12 3-1 8 
8. Arkansas 		32-14 3-1 12 
9. Long Beach State 	30-12 1-3 5 
10. Notre Dame 		35-9 3-1 11 
11. Florida 		34-12 3-0 21 
12. Mississippi 	33-14 2-3 9 
13. Tulane 		32-14 2-2 13 
14. Texas A&M 		35-14 2-2 16 
15. Virginia 		36-9 1-0 17 
16. Oral Roberts 	37-8 4-1 19 
17. Wichita State 	30-9 2-2 10 
18. Southern Miss	33-12 3-1 20 
19. Oklahoma 		28-18 2-2 15 
20. Arizona State 	30-13 2-0 NR 
21. Washington 		26-14 2-1 NR 
22. UC Irvine 		28-13 2-2 14 
23. Oklahoma State 	29-15 2-1 NR 
24. Central Florida 	34-10 2-1 24 
25. North Carolina 	31-11 0-0 25 

Dropped Out: Auburn (18), Clemson (22), 
Tennessee (23). 


Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 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 (1st) 	W-L-T Pts. LW 
1. Stanford (34)  	35-6-0 993 2 
2. Texas (3)  		42-8-0 938 1 
3. Rice (2) 		33-7-0 933 3  
4. Miami (Fla.) 	33-9-0 869 5 
5. LSU 			34-12-0 829 6 
6. South Carolina 	32-12-0 726 7 
7. East Carolina 	38-6-0 681 9  
8. Long Beach State 	30-12-0 678 4 
9. Texas A&M 		35-14-0 586 10 
10. Florida 		34-12-0 561 15 
11. Notre Dame  	35-9-0 547 11 
12. Wichita State 	30-9-0 510 8 
13. Tulane 		32-14-0 411 14 
14. Arizona State 	30-13-0 410 18 
14. Mississippi 	33-14-0 410 12 
16. North Carolina  	31-11-0 408 16 
17. Arkansas 		32-14-0 354 22 
18. Virginia 		36-9-0 330 21 
19. Southern Miss	33-12-0 251 20 
20. Auburn 		29-17-0 238 13  
21. Tennessee 		33-13-0 214 17 
22. Nebraska 		30-14-0 194 19 
23. Oral Roberts  	37-8-0 160 23 
24. Vanderbilt 		31-13-0 84 NR 
25. UC Irvine 		28-13-1 79 24 

Dropped out: No. 25 Clemson.


Others receiving votes: Florida State 76,
Washington 61, Georgia 57, Central Florida 53, Oklahoma State 53, Clemson 47, Georgia Tech 44, Texas Tech 42, Cal State Fullerton 37, Oklahoma 30, Missouri 21, College of Charleston 19, Lamar 19, Mississippi State 16, UNC Greensboro 12, Louisiana Lafayette 6, Michigan 4, UCLA 4, Oregon State 3, Florida Atlanta 2.

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