Tigers jump 5 spots in Collegiate Baseball poll


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Tigers jump 5 spots in Collegiate Baseball poll

NORTH CAROLINA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — North Carolina (34-2) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s NCAA Division I baseball poll after winning nine consecutive games.

The Tar Heels have been ranked at the top of the poll eight of the last nine weeks. Louisiana St. (34-3), ranked No. 1 last week, slipped to second after winning two of three at Arkansas. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 17 games.

No. 3 Vanderbilt (33-4) has won 14 straight and leads the Southeastern Conference with a 14-1 record.

Poll Notes: Several other teams have also been hot. Florida, with an extremely young team, started the season 11-16. But the Gators have won 8 of their last 10 which includes an impressive win against at Florida St. last week and three straight wins against South Carolina as Florida sits at 19-18 overall and 8-7 in the SEC and tied for fourth. Clemson has won 10 straight along with N.C. State. Bryant has the longest winning streak in the nation at 18 in a row. Coastal Carolina has won 9 straight while South Florida has won 8 consecutive.

Six teams fell out of the top 30 this week, including Indiana (1-3), Notre Dame (5 straight losses), Alabama (2-3), Texas A&M (1-3), Florida Gulf Coast (0-4) and Creighton (0-3). New to the poll is Florida, Mississippi (swept a 3-game series from Alabama), Pittsburgh (swept three from Notre Dame), Coastal Carolina (won nine in a row), South Florida (won 8 straight), and Bryant (won 18 in a row).

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


Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Poll
(As of April 15, 2013)
www.baseballnews.com
Rank Team (2013 Record) Points Pvs.
1. North Carolina (34-2) 499 2
2. Louisiana St. (34-3) 498 1
3. Vanderbilt (33-4) 497 3
4. Cal. St. Fullerton (31-5) 493 5
5. Oregon St. (28-6) 489 6
6. Florida St. (30-6) 486 7
7. Oregon (27-8) 482 9
8. Louisville (28-7) 479 11
9. Virginia (31-6) 476 4
10. Oklahoma (28-8) 474 8
11. UCLA (22-10) 471 15
12. Clemson (26-11) 469 17
13. Arkansas (25-12) 467 10
14. Georgia Tech. (26-10) 463 18
15. N.C. State (28-10) 460 19
16. Cal. Poly (24-9) 458 20
17. Stanford (19-11) 455 23
18. Mississippi St. (30-9) 452 26
19. Florida (19-18) 446 —
20. Mississippi (26-10) 443 —
21. Arizona (23-12) 441 25
22. South Carolina (27-10) 439 12
23. Kentucky (24-11) 437 14
24. Arizona St. (22-10-1) 435 27
25. Pittsburgh (24-9) 434 —
26. Coastal Carolina (24-12) 432 —
27. Rice (25-13) 429 21
28. South Florida (22-14) 426 —
29. Houston (25-11) 423 28
30. Bryant (23-9-1) 420 —

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