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Clemson jumps up in latest Baseball polls

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers, who are 16-3 overall, 5-1 in the ACC and winners of seven games in a row, moved into the top 20 of all three polls on Monday. Clemson is ranked as high as No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball and is No. 17 in both the Baseball America and USA Today coaches listings.

Clemson's overall record is its best through 19 games since 2010, when it started 17-2. The Tigers are led at the plate by freshman outfielder Seth Beer, who is hitting .453 with nine homers, six doubles, 25 RBIs, 20 rusn, a .544 on-base percentage and a national-best .969 slugging percentage in 19 games. He is also riding a 17-game hitting streak.

This past weekend saw the Tigers sweep No. 22 Boston College in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Beer's walkoff homer in the 10th inning on Sunday completed the sweep. The Tiger pitching staff allowed just five runs in the series as well.

The Tigers play four games this week, beginning with a home game against Presbyterian College on Tuesday night. Clemson then travels to the Sunshine State to take on No. 4 Miami (Fla.) in a three-game series beginning Friday night on ESPN3. The Hurricanes' No. 4 ranking by Baseball America is their highest by that publication since 2008.

D1Baseball Top 25 Poll

1 Florida 4-0 21-1 1

2 Texas A&M 3-1 18-2 3

3 Oregon State 3-0 15-2 4

4 North Carolina 5-0 17-2 6

5 Vanderbilt 2-2 17-3 2

6 TCU 4-0 16-3 8

7 Miami 3-1 16-4 10

8 Ole Miss 4-1 19-2 9

9 Louisville 3-2 16-4 5

10 LSU 2-2 14-5 7

11 Florida State 2-2 15-5 11

12 Clemson 5-0 16-3 19

13 NC State 3-2 16-6 13

14 South Carolina 5-0 20-2 16

15 Mississippi State 2-3 14-6 15

16 Virginia 4-1 15-6 18

17 California 1-2 11-6 12

18 UCLA 3-0 11-7 20

19 East Carolina 2-2 13-7 17

20 Arkansas 2-3 15-6 14

21 Long Beach State 4-1 14-6 22

22 Oklahoma State 4-1 13-7 25

23 Missouri State 5-0 17-2 NR

24 Florida Atlantic 2-1 15-3 NR

25 Houston 5-0 13-6 NR

Dropped out: Oregon, Cal State Fullerton, Louisiana-Lafayette

Others considered: Alabama, BYU, UC Santa Barbara, Dallas Baptist, Georgia Tech, Old Dominion, Tulane, South Alabama, Southern Miss

Baseball America Top 25 Poll

1. Florida

2. Texas A&M

3. Oregon State

4. Miami

5. Texas Christian

6. North Carolina

7. Mississippi

8. Louisville

9. Virginia

10. Mississippi State

11. Vanderbilt

12. Florida State

13. LSU

14. UCLA

15. California

16. Houston

17. Clemson

18. South Carolina

19. Oklahoma State

20. Long Beach State

21. North Carolina State

22. Alabama

23. Michigan

24. UC Santa Barbara

25. Arkansas

Dropped out: (16) Louisiana-Lafayette, (19) Oregon, (23) College of Charleston, (25) Michigan State

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