College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (May 10, 1999)
CAL. ST. FULLERTON NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. For the first time this season Cal. St. Fullerton has been ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll.
The Titans (43-9) have won 13 of their last 14 games and clinched their 17th conference championship over the past weekend with a 3-game sweep at New Mexico St. Cal. St. Fullerton's winning percentage of .827 is better than any previous team at the school except the 1995 national championship squad that finished at .864 (57-9).
The Titans are on pace to have the highest batting average and highest scoring average in school history. Through 52 games, Fullerton is hitting .349 and averaging 9.9 runs per game. The Titans have hit 32 home runs in their last 13 games. Last week's No. 1 team, Miami (Fla.), posted a 2-1 record during the last polling period with two wins over Jacksonville and a loss to Florida International. Cal. St. Fullerton becomes the fifth different No. 1 team this season in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Others include: Wichita St., Florida St., Miami (Fla.), and Rice.
POLL NOTES: Several teams have been red hot. Ohio State has won 36 of its last 38 games. Oklahoma St. was superb in a 3-game sweep of Texas over the past weekend. The Cowboys started the Big 12 Conference with a 1-5 record. Since that time, OSU has posted a 15-3 record in conference action. Arkansas' 3-game sweep of Mississippi was the Hogs fifth sweep of a 3-game Southeastern Conference series this season. Other teams with substantial winning streaks include: Stanford (9), Houston (9), Ball St. (10), Minnesota (8), and South Alabama (7). The Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.
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NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 10, 1999)
|Rank School (Record)||Points||Previous|
|1. Cal. St. Fullerton (43-9)||483||2|
|2. Miami, Fla. (35-11)||482||1|
|3. Rice (46-10)||475||3|
|4. Florida St. (43-10)||474||4|
|5. Stanford (36-12)||473||5|
|6. Texas A&M (42-11)||469||6|
|7. Wichita St. (49-11)||465||7|
|8. Arkansas (35-18)||464||9|
|9. Baylor (41-11)||456||8|
|10. Ohio St. (43-8)||452||15|
|11. Florida Atlantic (49-3)||451||11|
|12. Alabama (39-14)||449||12|
|13. Pepperdine (40-11)||447||13|
|14. North Carolina (38-11)||445||10|
|15. Wake Forest (33-13)||444||14|
|16. Southern Calif. (31-22)||438||16|
|17. Texas Tech. (39-11)||434||17|
|18. Louisiana St. (34-17-1)||433||19|
|19. Clemson (32-19)||430||23|
|20. Oklahoma St. (37-13)||427||27|
|21. Houston (34-19)||423|||
|22. Auburn (38-14)||418||22|
|23. South Alabama (33-16)||415||30|
|24. Notre Dame (39-11)||413||28|
|25. Arizona St. (38-19)||411||26|
|26. Oral Roberts (39-12)||408|||
|27. Minnesota (39-12)||407|||
|28. Mississippi St. (37-15)||406||25|
|29. Ball St. (35-15)||403|||
|30. Coastal Carolina (37-12)||398|||
"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
2B Marshall McDougall, Florida St.: McDougall turned in one of the most amazing performances in NCAA Division I history as he was 7-for-7 with 6 home runs in one game against Maryland during a 26-2 victory by the Seminoles. Even more amazing is that McDougall hit for the home run cycle as he belted a solo HR in the second inning, a 2-run homer in the seventh, three 3-run homers in the fourth, sixth and ninth innings and a grand slam in the eighth inning. He set three all-time NCAA records which included home runs in one game (6), RBIs in a game (16), and total bases in a game (25). He also set Florida State and Atlantic Coast Conference records with seven hits in one game.
RHP Ben Sheets, Northeast Louisiana: Sheets struck out a school and Southland Conference record 20 batters against Louisiana Tech. in a 6-2 win. He retired the last 20 batters of the game and 27 of the last 29. He walked one and gave up two hits. Sheets struck out the side four times, including four strikeouts in one inning. He threw 119 pitches in the contest which raised his overall record this season to 13-0.