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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (Feb. 18, 2013)

NORTH CAROLINA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of North Carolina (2-0) is ranked No. 1 in the first regular season NCAA Division I baseball poll compiled by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

The Tar Heels, ranked second in Collegiate Baseball’s 2013 pre-season poll last December, moved to first after No. 1 Arkansas lost once during a 3-game series against Western Illinois. The Razorbacks slipped to second.

North Carolina won two straight over Seton Hall, 1-0 and 17-2. In the season opener, LHP Kent Emanuel became the first Tar Heel pitcher since 1967 to throw a season-opening shutout. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.

Poll Notes: In key series over the past weekend, Rice beat Stanford two of three, San Diego St. swept a 3-game series against San Diego, Mississippi swept a 3-game series against Texas Christian, and U.C. Irvine swept a 3-game series against Baylor. Three teams fell out of the top 30, including San Diego (0-3), Texas Christian (0-3) and Georgia (1-2).

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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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll (As of Feb. 18, 2013)

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Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. North Carolina (2-0) 495 2
2. Arkansas (2-1) 493 1
3. Vanderbilt (2-1) 492 3
4. Louisiana St. (3-0) 489 4
5. Oregon (3-0) 486 6
6. UCLA (2-1) 484 5
7. South Carolina (2-1) 481 7
8. Kentucky (2-0) 478 8
9. Oregon St. (3-0) 475 10
10. Rice (2-1) 472 20
11. Stanford (1-2) 471 9
12. Mississippi St. (4-0) 468 13
13. N.C. State (0-1) 467 11
14. Oklahoma (4-0) 465 14
15. Arizona (3-0) 462 18
16. Mississippi (3-0) 460 25
17. Georgia Tech. (3-0) 457 17
18. Florida St. (3-0) 455 19
19. Cal. St. Fullerton (4-0) 454 23
20. Miami, Fla. (3-0) 451 28
21. U.C. Irvine (3-0) 449 30
22. San Diego St. (3-0) 446
23. Arizona St. (2-1) 444 16
24. Florida (2-1) 442 24
25. Texas (2-1) 440 21
26. Louisville (2-1) 438 22
27. Texas A&M (2-1) 435 26
28. Clemson (2-1) 433 27
29. Virginia (2-0) 432 35
30. Southern Miss. (3-0) 429 36

 

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