Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll 6-27-12

ARIZONA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona (48-17) is ranked No. 1 in the final 2012 Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll after winning the College World Series with a perfect 5-0 record.

The Wildcats beat South Carolina two straight in the championship series and became just the third team in history to never trail at any point in five victories during the College World Series.

It marked Arizona’s fourth national championship in baseball as the Wildcats closed the season with 11 consecutive wins and victories in 18 of their last 20 games.

Arizona Head Coach Andy Lopez became only the second coach to win a Division I baseball national title at two different schools (Pepperdine, 1992) and this year with Arizona.

Augie Garrido is the only other coach to accomplish the feat, winning with Cal. St.Fullerton in 1979, 1984, 1995 and with Texas in 2002 and 2005. Lopez set an all-time record for most years between national championships. It has been 20 years since he led Pepperdine to the title in 1992.

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 June 27, 2012)

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  Rank  School (Record)

Points

Previous

    1. Arizona (48-17)

498

5

    2. South Carolina (49-20)

494

2

    3. Arkansas (46-22)

492

6

    4. Florida St. (50-17)

491

3

    5. UCLA (48-16)

489

4

    6. Kent St. (47-20)

488

8

    7. Florida (47-20)

486

1

    8. Stony Brook (52-15)

482

7

    9. Louisiana St. (47-18)

480

9

  10. Baylor (49-17)

477

10

  11. Oregon (46-19)

475

11

  12. N.C.State (43-20)

473

12

  13. Oklahoma (42-25)

470

13

  14. Stanford (41-18)

466

14

  15. St. John’s (40-23)

465

15

  16. Texas Christian (40-22)

464

16

  17. North Carolina (46-16)

463

17

  18. Rice (42-18)

461

18

  19. Texas A&M (43-18)

459

19

  20. Arizona St. (36-20)

458

20

  21. Kentucky (45-18)

456

21

  22. Cal. St.Fullerton (36-21)

454

22

  23. Purdue (45-14)

453

23

  24. Mississippi St. (40-24)

451

24

  25. Oregon St. (40-20)

448

25

  26. Central Florida (45-17)

447

26

  27. Virginia (39-19-1)

445

27

  28. Pepperdine (36-23)

443

28

  29. Appalachian St. (41-18)

441

29

  30. Louisville (41-22)

439

30