Baseball Polls Out; Deacs Moving Up

The latest baseball polls from around the country have the Deacs listed up near the top once again.

Baseball America's College Top 25

The Baseball America Division I Top 25 college baseball
poll, with this season's record and last week's ranking:

(Records through May 19, 2002)

    TEAM                                         PVS
    ----                                         ---
 1. Rice (44-11)                                   2
 2. South Carolina (44-12)                         4
 3. Florida State (51-12)                          5
 4. Texas (43-13)                                  8
 5. Wake Forest (42-9)                             3
 6. Clemson (44-12)                                1
 7. Houston (41-14)                               10
 8. Stanford (37-16)                               7
 9. LSU (38-17)                                   15
10. Georgia Tech (44-12)                          12
11. Florida (40-15)                               11
12. Alabama (44-12)                                6
13. Nebraska (39-17)                              14
14. Wichita State (42-13)                          9
15. North Carolina (39-17)                        13
16. Cal State Northridge (40-15)                  16
17. Cal State Fullerton (34-17)                   17
18. Notre Dame (41-14)                            20
19. Richmond (48-8)                               21
20. South Alabama (38-16)                         18
21. Southern California (31-22)                   19
22. San Jose State (42-15)                        23
23. Texas Tech (40-16)                            NR
24. Arizona State (32-19)                         NR
25. Louisville (39-14)                            NR

Dropped Out: James Madison (22), Mississippi (24), Baylor (25)

Collegiate Baseball Newpaper's NCAA Div. I Poll

The Collegiate Baseball Division I Top 30 poll, with season
record, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through May 19, 2002)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. Florida St. (51-12)                    490     7
 2. Wake Forest (42-9-1)                   488     3
 3. Rice (44-11)                           487     4
 4. South Carolina (44-12)                 485     5
 5. Texas (43-13)                          480     8
 6. Clemson (44-12)                        478     1
 7. Alabama (44-12)                        475     2
 8. Houston (41-14)                        474    11
 9. Georgia Tech. (44-12)                  472    10
10. Louisiana St. (38-17)                  466    19
11. North Carolina (39-17)                 465     6
12. Stanford (37-16)                       463     9
13. Nebraska (39-17)                       461    13
14. Florida (40-15)                        459    14
15. Wichita St. (42-14)                    455    12
16. Cal. St. Northridge (40-15)            450    17
17. Texas Tech. (40-16)                    446    22
18. Notre Dame (41-14)                     442    23
19. South Alabama (38-16)                  440    15
20. Richmond (48-8)                        439    21
21. Cal. St. Fullerton (34-17)             430    25
22. Southern California (31-22)            426    20
23. San Jose St. (42-15)                   420    27
24. Arizona St. (32-19)                    417    NR
25. Louisville (39-14)                     415    28
26. Long Beach St. (34-19)                 412    NR
27. Oklahoma (33-23)                       409    NR
28. James Madison (41-12)                  406    26
29. Baylor (34-22)                         402    18
30. Minnesota (30-24)                      396    NR

Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Division I Poll

The USA Today Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches
Poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and records, as
selected by 40 Division I head baseball coaches representing
the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA):

(Records through May 19, 2002)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. Florida State (51-12) (34)           1,013     2
 2. Rice (44-11) (6)                       978     3
 3. South Carolina (44-12)                 882     6
 4. Wake Forest (42-9-1)                   863     4
 5. Clemson (44-12) (1)                    859     1
 6. Texas (43-13)                          806     9
 7. Georgia Tech (44-12)                   751     8
 8. Stanford (37-16)                       698     7
 9. Houston (41-14)                        673    11
10. Alabama (44-12)                        649     5
11. Florida (40-15)                        622    12
12. LSU (38-17)                            576    15
13. Nebraska (39-17)                       559    13
14. Wichita State (42-14)                  518    10
15. Cal State Fullerton (34-17)            403    16
16. North Carolina (39-17)                 347    14
17. Arizona State (32-19)                  273    20
18. Cal State Northridge (40-15)           272    22
19. Notre Dame (41-14)                     253    24
20. Richmond (48-8)                        233    23
21. South Alabama (38-16)                  231    18
22. Texas Tech (40-16)                     195    NR
23. San Jose State (42-15)                 167    25
24. Southern California (31-22)            116    21
25. Baylor (34-22)                          78    17

Dropped out: No. 19 Mississippi (37-19, 2-3 last week). 

Others receiving votes: Long Beach State (42), James Madison (37), 
Louisiana-Lafayette (25), Mississippi (24), Mississippi State (24), 
Stetson (22), Louisville (22), SanDiego State (20), Oklahoma State (19), 
Oral Roberts (16), Auburn (10),Southwest Mis-souri State (8), 
Washington (7), Oklahoma (5), East Carolina (5), Florida Atlantic (4), 
Coastal Carolina (4), Texas A&M (3), Central Florida(2), San Diego (2), 
Florida International (1).

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