College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (March 29, 2010)
ARIZONA STATE NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona St. is ranked No. 1 for the third straight time in Collegiate Baseball newspaper's NCAA Division I baseball poll.
The Sun Devils (23-0, 3-0 Pac-10 Conference) swept a 3-game series at home against California during the past week. The 23 consecutive wins to start the season is a new school record, surpassing the 21-0 start by the 1961 squad. ASU is hitting .358 as a team and averaging 9.39 runs per game with 64 doubles, 22 triples, 18 home runs and 54 stolen bases. The pitching staff has a 2.88 ERA and has struck out 221 batters and walked only 62. Only 10 stolen bases have been allowed by Sun Devil pitchers and catchers over the 23-game span.
Poll Notes: Several other schools have been red hot. UCLA is also unbeaten at 20-0 which is the best start in school history. The Bruins have outscored their opposition, 181-53. Other notable winning streaks include Pittsburgh (11 in a row), Georgia Tech. (7), Louisiana St. (6), and Vanderbilt (6). Arizona has won 15 of its last 16, Western Kentucky 11 of its last 12 and The Citadel 7 of its last 8. Teams that fell out of the poll this week include Alabama (0-4 last week), Ohio St. (1-3), North Carolina (1-3) and Auburn (3-2). New to the poll this week is Kansas St. (19-3), Western Kentucky (20-5), Pittsburgh (18-4) and The Citadel (18-6).
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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