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Florida State Earns No. 1 Ranking


Baseball team receives 38 of 40 first place votes.

February 22, 1999


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches Poll as selected by 40
Division I head baseball coaches representing the American Baseball
Coaches Association (ABCA). This season, the NCAA tournament expands to a
64-team field, granting each conference champion an automatic postseason
bid. Seven coaches have been added to our voting body to represent all 29
Division I conferences.


The Baseball Weekly/ESPN College Baseball Coaches Poll

(for the week ending Feb. 21.)

 1. FLORIDA STATE (12-1)          Last poll:  1. Poll points: 997 (38 No.1 votes).
 2. RICE  (13-2)                  Last poll:  4. Poll points: 913.
 3. MIAMI (9-3)                   Last poll:  2. Poll points: 847   (1 No.1 vote).
 4. STANFORD (10-3)               Last poll:  6. Poll points: 831  (1 No. 1 vote).
    TEXAS (10-3)                  Last poll:  8. Poll points: 791.
 6. AUBURN (9-2)                  Last poll:  3. Poll points: 756.
 7. ARIZONA STATE (16-4)          Last poll: 10. Poll points: 717.
 8. LOUISIANA STATE (4-2)         Last poll:  9. Poll points: 648.
 9. ARIZONA (14-4)                Last poll:  7. Poll points: 542.
10. CAL STATE FULLERTON (8-3)     Last poll: 15. Poll points: 506.
11. TEXAS A&M (8-2)               Last poll: 16. Poll points: 495.
12. PEPPERDINE (10-1)             Last poll: 20. Poll points: 473.
13. FLORIDA (3-3)                 Last poll: 12. Poll points: 451.
14. CLEMSON (3-0)                 Last poll: 13. Poll points: 433.
15. WICHITA STATE (6-4)           Last poll:  5. Poll points: 370.
16. LONG BEACH STATE (5-4)        Last poll: 14. Poll points: 352.
17. HAWAII (13-2)                 Last poll: NR. Poll points: 349.
18. MISSISSIPPI STATE (5-1)       Last poll: 21. Poll points: 319.
19. TEXAS TECH (9-4)              Last poll: 17. Poll points: 316.
20. NORTH CAROLINA (6-0)          Last poll: 23. Poll points: 274.
21. OKLAHOMA STATE (6-1)          Last poll: 25. Poll points: 272
22. GEORGIA TECH (6-4)            Last poll: 18. Poll points: 253.
23. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (12-0)  Last poll: NR. Poll points: 215.
24. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (4-8)     Last poll: 11. Poll points: 187.
25. SOUTH CAROLINA (5-2)          Last poll: 19. Poll points: 126.

Dropped out: No. 22 Alabama (4-3, 3-1 last week), No. 24 Washington (4-2,
1-2 last week).


Others receiving votes: Baylor (103), Alabama (90), Washington (65),
North Carolina State (53), Oklahoma (41), Wake Forest (26), Florida
Atlantic (20), Georgia (17), Illinois (14), Tulane (13), UCLA (13),
Arkansas (12), Ball State (12), Old Dominion (12), NC-Greensboro (11),
Nevada (9), Jacksonville (9), Minnesota (9), Houston (9), Ohio State (7),
Notre Dame (6), Lamar (5), Tennessee (5), Washington State (4), Loyola
Marymount (2).

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