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Baseball Rankings



March 16, 1998

USA Today Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll 

1    STANFORD (20-2-1)
Last week: 1. Poll points: 823 (31 No. 1 votes). 

2    MIAMI (19-4)
Last week: 2. Poll points: 756 (1 No. 1 vote). 

3    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (19-5)
Last week: 4. Poll points: 749 (1 No. 1 vote). .

4    ARIZONA (25-5)
Last week: 3. Poll points: 717.  

5    ALABAMA (17-3)
Last week: 5. Poll points: 681.  

6    CLEMSON (20-2)
Last week: 7. Poll points: 629.  

7    OKLAHOMA (15-3)
Last week: 6. Poll points: 587.  

8    AUBURN (19-4)
Last week: 10. Poll points: 580.  

9    FLORIDA (16-6)
Last week: 13. Poll points: 505.  

10   LOUISIANA STATE (15-7)
Last week: 8. Poll points: 421.  

11  CAL STATE FULLERTON (18-6)
Last week: 16. Poll points: 420.  

12  WICHITA STATE (9-1)
Last week: 15. Poll points: 407.  

13  RICE (20-7)
Last week: 14. Poll points: 393.  

14  ARKANSAS (15-4)
Last week: 18. Poll points: 358.  

15  FLORIDA STATE (20-7)
Last week: 20. Poll points: 341.  

16  TENNESSEE (16-5)
Last week: 11. Poll points: 336.  

17  ARIZONA STATE (16-10)
Last week: 9. Poll points: 294.  


18  TEXAS A&M (18-8)
Last week: 12. Poll points: 266.  

SOUTH ALABAMA (16-5) 
Last week: 19. Poll points: 237.  

20  DUKE (22-3)
Last week: 25. Poll points: 199.  

21  TEXAS TECH (15-8)
Last week: 23. Poll points: 134.  

22  SOUTH CAROLINA (17-5)
Last week: NR. Poll points: 123.  

23  BAYLOR (15-6-1)
Last week: NR. Poll points: 119.  

24  MISSISSIPPI STATE (13-7)
Last week: 17. Poll points: 109.  

25  WASHINGTON (12-4)
Last week: not ranked. Poll points: 98.  

NR= Not ranked.

DROPPED OUT: No. 21 Georgia Tech (14-7, 2-2 last week), No. 22 Nevada-Las Vegas (19-8, 2-1 at Grand Canyon), No. 24 Hawaii (18-10, 0-3).

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES (points): Nevada-Las Vegas (85), Georgia Tech (52), Long Beach State (40), Minnesota (33), Southwestern Louisiana (29), Oklahoma State (28), Texas Christian (25), Richmond (18), North Carolina State (17), Vanderbilt (16), North Carolina (15), Notre Dame (14), Georgia (12), Hawaii (10), Ohio (10), Ohio State (9), Central Florida (7), Southwest Missouri State (5), Florida Atlantic (5), West Virginia (4), Jacksonville (3), Wake Forest (2), St. John's (2), Ball State (1), Rutgers (1).

The Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 Coaches poll is voted on by 33 Division I head coaches, representing members of the American Baseball Coaches Association in all areas of the USA. The Louisville Slugger trophy will be presented to the winner of the NCAA Division I College World Series. Records are through games of March 15.

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