Gators Move Back To Top Of USA Today/ESPN College Baseball Coaches’ Poll

March 5, 2012

Stanford Drops To Second…

After being overtaken by Stanford at the top of the Feb. 27 USA Today/ESPN College Baseball Coaches’ Poll, Florida has moved back past the Cardinal and to No. 1 this week. Stanford drops to second this week after suffering its first loss of the season last Friday at Fresno State.

South Carolina is third in the third coaches’ poll of the season, followed by Rice, Texas A&M, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Oregon. Winners of 10 straight, the Ducks are making their debut in the top 10 this week.

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Rank  School

1. Florida

2. Stanford

3. South Carolina

4. Rice

5. Texas A&M

6. Arkansas

7. North Carolina

8. Florida State

9. Georgia Tech

10. Oregon

11. Arizona

12. Georgia

13. Miami

14. Cal State Fullerton

15. LSU

16. UCLA

17. Ole Miss

18. Oklahoma

19. Clemson

20. Louisville

21. California

22. Gonzaga

23. Mississippi State

24. Central Florida

25. Baylor

Dropped out: No. 14 Virginia (6-4-1), No. 16 Texas (4-7), No. 18 TCU (4-6), No. 23 Southern California (8-3).

Others receiving votes: Texas 85; Maryland 83; TCU 77; Oregon State 73; Southern California 64; Kentucky 56; Virginia 56; Cal Poly 50; Purdue 44; Stetson 32; Tulane 25; Texas Tech 23; Pepperdine 22; Liberty 14; Tennessee 13; East Carolina 12; North Carolina State 10; Texas State 10; Missouri State 5; UC-Irvine 5; Nebraska 4; Virginia Tech 4; Kansas 3; Southeastern Louisiana 3; San Diego 2; College of Charleston 1; Hawaii 1; Wake Forest 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. The board for the 2012 season: Terry Alexander, Jacksonville; John Anderson, Minnesota; Ed Blankmeyer, St. John’s; Rob Cooper, Wright State; Sherman Corbett, Texas-San Antonio; Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt; Barry Davis, Rider; Greg DiCenzo, Holy Cross; Mike Gaski, UNC-Greensboro; Nino Giarratano, San Francisco; Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina; Keith Guttin, Missouri State; Danny Hall, Georgia Tech; Carlton Hardy, Savannah State; Donny Harrel, Seattle University; Loren Hibbs, Charlotte; Charlie Hickey, Central Connecticut State; George Horton, Oregon; Steve Jaksa, Central Michigan; Omar Johnson, Jackson State; Rick Jones, Tulane; John Musachio, Oakland (Mich.); Bobby Pierce, Troy; Gary Powers, Nevada; Mark Scalf, UNC-Wilmington; Jim Schlossnagle, TCU; Jim Schmitz, Eastern Illinois; Matt Senk, Stony Brook; Doug Smith, UC-Riverside; Steve Smith, Baylor; Bob Whalen, Dartmouth.


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