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Tech Baseball Ranked No. 5 in Final National Polls

June 24, 2002

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team, which won a school-record 52 games and advanced to the College World Series for the second time in school history, is ranked fifth nationally in the final college baseball polls by both Baseball Weekly and Collegiate Baseball magazines.

The fifth place ranking represents the highest final ranking since the Yellow Jackets were ranked second in the final 1994 polls after finishing as the national runner-up.

The Yellow Jackets (52-16) are ranked in the final Top 25 for the ninth time in the last 11 years, and the fifth place final ranking is the second highest in school history.

Baseball Weekly/ESPN Final Top 251.Texas (57-15) Last poll: 3 Poll points: 1,025 (41 No. 1 votes)2. South Carolina (57-18) Last poll: 5 Poll points: 9773. Clemson (54-17) Last poll: 4 Poll points: 9294. Stanford (47-18) Last poll: 8 Poll points: 9155. GEORGIA TECH (52-16) Last poll: 9 Poll points: 8356. Rice (52-14) Last poll: 2 Poll points: 8097. Notre Dame (50-18) Last poll: 16 Poll points: 7808. Nebraska (47-21) Last poll: 13 Poll points: 7389. Florida State (60-14) Last poll: 1 Poll points: 68510. Houston (48-17) Last poll: 11 Poll points: 61811. LSU (44-22) Last poll: 14 Poll points: 53512. Alabama (51-15) Last poll: 6 Poll points: 50713. Wake Forest (47-13-1) Last poll: 7 Poll points: 47014. Southern California (37-24) Last poll: 19 Poll points:45315. Florida (46-19) Last poll: 10 Poll points: 40316. Richmond (53-13) Last poll: 25 Poll points: 37317. Wichita State (47-17) Last poll: 12 Poll points: 28918. Florida Atlantic (46-21) Last poll: NR Poll points: 242.19. Arizona State (37-21) Last poll: 15 Poll points: 233.20. Miami (34-29) Last poll: NR Poll points: 212.21. North Carolina (43-21) Last poll: 18 Poll points: 208.22. Arkansas (35-28) Last poll: NR Poll points: 187.23. Cal State Northridge (41-17) Last poll: 17 Poll points:181.24. East Carolina (43-20) Last poll: 22 Poll points: 116.25. San Jose State (45-17) Last poll: 20 Poll points: 112.

Collegiate Baseball Final Top 25 1. Texas (57-15) 494 2 2. South Carolina (57-18) 490 3 3. Clemson (54-17) 489 4 4. Stanford (47-18) 485 5 5. GEORGIA TECH (52-16) 482 6 6. Notre Dame (50-18) 479 8 7. Rice (52-14) 476 1 8. Nebraska (47-21) 473 7 9. Florida St. (60-14) 472 9 10. Houston (48-17) 471 10 11. Louisiana St. (44-22) 463 11 12. Southern Calif.(36-24) 452 12 13. Richmond (53-13) 451 13 14. Wake Forest (47-13-1) 450 14 15. Florida Atlantic (46-21) 448 15 16. Alabama (51-15) 447 16 17. Miami, Fla. (34-29) 442 17 18. Arkansas (35-28) 439 18 19. North Carolina (43-21) 438 19 20. Florida (46-19) 435 20 21. Oral Roberts (48-19) 432 21 22. Wichita St. (47-17) 430 22 23. Ca. St. Northridge (41-17)429 23 24. Texas Tech. (42-20) 425 24 25. South Alabama (42-19) 422 25

Baseball America Final Top 25 1. Texas 57-15 2 2. South Carolina 57-18 3 3. Clemson 54-17 4 4. Stanford 47-18 5 5. Rice 52-14 1 6. Notre Dame 50-18 6 7. Florida State 60-14 7 8. GEORGIA TECH 52-15 8 9. Nebraska 47-21 9 10. Houston 48-17 10 11. LSU 44-22 11 12. Wake Forest 47-13 12 13. Alabama 51-15 13 14. Southern California 37-24 14 15. Florida 46-19 15 16. Richmond 53-13 16 17. North Carolina 43-21 17 18. Cal State Northridge 41-17 18 19. Florida Atlantic 46-21 19 20. Miami 34-29 20 21. Long Beach State 39-21 21 22. Arizona State 37-21 22 23. Wichita State 47-16 23 24. San Jose State 45-17 24 25. Arkansas 35-28 25

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