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Baseball Squad Ranked 20th in Preseason Collegiate Baseball Poll

December 17, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson baseball team is 20th in the 1999 Collegiate Baseball Preseason poll. The annual poll is produced from a survey of NCAA Division I baseball coaches from across the nation.

Wichita State is tabbed to finish first followed by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech and Clemson are among five ACC schools picked in the top-25. Among the other three schools, Florida State is ninth, Wake Forest is 21st, and North Carolina is 23rd.

Last season, Clemson finished with a 43-16 record. The Tigers won 40 games for the 13th consecutive season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th consecutive time.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s NCAA Div. I Poll (Dec. 17, 1998)

Rank  School ('98 Final Record)   1.  Wichita St. (56-7)                                                                                                                                                                   2.  Georgia Tech. (41-22)          3.  Southern Calif. (49-17)        4.  Rice (46-17)                   5.  Long Beach St. (43-23-1)       6.  Miami, Fla. (51-12)            7.  Louisiana St. (48-19)          8.  Stanford (42-14-1)             9.  Florida St. (53-20)           10.  Alabama (46-18)               11.  Cal. St. Fullerton (47-17)    12.  Auburn (46-18)                13.  Texas Tech. (44-20)           14.  Florida (46-18)               15.  South Carolina (44-18)        16.  UCLA (24-33)                  17.  Texas A&M (46-20)             18.  Arkansas (38-21)              19.  Oklahoma St. (40-21)          20.  Clemson (43-16)           21.  Wake Forest (43-23) 22.  Baylor (41-20-1) 23.  North Carolina (42-23) 24.  Washington (41-17) 25.  Tulane (48-15) 26.  Arizona (33-23) 27.  Arizona St. (41-23) 28.  Tennessee (36-20) 29.  Minnesota (45-15) 30.  Illinois (42-21) 31.  Texas (23-32-1) 32.  Oklahoma (42-20) 33.  Houston (34-25) 34.  Loyola Marymount (34-23-1) 35.  Oral Roberts (45-20) 36.  Florida International (41-24) 37.  Northeast Louisiana (33-22) 38.  Ohio State (37-16) 39.  Mississippi St. (42-23) 40.  Notre Dame (41-17) 

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