Pirate Baseball Team Ranked 16th In Final Polls

GREENVILLE, N.C. – After closing out the 2009 season with a 46-20 overall record, which included its third Super Regional appearance since 2001, the East Carolina baseball team garnered a pair of top 16 national rankings in two major polls.

The Pirates, who claimed its second regular season Conference USA title after posting a 17-7 record, are ranked No. 16 by both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Collegiate Baseball when each of their final polls were announced this week.

This week's rankings marks the longest active streak ranked in at least one poll, 19 consecutive weeks, since the 2001 season when they were also ranked for 19 straight weeks and it is the 13th time in school history the Pirates were ranked in the final polls.

Collegiate Baseball Poll:

Team Record
Points
1.
Louisiana St. (56-17)
492
2.
Texas (50-16-1)
489
3.
Arizona St. (51-14)
487
4.
Arkansas (41-24)
485
5.
North Carolina (48-18)
484
6.
Virginia (49-15-1)
482
7.
Cal. St. Fullerton (47-16)
479
8.
Southern Miss. (40-26)
474
9.
U.C. Irvine (45-15)
471
10.
Florida St. (45-18)
469
11.
Rice (43-18)
468
12.
Mississippi (44-20)
467
13.
Florida (42-22)
465
14.
Louisville (47-18)
463
15.
Clemson (44-22)
462
16.
East Carolina (46-20)
460
17.
Texas Christian (40-18)
456
18.
Georgia Tech. (38-19-1)
453
19.
Oklahoma (43-20)
451
20.
Miami, Fla. (38-22)
447
21.
South Carolina (40-23)
445
22.
Kansas St. (43-18-1)
442
23.
Western Kentucky (42-20)
439
24.
Oregon St. (37-19)
436
25.
Ohio St. (42-19)
435
26.
Minnesota (40-19)
434
27.
Oklahoma St. (34-24)
432
28.
Alabama (37-21)
429
29.
Vanderbilt (37-27)
426
30.
Coastal Carolina (47-16)
424
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