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Pirates crack final 2002 Coach's Poll

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East Carolina, which swept the Conference USA Tournament championship and won two regional playoff games before succumbing to Omaha-bound Clemson, made the rankings when it counts the most.

ECU is No. 24 in the season's final USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll, thus securing one of six spots locked down by schools from the Carolinas and Conference USA.

South Carolina, which lost the championship game of the College World Series last Saturday to Texas, is No. 2 behind the Longhorns. Clemson, the Palmetto State rival the Gamecocks knocked off to reach the national title game, is ranked third.

C-USA regular season champion Houston, whom the Pirates defeated in a showdown in Kinston's Grainger Stadium for the league's title and automatic NCAA regional berth, is 10th, while Wake Forest (13) and North Carolina (21) also etched their names in the rankings that will go into the final 2002 record book, which was released Monday.

Following is a complete summary of the Coaches' Poll, including teams which dropped out of the previous poll and teams which received votes but did not make the rankings:


USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

From staff and electronic reports

The final 2002 USA Today-Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches Poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and records, as selected by 41 Division I head baseball coaches representing the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA); Carolinas and C-USA teams denoted in BOLD RED. Records through June 22, 2002:

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RANK/ TEAM / (RECORD) / PREVIOUS RANKING / POINTS / (1ST PLACE VOTES)
 1. TEXAS                   (57-15)     3     1,025    (41).
 2. SOUTH CAROLINA          (57-18)     5       977.
 3. CLEMSON                 (54-17)     4       929.
 4. STANFORD                (47-18)     8       915.
 5. GEORGIA TECH            (52-16)     9       835.
 6. RICE                    (52-14)     2       809.
 7. NOTRE DAME              (50-18)    16       780.
 8. NEBRASKA                (47-21)    13       738.
 9. FLORIDA STATE           (60-14)     1       685.
10. HOUSTON                 (48-17)    11       618.
11. LOUISIANA STATE         (44-22)    14       535.
12. ALABAMA                 (51-15)     6       507.
13. WAKE FOREST             (47-13-1)   7       470.
14. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA     (37-24)    19       453.
15. FLORIDA                 (46-19)    10       403.
16. RICHMOND                (53-13)    25       373.
17. WICHITA STATE           (47-17)    12       289.
18. FLORIDA ATLANTIC        (46-21)    NR       242.
19. ARIZONA STATE           (37-21)    15       233.
20. MIAMI                   (34-29)    NR       212.
21. NORTH CAROLINA          (43-21)    18       208.
22. ARKANSAS                (35-28)    NR       187.
23. CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE    (41-17)    17       181.
24. EAST CAROLINA           (43-20)    22       116.
25. SAN JOSE STATE          (45-17)    20       112.

Dropped out: No. 21 South Alabama (42-19, 3rd, South Bend regional), No. 23 Cal State Fullerton (37-22, 3rd Stanford regional), No. 24 Long Beach State (39-21, 2nd Stanford regional).

Others receiving votes: South Alabama (109), Cal State Fullerton (99), Long Beach State (98), Texas Tech (33), Washington (32), Baylor (20), Oral Roberts (18), Ohio State(12), Arizona (12), Central Florida (10), James Madison (9), TULANE (9),Louisiana-Lafayette (9), Auburn (7), Southwest Missouri State (7), COASTAL CAROLINA (3), Florida International (3), Stetson (2), LOUISVILLE (1).

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