Stanford Baseball Picked To Finish Third By Pac-10 Coaches

Jan. 10, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Cardinal has been picked to finish third in the Pacific-10 Conference in the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Coaches' Preseason Poll. USC, which along with Stanford was in the 2000 College World Series, was picked to finish first after picking up six of eight possible first place votes. Arizona State finished second in the poll and gathered a first place vote. Arizona followed the Cardinal, which also had one first place vote, to rank fourth. The remaining poll consisted of California (5th), UCLA (6th), Oregon State (7th), Washington (8th) and Washington State (9th).

USC has been ranked second in the nation in preseason polls by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, while Arizona State is sixth in both publication's preseason rankings. Stanford is ranked 11th by Collegiate Baseball and 14th by Baseball America.

Stanford will open the 2001 regular season by visiting Cal Poly on Sunday, January 21 (1:00 p.m.). The Cardinal will make its 2001 home debut in the newly remodeled Sunken Diamond when the Cardinal hosts Fresno State in a three-game series (January 26-28).

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