UGA vs. Nerds on Wednesday! (Image: DawgsOnline.com)
OnlineAthens.com gave us the heads up that the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked #1 again. Since their story ran a third baseball poll has put UGA at #1.*
|1. Georgia||1. Georgia||1. Georgia|
|2. Arizona State||2. Cal St. - Fullerton||2. Miami (Fla.)|
|3. Cal St. - Fullerton||3. Georgia Tech||3. Georgia Tech|
|4. Miami (Fla.)||4. LSU||4. Cal St. Fullerton|
|5. LSU||5. UNC||5. UNC|
|Others of Note|
|7. Georgia Tech||9. Arkansas||7. LSU|
|10. Arkansas||14. Ole Miss||14. Ole Miss|
|16. Mississippi||22. Clemson||16. Arkansas|
|20. Clemson||23. Florida||20. Clemson|
|26. Florida||26. Alabama||23. Florida|
|28. Alabama||28. S. Carolina||27. Alabama|
Jim Harrick once said (paraphrase) that college basketball polls only have value in so much as they determine which teams have their highlights featured on ESPN SportsCenter and their recaps in every national paper.
College baseball polls mean even less because the World Wide Leader doesn't cover the sport until the post-season.
Various RPI-style ratings determine the NCAA Post-Season. With that in mind, Warren Nolan says the Dawgs currently have the #24 RPI. That rating could skyrocket after games with Tech, Tennessee (3), Clemson (2), and LSU (3) over the next two weeks.
On Wednesday, UGA plays at Tech (7:00 pm). I think the game will be carried by CSS in Atlanta.
This team is extremely fun to watch. They play 3-5 freshman per game so their bound to have some stumbles along the way, but the is a team worth watching. We'll know what type of team we have very soon.
-- Georgia's Baseball Schedule - Georgiadogs.com
*Baseball America has the Dawgs at #6. But three out of four is good enough.