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Baseball Team Ranked 26th in National Poll

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: May 19, 2014
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Ball State’s baseball team is ranked 26th in the nation in this week’s Collegiate Baseball Poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

"It is a great honor for our program to be recognized nationally," Ball State head baseball coach Rich Maloney said.  "Despite our rich tradition it has been a while since we have got this kind of recognition.  This is great for our seniors and all the players in the program."

The Cardinals are 38-16 overall and 22-4 in the Mid-American Conference plus have secured the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament that starts Wednesday. 

Under the direction of head coach Maloney, Ball State won the MAC Regular-Season Championship and the MAC West Division, and will face Western Michigan in its first game of the MAC Tournament Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.  The tourney will be held at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio.

Rank Team (2014 Record) Points
1. Oregon State (41-9) 494
2. Louisiana-Lafayette (49-7) 491
3. Miami, Fla. (40-15) 489
4. Virginia (43-11) 488
5. Cal. Poly (45-10) 484
6. Florida State (41-14) 483
7. Oklahoma State (41-14) 480
8. Washington (38-13-1) 477
9. Indiana (38-13) 475
10. Louisville (43-13) 473
11. Florida (37-19) 470
12. Texas Christian (38-15) 467
13. Mississippi (40-16) 465
14. Louisiana State (40-14-1) 463
15. South Carolina (42-14) 460
16. Oregon (40-16) 457
17. Mississippi State (35-20) 455
18. Vanderbilt (40-16) 453
19. Houston (41-14) 450
20. Rice (37-17) 447
21. Arizona State (30-21) 445
22. Sam Houston State (40-15) 443
23. Arkansas (35-21) 439
24. Nebraska (37-18) 436
25. Kansas (34-22) 433
26. BALL STATE (38-16) 431
27. Texas Tech (40-16) 427
28. Texas (36-16) 426
29. Canisius (38-14) 425
30. Creighton (30-16-1) 422

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