MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball team (29-14, 12-9 PBC) and head coach Tom Carty have kept spots in two of the three national polls released this week, and have earned a slot in the first NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings. GC ranks No. 21 in the country and No. 8 in the region.
The NCAA Southeast Region Rankings help determine the three at-large teams for the NCAA Regional Tournament. The Bobcats crack into the poll at No. 8, the fifth Peach Belt Conference (PBC) school on the list. Mount Olive College owns the top slot, and has already made the regional thanks to their Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship. Catawba College is second, with No. 3 Francis Marion University leading the PBC schools. Columbus State University takes No. 4, Armstrong Atlantic No. 5 and UNC Pembroke No. 6 with Limestone College one slot ahead of the ‘Cats.
The Bobcats jump from No. 24 to No. 21 in the CBN poll, as the University of West Florida and Mount Olive share the top slot.. Five Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools are on the list of 30, as No. 6 FMU leads the way. UNCP takes No. 10, followed by No. 15 CSU and No. 24 AASU.
In the College Baseball Lineup Division II Rankings, the Bobcats jump from No. 23 to 21. UWF owns the top spot in this list. Four PBC schools are listed, led by FMU at No. 5. CSU is No. 12, with UNCP No. 17.
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