FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –
The Nova Southeastern baseball team (32-14, 16-5 SSC) has been tabbed 24th in the nation according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper coaches poll, as released Monday.
The Sharks are riding their momentum into the end of the regular season as they have won nine of their last 10 games. This past weekend, the Sharks swept then 13th ranked Florida Southern at the NSU Baseball Complex. The sweep put the Sharks at 16 wins in the Sunshine State Conference, the most SSC wins the program has ever earned.
The ranking ties their highest mark of the season as they debuted at 24th on Feb. 21. The Sharks followed up with their worst road trip of the season, going 1-5 against Florida Tech and West Alabama. Since that speed bumb, the Sharks have not appeared in the CBN poll until now. However, during that span the Sharks went 8-3 against top-15 nationally ranked opponents.
West Florida tops the national poll for the fifth straight week. With a 42-6 overall record, they are the odds on favorite to host the South Regional Tournament beginning March 19. Barry (10th) and Tampa (13th) are the only other SSC team to be ranked in the top-25. Ranked one spot ahead of NSU is Franklin Pierce, whom the Sharks dismantled, 10-3.
College Baseball Lineup has also noticed the Sharks’ recent success as they moved the Sharks up to 14th in the nation this week, nine spots up from NSU’s previous position. CBL stated, “the Sharks scored 43 runs in their three-game series sweep of Florida Southern.”
The Sharks will look to defend their national ranking this weekend as they begin their final regular season series against Lynn Friday, May 6 in Boca Raton, Fla. at 6 p.m.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Poll
College Baseball Lineup National Poll
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