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Jun 27, 2013 6:24 PM by Bill Halter

Cal Poly finishes in top-25 of three major polls

After the first 40 win division-1 season in program history Cal Poly finishes the season ranked by three of the five major national polls.

The Mustangs are ranked 21st in the final poll by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and 24th by the USA Today coaches poll and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Cal Poly was not ranked in the Baseball America and Perfect Game polls.

The Mustangs highest ranking this season was 16th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll before losing two of three games at Cal State Fullerton the weekend of April 19-21.

Cal Poly finished 40-19 including a 1-2 mark in the UCLA Regional. After beating the University of San Diego to start the postseason the Mustangs were eliminated after losses to UCLA and San Diego. The Bruins went on to win the College World Series.

The Mustangs finished in a second place tie with UCSB in the Big West at 17-10. Cal State Fullerton (23-4) won its fourth straight Big West title, The Titans have won 11 of the last 15 and 27 overall.

Cal Poly won 10 of 15 weekend series with five sweeps and posted a 23-6 record at home.

Cal Poly's highest national ranking in its 19-year Division I baseball history is 12th by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America after getting off to a 17-4 start in 2009. The Mustangs also were ranked for brief periods of time in 2006, 2007 and 2012.

UCLA (49-17) finished number one in all five major polls, followed by national runner-up Mississippi State (51-20). North Carolina (59-12) and Oregon State (52-13) finished third and fourth in the polls.

Cal State Fullerton (51-10) was 8th in the Perfect Game poll and 10th in the remaining four polls.

The Mustangs won 41 games in both 1977 and 1992 while competing at the Division-2 level

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