March 22, 2011


Team of the Week

Florida named CBI Team of the Week


After posting an impressive 4-0 week against Top Ten opponents, Florida is the Team of the Week.


The top-ranked Gators began the week by edging No. 5 Florida State 5-4 in 10 innings on Tuesday. Florida then accomplished a first in program history, sweeping a series at LSU. The Gators nipped the seventh-ranked Tigers 5-4 on Friday and 1-0 on Saturday before completing the sweep on Sunday with a 7-3 decision. Florida is 18-2, matching its highest win total after 20 games.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Xavier beat Miami (Ohio) and Youngstown State before taking two of three at Louisville.


Southeast: Samford got a pair of victories over UAB before winning two of three in a Southern Conference series against Georgia Southern.


Central: Stephen F. Austin stretched its win streak to 11 with two triumphs over Texas Southern and a three-game Southland sweep at Northwestern State, with all three going extra innings.


West: Air Force split two contests with Creighton before sweeping a four-game set from Portland.


Honorable Mention


Southern Miss extended its win streak to seven with a victory at Northwestern State and wins over Rhode Island, Connecticut and the host in the College of Charleston Tournament.

No. 6 Virginia defeated James Madison before taking two of three ACC contests from No. 5 Florida State.

No. 12 Texas A&M topped No. 16 Cal State Fullerton before opening Big 12 play by winning two of three at No. 3 Oklahoma.

Penn State headed to the Midwest and won two of three at Wichita State.

No. 9 Arizona State took two from No. 3 Oklahoma before capturing two of three from Oral Roberts.

Stetson split a pair with Siena before sweeping a three-game series from Atlantic Sun favorite Mercer.

Davidson went to Charleston and won two of three Southern Conference contests at The Citadel.

Georgetown stretched its win streak to six with a win over George Washington and a three-game sweep of Princeton.

Marist extended its win streak to 11 by taking two at Towson and three at George Washington.

Texas Tech topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before winning two of three at Baylor.


Previous Teams of the Week

March 15 - Georgia

March 8 - Cal State Bakersfield

March 1 - San Jose State

Feb. 22 - Stetson

(photo courtesy of Florida Media Relations Office)