NUMBER ONE! – Georgia College Baseball Earns Top Ranking in National Poll

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – For the first time since May 8, 2006, the Georgia College baseball team (13-2) has earned the nation’s top slot in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Rankings. The Bobcats and head coach Tom Carty just finished a five-win week, with victories over Valdosta State University and Philadelphia University.

Georgia College is tops among the seven Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools on the list. UNC Pembroke is tied for third, North Georgia is placed No. 11 and USC Aiken is No. 16. No. 17 Francis Marion, No. 19 Columbus State University and No. 22 Armstrong Atlantic round out the list of PBC members.

The University of West Florida jumps from sixth to No. 2 this week, with previous No. 1 UC-San Diego falling to the tie at No. 3. Central Missouri University stays put at fifth.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 1 at 3 p.m. hosting Benedict College.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.