GC Baseball Ranked in Four National Polls
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball program owns an 11-4 overall mark, and wins over three nationally-ranked opponents early in the 2014 season, and has been rewarded with jumps in all four Division II Baseball National Ranking lists.
The highest position for GC baseball comes from both College Baseball Lineup (CBL) and D2BaseballNews.com, (D2BBN) as the Bobcats are No. 14. In the D2BBN poll, the Bobcats are second among the four Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools in that ranking, behind only No. 8 Lander University.
In the CBL poll, the Bobcats moved up eight spots, going 3-1 last week, to No. 14. Georgia College is third among PBC schools in this listing, behind No. 3 Lander and No. 9 USC Aiken.
For the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCBWA), the national poll consisted of three PBC teams including Georgia College. The Bobcats stole the No. 19 spot for their first ranking of the 2014 season. Lander took the highest position at No. 4 and USC Aiken finished off the top 10.
Georgia College moved three slots in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (CBN) poll, lifting to No. 26 after a 3-1 mark last week. The Bobcats are again third among PBC schools, behind No. 6 Lander and No. 14 USC Aiken.
The squad will be back in action and on the road Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. in Americus, Ga. where they will take on Georgia Southwestern State University.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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 @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.