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First-Place Baseball Rises in All National Polls

Hurricanes use perfect 4-0 week to jump forward in rankings.

USA TODAY Sports

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Coming off its fourth consecutive ACC road sweep, the Miami Hurricanes baseball team earned its highest ranking of the spring in every national poll released Monday.

Miami matched its best ranking of the season from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, moving one spot up to No. 4. The Hurricanes cracked the top five nationally for the first time since 2009 when it was ranked No. 4 by Collegiate Baseball on April 28, but dropped to No. 5 in last week’s poll.

With a perfect 4-0 week, including a three-game road sweep of the Duke Blue Devils at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Hurricanes (38-14, 22-5 ACC) jumped one spot to No. 7 in the Baseball America top 25 rankings. The rating matches Miami’s highest from the publication since March 23, 2009.

The Hurricanes also cracked the top 10 of Perfect Game’s weekly rankings for the first time this season, checking in at No. 9. Miami, who was rated No. 12 by Perfect Game last week, had one of the biggest leaps of any team this week.

Miami moved up three spots to No. 12 in the weekly USA Today coaches’ poll. The Hurricanes are one of three ACC teams in the coaches poll, joining No. 1 Virginia and No. 4 Florida State.

Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field is home to just three more regular-season games before postseason play begins. Tickets for Thursday’s opener against North Carolina, set for 7:30 p.m. first pitch, start at just $8.

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