June 7, 2008

North Georgia Baseball ranked #20 in final poll

Saints' unforgettable season included trip to South Atlantic Regional

DAHLONEGA, GA - The North Georgia College & State University baseball team received a ranking of #20 in the final College Baseball Magazine NCAA Division II Poll of the 2008 season, putting a lid on one of the most remarkable turnaround seasons in school history.

Heading into April, the Saints found themselves just two games over the .500 mark at 18-16 overall and two games under in Peach Belt Conference play at 8-10. After returning home from a three-game sweep at the hands of Francis Marion University, the North Georgia started a journey that saw them win 23 of their last 26 games to claim the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and a birth in the NCAA South Atlantic Regional.

The Saints ended the season with a record of 41-21 and a final ranking of #20, one of six rankings North Georgia received during the 2008 season.


North Georgia week-by-week ranking during 2008

Date Ranking
Jan 3, 2008 (Preseason) 21
Feb 4, 2008 20
Feb 11, 2008 Receiving Votes
May 5, 2008 25
May 12, 2008 14
May 20, 2008 19
June 2, 2008 20