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College Top 25: March 5

For the third consecutive week, North Carolina holds onto the No. 1 spot in the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings. The Tar Heels lost their first game of the season on Saturday (3-2 in extra innings to Penn State) but won their other four games last week.

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High School Top 25 Poll: March 5

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls are conducted biweekly and released every other Monday throughout the season. The final poll will be released June 18. Records indicated do not include ties.

High School | #2007#Team Rankings

Upsets At The LeClair

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Both ranked teams participating in the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C., went down Friday against frisky teams from the Tar Heel state. In the first game, Western Carolina toppled No. 24 North Carolina State 6-5, and in the nightcap East Carolina overcame an early 4-1 deficit to beat No. 17 Pepperdine. As usual, it's a quality field assembled for the LeClair classic, and the first day of games did not disappoint. Some observations:

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Ask BA

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Which Delmon Young is the better prospect, the 2005 or the 2006 version? Might the Athletics be shut out on the 2008 Top 100 Prospects list? If two players of identical talent graduate from high school in the same year, and one turns pro and one goes to a top college program, who would reach the majors first?

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Tragedy In Atlanta

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Every once in a while something happens that reminds us there are things in life more important than baseball. A bus carrying the Division III Bluffton (Ohio) baseball team plunged off a highway ramp this morning and slammed into the pavement below, killing at least six people and leaving several others in critical condition. Our thoughts are with the team and the families of all involved.

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Bull Market

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This week's mailbag answers a question about the quality pitching staff at South Florida, but first we highlight a near-big day for the Big South. Winthrop and Coastal Carolina went on the road and gave the top two teams in the nation all they could handle Wednesday. In the end, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Clemson proved stronger in the late innings and survived, but it's clear the Eagles and Chanticleers are legitimately good teams.

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Top 100 Risk Factors: Will Inman

In addition to ranking the Top 100 Prospects for 2007, we also wanted to take a look at some risk factors that the prospects will have to overcome in order to reach their full potential, as well as a look at a best case and worst case scenario for the future.

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Top 100 Risk Factors: Drew Stubbs

In addition to ranking the Top 100 Prospects for 2007, we also wanted to take a look at some risk factors that the prospects will have to overcome in order to reach their full potential, as well as a look at a best case and worst case scenario for the future.

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Top 100 Risk Factors: James Loney

In addition to ranking the Top 100 Prospects for 2007, we also wanted to take a look at some risk factors that the prospects will have to overcome in order to reach their full potential, as well as a look at a best case and worst case scenario for the future.

Minors | #2007#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects