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Pitt still finding lack of respect in latest college baseball polls

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Patrick Smith

Despite a big weekend sweep over Rutgers, Pitt's baseball team still isn't able to get much respect when it comes to the college baseball polls.

The Panthers were still ranked in the Collegiate Baseball Poll, and even moved up two spots to No. 23. But that's where it ends in terms of respect for the program.

Pitt was named as the second team to watch, narrowly missing Perfect Game's Top 25. With 24 total points, the Panthers came in at No. 30 overall in the USA Today poll. Pitt was also left out of the NCBWA poll as well as the Baseball America poll.

The longer the season goes on, the harder it is to understand why Pitt isn't getting a bit more recognition. They rank third in the nation in scoring with 8.2 runs per game and are also in the top ten in total runs, home runs, and slugging percentage. The Panthers also have the starting pitching needed to make a run with three very good pitchers. Pitt's schedule, as we've pointed out before, hasn't been very strong. But with the way the team has dominated its competition, racking up sweep after sweep, it's difficult to understand why they're not ranked in at least a couple of more polls.

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