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Cal Poly's baseball team ranked in two national polls

The Cal Poly baseball team found itself moving up in the national rankings Monday, thanks to its 9-1 start.

The Mustangs are the No. 21 ranked team in the nation in the Collegiate Baseball poll, and the Mustangs rose to No. 25 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

The Mustangs won two of three at Washington over the weekend.

Cal Poly’s highest national ranking in baseball was No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America after getting off to a 17-4 start in 2009.

This week was the first time this season the team has cracked the USA Today coaches’ poll at No. 25.

Cal Poly hosts Holy Cross for 6 p.m. games today and Wednesday.

Also Monday, Cal Poly right fielder Nick Torres was named the Big West Conference field player of the week.

Torres hit three home runs and doubled twice in a three-game series against Washington over the weekend, going 5-for-12 with seven RBI.