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The Runnin' Rebels are frequently the talk of the town, but UNLV baseball is now ranked nationally for the first time in 10 years.
The Rebels are coming off a three-game sweep of the then No. 9 Stanford and broke into Baseball America's poll on Monday at No. 21.
The Rebels are additionally ranked No. 24 by Perfect Game and No. 25 by Collegiate Baseball News.
"It means a lot to the program," head coach Tim Chambers said. "It has been a long time since UNLV has been ranked and it is great for the community, our players and parents and our university. But at the end of the day it is just a ranking and we could be out of it as fast as we were in it. So we need to stay focused and concentrate on our next opponent, which is CSU Bakersfield."
The last time UNLV baseball ranked was May 2003, when Baseball America had it in the No. 15 spot.
UNLV will look for a 10th straight win against CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday. The team will return home for a three-game series with New Mexico starting on Friday.
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