National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 7, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Hot start vaults Miami to No. 2
TEXAS STAYS ATOP NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the eighth year with its 2005 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue each Monday through June 28, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The Texas Longhorns opened the season with a three-game sweep at San Diego State, outscoring the Aztecs, 29-8, to keep the top spot. The Longhorns host Texas-Pan American in their home opener on Wednesday. Miami, off to its first 4-0 start since 1994, moved up two spots to No. 2. The 'Canes host South Florida in a three-game set this weekend as Miami plays an early-season schedule that features 20 of its first 24 games at Mark Light Field.

There are no new entries in the poll this week, so the SEC continues to pace all conferences with eight ranked teams. The ACC with new member Miami boasts six. The Big 12 and Pac-10 each have four teams in the Top 35.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Texas Big 12 3-0 1
2. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 4-0 4
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 2-1 2
4. Tulane Conference USA 0-0 3
5. Stanford Pacific-10 4-2 5
6. LSU Southeastern 0-0 6
7. South Carolina Southeastern 0-0 7
8. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 0-0 7
9. Georgia Southeastern 0-0 10
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 0-0 11
11. Texas A&M Big 12 0-0 12
12. Rice Western Athletic 1-0 13
13. Arizona Pacific-10 3-0 14
14. Florida State Atlantic Coast 6-0 16
15. Long Beach State Big West 5-1 18
16. Washington Pacific-10 0-0 15
17. Arizona State Pacific-10 3-3 9
18. Mississippi Southeastern 0-0 17
19. Mississippi State Southeastern 0-0 19
20. Notre Dame Big East 0-0 20
21. Florida Southeastern 0-0 21
22. TCU Conference USA 0-0 22
23. Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 23
24. Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 24
25. UCF Atlantic Sun 2-0 25
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 27
27. Winthrop Big South 0-0 26
28. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 0-0 20
29. Arkansas Southeastern 0-0 29
30. East Carolina Conference USA 0-0 30
31. Stetson Atlantic Sun 0-0 31
32. Virginia Atlantic Coast 0-0 32
33. Baylor Big 12 0-0 33
34. Vanderbilt Southeastern 0-0 34
35. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 0-0 35
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn, Cal Poly, Coastal Carolina, Fresno State, George Mason, Hawai'i, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UC Irvine, UNLV, USF.
Dropped out: None.
By Conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Pac-10 4, Atlantic Sun 3, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Mid-Continent 1, Missouri Valley 1, Western Athletic 1.
Records are through games of Sun., Feb. 6

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2005 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Texas)
February 7 (Texas)
February 14 (Texas)
February 21 (Texas)
February 28 (Texas)
March 7 (Texas)
March 14 (Texas)
March 21 (Tulane)
March 28 (Georgia Tech)
April 4 (Texas)
April 11 (Texas)
April 18 (Texas)
April 25 (Texas)
May 2 (Tulane)
May 9 (Tulane)
May 16 (Tulane)
May 23 (Tulane)
May 30 (Tulane)
June 7 (Tulane)
June 14 (Tulane)
Final (Texas)