National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 14, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top 10 remains in tact
LONGHORNS REMAIN NO. 1 IN 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 top-ranked Texas Longhorns moved to 7-0 with a three-game sweep of UNLV to open a 12-game homestand that features a visit from No. 5 Stanford, which swept three games from Kansas, this weekend. Miami is off to its best start (7-0) since 1992 and kept its hold on No. 2. The 'Canes travel to Gainesville for a three-game set with Florida this weekend. No. 3 Cal State Fullerton took a pair from Fresno State and will get a look at poll newcomer USC this weekend. Tulane, at No. 4, opened its 2005 campaign with three wins over Southeast Missouri State and will host No. 15 Arizona State this weekend.

USC is the only new entry to the poll this week, giving the Pac-10 five ranked teams. But the SEC continues to pace all conferences with eight ranked teams. The ACC with new member Miami boasts six. The Big 12 has four teams in the Top 35.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Texas Big 12 7-0 1
2. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 7-0 2
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 4-1 3
4. Tulane Conference USA 3-0 4
5. Stanford Pacific-10 7-2 5
6. LSU Southeastern 2-0 6
7. South Carolina Southeastern 3-0 7
8. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 0-0 8
9. Georgia Southeastern 0-0 9
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 2-1 10
11. Arizona Pacific-10 6-0 13
12. Baylor Big 12 3-0 33
13. Rice Western Athletic 3-1 12
14. Florida State Atlantic Coast 8-1 14
15. Arizona State Pacific-10 6-4 17
16. Long Beach State Big West 5-3 15
17. Mississippi Southeastern 0-0 18
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 0-0 19
19. Notre Dame Big East 0-0 20
20. Texas A&M Big 12 1-2 11
21. Florida Southeastern 2-1 21
22. TCU Conference USA 3-0 22
23. Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 23
24. Wichita State Missouri Valley 3-0 24
25. UCF Atlantic Sun 5-1 25
26. USC Pacific-10 3-0 -
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 4-2 26
28. Arkansas Southeastern 4-0 29
29. Washington Pacific-10 0-3 16
30. Winthrop Big South 4-0 27
31. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 3-0 28
32. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 3-0 35
33. Virginia Atlantic Coast 2-1 32
34. Vanderbilt Southeastern 0-0 34
35. Stetson Atlantic Sun 2-1 31
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama, Auburn, Cal Poly, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Elon, George Mason, Hawai'i, Jacksonville, Kansas, Lamar, UL Lafayette, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, San Jose State, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UC Irvine, UNLV, USF.
Dropped out: East Carolina (30).
By Conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Pac-10 5, Big 12 4, Atlantic Sun 3, Conference USA 2, 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. 13

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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)