National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 21, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Texas falls to No. 6 in season's first big shuffle
TULANE TAKES OVER TOP
RANKING 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 Tulane Green Wave completed an unbeaten week with a three-game sweep of East Carolina and Texas dropped three straight to Baylor to open Big 12 play to cause a change at the top of the poll. While Tulane moved up to No. 1, Cal State Fullerton took two of three from Arizona to assume the No. 2 ranking. LSU moved up three spots to No. 3, and Georgia Tech and Arkansas round out the top five.

There were five new entries in the Top 35 this week, including San Francisco from the West Coast Conference. Three of the five teams that dropped out are from the SEC, leaving the league with seven ranked schools, still tops among all conferences.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 19-3 4
2. Cal State Fullerton Big West 17-4 3
3. LSU Southeastern 17-4 6
4. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 16-2 5
5. Arkansas Southeastern 18-2 7
6. Texas Big 12 21-4 1
7. South Carolina Southeastern 17-3 2
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 24-4 13
9. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 20-5 11
10. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 15-5 10
11. Stanford Pacific-10 12-7 14
12. Baylor Big 12 15-7 27
13. Mississippi Southeastern 17-4 17
14. Oregon State Pacific-10 16-3 25
15. Texas A&M Big 12 17-7 12
16. Arizona Pacific-10 16-9 15
17. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 19-4 16
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 13-3 18
19. Nebraska Big 12 18-2 20
20. UCF Atlantic Sun 23-4 26
21. Coastal Carolina Big South 17-3 28
22. Wichita State Missouri Valley 19-5 21
23. Michigan Big Ten 11-3 22
24. College of Charleston Southern 16-4 -
25. Texas Tech Big 12 17-6 33
26. TCU Conference USA 14-7 24
27. USC Pacific-10 13-6 23
28. Tennessee Southeastern 14-3 30
29. Rice Western Athletic 15-8 8
30. Oklahoma State Big 12 17-7 29
31. UAB Conference USA 15-5 -
32. Washington Pacific-10 13-8 -
33. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 14-7 -
34. Alabama Southeastern 18-5 35
35. San Francisco West Coast 16-7 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, UC Irvine, Bowling Green, Dallas Baptist, East Carolina, Evansville, Florida, Hawai'i, Lamar, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State, Northwestern State, Ohio State, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, St. John's, Southern Miss, Stetson, Texas State, UNLV, USF, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Winthrop
Dropped out: Florida (9), Georgia (19), Southern Miss (31), Vanderbilt (32), East Carolina (34).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Big 12 6, Pacific-10 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Conference USA 3, Atlantic Sun 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1, Western Athletic 1.
Records are through games of Sun., March 20

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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)