National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 11, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
Tulane hops to No. 2; Ga, Tech, Florida stay put in Top 5
TEXAS IS 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 Texas Longhorns won three of four games this week, including two of three at Nebraska, to keep a stronghold of the top ranking in the NCBWA Top 35. Tulane won each of its four games, including a three-game sweep of C-USA foe Charlotte to move head of Cal State Fullerton into the No. 2 spot.

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

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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)