National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 18, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top 5 remains the same
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 swept a three-game series from Big 12 South rival Oklahoma over the weekend to maintain the top spot in the NCBWA poll. On Saturday, freshman Adrian Alaniz threw the 19th no-hitter in school history in Texas' 4-0 win. The rest of the top five also remained the same. Baylor, which took a three-game series from Texas earlier in the season and beat Kansas in three straight this past weekend, rumbled up to No. 9 in the poll, a rise of 14 spots.

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

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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)