National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 25, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Oregon State moves into Top 10
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 beat Rice and took two of three at Oklahoma State to stay on top of the NCBWA poll. Tulane and Cal State Fullerton kept pace at Nos. 2 and 3, while Florida jumped up to No. 4 with its three-game sweep at Auburn. No. 8 Oregon State moved into the top ten with a sweep of Washington State.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Texas Big 12 35-7 1
2. Tulane Conference USA 35-7 2
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 30-11 3
4. Florida Southeastern 30-10 5
5. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 30-10-1 7
6. Nebraska Big 12 34-8 8
7. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 30-10 4
8. Oregon State Pacific-10 30-7 12
9. Arizona Pacific-10 27-14 6
10. Baylor Big 12 27-16 9
11. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 33-8-1 13
12. Long Beach State Big West 29-14 10
13. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 35-8 14
14. Alabama Southeastern 29-13 17
15. South Carolina Southeastern 30-11 11
16. Florida State Atlantic Coast 35-13 15
17. Missouri Big 12 30-10 18
18. LSU Southeastern 29-13 19
19. Rice Western Athletic 29-14 20
20. Arizona State Pacific-10 28-15 22
21. Arkansas Southeastern 31-11 16
22. Coastal Carolina Big South 33-9 25
23. UCF Atlantic Sun 35-9 24
24. USC Pacific-10 26-12 27
25. Stanford Pacific-10 24-14 28
26. College of Charleston Southern 31-9 21
27. Tennessee Southeastern 28-12 26
28. TCU Conference USA 27-13 30
29. Oklahoma State Big 12 29-16 32
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 31-10 33
31. Mississippi State Southeastern 27-11 34
32. Cal Poly Big West 27-14 -
33. Vanderbilt Southeastern 27-12 -
34. Southern Miss Conference USA 28-11 31
t35. Northwestern State Southland 31-14 35
t35. Virginia Atlantic Coast 29-13 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically):Auburn, Boston College, Bowling Green, Brigham Young, Clemson, UC Irvine, 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, Stetson, Texas A&M, Texas State, Troy, UAB, UNLV, Washington, Wichita State, Winthrop.
Dropped out: Auburn (23), Wichita State (29).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-10 5, Conference USA 3, Big West 3, Missouri Valley 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Southern 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1.
Records are through games of Sun., April 24

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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)