National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 2, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Cal State Fullerton keeps heat on at No. 3
TULANE RECLAIMS TOP
SPOT 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 took two of three from South Florida to get back to No. 1 in the NCBWA poll. Texas, top-ranked for four straight weeks, dropped a Tuesday game to Texas State before winning two of three from Missouri and fell to No. 2. Cal State Fullerton stayed hot with its third straight three-game weekend sweep, this one over UCSB. Nebraska moved up to a season-high No. 4 as the Big 12 sports three of the nation's top ten teams.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 38-8 2
2. Texas Big 12 37-9 1
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 33-11 3
4. Nebraska Big 12 37-9 6
5. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 33-11-1 5
6. Florida Southeastern 31-12 4
7. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 32-12 7
8. Oregon State Pacific-10 32-8 8
9. Arizona Pacific-10 29-15 9
10. Baylor Big 12 30-17 10
11. Long Beach State Big West 32-14 12
12. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 36-10-1 11
13. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 38-9 13
14. Alabama Southeastern 32-14 14
15. South Carolina Southeastern 32-12 15
16. Florida State Atlantic Coast 37-14 16
17. LSU Southeastern 31-14 18
18. Missouri Big 12 31-13 17
19. Rice Western Athletic 32-15 19
20. Arkansas Southeastern 33-13 21
21. Arizona State Pacific-10 29-17 20
22. College of Charleston Southern 35-9 26
23. Mississippi Southeastern 32-13 -
24. UCF Atlantic Sun 35-9 23
25. Coastal Carolina Big South 34-11 22
26. USC Pacific-10 27-15 24
27. Stanford Pacific-10 24-15 25
28. TCU Conference USA 31-14 28
29. Creighton Missouri Valley 34-10 30
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 28-11 34
31. Cal Poly Big West 30-14 32
32. Tennessee Southeastern 32-14 27
33. Northwestern State Southland 34-15 t35
34. Wichita State Missouri Valley 38-14 -
35. San Francisco West Coast 31-14 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army, Auburn, Boston College, Bowling Green, Brigham Young, Clemson, UC Irvine, George Washington, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Hawai'i, Illinois, Indiana, Lamar, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, 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, Vanderbilt, Washington, Winthrop.
Dropped out: Oklahoma State (29), Mississippi State (31), Vanderbilt (33), Virginia (t35).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pacific-10 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Big West 3, Missouri Valley 2, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 1, Southern 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1, West Coast 1.
Records are through games of Sun., May 1

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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)