National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 9, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Nebraska jumps over Big 12 foe Texas to No. 3
TULANE STILL 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 Tulane Green Wave swept a weekend series from Memphis to retain the top ranking in the NCBWA Top 35 Poll. Cal State Fullerton, headed to the White House on Friday as the defending national champions, won two of three from Cal Poly to move up to No. 2. Nebraska took two of three from Missouri to jump over Texas to No. 3. The Huskers will play Creighton at Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium on Tuesday. Texas fell to No. 4 after losing two of three at Kansas, while Miami stayed put at No. 5.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 42-8 1
2. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-12 3
3. Nebraska Big 12 39-10 4
4. Texas Big 12 39-11 2
5. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 36-11-1 5
6. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 34-13 7
7. Oregon State Pacific-10 36-8 8
8. Arizona Pacific-10 32-15 9
9. Baylor Big 12 30-17 10
10. Florida Southeastern 32-15 6
11. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 36-10-1 12
12. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 41-11 13
13. Florida State Atlantic Coast 41-14 16
14. Alabama Southeastern 34-16 14
15. Long Beach State Big West 33-16 11
16. LSU Southeastern 33-16 17
17. South Carolina Southeastern 32-16 15
18. Rice Western Athletic 32-15 19
19. Tennessee Southeastern 35-14 32
20. Arkansas Southeastern 35-14 20
21. Missouri Big 12 32-16 18
22. Arizona State Pacific-10 29-18 21
23. College of Charleston Southern 35-9 22
24. Mississippi Southeastern 35-15 23
25. Coastal Carolina Big South 37-11 25
26. USC Pacific-10 27-15 26
27. UCF Atlantic Sun 37-13 24
28. Stanford Pacific-10 27-16 27
29. TCU Conference USA 34-15 28
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 36-12 29
31. Southern Miss Conference USA 34-15 30
32. Cal Poly Big West 31-16 31
33. Northwestern State Southland 34-15 33
34. St. John's Big East 33-13 -
35. San Francisco West Coast 34-14 35
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army, Auburn, Boston College,
Bowling Green, Brigham Young, California, Clemson, UC Irvine, East Carolina, George Washington, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Hawai'i, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Lamar, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, UNC Wilmington, Nevada, N.C. State, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, Stetson, Texas A&M, Texas State, Troy, UAB, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Wichita State, Winthrop.
Dropped out: Wichita State (34).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pacific-10 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Big West 3, Atlantic Sun 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1, West Coast 1.
Records are through games of Sun., May 8

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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)