National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 16, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
Red-hot Beavers move up to No. 4
TULANE KEEPS ROLLING TO RETAIN
ITS TOP RANKING 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 blasted Saint Louis in a three-game swept a weekend series to retain the top ranking in the NCBWA Top 35 Poll. No. 2 Cal State Fullerton won its only game of the week, a non-conference tilt with Pepperdine. Texas moved back up to No. 3 with its doubleheader sweep of Dallas Baptist, while upstart Oregon State, at a season-high No. 4, extended its winning streak to eight games with a sweep of Washington. Miami retained its spot at No. 5.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 45-8 1
2. Cal State Fullerton Big West 37-12 2
3. Texas Big 12 41-11 4
4. Oregon State Pacific-10 39-8 7
5. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 38-12-1 5
6. Nebraska Big 12 41-12 3
7. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 37-14 6
8. Arizona Pacific-10 33-16 8
9. Baylor Big 12 34-18 9
10. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 44-12 12
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 45-14 13
12. LSU Southeastern 35-17 16
13. Long Beach State Big West 35-17 15
14. Alabama Southeastern 35-18 14
15. Rice Western Athletic 36-15 18
16. Florida Southeastern 34-18 10
17. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 37-14-1 11
18. Tennessee Southeastern 36-16 19
19. Arkansas Southeastern 37-15 20
20. Arizona State Pacific-10 30-19 22
21. College of Charleston Southern 41-10 23
22. Missouri Big 12 34-17 21
23. Mississippi Southeastern 37-16 24
24. Coastal Carolina Big South 42-11 25
25. USC Pacific-10 32-15 26
26. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 36-14 -
27. St. John's Big East 35-14 34
28. TCU Conference USA 36-16 29
29. Stanford Pacific-10 29-19 28
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 37-15 31
31. Creighton Missouri Valley 39-13 30
32. Cal Poly Big West 32-18 32
33. UCF Atlantic Sun 39-14 27
34. Northwestern State Southland 37-16 33
35. San Francisco West Coast 36-16 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, Kansas, Lamar, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Northwestern, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Stetson, Texas A&M, Texas State, Troy, UAB, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Wichita State, Winthrop.
Dropped out: South Carolina (17).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Pacific-10 5, 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 15

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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)