National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 23, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
Green Wave is No. 1 for fourth straight week
TULANE FINISHES ITS REGULAR
SEASON ON TOP OF 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 top-ranked Tulane Green Wave took two out of three from TCU to clinch the Conference USA regular-season title and tie its school record of 47 wins, heading into the C-USA tournament. Call State Fullerton, Texas and Oregon State all stayed hot as well. The Titans won the Big West title to claim their 14th straight NCAA tournament berth, the Longhorns took 2-of-3 from Texas A&M over the weekend and the Beavers have clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title. Oregon State has not won an outright conference title in baseball since 1952.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 47-9 1
2. Cal State Fullerton Big West 40-13 2
3. Texas Big 12 43-12 3
4. Oregon State Pacific-10 41-9 4
5. Nebraska Big 12 46-12 6
6. Arizona Pacific-10 36-17 8
7. Florida Southeastern 38-18 16
8. Baylor Big 12 36-20 9
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 48-16 11
10. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 38-15-1 5
11. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 38-16 7
12. LSU Southeastern 38-18 12
13. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 45-15 10
14. Long Beach State Big West 36-19 13
15. Alabama Southeastern 37-19 14
16. Rice Western Athletic 38-17 15
17. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 40-15-1 17
18. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 39-15 26
19. Tennessee Southeastern 39-17 18
20. College of Charleston Southern 44-11 21
21. Mississippi Southeastern 40-16 23
22. Missouri Big 12 37-19 22
23. Arizona State Pacific-10 31-22 20
24. Coastal Carolina Big South 44-12 24
25. Arkansas Southeastern 37-18 19
26. St. John's Big East 39-14 27
27. USC Pacific-10 34-18 25
28. TCU Conference USA 37-18 28
29. Southern Miss Conference USA 39-17 30
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 42-13 31
31. Clemson Atlantic Coast 37-19 -
32. Cal Poly Big West 34-19 32
33. Northwestern State Southland 40-16 34
34. UCF Atlantic Sun 40-16 33
35. San Francisco West Coast 38-18 35
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army, Auburn, Boston College, Bowling Green, Brigham Young, California, UC Irvine, East Carolina, George Washington, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Hawai'i, Illinois, Kansas, Lamar, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, Stanford, Stetson, Texas State, Troy, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Wichita State, Winthrop.
Dropped out: Stanford (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Southeastern 6, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 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 22

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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)