National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 30, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Oregon State moves up to No. 2
TULANE HEADS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
WITH NCBWA'S NO. 1 RANKING

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 is the top seed in the 2005 NCAA Baseball Tournament and the No. 1 team in the NCBWA poll for the fifth straight week. The Wave takes its 50 wins into the tournament after rain forced a share of the C-USA tournament title with TCU. Oregon State is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1986 and the Pac-10 champs are ranked second behind Tulane this week. Cal State Fullerton dropped to No. 3 and Nebraska, off its Big 12 tourney title, moved up to No. 4. Texas rounds out the top five.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 50-9 1
2. Oregon State Pacific-10 41-9 4
3. Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-15 2
4. Nebraska Big 12 51-13 5
5. Texas Big 12 45-14 3
6. Florida Southeastern 40-20 7
7. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 42-16 11
8. Arizona Pacific-10 37-19 6
9. Baylor Big 12 39-21 8
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 50-18 9
11. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 38-15-1 10
12. LSU Southeastern 38-20 12
13. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 47-17 13
14. Long Beach State Big West 36-20 14
15. Rice Western Athletic 41-17 16
16. Alabama Southeastern 38-21 15
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 40-17 18
18. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 40-17-1 17
19. Tennessee Southeastern 41-19 19
20. College of Charleston Southern 47-13 20
21. Mississippi Southeastern 44-18 21
22. Missouri Big 12 39-21 22
23. Arizona State Pacific-10 34-22 23
24. Coastal Carolina Big South 48-14 24
25. TCU Conference USA 40-18 28
26. USC Pacific-10 37-19 27
27. Arkansas Southeastern 37-20 25
28. St. John's Big East 39-16 26
29. Southern Miss Conference USA 41-19 29
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 46-15 30
31. Clemson Atlantic Coast 39-21 31
32. Wichita State Missouri Valley 49-22 -
33. Mississippi State Southeastern 40-20 -
34. Ohio State Big Ten 39-18 -
35. Northwestern State Southland 40-18 33
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Army, Auburn, Austin Peay,
Boston College, Bowling Green, California, UC Irvine, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Furman, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Hawai'i, Illinois, Kansas, Lamar, Maine, Marist, Southern (B.R.), Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, San Francisco, South Alabama, South Carolina, Stanford, Stetson, Texas State, Texas Tech, Troy, UCF, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Wichita State, Winthrop.
Dropped out: Cal Poly (32), UCF (34), San Francisco (35).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 4, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Missouri Valley 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Southern 1, Southland 1, Sun Belt 1, Western Athletic 1.
Records are through games of Sun., May 29

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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)