National Collegiate Baseball Writers June 14, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Oregon State keeps hold on No. 2 spot
TULANE IS NO. 1 AS COLLEGE
WORLD SERIES FIELD IS SET

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, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, came back to win two straight games from Rice and earn a berth in the 2005 College World Series. In the process, the Wave retained its top ranking in the NCBWA poll. Tennessee and Arizona State, with their Super Regional wins, moved up to No. 7 and No. 8 this week. The top eight teams represent the field in the upcoming CWS in Omaha.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Tulane Conference USA 55-10 1
2. Oregon State Pacific-10 46-10 2
3. Nebraska Big 12 56-13 4
4. Texas Big 12 51-16 5
5. Florida Southeastern 45-20 6
6. Baylor Big 12 44-22 8
7. Tennessee Southeastern 46-19 11
8. Arizona State Pacific-10 39-23 17
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 46-18 3
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 45-19 7
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 53-20 9
12. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 41-19-1 10
13. Rice Western Athletic 45-19 13
14. Arizona Pacific-10 39-21 12
15. Mississippi Southeastern 48-20 14
16. USC Pacific-10 41-22 15
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 43-23 18
18. LSU Southeastern 40-22 16
19. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 48-19 19
20. Alabama Southeastern 40-23 20
21. Long Beach State Big West 37-22 21
22. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 41-19 22
23. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 41-19-1 23
24. College of Charleston Southern 48-15 24
25. Missouri Big 12 40-23 25
26. Coastal Carolina Big South 50-16 26
27. TCU Conference USA 41-20 27
28. Arkansas Southeastern 39-22 28
29. St. John's Big East 41-18 29
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 41-21 30
31. Creighton Missouri Valley 48-17 31
32. Wichita State Missouri Valley 51-24 32
33. Mississippi State Southeastern 42-22 33
34. Ohio State Big Ten 40-20 34
35. Northwestern State Southland 41-20 35
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, Michigan, Southern (B.R.), Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, 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: None.
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 Mon., June 13

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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)