National Collegiate Baseball Writers June 27, 2005
For Immediate Release
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TEXAS TOPS FINAL NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has completed its eighth year of NCAA Division I polls with its final 2005 survey. Weekly polls ran from Feb. 7-June 27, 2005, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb. The polls of the 2005 season have had representation by 14 different conferences and top independents among the 283 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks.

The Texas Longhorns, winners of the College World Series, top the final poll. Florida, with its run to the championship series, finished at No. 2. Tulane, No. 1 in the poll much of the season, dropped to No. 5. In this final poll, the Southeastern Conference had the most schools represented with seven, but the Big 12 can boast three of the top six with Baylor finishing No. 4 and Nebraska ranked sixth.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Texas Big 12 56-16 4
2. Florida Southeastern 48-23 5
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 42-25 8
4. Baylor Big 12 46-24 6
5. Tulane Conference USA 56-12 1
6. Nebraska Big 12 57-15 3
7. Oregon State Pacific-10 46-12 2
8. Tennessee Southeastern 46-21 7
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 46-18 9
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 45-19 10
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 53-20 11
12. Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 41-19-1 12
13. Rice Western Athletic 45-19 13
14. Arizona Pacific-10 39-21 14
15. Mississippi Southeastern 48-20 15
16. USC Pacific-10 41-22 16
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 43-23 17
18. LSU Southeastern 40-22 18
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, 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 Sun., June 26

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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)