TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Texas is ranked No. 1 in the first regular-season Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll of 2005.
Picked No. 1 in the nation in Collegiate Baseball's pre-season poll last
December, the Longhorns opened the season with a 3-game sweep at San
Diego St. with 9-3, 13-5 and 7-0 victories. During its three games with San
Diego St., the Texas pitching staff compiled 35 strikeouts for an average of
11.6 per game.
While 19 of 30 teams in the first poll have yet to play a game, one key
series over the past weekend pitted defending national champion Cal. St.
Fullerton against Stanford, both ranked in the top six in the nation.
The Titans knocked off the Cardinal two games to one in games played at
Poll Notes: Four teams which have started strong include Miami, Fla.
Arizona (3-0), Long Beach St. (5-1, two wins over Arizona St.), Florida
(6-0) and Oklahoma St. (3-0). Rice (1-0) started the season with a bang
5-2 win over Central Missouri St. as pitchers Joe Savery, Josh Geer and
Bryce Cox combined for a school record 21 strikeouts. The 21 strikeouts
the most since Rice started baseball in 1913.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of Feb. 7, 2005)
Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Texas (3-0)
2. Miami, Fla. (4-0)
3. Cal. St. Fullerton (2-1)
4. Tulane (0-0)
5. Louisiana St. (0-0)
6. Stanford (4-2)
7. North Carolina (0-0)
8. South Carolina (0-0)
9. Georgia (0-0)
10. Texas A&M (0-0)
11. Arizona (3-0)
12. Long Beach St. (5-1)
13. Georgia Tech. (0-0)
14. Rice (1-0)
15. Florida St. (6-0)
16. Mississippi (0-0)
17. Washington (0-0)
18. Arizona St. (3-3)
19. Mississippi St. (0-0)
20. Notre Dame (0-0)
21. Clemson (0-0)
22. Florida (0-0)
23. Oklahoma St. (3-0)
24. Central Florida (2-0)
25. Baylor (0-0)
26. Wichita St. (0-0)
27. Virginia (0-0)
28. Winthrop (0-0)
29. Florida Atlantic (0-0)
30. Nebraska (0-0)
Tigers Holding at #21
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