The University of Texas has been ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight Collegiate Baseball newspaper NCAA Division I baseball poll.
The Longhorns (15-0) swept a 3-game series at home against Youngstown State
over the past weekend. Texas, which threw two shutouts in three games
against the Penguins, not only equaled their best start since 1995 with 15
straight wins to open the 2005 campaign, but the first victory over
Youngstown St. on Sunday marked the 1,500th career win for Longhorn Head
Coach Augie Garrido.
He is the winningest NCAA Division I baseball coach in the history of the
Texas has thrown four shutouts this season and sport a glistening 2.47 team
ERA. The staff has a nearly 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio (114 strikeouts and
On offense, the Longhorns are averaging 8.2 runs per game as All-American OF
Drew Stubbs has a 15-game hitting streak. Texas also has stolen 26 bases in
15 games while holding opponents to only four. On defense, the Longhorns
have a .983 fielding percentage with only 10 errors in 15 games.
Texas also has turned 23 double plays while only hitting into five because
of their team speed.
Poll Notes: Outside of Texas, a number of teams are playing extremely well.
North Carolina (8-0), South Carolina (9-0), Wichita St. (11-0), Nebraska
(7-0) and Louisiana-Lafayette (10-0) are all unbeaten.
Teams with only one loss include Florida St. (15-1), Tulane (9-1), Louisiana
St. (9-1), Georgia (5-1), Arkansas (9-1), Coastal Carolina (7-1), Texas
Tech. (11-1), Oregon St. (9-1) and College of Charleston (7-1). College of
Charleston's pitching staff has not allowed a run in 21 2/3 innings as the
team has won seven straight games.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll.
Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of Feb. 28, 2005)
1. Texas (15-0)
2. Tulane (9-1)
3. Louisiana St. (9-1)
4. North Carolina (8-0)
5. South Carolina (9-0)
6. Cal. St. Fullerton (7-2)
7. Rice (10-2)
8. Florida St. (15-1)
9. Georgia (5-1)
10. Florida (8-2)
11. Miami, Fla. (10-3)
12. Stanford (9-6)
13. Georgia Tech. (7-2)
14. Arizona (11-3)
15. Wichita St. (11-0)
16. Arkansas (9-1)
17. Texas A&M (7-4)
18. Nebraska (7-0)
19. Mississippi St. (2-0)
20. Mississippi (5-2)
21. Southern California (5-2)
22. La.-Lafayette (10-0)
23. Coastal Carolina (7-1)
24. Clemson (4-2)
25. Baylor (6-4)
26. Central Florida (11-2)
27. Texas Tech. (11-1)
28. Oregon St. (9-1)
29. Oklahoma St. (7-4)
30. Coll. of Charleston (7-1)
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