The Green Wave (45-8) has won 25 of their last 28 games and were 3-0 last week. Over the past week, Tulane swept a 3-game series at St. Louis. By taking all three games, the Green Wave claimed its 11th sweep of the 2005 season.
One of the common themes throughout the 2005 season has been Tulane's
ability to get on base via the walk (271) while the pitching staff has a
superb strikeout to walk ratio (463 strikeouts and 145 walks). If the Green
Wave can maintain its average 8.74 strikeouts per game, Tulane will eclipse
the school record for total strikeouts.
Poll Notes: Several teams have been red hot lately. Cal. St. Fullerton has
won 11 of its last 12 games. Oregon St. moved from eighth to third this week
after winning eight in a row and 12 of its last 13, including three straight
victories at Washington last weekend. The Beavers are first in the Pac-10
Conference with a 17-4 record.
Florida St. won five straight games last week, including three straight over
North Carolina. Southern California also has a 5-game winning streak while
Troy University has won six straight. Coastal Carolina had a memorable week
going 5-0 with two wins over Georgia Tech (ranked fifth at the time) and
St. John's continues to roll with a 35-14 overall record. The Red Storm
pitching staff has thrown nine shutouts this season, the most since the 1968
College World Series team had 13.
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 May 16, 2005)
Rank School (Record)
1. Tulane (45-8)
2. Cal. St. Fullerton (37-12)
3. Oregon St. (39-8)
4. Texas (41-11)
5. Nebraska (41-12)
6. Georgia Tech. (37-14)
7. Miami, Fla. (38-12-1)
8. Baylor (34-18)
9. Arizona (33-16)
10. Florida St. (46-14)
11. Tennessee (36-16)
12. Florida (34-18)
13. Long Beach St. (35-17)
14. Louisiana St. (35-17)
15. Rice (36-15)
16. Alabama (35-18)
17. Southern Calif. (32-15)
18. Arizona St. (30-19)
19. La.-Lafayette (44-12)
20. Col. of Charleston (41-10)
21. Mississippi (37-16)
22. Arkansas (37-15)
23. Coastal Carolina (42-11)
24. Clemson (33-19)
25. North Carolina (37-14-1)
26. Texas Christian (36-16)
27. Troy (35-16)
28. St. John's (35-14)
29. Cal Poly SLO (32-18)
30. Creighton (39-13)
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