Baseball: Texas Remains On Top In Polls

The major college baseball polls remained unchanged at the top, with Texas (38-5) holding on to its No. 1 ranking in the Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll and the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls after a 3-1 week that included a win over consensus No. 3 Rice. After the top-ranked Horns, Stanford (29-5) and the Owls (30-7) held on to the two and three spots in all the polls.

(An aside: Would someone please send a memo to the lone coach in the Sports Weekly/ESPN poll who continues to vote for Rice as No. 1 that Texas has beaten the Owls four straight times this season, including just a week ago!)

Other consensus members of the top 10 (in various order depending on poll) consists of Miami, Notre Dame, Long Beach State, Mississippi and LSU.

Despite its No. 1 national ranking, UT is still No. 2 in the Big 12 standings behind Oklahoma. The Sooners (25-13, 12-3) held on to their half-game lead over the Horns (11-3) by taking two-of-three from the Ags in College Station. Oklahoma State (24-13, 7-4), Nebraska (26-9, 7-5) and Texas Tech (24-12, 6-5) reside in the three, four and five spots in the standings, while A&M (31-11, 7-8), Baylor (16-21, 6-8), Missouri (24-13-1, 4-8), Kansas State (21-16, 2-10) and Kansas (24-18-1, 2-10) make up the bottom half of the circuit.

OU moved into the coaches' poll top 25 at No. 25 while A&M inexplicably remained at No. 14. Nebraska is ranked 16th by the coaches. The Baseball America poll has the Sooners at No. 13, the Aggies at No. 18 and the Huskers at No. 22. Collegiate Baseball slots Nebraska at No. 20 and Oklahoma at No. 24. A&M is unranked.

The Horns and Huskers square off this weekend in a three-game set at Disch-Falk Field. The Sooners travel to Lubbock to take on the Red Raiders.

Before returning to Big 12 play, Texas hosts Ty Harrington's Texas State squad tonight at 6:15 p.m. at the Disch.

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