Clemson Baseball Ranked in the Top 25


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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
Fullerton, Calif.


Poll Notes: Four teams which have started strong include Miami, Fla.
(4-0),
Arizona (3-0), Long Beach St. (5-1, two wins over Arizona St.), Florida
St.
(6-0) and Oklahoma St. (3-0). Rice (1-0) started the season with a bang
in a
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
were the most since Rice started baseball in 1913.


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. 7, 2005)

Rank School (Record)		Points	Prev
1. Texas (3-0)			497	1
2. Miami, Fla. (4-0)		496	2
3. Cal. St. Fullerton (2-1)	494	3
4. Tulane (0-0)			493	4
5. Louisiana St. (0-0)		486	5
6. Stanford (4-2)		483	6
7. North Carolina (0-0)		480	7
8. South Carolina (0-0)		477	8
9. Georgia (0-0)		475	9
10. Texas A&M (0-0)		472	10

11. Arizona (3-0)		468	12
12. Long Beach St. (5-1)	466	14
13. Georgia Tech. (0-0)		462	13
14. Rice (1-0)			459	15
15. Florida St. (6-0)		457	18
16. Mississippi (0-0)		456	16
17. Washington (0-0)		453	17
18. Arizona St. (3-3)		450	11
19. Mississippi St. (0-0)	447	19
20. Notre Dame (0-0)		445	20

21. Clemson (0-0)		442	21
22. Florida (0-0)		441	22
23. Oklahoma St. (3-0)		437	23
24. Central Florida (2-0)	434	24
25. Baylor (0-0)		430	25
26. Wichita St. (0-0)		425	26
27. Virginia (0-0)		423	27
28. Winthrop (0-0)		420	28
29. Florida Atlantic (0-0)	413	30
30. Nebraska (0-0)		409	31


Sports Weekly/ESPN 2005 Preseason College Baseball Coaches Poll

Feb. 7, 2005


The Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches’ Poll as selected by 40 Division I coaches representing the
American Baseball Coaches Association.


                                        Last    First
Rank	School (record)		Points	rank	votes
1.	Texas (3-0)		969	1	26
2.	Cal State Full (2-1)	945	2	7
3.	Louisiana State (0-0)	896	4	1
4.	Miami (Fla.) (4-0)	870	3	1
5.	Tulane (0-0)		850	5	5
6.	South Carolina (0-0)	783	7	0
7.	Stanford (4-2)		781	6	0
8.	Georgia (0-0)		654	8	0
9.	Texas A&M (0-0)		611	10	0
10.	Arizona (3-0)		553	12	0
11.	Washington (0-0)	493	12	0
12.	Long Beach State (5-1)	471	16	0
13.	Arizona State (3-3)	435	9	0
14.	Rice (1-0)		432	14	0
15.	Georgia Tech (0-0)	411	15	0
16.	Florida (0-0)		383	17	0
17.	North Carolina (0-0)	343	11	0
18.	Mississippi (0-0)	322	18	0
19.	Florida State (6-0)	302	19	0
20.	Baylor (0-0)		233	21	0
21.	Vanderbilt (0-0)	228	22	0
22.	Notre Dame (0-0)	211	20	0
23.	Clemson (0-0)		151	23	0
24.	TCU (0-0)		108	25	0
25.	Arkansas (0-0)		99	24	0


Others receiving votes:

Mississippi State 69; Oklahoma State 63; Oregon State 38; Oral Roberts 29; Virginia 29; Oklahoma 25;
Central Florida 24; East Carolina 21; Southern California 19; Wichita State 18; Auburn 16; North Carolina-
Wilmington 14; Florida Atlantic 12; Pepperdine 12; Winthrop 12; Southern Mississippi 11; UC-Irvine
9; North Carolina State 7; Alabama 5; St. John‘s 5; Houston 4; South Florida 4; UCLA 4; Charleston
3; Texas Tech 3; Cal Poly 2; Nebraska 2; Tennessee 2; Lamar 1; Northwestern State 1; Stetson 1; Texas
State 1.

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