Tigers Climb Back Into Baseball Poll


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TUCSON, Ariz. — Tulane has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s NCAA Division I baseball poll for the sixth straight week.


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 North Carolina. 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) 		Pts Prev 
  1. Tulane (45-8) 		487  1 
  2. Cal. St. Fullerton (37-12) 485  2 
  3. Oregon St. (39-8) 		482  8 
  4. Texas (41-11) 		479  4 
  5. Nebraska (41-12) 		478  3 
  6. Georgia Tech. (37-14) 	476  5 
  7. Miami, Fla. (38-12-1) 	472  6 
  8. Baylor (34-18) 		471  9 
  9. Arizona (33-16) 		470  7 
10. Florida St. (46-14) 	467 11 
11. Tennessee (36-16) 		464 10 
12. Florida (34-18) 		459 12 
13. Long Beach St. (35-17) 	457 13 
14. Louisiana St. (35-17) 	455 16 
15. Rice (36-15) 		453 23 
16. Alabama (35-18) 		450 15 
17. Southern Calif. (32-15) 	446 21 
18. Arizona St. (30-19) 	443 17 
19. Louisiana-Lafayette (44-12) 442 18 
20. Coll. of Charleston (41-10) 440 20 
21. Mississippi (37-16) 	437 25 
22. Arkansas (37-15) 		434 26 
23. Coastal Carolina (42-11) 	432 — 
24. Clemson (33-19) 		429 — 
25. North Carolina (37-14-1) 	428 14 
26. Texas Christian (36-16) 	426 24 
27. Troy (35-16) 		425 27 
28. St. John’s (35-14) 		423 28 
29. Cal Poly SLO (32-18) 	421 19 
30. Creighton (39-13) 		418 — 

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