Tigers Finish in Top 15 in Final Baseball Poll


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DURHAM, N.C.--Texas blitzed through the College World Series with a 5-0 record to win its second national title in four years and finish atop the final Baseball America weekly Top 25 rankings. The Longhorns allowed just seven runs in the five games.



Florida moved to No. 2 after advancing to the championship round of the CWS, followed by Tulane, Baylor and Nebraska.


Arizona State jumped to No. 6 after earning three CWS wins a week after winning a super-regional at defending champion Cal State Fullerton.


Oregon State and Tennessee each went 0-2 in Omaha and rank seventh and eighth, respectively. Fullerton, Mississippi and Georgia Tech dropped one spot to accommodate Arizona State's rise into the Top 10, while the final 14 teams remained unchanged.


The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of June 26 and do not include ties.

 			     Rec   CWS Prev
1. Texas                     56-16 5-0 5 
2. Florida                   48-23 3-3 7 
3. Tulane                    56-12 1-2 1 
4. Baylor                    46-24 2-2 4 
5. Nebraska                  57-15 1-2 2 
6. Arizona State             42-25 3-2 11 
7. Oregon State              46-12 0-2 3 
8. Tennessee                 46-21 0-2 6 
9. Cal State Fullerton       46-18 0-0 9 
10. Mississippi              48-20 0-0 9 
11. Georgia Tech             45-19 0-0 10 
12. Arizona                  39-21 0-0 12 
13. Rice                     45-19 0-0 13 
14. Clemson                  43-23 0-0 14 
15. Miami                    41-19 0-0 15 
16. Florida State            53-20 0-0 16 
17. Southern California      41-22 0-0 17 
18. Louisiana State          40-22 0-0 18 
19. Long Beach State         37-22 0-0 19 
20. Alabama                  40-23 0-0 20 
21. Missouri                 40-23 0-0 21 
22. Mississippi State        43-22 0-0 22 
23. Coastal Carolina         50-16 0-0 23 
24. Pepperdine               41-23 0-0 24 
25. South Carolina           41-23 0-0 25 


2005 Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches' Poll


The final 2005 Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches' Poll as selected by 40 Division I coaches representing the American Baseball Coaches Association.

                                                         
Rank    School (record)           Pts   Prv Votes
1.  Texas (56-16)                 1000   5  40
2.  Florida (48-23)                940   8  0
3.  Tulane (56-12)                 868   1  0
4.  Baylor (46-24)                 847  10  0
5.  Arizona State (42-25)          825  24  0
6.  Nebraska (57-15)               819   4  0
7.  Oregon State (46-12)           787   2  0
8.  Cal State Fullerton (46-18)    694   3  0
9.  Tennessee (46-21)              676  18  0
10. Georgia Tech (45-19)           603   6  0
11. Rice (45-19)                   598   7  0
12. Mississippi (48-20)            588  11  0
13. Miami (Fla.) (41-19-1)         508  13  0
14. Florida State (53-20)          422  14  0
15. Southern California (41-22)    413  18  0
16. Clemson (43-23)                405  19  0
17. Arizona (39-21)                381   9  0
18. Louisiana State (40-22)        329  12  0
19. Mississippi State (42-22)      217  21  0
20. Long Beach State (37-22)       197  16  0
21. South Carolina (41-23)         171  23  0
22. North Carolina (41-19-1)       151  15  0
23. Louisiana-Lafayette (48-19)     98  20  0
24. Alabama (40-23)                 96  NR  0
25. College of Charleston (48-15)   77  22  0


Dropped out:

No. 25. North Carolina State (41-19).



Others receiving votes:

Coastal Carolina 73; North Carolina State 60; Arkansas 58; Missouri 21; Stanford 18; Creighton 14; TCU 12; Wichita State 10; Pepperdine 8; Cal Poly 6; St. John?s 6; California 2; Auburn 1; Winthrop 1.

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