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Texas Tech Receives its First National Ranking Since 2005

Texas Tech's last national ranking was March 28, 2005 (USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll)

Feb. 27, 2012

Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Poll (Feb. 27, 2012)

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech baseball team received a No. 24 national ranking in this week's Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, the publication announced this morning.

It marks the first national ranking for the Red Raiders in a major poll since March 28, 2005, when Tech was tabbed No. 25 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll. It is Tech's first ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll since March 7, 2005 (No. 27).

Texas Tech has started the season with a 7-1 overall record with three wins over nationally-ranked opponents, including a pair of wins over then-No. 18 St. John's last week in the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic in Lubbock.

The Red Raiders pitching staff has recorded a 2.00 team ERA with a .296 team batting average. Tech currently has seven pitchers with an ERA under 2.50 and four batters who are hitting at least .340.

Texas Tech completes its nine-game homestand later today hosting Northern Illinois (0-6) for a 5 p.m. first pitch at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Texas Tech's Most Recent National Rankings - Major National Polls
- Baseball America - No. 21 - March 21, 2005
- Collegiate Baseball Newspaper - No. 27 - March 7, 2005
- NCBWA - No. 25 - March 21, 2005
- USA Today/ESPN Coaches - No. 25 - March 28, 2005



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