Texas Tech Ranked 8th in Final National Poll|
Texas Tech won its first-ever NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional and made its first-ever trip to the College World series this season
June 27, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas -Texas Tech (45-21) capped off its historic 2014 season with a No. 8 national ranking, according to Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association and USA Today Coaches' Poll.
The Red Raiders posted the fourth most wins in school history while making Tech's first-ever appearance at the College World Series in Omaha.
Tech's No. 8 ranking matches the highest in school history to end a season while the 1995 Red Raiders were ranked eighth by Baseball America and USA Today Coaches' after winning a school-record 51 games.
Tech posted a 40-win regular season and a fourth-place finish in Big 12 standings before winning the school's first-ever NCAA regional with a victory over No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the Coral Gables Regional. Tech advanced to Omaha after sweeping No. 16 College of Charleston in back-to-back 1-0 games in the Lubbock Super Regional.
The Red Raiders were nationally ranked for 18 consecutive weeks - spanning the entire 2014 season.
Overall, with each ranking during the season, Texas Tech received 46 national rankings from Baseball America (3), National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (18), Collegiate Baseball (10), USA Today Coaches' (12) and Perfect Game (3).