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Texas Tech Receives First Top-10 Ranking Since 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas (Texas Tech Press Release) – Coming off its first NCAA Regional Tournament championship in its program’s history, Texas Tech (43-19) received a pair of No. 10 national rankings this week – its first top-10 ranking since 1998.
Texas Tech was ranked No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball and was also ranked No. 10 in the country by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association.
The last time Tech received a top-10 national ranking was on Feb. 22, 1998 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll when Tech started the season 9-4. The last time Tech earned a top-10 ranking to end a season was in 1997 (No. 6 – USA Today Coaches’).
After punching its first-ever ticket to an NCAA Super Regional, Tech received a national ranking for the 16th straight week, including every week of the regular season, the Red Raiders are among the top-30 in the country according to the NCBWA poll.
The Red Raiders are ranked by Collegiate Baseball for the eighth time this season, including five times during the last six weeks.
Overall, with each ranking during the season, Texas Tech has received 39 national rankings from Baseball America (2), NCBWA (16), Collegiate Baseball (8), USA Today Coaches’ (11) and Perfect Game (2).
Texas Tech will host College of Charleston (44-17) this weekend for the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional, June 7-8/9, at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. The winner of this weekend’s super regional will advance to the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, June 14-24/25 at TD Ameritrade Park.