OSU Ends Up No. 7 In All Four Baseball Rankings

June 30, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State finished the 2005 baseball season at No. 7 in the national in all four sets of final rankings - the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the Baseball America magazine rankings, the Collegiate Baseball newspaper rankings and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

The Beavers finished 46-12 overall, setting a school record for wins in a season, and tied for seventh at the College World Series. OSU won the Pacific-10 championship with a 19-5 record, two games ahead of its nearest competitor.

The Beavers had risen as high as No. 2 in all four national polls during the season, OSU's highest-ever rankings in any national baseball poll. The previous best for Oregon State had been No. 5 rankings in 1963 and 1968.

Looking ahead, Baseball America took an early glance at next season - acknowledging that late signings with pro clubs and transfers could have a great effect between now and then - and picked 'Eight For Omaha `06', with Oregon State ranked No. 5 on that list.

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