Stanford Back In <i>Baseball America</i> Poll At No. 19

Feb. 27, 2006

Durham, N.C. - Stanford has moved back into the most recent Baseball America national poll released Monday at No. 19 after winning four of five games last week. The Cardinal started last week's action with a 13-9 win over Texas on Monday in the rubber game of a three-game set and then defeated Nevada, 5-2, on Tuesday before taking two-of-three at Fresno State (3-2, 5-7, 6-3) this past Friday-Sunday.

The Cardinal started the 2006 season unranked in the publication's preseason poll for the first time since the Baseball America rankings began in 1981. Stanford had moved back into the poll for two weeks (February 6-13) at No. 19 and No. 24, respectively, before being bounced out again on February 20.

Stanford had been ranked by Baseball America for 227 consecutive polls from 1994-2005 before dropping out for the first time in 11 years on May 16, 2005.The Cardinal also moved up two spots to No. 10 in Monday's Collegiate Baseball poll. This week's NCBWA and Rosenblatt Report polls have yet to be released.

Stanford continues a 10-game road swing with a three-game non-conference series at California (6-5) this Friday-Sunday, March 3-5 (2 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

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