Texas' catcher Michael Cantu, left, speaks with pitcher Ty Culbreth during a NCAA college baseball game against Texas Tech at Disch-Falk Field Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas baseball No. 88 in initial RPI

Posted April 5th, 2016

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As expected, Texas baseball will have to make up some ground to be considered for an at-large berth in the NCAA postseason. On Tuesday, the first official RPI of the season was released, and Texas checked in at No. 88.

The Longhorns’ standing is not good, but it’s also not surprising as they had been lingering in the 90s of unofficial RPIs in recent weeks.

The rest of the Big 12 looks like this: TCU, 15; Oklahoma State, 19; Texas Tech, 29; West Virginia, 63; Baylor, 115; Oklahoma, 134; Kansas State, 175; Kansas, 209.

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When extending at-large berths, the NCAA selection committee generally does not consider teams ranked below 75.

Texas (12-16, 3-3 Big 12) heads to Kansas State this weekend after hosting Texas A&M Corpus Christi (RPI: 203) on Tuesday.

 

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