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Texas baseball tumbles in national polls

Posted March 30th, 2015

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After taking a beating at Nebraska over the weekend, Texas is taking another beating in the national polls.

Baseball America, which has been the Longhorns’ toughest critic all season long, dropped Texas out of the Top 25 for the first time this year. Texas was 19th entering last week, but that was before it struggled in a Tuesday road win at Texas State and got swept in three weekend games at Nebraska. The Longhorns (17-11, 5-1 Big 12) scored a grand total of one run through the first 32 innings in Lincoln. A two-run home run by Collin Shaw in Sunday’s ninth inning prevented a second-straight shutout.

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Here’s how the national polls reacted to Texas’ clunker:

Baseball America: Last week-19. This week-not ranked. Difference-seven spots, at least.

USA Today Coaches: Last week-12. This week-19. Difference-seven spots.

D1 Baseball: Last week-16. This week-24. Difference-eight spots.

Collegiate Baseball: Last week-10. This week-23. Difference-13 spots.

Perfect Game: Last week-16. This week-25. Difference-nine spots.

NCBWA: Last week-11. This week-18. Difference-seven spots.

On Tuesday, Texas hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islanders (11-12) have dropped seven of their last eight games.

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