Kansas Baseball Earns National Ranking

April 13, 2009


Following the team’s first three-game sweep of Oklahoma State in 16 years, the Kansas baseball team finds itself in Baseball America’s Top 25, ranked 24th in the latest poll released by the publication Monday. This marks the first time since May 29, 2006 that KU has been ranked in the Top 25.

The Jayhawks have won five straight games, including a three-game sweep over then-No. 17 Oklahoma State this past weekend. KU is 23-12 overall, including 8-7 against Top 25 teams this year. The Jayhawks also swept then-No. 1 Texas in a three-game series March 20-22.

Four other Big 12 schools are in this week’s Top 25. Baylor held on to its No. 7 ranking after taking two of three from Missouri, Texas stayed at No. 9 after sweeping Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Oklahoma moved up one spot to No. 10, taking two of three from Texas Tech, while Kansas State is ranked No. 21 after winning two of three against previously ranked Texas A&M.

Kansas returns to action Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Rosenblatt Stadium against Creighton. The game will be televised by CBS College Sports (Channel 143 on Sunflower Cable).