April 29, 2013
PITTSBURGH – Coming off of a weekend sweep of Cincinnati, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team has moved up to the No. 17 ranking in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, its highest ranking in program history.
The Panthers, who have been ranked for five weeks this season, previous best ranking came in May of 2010 when they climbed as high as 20th in the polls. The five weeks in the rankings also marks a program record for Pitt with the prior mark being three weeks in 2010.
Outside of this season and 2010, Pitt’s only other national rankings from CBN came in the final polls of the 1995 and 1967 seasons when they ranked No. 28 and No. 27 respectively.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll as it dates back to the 1957 college baseball season.
Pitt returns to action tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, when they travel to Morgantown to face rival West Virginia in a midweek contest.