May 6, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Coming off of a weekend sweep of Georgetown, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team has held its No. 17 ranking in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, its highest ranking in program history.
Additionally, the Panthers have cracked the rankings in the newest Baseball America poll coming in at No. 24. It marks the second time Pitt has made the BA poll (May 2010) and the first time in program history that it has been ranked in multiple polls.
The Panthers, who have been ranked for six weeks this season, previous best ranking came in May of 2010 when they climbed as high as 20th in the polls. The six weeks in the rankings doubles the prior mark of three weeks set back in 2010.
Outside of this season and 2010, Pitt's only other national rankings came from CBN in the final polls of the 1995 and 1967 seasons when they ranked No. 28 and No. 27 respectively.
Pitt returns to action on Wednesday, May 8, when it hosts Ohio at 6 p.m. at Charles L. Cost Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.