LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball made its deepest run in its fourth trip to the College World Series over the last six years to earn a No. 4 national ranking Thursday, matching the 2016 Red Raiders for its highest final ranking in program history.
The Red Raiders were ranked No. 4 by four of the five polls released on Thursday, including D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association (NCBWA) and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (CBN). Perfect Game had the Red Raiders slotted fifth. This is the best collection of rankings since the 2016 club came in at No. 4 by D1Baseball.com.
Texas Tech finished the season 46-20 overall with a 16-8 mark in Big 12 games to capture the program’s third Big 12 Championship in four years. Tech finished 7-3 in the NCAA Tournament, winning twice in Omaha to make its deepest CWS run in program history as one of the final four remaining.
Head coach Tim Tadlock continued establishing Red Raider baseball as one of the premier programs in the country. His 2019 squad won 45-plus games for the third-straight year and for the fifth time in six seasons. Tech is the only program in the country to host an NCAA Regional each of the last four seasons, one of three to earn a top-eight National Seed three of the last four years, and one of three to make it to Omaha four of the last six years.