Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lobos ranked No. 25 in the country


New Mexico is ranked in the coaches' Top 25 for the first time in 13 seasons.

The Lobos (13-2) moved into the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 at No. 25 this week for the first time since the 1999 season when they went 42-14 overall.  New Mexico's 13-2 start matches the 1984 team for the best record after 15 games in school history.

UNM went 4-1 at last week's Cathedral City Classic, beating overrated Texas A&M 15-3 along the way.  The Lobos' lone loss of the weekend came against a Cal Poly squad that was just 2-7 overall heading into the game.  New Mexico has beaten two Pac-12 teams (Oregon and Oregon State) this season and its only other loss came at home to Purdue.  The Boilermakers are unbeaten (9-0) and, somehow, unranked.

New Mexico also jumped to No. 4 in this week's Mid Major Softball Poll, which features three Mountain West teams.  San Diego State follows closely behind at No. 5, with Boise State at No. 17 this week.