It's already been a pretty good year for the Saint Louis University Billikens. For the first time since 2000 the basketball team made a trip to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Division I National Championship tournament and, for good measure, upset Memphis in the first round. Now that the hoops hoopla has subsided, could another SLU team stand poised to step up to the national spotlight? And could that team be ... the baseball squad?
Well,Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has just come out with its newest national rankings, and the editors ranked the Billikens No. 30 in the nation -- about the same ranking that the basketball team enjoyed for much of the season (judging by points received among non-Top 25 schools.)
So far this season the Billikens are 19-5 overall, and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
According to slubillikens.com, the SLU baseball team is in the midst of a school record 13-game winning streak, which is second only to Campbell University's 18-game streak for longest active streak in the NCAA.