COLLEGE STATION -- The Texas A&M baseball team achieved its highest ranking since 1999 when the Aggies moved up two spots to No. 6 in the USA Today/ESPN and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association top 25 polls, both released Monday.
The last time A&M sat at No. 6 or higher in the polls was on May 24, 1999, when Collegiate Baseball newspaper ranked the Aggies sixth. That same week, Baseball America (No. 2) and USA Today (No. 5) both had the team in the top five.
Winners of 16 of its last 17 games, A&M (33-7) is in first place in the Big 12 standings at 15-3. The Aggies have matched a school record by winning their last 12 league games and have swept four straight conference series for the first time since 1971.
Texas A&M begins a four-game homestand on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Texas State (23-14) before welcoming in fourth-ranked Missouri (28-10) for a Big 12 showdown this weekend at Olsen Field. Tickets to these and any home game are available by calling 1-888-99-AGGIE or logging on to aggieathletics.com.