May 23, 2006
The Toreros concluded its 2006 campaign with a 32-23 overall record and a 13-8 record in West Coast Conference play, good for a third place finish. The Toreros are hoping that their resume will be strong enough for the NCAA selection committee.
USD had the 10th toughest non-conference schedule in the nation according to Boydsworld.com. USD opened the series by shocking the college baseball world as they swept the defending national champion Texas Longhorns which set the tone for the season. USD would ride that momentum for the first month of play reaching as high as No. 8 in the Collegiate Baseball top-30 Poll on February 20. The No.8 ranking was the highest in program history. USD has also posted wins against some of the big guns of the college baseball world in defeating the
The national media has a liking for the Toreros as well, with four media sources having the Toreros earning an at-large bid. SEbaseball.com is one of these media sources, and last season they predicted 63 of the 64 teams in the tournament correct. The other media sources that have USD earning an at-large bid are the Rosenblatt Report, BoydsWorld.com and Perfectgame.org. Below are the links to the aforementioned websites for fans to take a look at.