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National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 16, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter

Alabama rises to No. 2
FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS FOR
CLEMSON ATOP NCBWA POLL
DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, with a panel of college baseball experts, presents its popular NCAA Division I Top 35 poll in 2002.

Voting on the weekly NCBWA poll is conducted by a select panel of the organizationís members. Each poll of the 2002 season has representation by several different conferences and top independents among the 279 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks.

Weekly polls will continue each week through the end of the College World Series.

Here is the April 16 survey with school records in parentheses:

NCBWA COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL
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School (Record)
Clemson (30-4)
Alabama (32-5)
Rice (31-8)
Stanford (25-8)
Wake Forest (28-5)
South Carolina (28-8)
Georgia Tech (30-5)
Florida State (34-11)
Houston (27-10)
Wichita State (24-8)
Mississippi (29-8)
Texas (31-10)
Florida (26-12)
Baylor (27-12)
Arizona State (24-13)
Oklahoma State (25-9)
Florida Atlantic (32-6)

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Richmond (32-4)
Cal State Fullerton (23-12)
Texas A&M (28-13)
Long Beach State (23-10)
Nebraska (23-13)
Southwest Missouri St. (24-6)
Stetson (31-5)
James Madison (30-8)
East Carolina (26-9)
North Carolina (25-13)
Auburn (25-13)
Northwestern State (28-8)
Louisiana State (24-13)
San Jose State (29-12)
Oral Roberts (23-9)
Southern Mississippi (24-13)
Notre Dame (21-12)
South Alabama (23-11)


2002 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
January 28 (Stanford)
February 5 (Stanford)
February 12 (Stanford)
February 19 (Stanford)
February 26 (Stanford)
March 5 (Stanford)

March 12 (Florida St.)
March 19 (Florida St.)
March 26 (Clemson)
April 2 (Clemson)
April 9 (Clemson)
April 16 (Clemson)

April 23 (Clemson)
April 30 (Clemson)
May 7 (Clemson)
May 14 (Clemson)
May 21 (Florida St.)
May 28 (Florida St.)

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