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National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 30, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter

Rice stays at No. 2; Alabama rises to No. 3
CLEMSON CONTINUES ITS
NO. 1 RUN IN 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 30 survey with school records in parentheses:

NCBWA COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL
Rank
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.

School (Record)
Clemson (38-6)
Rice (39-8)
Alabama (38-7)
Wake Forest (36-8)
Florida State (41-12)
South Carolina (34-10)
Texas (37-11)
Houston (32-12)
Stanford (29-12)
Georgia Tech (36-9)
Wichita State (32-10)
East Carolina (33-10)
Mississippi (34-11)
North Carolina (32-15)
Nebraska (30-15)
Florida (32-13)
Cal State Northridge (32-13)

18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
t26.
t26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.

Baylor (31-16)
Richmond (36-7)
Cal State Fullerton (29-15)
South Alabama (31-12)
Florida Atlantic (36-9)
Southern California (28-17)
Arizona State (26-16)
Texas Tech (34-16)
Notre Dame (30-12)
James Madison (36-10)
LSU (30-15)
Texas A&M (32-18)
Northwestern State (35-9)
Oklahoma State (29-15)
San Jose State (35-13)
Ohio State (25-13)
Long Beach State (26-15)
Southwest Missouri State (30-10)
Auburn (27-18)


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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