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National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 28, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter

Texas vaults to No. 3
FLORIDA STATE TOPS NCBWA POLL
HEADED INTO NCAA TOURNAMENT
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 May 28 survey with school records in parentheses:

NCBWA COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL
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School (Record)
Florida State (56-12)
Rice (47-11)
Texas (48-14)
Alabama (48-13)
South Carolina (48-14)
Clemson (47-14)
Wake Forest (44-11)
Houston (44-15)
Florida (43-17)
LSU (40-19)
Stanford (40-16)
Georgia Tech (46-14)
North Carolina (40-19)
Nebraska (42-18)
Wichita State (46-14)
Cal State Northridge (40-15)
Notre Dame (44-15)

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San Jose State (45-15)
Southern California (34-22)
Richmond (49-10)
Texas Tech (41-18)
South Alabama (41-17)
Arizona State (35-19)
Long Beach State (37-19)
Cal State Fullerton (36-20)
Louisville (39-16)
Central Florida (40-20)
Baylor (34-24)
East Carolina (41-19)
Oklahoma (35-25)
Ohio State (36-18)
Southwest Missouri St. (41-19)
New Mexico State (37-23)
Northwestern State (43-17)
Maine (40-15)

Others Receiving Votes: Rutgers, San Diego, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Auburn, Oral Roberts, Kent State, George Washington, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette

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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