National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 23, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Cardinal is third team to top poll in '04
STANFORD TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the seventh year with its 2004 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue from Feb. 2 through June 30, 2004, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The early polls of the 2004 season have representation by 15 different conferences and top independents among the 285 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Stanford Pacific-10 10-2 3
2. Texas Big 12 11-2 1
3. Rice Western Athletic 5-2 2
4. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 6-0 4
5. LSU Southeastern 6-1 6
6. Miami (Fla.) Independent 4-2 5
7. South Carolina Southeastern 7-0 7
8. Arizona State Pacific-10 8-2 8
9. Long Beach State Big West 7-2 10
10. Tulane Conference USA 5-1 9
11. Notre Dame Big East 2-0 12
12. Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 11
13. Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 13
14. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 10-0 23
15. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-0 17
16. Washington Pacific-10 5-1 18
17. Auburn Southeastern 5-1 24
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 6-6 16
19. Florida State Atlantic Coast 7-3 19
20. Mississippi Southeastern 3-0 20
21. Nebraska Big 12 3-0 21
22. Texas A&M Big 12 7-0 26
23. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 4-0 22
24. Florida Southeastern 6-3 25
25. Southern Mississippi Conference USA 3-0 29
26. Winthrop Big South 4-1 28
27. Virginia Commonwealth Colonial 5-1 30
28. Mississippi State Southeastern 0-0 31
29. Stetson Atlantic Sun 4-2 27
30. Oregon State Pacific-10 6-0 -
31. Oklahoma Big 12 5-1 -
32. Cal Poly Big West 12-4 -
33. Texas Tech Big 12 7-2 33
34. Lamar Southland 6-2 -
t35. Alabama Southeastern 5-2 -
t35. Oklahoma State Big 12 4-2 35
Dropped out: Arizona (14), Baylor (15), Southern (32), UNLV (34)
Others receiving votes: Baylor, Southern, SMS, Minnesota, Southern California, Houston, Rutgers, Texas-Arlington, Pepperdine, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, Arkansas, South Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio State, William & Mary, Pittsburgh, UC Irvine, Georgia, Florida International, East Carolina, California.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-American awards, publication and writing contests.

2004 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Rice)
February 9 (Rice)
February 16 (Texas)
February 23 (Stanford)
March 1 (Stanford)
March 8 (Stanford)
March 15 (Stanford)
March 22 (Stanford)
March 29 (Stanford)
April 5 (Texas)
April 12 (Texas)
April 19 (Texas)
April 26 (Texas)
May 3 (Stanford)
May 10 (Texas)
May 17 (Stanford)
May 24 (Texas)
May 31 (Miami)
June 7 (Miami)
June 14 (Miami)
Final (Cal State Fullerton)