National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 1, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Texas keeps pace at No. 2
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 13-2 1
2. Texas Big 12 15-2 2
3. LSU Southeastern 9-1 5
4. Rice Western Athletic 7-2 3
5. Miami (Fla.) Independent 7-3 6
6. South Carolina Southeastern 9-0 7
7. Arizona State Pacific-10 12-2 8
8. Tulane Conference USA 8-1 10
9. Long Beach State Big West 9-3 9
10. Notre Dame Big East 6-0 11
11. Auburn Southeastern 9-1 17
12. Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 12
13. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 12-1 14
14. Texas A&M Big 12 12-1 22
15. Mississippi Southeastern 6-0 20
16. Nebraska Big 12 5-1 21
17. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 7-0 23
18. Florida Southeastern 10-3 24
19. Oklahoma Big 12 8-1 31
20. Southern Mississippi Conference USA 6-3 25
21. Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-8 18
22. Florida State Atlantic Coast 9-4 19
23. Virginia Commonwealth Colonial 8-2 27
24. Mississippi State Southeastern 3-0 28
25. Oregon State Pacific-10 8-1 30
26. Clemson Atlantic Coast 2-3 13
27. Oklahoma State Big 12 8-2 t35
28. East Carolina Conference USA 12-0 -
29. Washington Pacific-10 6-3 16
30. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 4-3 15
31. Alabama Southeastern 8-2 t35
32. UC Irvine Big West 9-2 -
33. Arizona Pacific-10 7-5 -
34. Arkansas Southeastern 11-3 -
35. New Mexico State Sun Belt 10-3 -
Dropped out: Georgia Tech (4), Winthrop (26), Stetson (29), Cal Poly (32), Texas Tech (33), Lamar (34).
Others receiving votes: UAB, Baylor, Cal Poly, Southern, SMS, Minnesota, Rutgers, Texas-Arlington, Pepperdine, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, USF, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio State, William and Mary, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Florida International, California, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, UCF, Virginia, Southern 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)