National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 8, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
South Carolina jumps to No. 3
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 16 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 15-3 1
2. Texas Big 12 19-2 2
3. South Carolina Southeastern 12-0 6
4. LSU Southeastern 12-2 3
5. Rice Western Athletic 11-3 4
6. Miami (Fla.) Independent 11-3 5
7. Arizona State Pacific-10 15-2 7
8. Long Beach State Big West 11-4 9
9. Auburn Southeastern 13-1 11
10. Notre Dame Big East 7-1 10
11. Tulane Conference USA 10-3 8
12. Wichita State Missouri Valley 3-0 12
13. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 16-1 13
14. Texas A&M Big 12 14-2 14
15. Mississippi Southeastern 11-0 15
16. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 10-2 17
17. Florida Southeastern 15-3 18
18. Southern Mississippi Conference USA 11-1 20
19. Oklahoma Big 12 10-3 19
20. Mississippi State Southeastern 7-0 24
21. UC Irvine Big West 12-3 32
22. Florida State Atlantic Coast 11-5 22
23. East Carolina Conference USA 12-3 28
24. Nebraska Big 12 6-3 16
25. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 8-3 30
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 10-4 27
27. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 8-5 -
28. Arizona Pacific-10 9-6 33
29. UNC Greensboro Southern 10-1 -
30. UAB Conference USA 10-2 -
31. Clemson Atlantic Coast 4-5 26
32. New Mexico State Sun Belt 14-3 35
33. Missouri Big 12 11-3 -
34. Memphis Conference USA 6-2 -
35. Cal Poly Big West 17-7 -
Dropped out: Cal State Fullerton (21), Virginia Commonwealth (23), Oregon State (25), Washington (29), Alabama (31), Arkansas (34).
Others receiving votes: Southern, Illinois-Chicago, SMS, Minnesota, Houston, Rutgers, Texas-Arlington, Pepperdine, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, USF, Tennessee, Ohio State, William & Mary, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Florida International, California, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, UCF, Virginia, Southern California, Oral Roberts, Arkansas.

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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)