National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 15, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top four teams keep pace
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 23-2 2
3. South Carolina Southeastern 17-0 3
4. LSU Southeastern 15-2 4
5. Miami (Fla.) Independent 15-3 6
6. Rice Western Athletic 14-4 5
7. Arizona State Pacific-10 17-3 7
8. Notre Dame Big East 12-1 10
9. Auburn Southeastern 16-2 9
10. Long Beach State Big West 13-5 8
11. Wichita State Missouri Valley 6-0 12
12. Mississippi Southeastern 14-1 15
13. Texas A&M Big 12 18-2 14
14. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 18-2 13
15. Tulane Conference USA 12-5 11
16. Florida Southeastern 18-3 17
17. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 14-3 16
18. Southern Miss Conference USA 14-2 18
19. UC Irvine Big West 14-5 21
20. Mississippi State Southeastern 10-2 20
21. Florida State Atlantic Coast 16-5 22
22. East Carolina Conference USA 16-3 23
23. Nebraska Big 12 8-4 24
24. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 12-4 25
25. Virginia Atlantic Coast 17-2 -
26. Arizona Pacific-10 11-7 28
27. Vanderbilt Southeastern 13-2 -
28. New Mexico State Sun Belt 16-4 32
29. Alabama Southeastern 14-4 -
30. Missouri Big 12 15-3 33
31. Tennessee Southeastern 16-2 -
32. Memphis Conference USA 10-3 34
33. Oklahoma State Big 12 12-5 26
34. Washington Pacific-10 10-4 -
35. Georgia Southeastern 12-3 -
Dropped out: Oklahoma (19), Georgia Tech (27), UNC Greensboro (29), UAB (30), Clemson (31), Cal Poly (35).
Others receiving votes: Cal Poly, Southern, Illinois-Chicago, SMS, Minnesota, Houston, Rutgers, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas-Arlington, Pepperdine, Georgia Tech, Coastal Carolina, Ohio State, Stetson, Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Florida International, California, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, UCF, Oral Roberts, Arkansas, Lamar, Middle Tennessee, UNC Greensboro, Oklahoma.

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)