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

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)