National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 29, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
Cardinal enjoys sixth 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 20-3 1
2. Texas Big 12 28-4 2
3. LSU Southeastern 21-4 3
4. Miami (Fla.) Independent 22-5 4
5. Rice Western Athletic 20-6 6
6. Notre Dame Big East 17-3 7
7. South Carolina Southeastern 21-4 5
8. Auburn Southeastern 20-6 14
9. Arizona State Pacific-10 21-7 9
10. Mississippi Southeastern 20-3 10
11. Long Beach State Big West 18-7 11
12. Florida Southeastern 23-5 16
13. Tennessee Southeastern 21-5 12
14. Wichita State Missouri Valley 12-2 8
15. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 25-5 15
16. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 20-6 18
17. Southern Miss Conference USA 20-4 17
18. Texas A&M Big 12 23-6 13
19. Tulane Conference USA 19-7 19
20. Nebraska Big 12 16-5 20
21. UC Irvine Big West 18-6 21
22. Florida State Atlantic Coast 21-7 22
23. East Carolina Conference USA 19-6 23
24. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 17-8 24
25. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 19-5 27
26. UNC Greensboro Southern 19-5 29
27. College of Charleston Southern 20-5 -
28. UCF Atlantic Sun 23-5 30
29. Virginia Atlantic Coast 20-7 31
30. Kansas State Big 12 19-7 35
31 New Mexico State Sun Belt? 22-7 -
32 Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-5 -
33 Washington Pacific-10 15-7 -
34. Oklahoma State Big 12 17-9 34
35. Birmingham-Southern Big South 18-6 -
Dropped out: Mississippi State (25); Missouri (26); Georgia (28); Alabama (32); South Florida (33).
Others receiving votes: TCU, Cal Poly, Southern Illinois-Chicago, SMS, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas-Arlington, Arizona, Pepperdine, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stetson, Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, Florida International, California, Texas Tech, Georgia, Arkansas, Lamar, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, South Florida, Oregon State.

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)