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

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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)