National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 19, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top five remains the same
TEXAS CONTINUES ATOP 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 38-5 1
2. Stanford Pacific-10 29-5 2
3. Rice Western Athletic 30-7 3
4. Miami (Fla.) Independent 28-8 4
5. Notre Dame Big East 30-5 5
6. Mississippi Southeastern 31-6 11
7. Long Beach State Big West 26-9 9
8. LSU Southeastern 28-10 10
9. South Carolina Southeastern 25-7 8
10. East Carolina Conference USA 31-6 14
11. Wichita State Missouri Valley 23-7 12
12. Southern Miss Conference USA 29-8 13
13. Tennessee Southeastern 29-9 6
14. Tulane Conference USA 26-12 7
15. Oklahoma Big 12 25-13 28
16. Auburn Southeastern 26-12 16
17. Nebraska Big 12 26-9 15
18. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 31-7 22
19. Texas A&M Big 12 31-11 17
20. Virginia Atlantic Coast 32-7 25
21. UCF Atlantic Sun 32-8 26
22. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 27-10 24
23. Florida Southeastern 28-11 21
24. Florida State Atlantic Coast 26-13 20
25. College of Charleston Southern 28-7 23
26. UC Irvine Big West 23-10 19
27. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 27-12 27
28. Vanderbilt Southeastern 26-10 29
29. Oklahoma State Big 12 24-13 32
30. Arkansas Southeastern 25-13 30
31. Cal Poly Big West 33-13 -
32. Washington Pacific-10 21-13 31
33. Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-16 -
34. Rutgers Big East 20-13 -
35. UNLV Mountain West 24-13 t35
Dropped out: Florida Atlantic (18), UNC Greensboro (33), Arizona State (34), Louisiana-Lafayette (t35).
Others receiving votes: Arizona State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern, New Mexico State, Texas Tech, Missouri, Lamar, Birmingham-Southern, SMS, Minnesota, Texas-Arlington, Arizona, The Citadel, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Stetson, Richmond, Oregon State, South Florida, Army, Austin Peay, Mississippi State, Michigan State, St. John's, Dallas Baptist, Washington 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)