National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 3, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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East Carolina vaults to No. 5
STANFORD RECLAIMS
TOP SPOT IN 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 35-6 2
2. Texas Big 12 42-8 1
3. Rice Western Athletic 33-7 3
4. Miami (Fla.) Independent 33-9 4
5. East Carolina Conference USA 38-6 8
6. LSU Southeastern 34-12 6
7. South Carolina Southeastern 32-12 7
8. Notre Dame Big East 35-9 9
9. Long Beach State Big West 30-12 5
10. Arkansas Southeastern 32-14 13
11. Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-9 10
12. Mississippi Southeastern 33-14 11
13. Tulane Conference USA 32-14 14
14. Southern Miss Conference USA 33-12 12
15. Florida Southeastern 34-12 23
16. Tennessee Southeastern 33-13 15
17. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 37-8 17
18. Georgia Southeastern 30-15 32
19. Texas A&M Big 12 35-14 19
20. Virginia Atlantic Coast 36-9 20
21. Oklahoma State Big 12 29-15 28
22. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 31-11 21
23. College of Charleston Southern 35-8 24
24. Oklahoma Big 12 28-18 18
25. Texas Tech Big 12 31-13 25
26. Auburn Southeastern 29-17 16
27. UC Irvine Big West 28-13 26
28. Florida State Atlantic Coast 29-16 -
29. Washington Pacific-10 26-14 29
30. Arizona State Pacific-10 30-13 31
31. Nebraska Big 12 30-14 30
32. Vanderbilt Southeastern 31-13 33
33. UCF Atlantic Sun 34-10 22
34. Lamar Southland 34-12 34
35. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 27-17 24
Dropped out: Clemson (27).
Others receiving votes: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Louisiana-Lafayette,
Southern, New Mexico State, Birmingham-Southern, Minnesota, Texas-Arlington, Arizona, The Citadel, Ohio State, Stetson, Richmond, Oregon State, South Florida, Army, TCU, Austin Peay, Michigan State, St. John's, Dallas Baptist, Washington State, Missouri, Florida Atlantic, Albany, Central Connecticut State, George Mason, TCU, George Washington, Pittsburgh.

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)