National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 10, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
Longhorns return to No. 1 after one-week absence
TEXAS BACK ON TOP OF 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 46-8 2
2. Stanford Pacific-10 37-8 1
3. Miami (Fla.) Independent 36-9 4
4. Rice Western Athletic 35-9 3
5. East Carolina Conference USA 41-7 5
6. LSU Southeastern 36-13 6
7. South Carolina Southeastern 34-13 7
8. Notre Dame Big East 37-9 8
9. Long Beach State Big West 34-12 9
10. Mississippi Southeastern 35-15 12
11. Tulane Conference USA 34-15 13
12. Southern Miss Conference USA 36-13 14
13. Florida Southeastern 36-13 15
14. Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-9 11
15. Arkansas Southeastern 33-16 10
16. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 37-8 17
17. Georgia Southeastern 33-15 18
18. Washington Pacific-10 28-15 29
19. Texas A&M Big 12 35-14 19
20. Oklahoma State Big 12 31-16 21
21. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 34-12 22
22. College of Charleston Southern 37-9 23
23. Tennessee Southeastern 34-15 16
24. Oklahoma Big 12 31-18 24
25. Virginia Atlantic Coast 37-11 20
26. Arizona State Pacific-10 32-13 30
27. UC Irvine Big West 31-13 27
28. UCF Atlantic Sun 37-11 33
29. Texas Tech Big 12 32-15 25
30. Lamar Southland 34-12 34
31. Florida State Atlantic Coast 31-18 28
32. Vanderbilt Southeastern 33-14 32
33. Nebraska Big 12 31-16 31
34. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 30-17 35
35. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 36-13 -
Dropped out: Auburn (26).
Others receiving votes: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico State, Birmingham-Southern, Minnesota, Texas-Arlington, Arizona, Ohio State, Penn State, Richmond, Oregon State, Army, Austin Peay, St. John's, Dallas Baptist, Washington State, Albany, Central Connecticut State, George Mason, TCU, Mississippi Valley State, Missouri.

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)