National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 24, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Cal State Fullerton jumps into the Top 10
TEXAS LEAPS BACK TO 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 48-11 2
2. Stanford Pacific-10 42-11 1
3. Miami (Fla.) Independent 41-11 5
4. East Carolina Conference USA 47-9 4
5. LSU Southeastern 41-15 6
6. Rice Western Athletic 40-11 3
7. Notre Dame Big East 46-10 8
8. Wichita State Missouri Valley 43-13 13
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-20 32
10. Virginia Atlantic Coast 42-11 22
11. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 38-17 27
12. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 45-9 14
13. Arkansas Southeastern 37-19 15
14. Georgia Southeastern 37-18 19
15. Oklahoma Big 12 36-20 20
16. Mississippi Southeastern 39-17 9
17. Washington Pacific-10 34-18 16
18. Florida Southeastern 38-18 17
19. Texas A&M Big 12 39-17 18
20. Arizona State Pacific-10 39-14 23
21. Tulane Conference USA 38-17 11
22. Texas Tech Big 12 38-17 25
23. Southern Miss Conference USA 40-15 12
24. South Carolina Southeastern 41-15 7
25. Lamar Southland 37-14 26
26. Long Beach State Big West 36-16 10
27. UCF Atlantic Sun 42-14 24
28. Vanderbilt Southeastern 39-16 29
29. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 41-14 30
30. College of Charleston Southern 42-12 31
31. North Carolina State Atlantic Coast 34-20 33
32. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 38-17 21
33. Tennessee Southeastern 36-20 35
34. St. John's Big East 35-19 -
35. Pittsburgh Big East 38-16 -
Dropped out: Florida State (28); Oklahoma State (34).
Others receiving votes: Clemson, UC Irvine, Nebraska, Cal Poly, Louisiana-Lafayette, Birmingham-Southern, Minnesota, Texas-Arlington, Northwestern State, Arizona, Ohio State, Penn State, Richmond, Oregon State, South Florida, Army, Dallas Baptist, Washington State, Albany, Central Connecticut State, George Mason, TCU, Texas Southern, Missouri, UNLV, Houston, Rhode Island.

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)