National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 31, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-753-0102
'Canes top final regular-season rankings
MIAMI TAKES OVER NO. 1 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 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. This is the final regular-season poll of the season.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Miami (Fla.) Independent 44-11 3
2. Texas Big 12 50-13 1
3. Stanford Pacific-10 44-12 2
4. Rice Western Athletic 43-12 6
5. Notre Dame Big East 49-10 7
6. East Carolina Conference USA 48-11 4
7. South Carolina Southeastern 45-15 24
8. Wichita State Missouri Valley 47-14 8
9. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 41-19 11
10. Cal State Fullerton Big West 36-20 9
11. LSU Southeastern 41-17 5
12. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 48-9 12
13. Virginia Atlantic Coast 42-13 10
14. Arkansas Southeastern 39-21 13
15. Washington Pacific-10 37-18 17
16. Georgia Southeastern 37-18 14
17. Oklahoma Big 12 37-22 15
18. Mississippi Southeastern 39-19 16
19. Florida Southeastern 40-20 18
20. Arizona State Pacific-10 40-16 20
21. Southern Miss Conference USA 44-17 23
22. Lamar Southland 41-14 25
23. Tulane Conference USA 38-19 21
24. Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-20 -
25. Vanderbilt Southeastern 42-17 28
26. Texas A&M Big 12 39-19 19
27. Long Beach State Big West 36-19 26
28. UCF Atlantic Sun 44-16 27
29. Florida Atlantic Atlantic Sun 45-15 29
30. College of Charleston Southern 45-14 30
31. Texas Tech Big 12 38-19 22
32. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 41-19 32
33. Oklahoma State Big 12 37-22 -
34. Tennessee Southeastern 37-22 33
35. Birmingham-Southern Big South 46-16 -
Dropped out: N.C. State (31), St. John's (34), Pittsburgh (35).
Others receiving votes: North Carolina State, Clemson, UC Irvine, Nebraska, Cal Poly, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Northwestern State, Arizona, Ohio State, Penn State, Richmond, Oregon State, South Florida, Army, Dallas Baptist, Texas-Arlington, Washington State, Albany, Central Connecticut State, George Mason, TCU, Missouri, Houston, Coastal Carolina, UCLA, Mississippi State, LeMoyne, Middle Tennessee.

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)