March 27, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Seminoles stay atop poll with perfect week
FLORIDA STATE TOPS NCBWA TOP 30 POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the ninth year with its 2006 preseason predictions and weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue through June 27, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Florida State won each of its four games this week to improve to 25-2 and keep its spot atop the poll. Nebraska (17-3) moved up to No. 2 and Mississippi State, now 19-1, is now ranked third. North Carolina, ranked second a week ago, dropped to No. 6.

The SEC, with nine teams in the poll, has the most ranked teams of any conference. Overall, this week's poll has representation by ten different conferences among the 284 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Florida State Atlantic Coast 25-2 4-0 1
2. Nebraska Big 12 17-3 2-1 3
3. Mississippi State Southeastern 19-1 4-1 6
4. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 20-4 2-1 5
5. South Carolina Southeastern 22-3 5-0 7
6. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 20-5 3-2 2
7. Rice Conference USA 20-8 2-2 4
8. Cal State Fullerton Big West 20-7 3-1 9
9. Clemson Atlantic Coast 16-6 5-0 11
10. Arkansas Southeastern 20-5 3-2 8
11. Arizona State Pacific-10 21-7 3-0 17
12. Oregon State Pacific-10 15-7 3-0 15
13. Texas Big 12 19-10 4-0 t19
14. Tulane Conference USA 17-9 3-1 18
15. Oklahoma Big 12 20-6 2-1 t19
16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 21-5 1-2 12
17. LSU Southeastern 19-7 2-2 13
18. Florida Southeastern 17-11 0-4 10
19. Miami, Fla. Atlantic Coast 23-7 2-1 21
20. Southern Miss Conference USA 20-6 4-1 22
21. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 21-8 0-3 14
22. Tennessee Southeastern 17-7 3-2 16
23. Virginia Atlantic Coast 22-5 3-1 t25
24. Winthrop Big South 21-5 3-0 t25
25. Georgia Southeastern 17-5 3-1 29
26. Alabama Southeastern 19-8 3-1 -
27. Old Dominion Colonial 25-3 3-0 30
28. College of Charleston Southern 20-5 3-1 28
29. Baylor Big 12 16-8 2-2 24
30. Kentucky Southeastern 20-5 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (18-7), Fresno State (22-8), Hawaii (20-8), Jacksonville (21-8), James Madison (19-5), Kansas State (17-3), Missouri (15-8), UNC Wilmington (20-6), Pepperdine (18-11), USC (15-11), Stanford (11-9), Vanderbilt (17-7), Washington State (20-6), West Virginia (19-3)
Dropped out: Stanford (23), Kansas State (27)
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 7, Big 12 4, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 2, Big South 1, Big West 1, Colonial 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 1

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2006 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Texas)
Feb. 6 (Florida)
Feb. 13 (Florida)
Feb. 20 (Florida)
Feb. 27 (Rice)
March 6 (Rice)
March 13 (Georgia Tech)
March 20 (Florida State)
March 27 (Florida State)
April 3 (South Carolina)
April 10 (North Carolina)
April 17 (Rice)
April 24 (Rice)
May 1 (Rice)
May 8 (Rice)
May 15 (Rice)
May 22 (Rice)
May 29 (Rice)
June 6 (Rice)
June 13 (Rice)