Feb. 12, 2007
For Immediate Release
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ACC boasts five of the NCBWA's top ten; Rice drops to No. 6
SOUTH CAROLINA TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the ninth year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue from Feb. 5 to June 26, following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The South Carolina Gamecocks have taken over the top spot in the poll, which has representation by ten different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The SEC boasts eight teams in the poll to lead all conferences, while the ACC has five of the nation's top ten.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. South Carolina Southeastern 3-0 3
2. Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 2
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 0-0 4
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 3-0 11
5. Cal State Fullerton Big West 5-1 9
6. Rice Conference USA 2-3 1
7. Miami Atlantic Coast 3-2 6
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 2-1 7
9. Oregon State Pacific-10 7-0 17
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 6-0 15
11. Arkansas Southeastern 4-2 8
12. Arizona State Pacific-10 5-1 14
13. Mississippi Southeastern 2-0 13
14. Nebraska Big 12 0-0 12
15. Texas Big 12 3-4 6
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 21
17. Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 18
18. Pepperdine West Coast 4-2 20
19. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 0-2 10
20. Alabama Southeastern 3-0 28
21. TCU Mountain West 2-1 22
22. Tulane Conference USA 1-2 16
23. Arizona Pacific-10 8-0 NR
24. Winthrop Big South 4-2 31
25. Long Beach State Big West 4-2 NR
26. Kentucky Southeastern 0-0 27
27. UCLA Pacific-10 2-4 23
28. Stanford Pacific-10 2-3 24
29. LSU Southeastern 3-0 34
30. Tennessee Southeastern 2-4 25
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (3-0), Baylor (0-3), California (4-1), Charlotte (3-1), Coastal Carolina (3-0), Evansville (2-1), Florida Atlantic (6-0), Georgia (0-3), Georgia Southern (3-2), Hawai'i (7-2), Kansas (7-1), Kent State (0-0), UL Lafayette (0-0), Mississippi State (0-0), Missouri (3-0), N.C. State (3-0), Ohio State (0-0), Oklahoma (2-4), Oral Roberts (2-0), Rhode Island (0-0), San Diego (6-3), Southeastern Louisiana (2-1), Southern California (5-3), Southern Miss (0-0), UC Irvine (3-2-1), UC Riverside (5-1).
Dropped out: Georgia (19), Baylor (26), Evansville (29), Oklahoma (30).
By conference: Southeastern 8, Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 5, Big 12 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, West Coast 1.
Note: The NCBWA ranked 35 teams in its preseason poll

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 Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2007 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Rice)
Feb. 12 (South Carolina)
Feb. 19 (Vanderbilt)
Feb. 26 (Vanderbilt)
March 5 (Vanderbilt)
March 12 (Vanderbilt)
March 19 (Vanderbilt)
March 26 (Florida State)
April 2 (Vanderbilt)
April 9 (Vanderbilt)
April 16 (Vanderbilt)
April 23 (Vanderbilt)
April 30 (Vanderbilt)
May 7 (Vanderbilt)
May 14 (Vanderbilt)
May 21 (Vanderbilt)
May 28 (Vanderbilt)
June 5 (Rice)
June 12 (Rice)
Final (Oregon State)