Feb. 19, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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ACC boasts seven teams, four of the top nine
VANDERBILT 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 Vanderbilt Commodores have taken over the top spot in the poll, which has representation by 11 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The ACC boasts seven teams in the poll to lead all conferences, but SEC has the top two teams in the nation with South Carolina at No. 2.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 6-0 3-0 4
2. South Carolina Southeastern 5-1 2-1 1
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 3
4. Clemson Atlantic Coast 2-1 2-1 2
5. Cal State Fullerton Big West 7-2 2-1 5
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 9-0 3-0 10
7. Oregon State Pacific-10 9-1 2-1 9
8. Rice Conference USA 5-4 3-1 6
9. Virginia Atlantic Coast 4-1 2-0 8
10. Arkansas Southeastern 6-2 2-0 11
11. Mississippi Southeastern 4-1 2-1 13
12. Nebraska Big 12 3-1 3-1 14
13. Arizona State Pacific-10 7-3 2-2 12
14. Miami Atlantic Coast 4-4 1-2 7
15. Pepperdine West Coast 7-3 3-1 18
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 5-1 2-1 16
17. Texas Big 12 6-5 3-1 15
18. TCU Mountain West 6-1 4-0 21
19. Alabama Southeastern 6-1 3-1 20
20. Tulane Conference USA 4-2 3-0 22
21. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 3-3 3-1 19
22. Winthrop Big South 7-2 3-0 24
23. Arizona Pacific-10 9-2 1-2 23
24. Wichita State Missouri Valley 1-2 1-2 17
25. Kentucky Southeastern 3-0 3-0 26
26. Long Beach State Big West 5-4 1-2 25
27. UCLA Pacific-10 6-4 4-0 27
28. Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 9-0 3-0 -
29. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 5-0 2-0 -
30. Coastal Carolina Big South 7-0 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (6-1), Baylor (4-3), Charlotte (5-1), College of Charleston (4-0), Evansville (3-3), Georgia Southern (8-2), Hawaii (9-3), Kansas (7-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (4-0), LSU (4-2), Mississippi State (0-0), Ohio State (0-0), Rhode Island (0-0), San Diego (9-4), South Florida (6-0), Southeastern Louisiana (6-1), Southern California (7-5), Southern Mississippi (3-0), Stanford (3-5), Stetson (5-2), Texas A&M (7-1), Texas Tech (7-3), UC Irvine
(6-2-1).
Dropped out: Stanford (28), LSU (29), Tennessee (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 6, Pacific-10 4, Big 12 3, Big South 2, Big West 2,
Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1.

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)