Feb. 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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ACC, SEC each have seven teams among the Top 30
VANDERBILT REMAINS ATOP 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 make it two straight weeks in the top spot in the poll, which has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The ACC and SEC each boast seven teams in the poll to lead all conferences.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 10-0 4-0 1
2. South Carolina Southeastern 8-1 3-0 2
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 7-0 4-0 3
4. Clemson Atlantic Coast 6-1 4-0 4
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 13-0 4-0 6
6. Rice Conference USA 9-4 4-0 8
7. Oregon State Pacific-10 11-2 2-1 7
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 10-1 6-0 9
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 9-4 2-2 5
10. Arizona State Pacific-10 10-3 3-0 13
11. Arkansas Southeastern 9-3 3-1 10
12. Pepperdine West Coast 10-3 3-0 15
13. Nebraska Big 12 5-2 2-1 12
14. Texas Big 12 9-6 3-1 17
15. Miami Atlantic Coast 6-5 2-1 14
t16. Alabama Southeastern 8-2 2-1 19
t16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 8-2 7-0 24
18. Mississippi Southeastern 6-3 2-2 11
19. Long Beach State Big West 8-4 3-0 26
20. Arizona Pacific-10 11-3 2-1 23
21. Kentucky Southeastern 7-0 4-0 25
22. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 6-4 3-1 21
23. Auburn Southeastern 10-1 4-0 -
24. Oklahoma State Big 12 6-3 1-2 16
25. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 8-1 3-1 29
26. Coastal Carolina Big South 9-1 2-1 30
27. Tulane Conference USA 5-4 1-2 20
28. Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 10-2 1-2 28
29. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 8-0 4-0 -
30. Texas A&M Big 12 11-1 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (7-4), Charleston Southern (7-5), Charlotte (7-2), College of Charleston (7-1), Duke (9-1), Kansas State (7-1), LSU (7-3), Michigan (3-0), Mississippi State (3-0), San Diego (11-5), South Florida (9-1), Southeastern Louisiana (9-2), Southern Mississippi (7-1), Stetson (8-3), TCU (7-4), Texas Tech (9-4), Troy (8-3), UC Irvine (10-2-1), UCLA (7-7), Winthrop (8-4).
Dropped out: TCU (18), Winthrop (22), UCLA (27).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 7, Southeastern 7, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, Sun Belt 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 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)