March 12, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-418-6132
Commodores still unbeaten, among seven ranked SEC teams
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 four straight weeks in 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 SEC boasts seven teams in the poll to lead all conferences.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-0 4-0 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 15-1 4-0 3
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 20-0 3-0 4
4. South Carolina Southeastern 13-2 3-1 2
5. Oregon State Pacific-10 17-3 4-0 8
6. Clemson Atlantic Coast 10-4 3-1 7
7. Rice Conference USA 14-7 3-1 9
8. Pepperdine West Coast 15-5 2-1 10
9. Virginia Atlantic Coast 16-3 2-2 5
10. Texas Big 12 15-7 3-1 11
11. Arkansas Southeastern 13-5 3-0 15
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 12-8 0-3 6
t13. Auburn Southeastern 17-2 4-0 18
t13. Kentucky Southeastern 16-0 4-0 17
15. Mississippi Southeastern 13-5 4-1 16
16. Texas A&M Big 12 18-2 3-1 21
17. Long Beach State Big West 10-5 2-1 19
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 12-4 2-1 20
19. Arizona State Pacific-10 13-7 1-2 12
20. Wichita State Missouri Valley 13-4 3-0 23
21. Nebraska Big 12 8-5 3-1 22
22. Alabama Southeastern 13-6 1-4 13
23. Coastal Carolina Big South 15-3 3-1 24
24. Arizona Pacific-10 15-6 2-1 25
25. Miami Atlantic Coast 10-9 1-4 14
26. Southern Miss Conference USA 12-4 2-2 26
27. East Carolina Conference USA 11-6 4-0 -
28. Kansas State Big 12 14-2 5-0 -
29. Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 15-4 3-1 -
30. College of Charleston Southern 13-3 2-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Akron (9-1), Charlotte (14-3), Duke (15-4), LSU (11-7), Louisiana-Lafayette (14-3), Mississippi State (10-2), N.C. State (12-6), Oklahoma (13-5), San Diego (15-9), Southern California (15-9), Stetson (13-6), Texas Tech (15-7), Tulane (12-6), UC Irvine (15-5-1), VMI (12-3), Wake Forest (11-5).
Dropped out: N.C. State (27), Tulane (28), Georgia Tech (29).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 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)