March 19, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Unbeaten Florida State moves up to No. 2
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 five straight weeks in the top spot in the poll, which has representation by nine 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 21-1 3-1 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-0 3-0 3
3. South Carolina Southeastern 17-3 4-1 4
4. Oregon State Pacific-10 20-3 3-0 5
5. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 18-3 3-2 2
6. Clemson Atlantic Coast 14-4 4-0 6
7. Rice Conference USA 17-7 3-0 7
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 19-4 3-1 9
9. Texas Big 12 19-7 4-0 10
10. Arkansas Southeastern 16-6 3-1 11
11. Pepperdine West Coast 17-7 2-2 8
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-9 1-1 12
13. Texas A&M Big 12 20-3 2-1 16
14. Arizona State Pacific-10 19-7 6-0 19
15. Kentucky Southeastern 20-2 4-2 t13
16. Oklahoma State Big 12 17-5 5-1 18
17. Mississippi Southeastern 15-7 2-2 15
18. Wichita State Missouri Valley 16-5 3-1 20
19. Long Beach State Big West 12-7 2-2 17
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 19-3 4-0 23
21. Arizona Pacific-10 16-6 1-0 24
22. Auburn Southeastern 18-6 1-4 t13
23. East Carolina Conference USA 15-6 4-0 27
24. Nebraska Big 12 10-7 2-2 21
25. Alabama Southeastern 15-8 2-2 22
26. Miami Atlantic Coast 14-10 4-1 25
27. San Diego West Coast 19-9 4-0 -
28. Southern Miss Conference USA 15-6 3-2 26
29. Oklahoma Big 12 17-6 4-1 -
30. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 16-7 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (16-4), Evansville (14-7), Florida Atlantic (17-7), Kansas State (17-4), Mississippi State (12-4), Missouri (18-5), Ohio State (9-3), Southern California (16-9), Stetson (17-7), Texas Tech (17-8), Troy (13-8), Tulane (16-6), UC Irvine (19-5-1), VMI (16-4).
Dropped out: Kansas State (28), Florida Atlantic (29), College of Charleston (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, West Coast 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1.

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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)