March 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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'Noles unseat Vanderbilt after five weeks at No. 1
FLORIDA STATE 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 Florida State Seminoles have taken over 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 Seminoles are the fourth different team to be ranked No. 1 by the NCBWA this season. The Big 12 and SEC each boast six teams in the poll to lead all conferences.

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