April 2, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Commodores reclaim top spot after week absence
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 returned to the top spot in the poll, which has representation by 12 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The Commodores were unseated by Florida State a week ago. The Seminoles fell to No. 2. The SEC boasts six teams in the poll to lead all conferences.

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