April 9, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
214-418-6132
SEC, ACC each boast three in the Top 10
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 remain at the top spot in the poll, which has representation by 13 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the NCAA Division I ranks. The Commodores have been ranked No. 1 by the NCBWA in seven of the ten polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-5 3-1 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-5 4-0 3
3. South Carolina Southeastern 26-7 3-1 4
4. Florida State Atlantic Coast 31-4 2-2 2
5. Rice Conference USA 26-10 4-0 8
6. Texas Big 12 28-10 3-1 7
7. Pepperdine West Coast 26-8 3-0 9
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 29-7 2-2 5
9. Arkansas Southeastern 25-10 3-2 6
10. Oregon State Pacific-10 25-7 2-1 10
11. Arizona Pacific-10 28-6 3-0 14
12. Arizona State Pacific-10 26-10 3-0 15
13. Clemson Atlantic Coast 23-9 5-0 16
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 23-8 1-2 11
15. Mississippi Southeastern 24-10 3-1 19
16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 26-8 2-2 13
17. Texas A&M Big 12 27-7 2-1 17
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 19-12 1-2 12
19. Mississippi State Southeastern 21-8 3-1 26
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 28-5 1-2 18
21. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 24-10 2-2 21
22. Kentucky Southeastern 25-6-1 1-2 20
23. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 26-7 3-1 27
24. Oklahoma Big 12 23-11 2-2 23
t25. San Diego West Coast 26-12 3-0 28
t25. Charlotte Atlantic 10 26-5 4-0 29
27. UC Irvine Big West 23-8-1 2-1 30
28. Tulane Conference USA 24-10 2-2 24
29. Ohio State Big Ten 18-5 1-1 25
30. Stetson Atlantic Sun 27-9 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Akron (14-8), Alabama (20-14), College of Charleston (24-8), East Carolina (21-12), Florida (20-15), Georgia Tech (21-13), Long Beach State (16-12), Memphis (19-12), Miami, Fla. (20-14), Missouri (24-9), Nebraska (19-12).
Dropped out: East Carolina (22).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 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)