April 16, 2007
For Immediate Release
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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 eight of the 11 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 32-6 3-1 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 32-6 3-1 2
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 35-4 4-0 4
4. South Carolina Southeastern 28-8 2-1 3
5. Texas Big 12 31-10 3-0 6
6. Rice Conference USA 29-11 3-1 5
7. Arkansas Southeastern 29-10 4-0 9
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 31-8 2-1 8
9. Oregon State Pacific-10 28-8 3-1 10
10. Arizona Pacific-10 30-7 2-1 11
11. Arizona State Pacific-10 29-10 3-0 12
12. Pepperdine West Coast 28-11 2-3 7
13. Clemson Atlantic Coast 25-10 2-1 13
14. Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-8 4-0 16
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 26-9 3-1 14
16. Texas A&M Big 12 30-8 3-1 17
17. Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-12 4-0 18
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 23-8 2-0 19
19. Mississippi Southeastern 25-13 1-3 15
20. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 26-11 2-1 21
21. Coastal Carolina Big South 30-7 2-2 20
22. San Diego West Coast 29-13 3-1 t25
23. Charlotte Atlantic 10 29-6 3-1 t25
24. Tulane Conference USA 27-11 3-1 28
25. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 28-9 2-2 23
26. Oklahoma Big 12 25-13 2-2 24
t27. Kentucky Southeastern 26-9-1 1-3 22
t27. UC Irvine Big West 25-10-1 2-2 26
29. Long Beach State Big West 21-12 5-0 -
30. Stetson Atlantic Sun 30-9 3-0 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (22-15), College of Charleston (27-9), East Carolina (24-12), Miami (22-16), Michigan (22-6), Missouri (25-11), Nebraska (22-14), New Orleans (24-12).
Dropped out: Ohio State (29).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Pacific-10 3, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Atlantic Sun 1, Big South 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)