April 23, 2007
For Immediate Release
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Florida State moves up to No. 2; Rice now ranked third
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 nine of the 12 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 35-8 3-2 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 37-6 2-2 3
3. Rice Conference USA 33-11 4-0 6
4. South Carolina Southeastern 31-10 3-2 4
5. Texas Big 12 33-12 2-2 5
6. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 33-9 1-3 2
7. Virginia Atlantic Coast 34-9 3-1 8
8. Arkansas Southeastern 32-11 3-1 7
9. Oregon State Pacific-10 31-8 3-0 9
10. Arizona State Pacific-10 32-10 3-0 11
11. Wichita State Missouri Valley 34-9 4-1 14
12. Oklahoma State Big 12 31-10 5-1 15
13. Arizona Pacific-10 31-9 1-2 10
14. Cal State Fullerton Big West 26-12 3-0 17
15. Pepperdine West Coast 30-13 2-2 12
16. Texas A&M Big 12 32-10 2-2 16
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 26-13 1-3 13
18. Mississippi Southeastern 27-15 2-2 19
19. Mississippi State Southeastern 25-10 2-2 18
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 33-8 3-1 21
21. San Diego West Coast 32-14 3-1 22
22. Charlotte Atlantic 10 32-7 3-1 23
23. UC Irvine Big West 28-11-1 3-1 t27
24. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 27-14 1-3 20
t25. College of Charleston Southern 31-10 4-1 -
t25. East Carolina Conference USA 28-12 4-0 -
27. Oklahoma Big 12 27-15 2-2 26
28. Long Beach State Big West 23-14 2-2 29
29. Michigan Big Ten 26-8 4-2 -
30. Stetson Atlantic Sun 32-11 2-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Creighton (27-11), Georgia Tech (26-14), Kentucky (27-12-1), LSU (23-18-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (29-12), Louisville (28-11), Miami (25-17), Minnesota (26-7), Missouri (28-12), Nebraska (23-17), New Orleans (27-13), Ohio State (23-10), St. John's (25-12), TCU (30-10), Tulane (28-14), UC Riverside (23-16), Western Carolina (27-12).
Dropped out: Tulane (24), Louisiana-Lafayette (25), Kentucky (t27).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 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, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1, Southern 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)