April 30, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Florida State, Rice remain at 2nd, 3rd
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 10 of the 13 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 39-8 4-0 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 39-7 2-1 2
3. Rice Conference USA 37-11 4-0 3
4. Texas Big 12 37-12 4-0 5
5. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 37-10 4-1 6
6. Virginia Atlantic Coast 37-10 3-1 7
7. Arkansas Southeastern 35-12 3-1 8
8. South Carolina Southeastern 33-13 2-3 4
9. Oregon State Pacific-10 34-9 3-1 9
10. Arizona State Pacific-10 34-12 2-2 10
11. Texas A&M Big 12 35-11 3-1 16
12. Wichita State Missouri Valley 36-12 2-3 11
13. Mississippi Southeastern 30-16 3-1 18
14. Clemson Atlantic Coast 29-15 3-2 17
15. Arizona Pacific-10 32-11 1-2 13
16. San Diego West Coast 34-14 2-0 21
17. Oklahoma State Big 12 31-13 0-3 12
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 27-15 1-3 14
19. Coastal Carolina Big South 36-9 3-1 20
20. Mississippi State Southeastern 28-12 3-2 19
21. Pepperdine West Coast 30-15 0-2 15
22. UC Irvine Big West 31-12-1 3-1 23
23. Long Beach State Big West 27-14 4-0 28
24. College of Charleston Southern 34-10 3-0 t25
25. Charlotte Atlantic 10 34-9 2-2 22
26. Michigan Big Ten 30-8 4-0 29
27. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 29-16 2-2 24
28. Missouri Big 12 31-12 3-0 -
29. TCU Mountain West 34-10 4-0 -
30. Minnesota Big Ten 30-8 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (25-20), Creighton (30-11), East Carolina (29-15), Kentucky (30-13-1), Lafayette (28-14), Louisiana-Lafayette (32-13), Miami (27-19), Oklahoma (28-17), St. John's (29-12), Stetson (32-12), UC Riverside (27-16), UCLA (24-18).
Dropped out: East Carolina (t25), Oklahoma (27), Stetson (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Pacific-10 3, Big Ten 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 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)