May 7, 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 11 of the 14 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 41-9 2-1 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 42-7 3-0 2
3. Rice Conference USA 37-11 0-0 3
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 37-10 0-0 5
5. Virginia Atlantic Coast 38-10 1-0 6
6. Texas Big 12 38-14 1-2 4
7. South Carolina Southeastern 35-14 2-1 8
8. Arizona State Pacific-10 34-12 0-0 10
9. Arkansas Southeastern 36-14 1-2 7
10. Texas A&M Big 12 38-11 3-0 11
11. Wichita State Missouri Valley 41-13 5-1 12
12. Oregon State Pacific-10 35-11 1-2 9
13. Arizona Pacific-10 35-11 3-0 15
14. San Diego West Coast 38-14 4-0 16
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 34-13 3-0 17
16. Clemson Atlantic Coast 31-16 2-1 14
17. Coastal Carolina Big South 38-9 2-0 19
18. Mississippi State Southeastern 31-12 3-0 20
19. Mississippi Southeastern 32-18 2-2 13
20. Long Beach State Big West 30-14 3-0 23
21. Pepperdine West Coast 31-16 1-1 21
22. UC Irvine Big West 31-13-1 0-1 22
23. Charlotte Atlantic 10 38-9 4-0 25
24. Missouri Big 12 33-13 2-1 28
25. Cal State Fullerton Big West 28-18 1-3 18
26. Michigan Big Ten 34-10 4-2 26
27. College of Charleston Southern 36-12 2-2 24
28. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 31-16 2-0 27
29. TCU Mountain West 37-11 3-1 29
30. East Carolina Conference USA 32-15 3-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Creighton (32-12), Kentucky (31-15-1), LSU (28-21-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (35-13), Miami (30-19), Minnesota (33-10), Southern Miss (30-19), St. John's (32-13), Stetson (36-12), UC Riverside (30-17), UCLA (27-19).
Dropped out: Minnesota (30).
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, Big South 1, Big Ten 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)