May 14, 2007
For Immediate Release
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Rice, North Carolina move up; FSU drops to No. 4
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 12 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 12 of the 15 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 43-10 2-1 1
2. Rice Conference USA 41-11 4-0 3
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 41-11 4-1 4
4. Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-9 1-2 2
5. Texas Big 12 39-14 1-0 6
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 37-12 3-0 8
7. South Carolina Southeastern 38-15 3-1 7
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 39-12 1-2 5
9. Texas A&M Big 12 40-12 2-1 10
10. Oklahoma State Big 12 37-13 3-0 15
11. Arkansas Southeastern 37-16 1-2 9
12. San Diego West Coast 41-15 3-1 14
13. Arizona Pacific-10 36-12 1-1 13
14. Wichita State Missouri Valley 43-16 2-3 11
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 34-18 3-2 16
16. Coastal Carolina Big South 41-10 3-1 17
17. Long Beach State Big West 34-14 4-0 20
18. Oregon State Pacific-10 36-13 1-2 12
19. UC Irvine Big West 34-14-1 3-1 22
20. Missouri Big 12 35-14 2-1 24
21. Mississippi Southeastern 33-20 1-2 19
22. Charlotte Atlantic 10 40-10 2-1 23
23. Cal State Fullerton Big West 31-19 3-1 25
24. Mississippi State Southeastern 32-16 1-4 18
25. TCU Mountain West 40-11 3-0 29
26. Pepperdine West Coast 32-19 1-3 21
27. Creighton Missouri Valley 37-12 5-0 -
28. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 38-13 3-0 -
29. East Carolina Conference USA 35-17 3-2 30
30. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 33-18 2-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): College of Charleston (37-15), Georgia Tech (31-20), Kentucky (33-17-1), Miami, Florida (32-20), Michigan (36-13), Minnesota (35-12), Oral Roberts (33-15), Southern Mississippi (33-19), St. John's (36-14), Stetson (38-14), UC Riverside (33-17), UCLA (28-22), Western Carolina (37-15).
Dropped out: Michigan (26), College of Charleston (27).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Southeastern 5, Big 12 4, Big West 3, Pacific-10 3, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Mountain West 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)