May 21, 2007
For Immediate Release
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ACC now boasts six schools in Baseball Writers' rankings
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 13 of the 16 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 46-10 3-0 1
2. Rice Conference USA 45-11 4-0 2
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 46-9 3-0 4
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 45-11 4-0 3
5. Texas Big 12 42-14 3-0 5
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 41-12 4-0 6
7. South Carolina Southeastern 40-16 2-1 7
8. Virginia Atlantic Coast 41-13 2-1 8
9 . San Diego West Coast 41-15 0-0 12
10. Arizona Pacific-10 39-13 3-1 13
11. Coastal Carolina Big South 44-11 3-1 16
12. Wichita State Missouri Valley 46-17 3-1 14
13. Texas A&M Big 12 41-15 1-3 9
14. Missouri Big 12 39-14 4-0 20
15. Oklahoma State Big 12 38-16 1-3 10
16. UC Irvine Big West 38-14-1 4-0 19
17. Arkansas Southeastern 38-18 1-2 11
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 36-20 2-2 15
19. Mississippi Southeastern 35-21 2-1 21
20. Charlotte Atlantic 10 44-10 4-0 22
21. Long Beach State Big West 35-17 1-3 17
22. TCU Mountain West 43-12 3-1 25
23. Oregon State Pacific-10 36-16 0-3 18
24. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 40-14 2-1 28
25. Creighton Missouri Valley 40-13 3-1 27
26. Pepperdine West Coast 35-20 3-1 26
27. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 36-19 3-1 30
28. UC Riverside Big West 36-17 3-0 -
29. Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-21 1-2 23
30. Miami Atlantic Coast 35-20 3-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): College of Charleston (39-17), East Carolina (36-20), Michigan (39-14),Minnesota (38-14), Mississippi State (33-18), Oral Roberts (37-15), Southern Miss (37-19), St. John's (39-15), Western Carolina (40-16).
Dropped out: Mississippi State (24), East Carolina (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 4, Big West 4, Southeastern 4, Pacific-10 3, Missouri Valley 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Conference USA 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)