May 28, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Commodores enter NCAA Tournament at No. 1
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 14 of the 17 polls this season.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Vanderbilt Southeastern 51-11 5-1 1
2. Rice Conference USA 49-12 4-1 2
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 48-12 3-1 4
4. Texas Big 12 44-15 2-1 5
5. Arizona State Pacific-10 43-13 2-1 6
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 47-11 1-2 3
7. Virginia Atlantic Coast 43-14 2-1 8
8. San Diego West Coast 43-16 2-1 9
9. South Carolina Southeastern 42-18 2-2 7
10. Coastal Carolina Big South 48-11 4-0 11
11. Texas A&M Big 12 44-16 3-1 13
12. Arizona Pacific-10 40-15 1-2 10
13. Arkansas Southeastern 41-19 3-1 17
14. Wichita State Missouri Valley 49-19 3-2 12
15. UC Irvine Big West 40-15-1 2-1 16
16. Clemson Atlantic Coast 38-21 2-1 18
17. Missouri Big 12 40-16 1-2 14
18. Charlotte Atlantic 10 47-10 3-0 20
19. Long Beach State Big West 37-18 2-1 21
20. TCU Mountain West 46-12 3-0 22
21. Mississippi Southeastern 37-23 2-2 19
22. Oklahoma State Big 12 38-19 0-3 15
23. Creighton Missouri Valley 44-14 4-1 25
24. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 43-15 3-1 24
25. Oregon State Pacific-10 38-17 2-1 23
26. Pepperdine West Coast 35-20 0-0 26
27. UC Riverside Big West 37-19 1-2 28
28. East Carolina Conference USA 39-21 3-1 -
29. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 37-21 1-2 27
30. Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 40-15 3-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Cal State Fullerton (33-23), Miami, Florida (36-22), Michigan (39-16), Minnesota (40-16), Mississippi State (33-20), Ohio State (37-22), Oklahoma (34-24), Rutgers (41-19), St. John's (40-17), Western Carolina (40-18).
Dropped out: Cal State Fullerton (29), Miami (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 4, Southeastern 4, Big West 3, Pacific-10 3, Conference USA 2, Missouri Valley 2, West Coast 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big South 1, Mid-Continent 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)