June 25, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Beavers top North Carolina for 2nd straight national title
OREGON STATE TOPS FINAL NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls were circulated from Feb. 12-June 25 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Oregon State became the first school since LSU in 1996-97 to repeat as Division I champ after sweeping North Carolina last Sunday night at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll had representation by a season-most 14 conferences (tied for a weekly high for the fourth time in '07) among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits had teams in the polls in '07.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pacific-10 49-18 5-0 10
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 57-16 4-3 2
3. Rice Conference USA 56-14 2-2 1
4. Arizona State Pacific-10 49-15 1-2 3
5. UC Irvine Big West 47-17-1 2-2 4
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 54-13 - 5
7. Louisville Big East 47-24 1-2 12
8. South Carolina Southeastern 46-20 - 6
9. Mississippi State Southeastern 38-22 0-2 8
10. Cal State Fullerton Big West 38-25 0-2 13
11. Texas A&M Big 12 48-19 - 7
12. Texas Big 12 46-17 - 9
13. Virginia Atlantic Coast 45-16 - 11
14. Florida State Atlantic Coast 49-13 - t14
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 41-23 - t14
16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 53-22 - t14
17. Mississippi Southeastern 40-25 - 13
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 42-21 - 14
19. Coastal Carolina Big South 50-13 - 15
20. Michigan Big Ten 42-19 - 17
21. Arizona Pacific-10 42-17 - 16
22. Arkansas Southeastern 43-21 - 18
23. San Diego West Coast 43-18 - 19
24. Charlotte Atlantic 10 49-12 - 25
25. Missouri Big 12 42-18 - 23
26. UCLA Pacific-10 33-28 - 29
27. Long Beach State Big West 39-20 - 26
28. TCU Mountain West 48-14 - 28
29. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 45-17 - 27
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 45-16 - 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Austin Peay (40-22), East Carolina (40-23), Kent State (33-26), Minnesota (41-18), Ohio State (38-24), Southern Mississippi (39-23), Rutgers (42-21), St. John's (41-19), UC Riverside (38-21), Western Carolina (42-20).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Missouri Valley 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 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)