Feb. 25, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Sun Devils are unanimous pick in season's first rankings
ARIZONA STATE TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 25-June 30 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 30 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Arizona State Pacific-10 3-0 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-0 2
3. Texas Big 12 3-0 6
4. Mississippi Southeastern 3-0 7
5. South Carolina Southeastern 2-1 4
6. Arizona Pacific-10 2-1 5
7. Vanderbilt Southeastern 2-1 8
8. Miami Atlantic Coast 3-0 12
9. Rice Conference USA 1-2 3
10. Wichita State Missouri Valley 1-0 10
11. Florida State Atlantic Coast 3-0 13
12. Long Beach State Big West 2-1 18
13. Clemson Atlantic Coast 3-0 16
14. Michigan Big Ten 3-0 15
15. Cal State Fullerton Big West 2-1 14
16. Missouri Big 12 3-0 17
17. Oregon State Pacific-10 1-2 11
18. San Diego West Coast 1-2 9
19. Virginia Atlantic Coast 4-0 21
20. UC Irvine Big West 2-0 22
21. UCLA Pacific-10 1-1 19
22. Baylor Big 12 3-0 26
23. Kentucky Southeastern 3-0 25
24. Oklahoma State Big 12 4-0 27
25. Louisville Big East 2-1 23
26. Coastal Carolina Big South 3-0 30
27. Texas A&M Big 12 2-2 20
28. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 3-0 31
29. Southern Miss Conference USA 3-0 33
30. Pepperdine West Coast 2-1 32
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (3-0), Cal Poly (2-1), Charlotte (3-0), College of Charleston (3-0), East Carolina (1-2), Fresno State (2-2), Georgia (1-2), Jacksonville (3-0), Louisiana State (2-1), Louisiana Tech (3-0), Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2), Mississippi State (1-2), North Carolina State (2-1), North Florida (2-1), Oral Roberts (4-0), San Diego State (2-1), Southern California (3-0), St. John's (2-0), Texas-San Antonio (2-1), Tulane (3-0).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Pacific-10 4, Southeastern 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1.
Note: Preseason poll ranked 35 teams

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 Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2008 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Arizona State)
Feb. 25 (Arizona State)
March 3 (Arizona State)
March 10 (Arizona State)
March 17 (Arizona State)
March 24 (Arizona State)
March 31 (Arizona State)
April 7 (Miami)
April 14 (Miami)
April 21 (Miami)
April 28 (Miami)
May 5 (Miami)
May 12 (Miami)
May 19 (North Carolina)
May 26 (Miami)
June 3 (Miami)
June 10 (Miami)
Final (Fresno State)