March 10, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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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 nine different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Arizona State Pacific-10 12-0 5-0 1
2. Arizona Pacific-10 10-1 5-0 5
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 10-2 3-1 3
4. South Carolina Southeastern 8-2 3-1 4
5. Miami Atlantic Coast 9-1 4-0 8
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 12-0 5-0 9
7. Long Beach State Big West 9-2 4-0 11
8. Mississippi Southeastern 10-3 2-3 2
9. Vanderbilt Southeastern 8-3 3-1 10
10. Texas Big 12 9-4 3-2 7
11. UC Irvine Big West 10-1 3-1 13
12. Baylor Big 12 10-1 3-1 t16
13. Rice Conference USA 8-5 2-3 6
14. Missouri Big 12 9-2 3-0 18
15. Wichita State Missouri Valley 7-3 4-0 t16
16. Virginia Atlantic Coast 11-2 1-2 12
17. Kentucky Southeastern 11-0 2-0 20
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 7-4 2-2 14
19. UCLA Pacific-10 7-4 2-3 15
20. Coastal Carolina Big South 12-1 4-0 24
21. Cal State Fullerton Big West 8-4 5-0 26
22. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 12-1 5-0 27
23. Texas A&M Big 12 11-3 4-1 25
24. Arkansas Southeastern 11-1 5-0 30
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 9-3 2-2 22
26. Oregon State Pacific-10 5-5 2-2 19
27. San Diego West Coast 7-7 2-3 21
28. Pepperdine West Coast 10-3 5-1 29
29. Stanford Pacific-10 8-4 2-2 -
30. California Pacific-10 9-1-1 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas State (8-4), Charlotte (10-1), College of Charleston (10-3), Dallas Baptist (9-3), East Carolina (8-4), Elon (13-1), Florida (10-3), Jacksonville (10-1), LSU (11-2), Louisville (5-3), Michigan (5-5), Nebraska (9-2), N.C. State (8-3), North Carolina-Wilmington (9-4) Oklahoma (12-2), St. John's (8-4), St. Mary's (8-3), TCU (7-5), Texas-San Antonio (9-4), UCF (11-1).
Dropped out: Michigan (23), Louisville (28).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Big West 3, West Coast 2, Big South 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 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 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)