March 17, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Pac-10 boasts top two; ACC teams are ranked 3, 4 and 5
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 17-0 5-0 1
2. Arizona Pacific-10 12-2 2-1 2
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 14-3 4-1 3
4. Miami Atlantic Coast 13-2 4-1 5
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 16-1 4-1 6
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 12-4 4-1 9
7. Long Beach State Big West 12-3 3-1 7
8. South Carolina Southeastern 11-5 3-3 4
9. UC Irvine Big West 14-1 4-0 11
10. Texas Big 12 12-5 3-1 10
11. Missouri Big 12 13-2 4-0 14
12. Kentucky Southeastern 18-0 7-0 17
13. Rice Conference USA 12-6 4-1 13
14. Mississippi Southeastern 13-5 3-2 8
15. Wichita State Missouri Valley 11-3 4-0 15
16. Baylor Big 12 13-4 3-3 12
17. UCLA Pacific-10 10-5 3-1 19
18. Coastal Carolina Big South 15-2 3-1 20
19. Texas A&M Big 12 15-4 4-1 23
20. Virginia Atlantic Coast 14-4 3-2 16
21. Clemson Atlantic Coast 10-6 3-2 18
22. San Diego West Coast 12-7 5-0 27
23. Cal State Fullerton Big West 9-7 1-3 21
24. California Pacific-10 13-2-1 4-1 30
25. Oregon State Pacific-10 7-6 2-1 26
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 11-5 2-2 25
27. Stanford Pacific-10 8-4 0-0 29
28. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 13-4 1-3 22
29. Pepperdine West Coast 13-5 3-2 28
30. UCF Conference USA 16-1 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (12-5), Bethune-Cookman (10-6), Charlotte (14-2), Duke (16-3), East Carolina (13-4), Elon (17-2), Florida (14-3), Georgia (8-7), Houston (12-6), Jacksonville (13-3), Louisville (9-5), Michigan (8-6), Nebraska (14-2), N.C. State (10-5), North Carolina-Wilmington (13-4), Oklahoma (15-5), Oral Roberts (11-4), Sam Houston State (12-6), Southern Miss (10-6), St. John's (12-4), St. Mary's (10-4), Tennessee (12-4), Texas-San Antonio (12-5), Tulane (13-5), Washington State (13-5), William & Mary (15-4) 
Dropped out: Arkansas (24).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Big 12 5, Southeastern 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Big South 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)