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