March 31, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Sun Devils enjoy another unbeaten week
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 ten 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 25-1 3-0 1
2. Miami Atlantic Coast 21-2 4-0 2
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-3 4-1 4
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 21-5 3-1 3
5. UC Irvine Big West 19-3 3-1 9
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-6 4-0 11
7. South Carolina Southeastern 18-7 3-2 7
8. Wichita State Missouri Valley 20-3 6-0 13
9. Long Beach State Big West 17-7 1-4 5
10. Missouri Big 12 20-5 2-3 8
11. Arizona Pacific-10 14-9 1-4 6
12. Virginia Atlantic Coast 23-5 4-1 15
13. Texas Big 12 18-8 2-2 10
14. Kentucky Southeastern 22-4 2-2 14
15. Rice Conference USA 19-9 2-3 12
16. Texas A&M Big 12 21-6 4-0 20
17. Clemson Atlantic Coast 18-8 4-1 19
18. San Diego West Coast 19-10 3-3 16
19. Cal State Fullerton Big West 15-9 3-1 21
20. California Pacific-10 18-5-1 3-1 28
21. Coastal Carolina Big South 21-6 3-2 18
22. Nebraska Big 12 21-4-1 4-1 30
23. Oklahoma State Big 12 18-8 3-2 22
24. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 22-5 5-0 27
25. Florida Southeastern 20-6 3-2 26
26. Oregon State Pacific-10 13-8 4-1 25
27. Mississippi Southeastern 16-11 1-3 17
28. UCLA Pacific-10 12-10 2-2 24
29. Baylor Big 12 16-9 3-2 23
30. North Carolina-Wilmington Colonial 21-4 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Canisius (19-2), Charlotte (21-3), Duke (21-7), East Carolina (18-7), Elon (22-6), Georgia (15-10), Michigan (14-6), N.C. State (15-9), Oklahoma (20-8-1), Oral Roberts (16-6), Pepperdine (17-7), San Diego State (17-10), San Diego State (17-10), Santa Clara (14-9), Southern Miss (17-8), St. John's (19-5), Stanford (12-7), UCF (22-6), UTSA (18-10).
Dropped out: Stanford (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 6, Pacific-10 5, Southeastern 5, Big West 3, Colonial 1, 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)