April 7, 2008
For Immediate Release
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Hurricanes take over top spot, among six ranked ACC teams
MIAMI 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. Miami Atlantic Coast 26-2 5-0 2
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 28-3 5-0 3
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 28-3 3-2 1
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 25-6 4-1 4
5. Wichita State Missouri Valley 24-4 4-1 8
6. UC Irvine Big West 20-5 1-2 5
7. Rice Conference USA 23-10 4-1 15
8. Texas A&M Big 12 26-6 5-0 16
9. Kentucky Southeastern 25-5 3-1 14
10. South Carolina Southeastern 20-10 2-3 7
11. Texas Big 12 21-10 3-2 13
12. Missouri Big 12 22-8 2-3 10
13. Vanderbilt Southeastern 19-10 1-4 6
14. Nebraska Big 12 24-4-1 3-0 22
15. Cal State Fullerton Big West 18-10 3-1 19
16. Long Beach State Big West 18-11 1-4 9
17. California Pacific-10 21-7-1 3-2 20
18. San Diego West Coast 22-11 3-1 18
19. Virginia Atlantic Coast 24-9 1-4 12
20. Oklahoma State Big 12 20-9 2-1 23
21. Coastal Carolina Big South 24-7 3-1 21
22. Arizona Pacific-10 15-11 1-2 11
23. Mississippi Southeastern 20-11 4-0 27
24. Georgia Southeastern 20-10 5-0 -
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 25-7 3-2 24
26. Stanford Pacific-10 15-9 3-2 -
27. Clemson Atlantic Coast 18-13 0-5 17
28. UNC Wilmington Colonial 23-5-1 2-1-1 30
29. Florida Southeastern 21-10 1-4 25
30. Baylor Big 12 19-11 3-2 29
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Bethune-Cookman (19-11), Canisius (22-3), Charlotte (23-5), College of Charleston (22-9), Dallas Baptist (20-9), East Carolina (21-9), Houston (19-10), Lousiana State (20-11), Michigan (17-8), N.C. State (20-9), Oral Roberts (20-7), Oregon State (15-10), Pepperdine (20-10), Southern Miss (20-10), St. John's (22-6), UCLA (14-12), Texas-San Antonio (21-11), Washington (20-9), West Virginia (24-7), Santa Clara (14-9), Southern Miss (17-8), St. John's (19-5), UCF (22-6).
Dropped out: Oregon State (26), UCLA (28).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 6, Southeastern 6, Pacific-10 4, 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)