April 14, 2008
For Immediate Release
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Hurricanes remain No. 1 as ACC boasts 3 of top 4
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 30-3 4-1 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 31-3 3-0 2
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 30-4 2-1 3
4. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-7 4-1 4
5. UC Irvine Big West 23-6 3-1 6
6. Wichita State Missouri Valley 27-5 3-1 5
7. Rice Conference USA 27-10 4-0 7
8. Texas A&M Big 12 30-6 4-0 8
9. South Carolina Southeastern 25-10 5-0 10
10. Missouri Big 12 25-9 3-1 12
11. Vanderbilt Southeastern 24-10 5-0 13
12. San Diego West Coast 27-11 5-0 18
13. Nebraska Big 12 25-6-1 1-2 14
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 23-10 3-1 20
15. Texas Big 12 23-12 2-2 11
16. Virginia Atlantic Coast 29-9 5-0 19
17. Kentucky Southeastern 26-8 1-3 9
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 20-12 2-2 15
19. Coastal Carolina Big South 28-7 4-0 21
20. California Pacific-10 23-9-2 2-2-1 17
21. Georgia Southeastern 23-12 3-2 24
22. Arizona Pacific-10 20-11 5-0 22
23. Mississippi Southeastern 24-12 4-1 23
24. Long Beach State Big West 19-14 1-3 16
25. Stanford Pacific-10 17-11-1 2-2-1 26
26. East Carolina Conference USA 26-9 5-0 -
27. Michigan Big Ten 22-8 5-0 -
28. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 26-10 1-3 25
29. Florida Southeastern 24-12 3-2 29
30. North Carolina-Wilmington Colonial 26-7-1 3-2 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Baylor (22-13), Canisius (26-4), Charlotte (27-7), Clemson (18-17), Dallas Baptist (22-9), Elon (28-9), Florida Atlantic (21-12), Houston (22-12), James Madison (25-8), LSU (22-13), N.C. State (23-11), Notre Dame (21-9), Oral Roberts (24-8), Oregon State (16-12), Pepperdine (23-11), Southern Miss (23-11), St. John's (25-8), Tennessee (22-13), TCU (23-12), UC Davis (23-11), UCLA (17-13), Texas-San Antonio (24-11).
Dropped out: Clemson (27), Baylor (30).
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, Colonial 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 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)