April 21, 2008
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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 12 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 33-4 3-1 1
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 34-5 3-2 2
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 34-7 5-0 4
4. Rice Conference USA 31-10 4-0 7
5. Arizona State Pacific-10 31-6 1-2 3
6. Texas A&M Big 12 33-7 3-1 8
7. South Carolina Southeastern 29-11 4-1 9
8. Wichita State Missouri Valley 30-7 3-2 6
9. Missouri Big 12 28-10 3-1 10
10. Vanderbilt Southeastern 28-11 4-1 11
11. UC Irvine Big West 24-9 1-3 5
12. San Diego West Coast 31-11 4-0 12
13. Nebraska Big 12 28-7-1 3-1 13
14. Oklahoma State Big 12 27-11 4-1 14
15. Coastal Carolina Big South 33-7 5-0 19
16. Georgia Southeastern 27-12-1 4-0-1 21
17. Kentucky Southeastern 30-9 4-1 17
18. Cal State Fullerton Big West 23-13 3-1 18
19. California Pacific-10 26-10-2 3-1 20
20. Arizona Pacific-10 25-11 5-0 22
21. Virginia Atlantic Coast 31-11 2-2 16
22. Stanford Pacific-10 21-12-1 4-1 25
23. Long Beach State Big West 23-14 4-0 24
24. Michigan Big Ten 28-8 6-0 27
25. Texas Big 12 23-16 0-4 15
26. Mississippi Southeastern 25-15 1-3 23
27. North Carolina-Wilmington Colonial 29-8-1 3-1 30
28. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 27-12 4-1 -
29. Oregon State Pacific-10 18-13 2-1 -
30. Oral Roberts Summit 29-8 5-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Canisius (29-6), Charlotte (29-9), College of Charleston (27-13), Dallas Baptist (26-10), East Carolina (27-13), Florida (25-15), Georgia Tech (28-12), Houston (25-14), Notre Dame (25-10), Pepperdine (25-13), Southern Miss (26-13), St. John's (28-9), UC Davis (25-13), UC Santa Barbara (27-11), UTSA (28-12)
Dropped out: East Carolina (26), Georgia Tech (28), Florida (29).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-10 5, Southeastern 5, Big West 3, Colonial 1, Conference USA 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1, Summit 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)