May 5, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top six teams remain in place
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 11 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 39-5 3-0 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 38-8 0-0 2
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 39-7 4-0 3
4. Arizona State Pacific-10 37-8 2-1 4
5. Rice Conference USA 34-11 0-0 5
6. Texas A&M Big 12 40-8 3-1 6
7. Nebraska Big 12 36-8-1 4-0 9
8. Oklahoma State Big 12 35-12 3-1 10
9. San Diego West Coast 37-13 2-2 8
10. UC Irvine Big West 30-12 2-2 7
11. Vanderbilt Southeastern 34-13 3-0 13
12. South Carolina Southeastern 33-15 2-1 12
13. Wichita State Missouri Valley 36-11 3-2 11
14. Georgia Southeastern 31-15-1 2-1 17
15. Cal State Fullerton Big West 29-16 3-1 19
16. Missouri Big 12 31-16 2-2 14
17. Coastal Carolina Big South 38-11 2-2 15
18. Stanford Pacific-10 27-15-2 2-2 18
19. Arizona Pacific-10 31-15 3-2 20
20. California Pacific-10 29-15-2 2-2 22
21. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 32-14 2-1 23
22. Kentucky Southeastern 34-14 1-3 16
23. Michigan Big Ten 34-11 4-1 28
24. East Carolina Conference USA 36-13 4-0 30
25. Long Beach State Big West 27-17 1-2 21
26. Texas Big 12 29-19 3-1 26
27. LSU Southeastern 32-16-1 4-0 -
28. Virginia Atlantic Coast 33-15 1-0 27
29. North Carolina-Wilmington Colonial 35-11-1 2-2 24
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 34-15 3-2 29
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (28-20), Canisius (35-10), Charlotte (34-13), Dallas Baptist (30-15), Duke (31-14-1), Florida (28-18), Georgia Tech (33-14), Mississippi (31-19), New Orleans (34-13), Notre Dame (32-13), Oregon State (20-18), Pepperdine (28-15), Santa Clara (29-17), St. John's (35-10), TCU (33-16), Tulane (32-14-1), UC Davis (29-16), UTSA (34-14).
Dropped out: Oregon State (25).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 3, 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)