May 12, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Top five 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 41-6 2-1 1
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 42-9 4-1 2
3. Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-8 4-1 3
4. Arizona State Pacific-10 40-9 3-1 4
5. Rice Conference USA 39-11 5-0 5
6. Nebraska Big 12 38-9-1 2-1 7
7. Texas A&M Big 12 42-10 2-2 6
8. Oklahoma State Big 12 37-14 2-2 8
9. UC Irvine Big West 33-13 3-1 10
10. San Diego West Coast 39-15 2-2 9
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-17 3-1 15
12. Georgia Southeastern 33-17-1 2-2 14
13. Vanderbilt Southeastern 37-15 3-2 11
14. Coastal Carolina Big South 41-11 3-0 17
15. Missouri Big 12 34-17 3-1 16
16. Arizona Pacific-10 34-15 3-0 19
17. California Pacific-10 32-16-2 3-1 20
18. Wichita State Missouri Valley 38-14 2-3 13
19. South Carolina Southeastern 34-18 1-3 12
20. Kentucky Southeastern 38-14 4-0 22
21. Stanford Pacific-10 29-18-2 2-3 18
22. Michigan Big Ten 38-11 4-0 23
23. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 35-16 3-2 21
24. LSU Southeastern 35-16-1 3-0 27
25. Long Beach State Big West 30-18 3-1 25
26. North Carolina-Wilmington Colonial 39-11-1 4-0 29
27. Southern Miss Conference USA 37-15 3-0 30
28. Texas Big 12 29-19 0-0 26
29. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 36-15 3-1 -
30. East Carolina Conference USA 36-16 0-3 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (30-23), Arkansas (31-20), Canisius (38-10), Charlotte (37-13), College of Charleston (34-17), Dallas Baptist (33-16), Elon (38-16), Mississippi (33-20), Missouri State (36-14), New Orleans (38-13), Oral Roberts (38-12), Oregon State (24-19), Pepperdine (32-16), Santa Clara (32-18), St. John's (39-11), TCU (35-16), UTSA (37-14), Tulane (36-15-1), Virginia (34-17).
Dropped out: Virginia (28).
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)