May 26, 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 final regular-season poll has representation by 13 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 47-8 4-0 2
2. Florida State Atlantic Coast 48-10 2-1 4
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 46-12 1-2 1
4. Arizona State Pacific-10 45-11 1-2 3
5. Oklahoma State Big 12 42-16 2-1 6
6. Cal State Fullerton Big West 37-19 2-2 7
7. San Diego West Coast 41-15 2-0 8
8. Rice Conference USA 42-13 0-2 5
9. UC Irvine Big West 38-16 2-1 9
10. Coastal Carolina Big South 47-12 4-1 13
11. LSU Southeastern 43-16-1 4-0 t16
12. Arizona Pacific-10 38-17 3-1 15
13. Nebraska Big 12 40-14-1 1-2 10
14. Texas A&M Big 12 43-16 1-2 11
15. Missouri Big 12 38-19 1-2 12
16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 44-15 3-0 18
17. Georgia Southeastern 35-21-1 0-2 14
18. Long Beach State Big West 37-19 3-1 23
19. Texas Big 12 37-20 3-1 25
20. Stanford Pacific-10 33-21-2 2-2 20
21. Vanderbilt Southeastern 40-20 3-2 21
22. California Pacific-10 33-19-2 1-2 t16
23. Michigan Big Ten 45-12 3-0 24
24. Kentucky Southeastern 42-17 1-2 19
25. Oral Roberts Summit 46-12 3-0 30
26. South Carolina Southeastern 38-21 1-2 22
27. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 38-20 1-2 26
28. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 39-19 1-2 27
29. Elon Southern 43-16 4-0 -
30. TCU Mountain West 43-17 4-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (34-26), Bethune-Cookman (36-20), Charlotte (43-14), Dallas Baptist (37-17), East Carolina (40-19), Florida (34-22), Houston (39-22), Louisville (41-19), Mississippi (37-24), New Orleans (42-19), North Carolina-Wilmington (42-15-1), Pepperdine (36-19), St. John's (41-14), Sam Houston State (37-23), Southern Miss (40-20), UC Davis (34-22), Virginia (38-21).
Dropped out: East Carolina (t28), North Carolina-Wilmington (t28).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 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)