June 25, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Bulldogs stun field to win College World Series
FRESNO STATE TOPS FINAL NCBWA POLL

OMAHA, Neb. (NCBWA) After finishing its historic postseason run with a 6-1 victory over Georgia on Wednesday night to win the College World Series, Fresno State finishes the 2008 season ranked No. 1 in the final National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 30 Poll.

The NCBWA continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. Weekly polls have been circulated from Feb. 25-June 26 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. The final poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 total leagues had at least one team in the '08 national surveys.

The first 2009 NCBWA Division I poll will be released in January 2009.

Rk. School Conference Overall Post Pvs.
1. Fresno State Western Athletic 47-31 10-4 8
2. Georgia Southeastern 45-25-1 10-4 6
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 54-14 8-2 2
4. Stanford Pacific-10 41-24-2 8-3 7
5. Miami Atlantic Coast 53-11 6-3 1
6. LSU Southeastern 49-19-1 6-3 5
7. Rice Conference USA 47-15 5-2 4
8. Florida State Atlantic Coast 54-14 6-4 3
9. Arizona State Pacific-10 49-13 4-2 9
10. UC Irvine Big West 42-18 4-2 10
11. Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-22 4-3 11
12. Arizona Pacific-10 42-19 4-2 12
13. Coastal Carolina Big South 50-14 3-2 13
14. Texas A&M Big 12 46-19 3-3 14
15. Wichita State Missouri Valley 48-17 4-2 15
16. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 42-22 4-2 16
17. Oklahoma State Big 12 44-18 2-2 17
18. San Diego West Coast 44-17 3-2 18
19. Missouri Big 12 39-21 1-2 19
20. Nebraska Big 12 41-16-1 1-2 20
21. Texas Big 12 39-22 2-2 21
22. Long Beach State Big West 38-21 1-2 22
23. Kentucky Southeastern 44-19 2-2 23
24. Oral Roberts Summit 48-14 2-2 24
25. Vanderbilt Southeastern 41-22 1-2 25
26. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 41-21 2-2 26
27. South Carolina Southeastern 40-23 2-2 27
28. Michigan Big Ten 46-14 1-2 28
29. California Pacific-10 33-21-2 0-2 29
30. Houston Conference USA 42-24 3-2 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Canisius (41-13), Charlotte (43-16), East Carolina (42-21), Elon (44-18), Mississippi (39-26), UNC Wilmington (44-17-1), Oklahoma (36-26-1), Pepperdine (38-21), Southern Miss (42-22), St. John's (42-16), TCU (44-19), Tulane (39-22-1), UCLA (33-27).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Missouri Valley 1, Summit 1, West Coast 1, Western Athletic 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)