Feb. 23, 2009
For Immediate Release
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NORTH CAROLINA TOPS NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 12th year with its 2009 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue from Feb. 23 through June 25 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls will feature a national Top 30.

This week's poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks.

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 1
2. LSU Southeastern 3-0 3-0 2
3. Texas A&M Big 12 4-0 4-0 4
4. Georgia Southeastern 3-0 3-0 5
5. Florida State Atlantic Coast 4-0 4-0 6
6. Arizona State Pacific-10 4-0 4-0 7
7. Texas Big 12 4-0 4-0 8
8. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 13
9. Rice Conference USA 1-2 1-2 3
10. Miami Atlantic Coast 3-1 3-1 12
11. Stanford Pacific-10 2-1 2-1 9
12. Oklahoma State Big 12 4-0 4-0 16
13. Florida Southeastern 3-0 3-0 24
14. UC Irvine Big West 3-1 3-1 15
15. Fresno State Western Athletic 2-1 2-1 17
16. Cal State Fullerton Big West 1-2 1-2 10
17. San Diego West Coast 2-1 2-1 18
18. Coastal Carolina Big South 3-1 3-1 22
19. Clemson Atlantic Coast 3-0 3-0 26
20. Baylor Big 12 2-1 2-1 19
21. Pepperdine West Coast 2-1 2-1 21
22. Oklahoma Big 12 4-0 4-0 28
23. East Carolina Conference USA 3-0 3-0 27
24. Mississippi Southeastern 1-2 1-2 14
25. Michigan Big Ten 4-0 4-0 30
26. UCLA Pacific-10 2-1 2-1 25
27. TCU Mountain West 2-1 2-1 -
28. Louisville Big East 0-3 0-3 11
29. Arkansas Southeastern 3-0 3-0 -
30. Kentucky Southeastern 2-2 2-2 23
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (2-1), Boston College (4-0), Cal Poly (2-1), College of Charleston (3-0), Elon (2-1), Gonzaga (3-1), Kent State (3-0), Lamar (4-0), Liberty (3-1), Middle Tennessee State (3-0), Missouri (1-3), Nebraska (2-1-1), Ohio State (3-0), Oregon State (1-1), Sam Houston State (4-0), San Diego State (2-1), South Carolina (2-0), Southeast Missouri State (2-1), Southern Miss (3-0), Tulane (3-1), UNC Wilmington (3-0), USC (2-1), Vanderbilt (1-2), Virginia (4-0)
By conference: Southeastern 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, Conference USA 2, West Coast 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain West 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.

2009 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (North Carolina)
Feb. 23 (North Carolina)
March 2 (LSU)
March 9 (Georgia)
March 16 (North Carolina)
March 23 (Georgia)
March 30 (Georgia)
April 6 (Arizona State)
April 13 (LSU)
April 20 (North Carolina)
April 27 (North Carolina)
May 4 (North Carolina)
May 11 (UC Irvine)
May 18 (UC Irvine)
May 25 (UC Irvine)
June 2 (LSU)
June 9 (LSU)
Final (LSU)