March 2, 2009
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LSU 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. LSU Southeastern 7-0 4-0 2
2. Georgia Southeastern 8-0 5-0 4
3. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 7-1 4-1 1
4. Texas Big 12 9-0 5-0 7
5. Arizona State Pacific-10 8-1 4-1 6
6. Florida State Atlantic Coast 6-1 2-1 5
7. Texas A&M Big 12 7-2 3-2 3
8. Rice Conference USA 5-2 4-0 9
9. Miami Atlantic Coast 6-1 3-0 10
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 6-1 3-1 8
11. Oklahoma State Big 12 6-1 2-1 12
12. Cal State Fullerton Big West 5-2 4-0 16
13. UC Irvine Big West 5-2 2-1 14
14. Coastal Carolina Big South 6-1 3-0 18
15. Baylor Big 12 6-2 4-1 20
16. San Diego West Coast 6-3 4-2 17
17. Florida Southeastern 5-3 2-3 13
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 4-1 1-1 19
19. Pepperdine West Coast 5-2 3-1 21
20. East Carolina Conference USA 5-1 2-1 23
21. TCU Mountain West 5-1 3-0 27
22. Oklahoma Big 12 7-3 3-3 22
23. Stanford Pacific-10 2-5 0-4 11
24. Fresno State Western Athletic 3-4 1-3 15
25. Mississippi Southeastern 3-3 2-1 24
26. Arkansas Southeastern 5-1 2-1 29
27. Southern Miss Conference USA 7-1 4-1 -
28. Michigan Big Ten 7-2 3-2 25
29. Louisville Big East 4-3 4-0 28
30. Cal Poly Big West 6-1 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Boston College (7-1), California (6-2), College of Charleston (4-2), Elon (4-2), Georgia Southern (7-1), Gonzaga (6-1), Indiana State (8-1), Kent State (5-0), Kentucky (4-2), Lamar (9-1), Ohio State (7-0), Oregon State (4-2), South Carolina (4-0), St. Mary's (6-2), UC Santa Barbara (5-2), UCLA (2-6), UNC Wilmington (7-0), Vanderbilt (5-3), Virginia (8-0)
Dropped out: UCLA (26), Kentucky (30)
By conference: Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 5, Southeastern 5, Big West 3, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 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)