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