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