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