March 30, 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 11 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks.

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