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