April 13, 2009
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LSU 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 10 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2009 NCAA Division I ranks.

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