April 20, 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 11 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 31-10 4-1 4
2. Texas Big 12 29-8 5-0 6
3. Arizona State Pacific-10 28-8 3-0 5
4. Georgia Southeastern 31-8 2-2 2
5. Rice Conference USA 27-10 2-2 3
6. UC Irvine Big West 26-10 4-1 7
7. LSU Southeastern 28-12 2-3 1
8. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 26-8-1 5-0 11
9. Cal State Fullerton Big West 24-11 2-2 8
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 25-12 4-1 15
11. Mississippi Southeastern 28-11 3-1 16
12. Miami Atlantic Coast 26-13 1-3 9
13. Arkansas Southeastern 26-11 2-3 12
14. Oklahoma Big 12 29-11 1-3 10
15. Baylor Big 12 25-12 2-2 13
16. Virginia Atlantic Coast 30-8-1 2-1 17
17. Cal Poly Big West 27-9 3-1 19
18. Texas A&M Big 12 25-14 4-0 23
19. Coastal Carolina Big South 30-9 1-2 14
20. TCU Mountain West 23-11 1-1 21
21. Clemson Atlantic Coast 26-14 3-2 18
22. Florida Southeastern 26-14 3-2 22
23. Ohio State Big Ten 29-8 3-1 26
24. East Carolina Conference USA 28-12 2-3 20
25. Oklahoma State Big 12 25-15 4-1 28
26. Oregon State Pacific-10 23-9 3-2 25
27. Alabama Southeastern 27-13 5-1 -
28. San Diego West Coast 25-15 2-2 27
29. Georgia Southern Southern 28-9 4-0 -
30. Kansas State Big 12 29-11 3-2 29
Also receiving votes: Dallas Baptist (25-11), Elon (24-12), George Mason (30-7), Hawaii (24-13),
Kansas (25-14), Kent State (28-8), Liberty (26-12), Louisville (27-10), New Mexico (30-11), New Mexico State (32-8), Oral Roberts (21-9), Rhode Island (24-12-1), Sam Houston State (25-13), San Diego State (26-15), San Jose State (26-11), South Carolina (26-14), Texas State (27-10), West Virginia (28-9).
Dropped out: San Diego State (24), Kansas (30).
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 6, Southeastern 6, Big West 3, Conference USA 2, Pacific-10 2, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 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)