April 27, 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 35-11 4-1 1
2. Arizona State Pacific-10 31-9 3-1 3
3. Rice Conference USA 28-10 1-0 5
4. UC Irvine Big West 30-11 4-1 6
5. LSU Southeastern 33-12 5-0 7
6. Cal State Fullerton Big West 29-11 5-0 9
7. Georgia Southeastern 33-11 2-3 4
8. Mississippi Southeastern 32-12 4-1 11
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 30-12 5-0 10
10. Texas Big 12 29-11-1 0-3-1 2
11. Oklahoma Big 12 33-11 4-0 14
12. Arkansas Southeastern 29-12 3-1 13
13. Miami Atlantic Coast 29-14 3-1 12
14. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 28-11-1 2-3 8
15. Virginia Atlantic Coast 34-9-1 4-1 16
16. Cal Poly Big West 29-10 2-1 17
17. Texas A&M Big 12 28-15 3-1 18
18. TCU Mountain West 27-12 4-1 20
19. Clemson Atlantic Coast 30-15 4-1 21
20. Florida Southeastern 31-14 5-0 22
21. East Carolina Conference USA 32-13 4-1 24
22. Coastal Carolina Big South 32-12 2-3 19
23. Kansas State Big 12 31-11-1 2-0-1 30
24. Baylor Big 12 25-17 0-5 15
25. Ohio State Big Ten 31-10 2-2 23
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 28-17 3-2 25
27. Alabama Southeastern 29-15 2-2 27
28. George Mason Colonial Athletic 34-8 4-1 -
29. Oregon State Pacific-10 24-11 1-2 26
30. San Diego West Coast 27-17 2-2 28
Also receiving votes: BYU (24-16), Dallas Baptist (29-11), Eastern Illinois (32-9), Elon (28-13), Georgia Southern (30-11), Gonzaga (28-13), Illinois (26-12), Kansas (29-15), Kent State (32-9), Liberty (29-13), Middle Tennessee State (30-12), Minnesota (27-12), New Mexico (31-12), New Mexico State (34-10), Rhode Island (29-13-1), Sam Houston State (28-16), San Diego State (28-17), South Florida (27-15), Southeastern Louisiana (26-17), Texas State (31-10), UC Riverside (24-13), Vanderbilt (27-17), Western Carolina (25-17), Western Kentucky (30-12).
Dropped out: Georgia Southern (29).
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, Colonial 1, Mountain West 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)