May 4, 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 0-0 1
2. UC Irvine Big West 34-11 4-0 4
3. Rice Conference USA 31-11 3-1 3
4. LSU Southeastern 36-13 3-1 5
5. Arizona State Pacific-10 33-11 2-2 2
6. Cal State Fullerton Big West 32-12 3-1 6
7. Mississippi Southeastern 36-13 4-1 8
8. Texas Big 12 33-11-1 4-0 10
9. Florida State Atlantic Coast 33-12 3-0 9
10. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 31-11-1 3-0 14
11. Arkansas Southeastern 31-14 2-2 12
12. Florida Southeastern 34-14 3-0 20
13. Georgia Southeastern 33-15 0-4 7
14. Virginia Atlantic Coast 35-9-1 1-0 15
15. Miami Atlantic Coast 31-16 2-2 13
16. Texas A&M Big 12 31-16 3-1 17
17. Oklahoma Big 12 34-14 1-3 11
18. TCU Mountain West 29-13 2-1 18
19. Cal Poly Big West 32-12 3-2 16
20. Clemson Atlantic Coast 32-16 2-1 19
21. Kansas State Big 12 35-11-1 4-0 23
22. East Carolina Conference USA 35-14 3-1 21
23. Coastal Carolina Big South 36-13 4-1 22
24. Oregon State Pacific-10 27-12 3-1 29
25. Ohio State Big Ten 34-11 3-1 25
26. Alabama Southeastern 32-15 3-0 27
27. George Mason Colonial Athletic 38-9 4-1 28
28. Elon Southern 33-13 5-0 -
29. Kansas Big 12 33-16 4-1 -
30. Baylor Big 12 26-20 1-3 24
Also receiving votes: Boston College (29-19), College of Charleston (30-16), Dallas Baptist (32-12), Eastern Illinois (34-10), Gonzaga (30-14), Illinois (30-13), Indiana State (30-14), Louisville (32-13), Minnesota (30-13), New Mexico (32-16), New Mexico State (38-10), Oklahoma State (29-19), San Diego (27-21), San Diego State (31-18), South Carolina (30-18), Southeastern Louisiana (31-17), Texas State (33-12), Western Carolina (30-17), Western Kentucky (35-12)
Dropped out: Oklahoma State (26), San Diego (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, Colonial 1, Mountain West 1, Southern 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)